Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment

Overview

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is an alternative treatment for many ailments. It is cost effective, non-invasive, safe method of delivering pure oxygen at greater than atmospheric pressure to improve or correct virtually any condition where the body is affected by poor circulation.

What to Expect

When you receive HBOT therapy, you’ll sit in a small pressurized chamber that delivers 10-15 times more oxygen than is delivered at sea level (or the altitude you’re used to). You may read a book or listen to music while you sit comfortably inside the chamber, and you probably won’t feel anything more than your ears popping (some people don’t even notice that). The chamber has a small window, and if you are unable to stay inside the chamber, you may exit at any time. You’ll receive the benefits that athletes receive when they train at different altitudes: besides increasing the delivery of oxygen throughout the body, HBOT enhances the white blood cells’ ability to fight infection, helps the body build new connective tissue, and kills certain types of harmful bacteria.

The FDA has approved HBOT for treatment of:

• Air or gas embolism
• Carbon monoxide and cyanide poisoning
• Clostridal myositis and myonecrosis (gas gangrene)
• Crush injury, Compartment Syndrome, and other acute traumatic ischemias
• Decompression sickness
• Enhancement of healing of persistent wounds
• Deficient blood (anemia)
• Intracranial abscess
• Necrotizing soft tissue infection
• Osteomyelitis (refractory)
• Delayed radiation injury (soft tissue and bone necrosis)
• Compromised skin grafts and flaps (compromised)

Other conditions that may benefit from HBOT as an alternative treatment:

• Traumatic brain injury
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
• Stroke
• Head injury
• Cerebral palsy
• Sports injuries
• Multiple sclerosis
• Lyme disease
• Healing after cosmetic surgery
• ADD/ADHD
• Autism
• Psoriasis

Please note that HBOT is most helpful when used in combination with other therapies. Call us today at 1-888-564-2700 or tell us more to schedule an appointment to learn if HBOT may be an alternative treatment option for you.