The very first time I came in it gave me some mental clarity where I haven’t had brain fog issues since I came in, so that’s been huge. With the Parkinson’s I shake on my right side and my shoulder predominantly stiff and pitched forward. It’s released the inflammation in my shoulder where I have almost natural range of motion,” said Dan Gearhart, a local resident.
“Hyperbaric oxygen helps dissolve oxygen into the body so we can super oxygenate the tissue which helps shut down the inflammatory process, one treatment can double your stem cell production and boost your immune system at the same time. So those processes will help with just about any condition out there,” said Phil Rainey, owner of Hyperbarics of Sun Valley.
Hyperbarics of Sun Valley is currently seeking nonprofit status so it can help more people. A service there costs $200 where in the hospital it can be $2,000.
“You either go in there by yourself or with some other people and you watch a movie in there or take your cell phone. I do work. It’s very relaxing. You can sleep. You can put a pillow in there. Like I said, a lot of people wouldn’t realize the benefit of it,” said Gearhart.
Gearhart started a blog to describe his struggle with Parkinson’s and the results he has seen from hyperbaric treatment.