Dr. Phillip DeMio has since 1980’s been prescribing hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for a variety of medical illnesses for people of all ages. This treatment utilizes oxygen, and involves placing the patient in a chamber which is carefully pressurized to increase the enrichment of the body with oxygen. This technique is done for weeks to months, and can be done in the Whole Health & Wellness offices or more commonly at your home through arrangements with and by order of Dr. DeMio.
When it is appropriate for a given patient, Dr. DeMio & the staff at Whole Health & Wellness offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy for reasons including the following:
- Immune support for immune deficiencies, autoimmune disorders, and for many persons whose problems involve the immune system.
- Mitochondrial support: mitochondria are fundamental parts of the cell that involve energy, metabolism, and general cell-level health. Many illnesses from autism to dementia, from Lyme Disease to Epstein Barr disease, from Chronic Fatigue (aka Myalgic Encephalitis) to Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) have a final common pathway of damage to the cells’ mitochondria. HBOT is a potential treatment for major support and healing for many patients with these maladies.
- Neurocognitive problems (all the “A’s” and all the “D’s) such as the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder [AD/HD]), OCD/PANDAS (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder & Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections), ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder, RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder in adoptive persons), P/SDAT (Pre-senile & Senile Dementia of the Alzheimer’s and other Types), COD (Crossover Disorder) and others.These are biomedically based disorders, i.e. they don’t just magically “poof” into happening to you or a loved one. They have a medical basis, and they have medical treatment. (We respect the role of counselors and psychiatrists, though they, like the rest of us, may not have all the answers, i.e. you may not just be crazy after all). HBOT is one of many treatments for patients who haven’t improved enough modalities alone. Many of these protocols have been developed by Dr. DeMio.
- Joint and other musculoskeletal disorders: these forms of arthritis, myalgia, myositis, and neuropathies and other disorders can be very painful and very limiting to a person’s life. HBOT can be a part of improvement for many persons.
- Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders such as SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), motility disorders, and other GI problems may be improved by HBOT use.
HBOT must be done right, starting first with an evaluation by Dr. DeMio. Contact Whole Health & Wellness to inquire about this treatment.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers are available for use in-office, for sale or monthly rentals in both our Cleveland and Columbus Offices. These are essential treatments for children with special needs and Dr. DeMio has recognized their use for over a decade.
Frequently Asked Questions For HBOT Treatments
The following information represents questions that many of our patients have concerning autism and the treatments we offer. Click on the the question for a detailed answer. Please contact us if you don't see your question or for more information related to your case.
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