Hyperbaric therapy uses pressure to increase the body's oxygen supply and promote healing. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is now being offered through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to a small number of veterans diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Use of HBOT for PTSD is conducted under a physician's guidance and is off-label, meaning the Food and Drug Administration has not officially approved the therapy for PTSD. However, health care providers may prescribe it when they believe it is medically appropriate for a patient. For more information, read the VA VAntage Point Blog.
For more resources on PTSD, visit Military.com's PTSD section.