Dr. Larson is a Board-Certified Neurosurgeon and an expert in treating conditions of the brain, the spine, and their supporting structures.  Dr. Larson is passionate in the pursuit of physical well-being, and better understanding the integrative aspects of brain/body well-being. 

The brain alone is only 2% of a person’s body mass.  Despite its small relative size compared to the whole body, the human brain is responsible for 25% of overall glucose consumption, 15% of overall cardiac output, and 20% of the overall oxygen consumption.  So why does the average person use a maximum of only 5% of their brain at any given time?  The answer in part is the lack of oxygen.  Couple a lack of oxygen with microvascular disease in the “Normal Aging Brain” and you are set up for memory loss, decline of cognitive function, and even dementia.

How do we increase oxygen delivery to the brain and other body organ systems?  Well, clinical and imaging studies show that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), done at precise oxygen concentrations and increased atmospheric pressure, improves oxygenation of all organ systems including the brain.  In fact, used correctly, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) promotes omnipotent stem cell proliferation and angiogenesis, which leads to improved cerebral blood flow.  This increased blood flow to the brain treats age-related cognitive and functional decline, post-concussion syndrome due to traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-stroke symptoms, fibromyalgia, chronic pain syndrome, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) are not limited to the brain. Oxygen helps the whole body rejuvenate its self-healing properties. Most of our health problems today are caused by oxygen starvation at the cellular level. Boosting the influx of oxygen into our blood flow is known to greatly accelerate recovery times and help our natural immune system do the healing work and improve overall wellness, energy and fitness.  Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is effective at treating inflammation and sports injuries and it facilitates post-surgical recovery.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a noninvasive procedure to increase oxygen delivery throughout the body.  This increased oxygen has a restorative and healing effect on most normal or injured tissues.  Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is an excellent way to optimize recovery and performance.

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