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Resolution Advocating HBOT and Other Medical Treatments and Therapy for TBI and PTSD

Wilson County, Fayette County, and Matagorda County and others strongly urges the Texas State Government to provide appropriate funding and focus to provide results orientated, evidence based, proven treatment, including Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, for returning Texas Veterns that suffer the residual, after-effects of TBI and PTSD.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: A New Treatment Modality for Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has Therapeutic Value in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is characterized by longstanding multifocal pain with generalized allodynia/hyperalgesia. There are several treatment methods but none has been specifically approved for this application.

We conducted a randomized controlled study to evaluate the effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in FMS (HBOT group: n = 26; control group: n = 24).

HBOT for Diabetic Foot Ulcers is Covered by Medicare and Medicaid

Timeline of IHMA 's original submission and subsequent actions to get Diabetic Foot Ulcers approved. This landmark decision was important because this is the first new indication to be added by Medicare for HBOT in over 18 years. This means more hyperbaric clinics opening across the nation, needless amputations have been significantly lowered, and is an important building block for other hyperbaric indications to be recognized and added for treatment and insurance reimbursements.

IHMA on the Off-Label Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

The International Hyperbaric Medical Association has worked extensively with government regulatory bodies including the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - the IHMA's efforts allowed diabetic foot wounds to be approved as the first new indication for hyperbaric oxygen in 18 years- 2003

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