Restorix Foundation Programs
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has been used for over a century to treat many conditions beyond the “bends” by supersaturating the entire body to 100% oxygen under increased pressure to aid in its repair and healing. The FDA and Medicare have already approved 14 indications for HBOT, but before they endorse its use for treating additional conditions, they need to see clinical studies that measure its efficacy.
The Foundation seeks charitable contributions and grants to fund hyperbaric research into areas that may include, but are not limited by, the following:
- Wound care and healing
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Concussive sports brain injuries (SBI)
- Acute & chronic stroke
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Stem cell therapies
- Spinal injury
- Cancer therapies
- Ophthalmologic conditions
- Diseases including Crohn’s, Lyme, and Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Pharmaceutical efficacy
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
Early results for hyperbaric oxygen therapy in clinical trials with traumatic brain injury (TBI) show measurable improvement in areas such as tinnitus, headaches, irritability, short attention span, sleep disturbance, depression, low energy level, memory lapses and mood swings. However, more research is needed to make HBOT an option as a standard treatment of care for TBI. In the U.S, it is estimated that over one-third of all returning troops suffer some form of TBI (source: Rand Corporation). Restorix Foundation is supporting Operation: Head Home to restore life to our brain injured Veterans by funding treatment with hyperbaric oxygen therapy as part of a larger national study to move us closer to its approval.