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Dr. JoJo Yonce
with Jane Rogers

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can potentially reverse decline in memory.

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According to recent research conducted by Tel Aviv University (TAU) and the Shamir Medical Center in Israel, hyperbaric oxygen treatments (HBOT) administered to healthy aging adults can stop the aging of blood cells and even reverse the aging process. Remarkably, the treatments cause the blood cells of the adults to become biologically younger as the therapy progresses.  The study indicates that HBOT may induce significant senolytic effects including increasing telomere length and clearance of senescent cells in the aging populations. If one can slow or reverse aging, then the onset of age-related diseases like Alzheimer’s, cancer and heart disease are slowed, too.

In hyperbaric oxygen therapy patients experience increased air pressure within either a hard-sided or soft-sided enclosed chamber, often coupled with breathing concentrated oxygen. The pressure is similar to the pressure you feel when you dive to the bottom of the deep end of the swimming pool, according to Dr. JoJo Yonce, a neurofeedback specialist, with clinics in North and South Carolina.

Dr. Yonce says HBOT can be used as a powerful therapy for those in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of cognitive decline, because it, among other factors, increases stem cell production in the brain.  Dr. Yonce, a neurofeedback specialist, says that for some people — but not all — the oxygen therapy can reverse decline in memory. HBOT also creates brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a molecule that affects memory. In addition it triggers sirtuin reaction, which affects healthy aging.

Ordinarily, Dr. Yonce recommends 20 to 80 sessions of hyperbaric oxygen therapy to support those experiencing cognitive decline, but the number depends on each patient’s individual situation. Some might require more, he explains. Each session of about 75 minutes in duration usually costs just over $100.

“It works by being under pressure and breathing higher concentrated oxygen…We view oxygen as a nutrient.”
Dr. JoJo Yonce

About Dr. JoJo Yonce

Dr. JoJo Yonce is board-certified in neurofeedback and is a mentor for the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) board certification process. He helps train other practitioners to become board certified in neurofeedback.

He has four clinics in the Greenville, SC and Asheville, NC, areas; partners with several other clinics in overseeing neurofeedback case management; and serves as a consultant to doctors and clinics to help them deliver top notch neurofeedback care and improve their clinical outcomes.

He was in the Honors College at the University of South Carolina and graduated magna cum laude from Sherman College of Chiropractic with a doctorate in Chiropractic in 1998. Over the past decade he has focused on advanced training in integrative brain health, qEEG Brain Mapping, neurofeedback and other leading edge brain health therapies.


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