One of the earliest documented cases of HBOT to treat complications of Crohn’s disease (CD) was in 1989. It was a woman with “severe perineal CD that defied medical therapy for eight years”. In this particular case the woman was treated with HBOT over a course of 2.5 months; with the exception of a perineal wound near her buttocks she experienced complete wound resolution.
“She received 67 treatments during this time. This therapy was declared a success with evidence of complete healing.”
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) have evidence supporting “effectivity and plausible pathophysiology for HBOT use”. This blog installment covers IBD cases and the history of using hyperbaric oxygen treatments to treat diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Positive experiences with HBOT for IBD over the past three decades are highlighted.
Read the full article here at MultiBriefs