Finding Balance with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therpay

Joseph Houle Sr. and Joseph Houle Jr.

Sergeant Major USMC, Retired.

Master Seareant USMC. Retired.



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Joseph Houle Sr. and Joseph Houle Jr. have both served distinguished careers in the Marine Corps. Joseph Houle Sr. spent over 30 years in the Corps, retiring as a Marine Sergeant Major, with a history of combat experiences and injuries. Joseph Houle Jr. served 22 years, achieving the rank of Master Sergeant, with a similarly rigorous service record including six combat tours and severe physical traumas such as being run over by a five-ton vehicle.

Neuropathy and Balance:

Both Joseph Sr. and Jr. reported significant improvements in neuropathy symptoms. The tingling in their feet reduced, and their balance greatly improved. Joseph Jr. particularly noted that he could move faster and with less pain, dramatically improving his mobility and quality of life.

Sleep Quality:

Joseph Sr. had long suffered from sleep disturbances and nightmares. Post-HBOT, he experienced sound, restful sleep and began dreaming again without the previous night terrors. This improvement is crucial for overall mental health and daily functioning.

Pain Relief and Physical Function:

Joseph Jr. noted a significant reduction in back pain and the near elimination of tinnitus. His physical function improved markedly, evidenced by better performance in physical activities like gym workouts and enhanced overall mobility. He no longer felt or appeared as physically impaired as he did before the therapy.

Psychological Well-being:

Both men emphasized the psychological benefits of HBOT. They found that the therapy not only improved their physical conditions but also had a positive impact on their mood and mental state. The therapy helped alleviate some of the long-standing psychological burdens from their combat experiences.

Joseph Houle Sr. and Jr.’s experience with hyperbaric oxygen therapy illustrates its extensive benefits, addressing both physical and psychological challenges resulting from prolonged military service. Their testimonial highlights the potential of HBOT to significantly enhance the quality of life for veterans and others who have experienced trauma, advocating for its broader adoption in medical treatment protocols.


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