The TBI Therapy Protocol

• Improvements in attention, cognition, memory, and concentration*

• Improvements in emotional psychology and stability*

• Improvements in ability to manage activities of daily life*

• Improvements in light and sound sensitivity, pain, libido, and sleep*

*Results may vary; no guarantee of specific results

“We were able to coordinate over the phone our son’s treatment plan. Dr. Hughes took his time to answer questions and give his informed opinion. Our son had the PRP procedure as well as the stem cell procedure by Dr. Hughes. He had a week of HBOT and a several cranial massages. We have noticed our son’s speech is clear and he is relaxed more than usual. Cutting edge technology and treatment. Kudos to these doctors who believe medicine is not always the answer. Thank you so much for your help and understanding.”

Patient from Texas

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Breathing 100% oxygen at increased atmospheric pressures allows the body to absorb about 10 – 15 times its normal supply of oxygen. This “high dose” oxygen can help stimulate the growth of tissue, bone and blood vessels, reduce inflammation, and mobilize stem cells in traumatic brain injury patients. Using facilities at the Colorado Center for Hyperbaric Medicine, we employ a state-of-the-art hyperbaric chamber that patients rest in comfortably, breathing pure oxygen as the atmospheric pressure is slowly increased in a meticulously controlled and supervised environment. Read more here.

Intranasal Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

PRP is derived from plasma, which is the “nutrient rich liquid between our red blood cells.” This blood plasma is rich in growth factors, cytokines, and stem cell precursors. What results is an increased amount of collagen deposition for tissue healing in the brain. The growth factors activate stem cells and enhance their activity. The stem cells may be directed to the brain by the use of special factors that are extracted from a patient’s own blood, which are infused through the nose. Read more here.

Intranasal Adult Stem Cell Therapy

Adult stem cells have the ability to divide and generate all cell types of the organ from which they originate. They possess two properties: self-renewal and multipotency, meaning they can go through numerous cycles of cell division while still maintaining their undifferentiated state and hold the ability to generate into several distinct cell types. Stem cells can help stimulate tissue re-growth and encourage greater blood flow to the affected areas of the brain. The goal of stem cell treatment for TBI is to replace damaged cells and to promote the growth of new blood vessels and tissues in order to help the brain function at a greater capacity. Read more here.

IV Nutrition Therapy

Brain trauma is characterized by disproportional pro­inflammatory cytokine (e.g. tumor necrosis factor­α, interleukin­1, and interleukin­6) production and release that is associated with increased counter­regulatory hormones. This triggers hypermetabolic and catabolic states, severely impairing nitrogen homeostasis. IV nutrition therapy provides patients with B-vitamins, minerals, vitamin C, glutathione and other nutrients to help restore proper balance in the brain. Read more here.

Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial osteopathy addresses the fact that the central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord, has subtle, rhythmic pulsations that are vital to health and can be detected and modified by a skilled practitioner. This rhythmic pulsation can be blocked in brain injuries such as with traumatic births, sports injuries, etc., and cranial therapy can help return pulsations to a regular rhythm. Read more here.

Ketogenic Diet and MCT Oil

This diet produces ketone bodies from fatty acids and has long been used to treat epileptic children. One aspect of this hypothesis is an associated modification of the tricarboxylic acid cycle to increase the synthesis of the neurotransmitter gamma­aminobutyric acid (GABA), leading to neuronal hyperpolarization and less of the neuroxcitatory glutamate. Read more here.

Dietary Supplements and Foods

  • ½ cup to 1 cup of blueberries (fresh or frozen organic): daily
  • Vitamin D3 by Superior Source 10,000 IU: 3x/week
  • Brain Octane by Bulletproof: 1 tbsp 2x/day with meals
  • Elk Antler by High Wire Ranch: 2 pills 2x/day
  • E3 Live BrainON: 1 pill in a.m.; 2 pills in p.m. x 1 month
  • Brainwave training player: 30 minutes daily
  • Intranasal Insulin: every night in each nostril

Adjunctive Therapies

Adjunctive therapies to our TBI treatments are available from associated practitioners, including cranial fascial release, at-home hyperbaric chambers, a sensory deprivation float tank, acupuncture, massage / structural integration rolfing, musculoskeletal PRP injections, chiropractic / cranial facial release, cranial osteopathy / osteopathic manual therapy, and exercise with oxygen. Read more here.