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How Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Can Treat ADD/ADHD

Written By Skaggs Chiropractic on March 20, 2017

How Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Can Treat ADD/ADHD

Common ADD/ADHD treatments include prescribed stimulant medications. The problem is, these prescriptions treat symptoms while ignoring underlying causes, and they often come with undesirable side-effects. Below, you'll learn how pursuing hyperbaric oxygen treatments at our local chiropractor in Joplin can help you treat these conditions with a more effective, well-rounded approach.


Root Sources of ADD/ADHD

Recent studies show that ADD/ADHD is caused by various neurological imbalances: lack of oxygen and blood flow to the brain, brainwave disparity, and brain chemical deficiencies. In essence, the affected brain, operating with a less than optimal oxygen supply, begins under and over-producing certain chemicals, which negatively affects mood, behavior and overall function. 

Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT) and ADD/ADHD

This treatment targets deficiency in the brain by using oxygen in a medical, pressurized environment. When you breathe under pressure, oxygen levels build more rapidly and infuse the system beyond its normal capacity. Since lack of oxygen creates the downward spiral of neurological dysfunction, attacking the underlying cause of ADD/ADHD is the primary goal of hyperbaric oxygen treatment. With this non-invasive, painless therapy, the brain begins to heal itself by having its oxygen supply replenished. As a result, overall brain function improves, as does the ability to focus and control impulses on a day-to-day basis. Those who have used HBOT to treat these conditions have reported fewer mood swings and instances of irrational or impulsive behavior. In more severe cases, this treatment has helped in combination with other therapies. 

If You or Someone You Know Suffers the Devastating Effects of ADD/ADHD, Contact Our Joplin Chiropractor at Skaggs Chiropractic, LLC

Whether you or a loved one has ADD/ADHD or you're curious to hear how hyperbaric oxygen treatment can be used for other neurological disorders, call (417) 624-4242 and schedule an appointment with our Joplin chiropractor today.

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