Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment that immerses the entire body in a mild form of high-pressure in an inflatable (soft) chamber where the patient breathes 100% oxygen. These soft chambers provide low hyperbaric pressure at 1.3 atmospheres.

While the use of HBOT for wound healing, certain tissue infections, burns and other conditions is well-recognized, integrative medicine views HBOT as useful to promote healing in the brain or tissue, improve cognitive function or as adjunctive therapy for stroke or many other conditions.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy saturates the patient's plasma with oxygen resulting in increased oxygen delivery to tissues. Specifically, hyperbaric oxygen therapy promotes healing through enhancing white blood cell activity and initiating formation of new peripheral vascular vessels and nerve endings in damaged areas. Pressurized oxygen has healing capabilities. Oxygen expands and gets into the tissues and stimulates formation of new blood vessels.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can promote healing in the brain and may improve cognitive function.

Approved uses for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) are:

  • Refractory osteomyelitis
  • Radiation damage to body tissue
  • Stimulation of formation of new blood vessels
  • Decompression sickness
  • Wounds that do not heal
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation

Hyprebaric Oxygen Therapy may also be used as adjunctive therapy in a number of conditions including:

  • Soft Tissue Injury and Injury Recovery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Stroke recovery
  • Candidiasis
  • Allergies
  • Autism
  • Auto-immune disorders
  • Heavy metal poisoning
  • Infections
  • Lyme disease