The evidence that HBOT is an acceptable, feasible adjunct warrants future trials to determine more conclusively effects on withdrawal symptoms associated with methadone dose taper.
Remember that depression is a treatable condition and by including HBOT in their therapies, there can be surprisingly positive results in your condition that can bring back your normal or even better life back!
1. Gas Gangrene
2. Thermal burns or any other serious burns
3. Intracranial Abscesses
4. Acute Traumatic Ischemia (ATI)
5. Gas Embolism
6. Radiation Damage (usually in patients who underwent cancer treatment)
7. Decompression sickness
8. Severe injuries where the muscles are crushed under heavy force
9. Infections that spread faster or kill soft tissue faster
10. Foot ulcers or wounds in diabetic patients
Note that only 0.04% (4 in every 10,000) of people who underwent HBOT have reported adverse side effects due to the therapy. Half of them had severe ear pain and a fourth of them had claustrophobia (fear of closed rooms/enclosures).
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, HBOT, was first set up in the year 1662 to address respiratory problems in patients. Later in 1940s, HBOT was used as a standard to treat military divers in the United States when they suffer from DCI, decompression illness. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in the United States has approved HBOT for 13 conditions and it is in the process of approving HBOT for more.