Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a prescribed treatment approved by the FDA and AMA in which a person breathes 100% medical grade oxygen while under increased pressure. HBOT is a safe, drug-free, non-invasive alternative to many other therapies. Treatment is given within a multi-place (multiple occupancy) or mono-place (single occupancy) hyperbaric oxygen chamber. During treatment, one can relax by watching a movie, reading, or just rest.
The healing power of oxygen under pressure is well documented and supported by scientific research and clinical trials. During HBOT, high levels of oxygen dissolve into the blood, plasma, and tissues. The treatment allows oxygen to reach areas where there is little blood flow due to inflammation, injury, infection, or disease. HBOT promotes the growth of new blood vessels, which enhances blood flow, tissue growth, and the body’s ability to heal.
HBOT is generally used as an adjunctive therapy. It does not compete with or replace other treatment methods, rather it enhances your body’s ability to heal and compliments your ongoing physical therapies, preventive, and alternative treatments.
The application of HBOT provides harmony and compliments your own treating physicians care.
Experience shows that the public is involved with their health and treatment plan. The informed patient will intelligently investigate current evidence and a range of options, and require to be a part of the decision making process.
Our vision is to improve quality of life to our clients by delivering the highest excellence in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
We thank your treating physician for their referral and look forward to complimenting his or her expert care.
Rapid Recovery Hyperbarics
"The use of atmospheric air under different degrees of atmospheric pressure, in the treatment of disease, is one of the most important advances in modern medicine and when we consider the simplicity of the agent, the exact methods by which it may be applied, and the precision with which it can be regulated to the requirements of each individual, we are astonished that in England this method of treatment has been so little used.”
— British Medical Journal, 1885
Below are only a few benefits to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
Please see “Studies” Page for more extensive information.
- Oxygen Saturation Fights Infection - When the fluids and tissues within the body are saturated in oxygen, the body is no longer an ideal environment for anaerobic bacteria to thrive and cause infection. HBOT directly kills anaerobes, enhances the ability of white blood cells to engulf and digest bacteria and fungi, and enhances the ability of amino glycoside antibiotics to function.
- Increased Oxygen Levels - Through HBOT induced vasoconstriction and hyperoxygenation, the treatment simultaneously reduces edema and increases oxygenation. A patient’s tissues are hyperoxygenated by increasing the plasma oxygen concentration 10 – 15 times which allows the oxygen to provide immediate support to areas with compromised blood flow.
- Mass Action of Gases - By immersing the patient’s tissues in oxygen while under pressure, toxic gases like carbon monoxide are forced out. This action reduces the damage done by toxic gases.
- Vasoconstriction - HBOT causes vasoconstriction without depriving the injured tissue of oxygen. This action helps to manage intermediate compartment syndrome, reduce edema in grafted tissue, and reduce inflammation.
- Neovascularization - As a delayed and indirect response to HBOT, neovascularization represents the growth of new blood vessels. The treatment creates the ideal conditions for new growth to occur because oxygen encourages collagen to form as the foundation for new blood vessels. Also, HBOT stimulates angiogenesis (new tissue growth) in late radiation-damaged tissue, refractory osteomyelitis, and chronic ulcerations in soft tissue.
- Pressure Relationship - According to Boyle’s Law, pressure and gas are inversely related. As the pressure on the body increases, the volume of gas within the body decreases. This reaction allows otherwise trapped gas bubbles to circulate. At the very least, these bubbles are allowed to travel into a lesser blood vessel which minimizes damage.
- Neurological Function - Recent scientific evidence has shown that HBOT stimulates blood flow, metabolism, and tissue growth in patients with brain injuries. The treatment reawakens dormant neurons that are alive but not functioning around the injured tissue.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy:
Increases oxygen concentration 10 to 15 times that of regular air.
· Enhances the body's natural healing process.
· Provides oxygen to areas with compromised blood flow.
· Assists in the growth of new blood vessels.
· Enhances formation of collagen and new tissue growth.
· Improves immune system response.
· Facilitates cellular detoxification.
· Improves brain cell function.
· Restores oxygen to depleted tissues and cells.
· Assists with impaired circulation.
· Reduces swelling, inflammation, bruising, infection, scarring, and the recovery time from surgery and injury.
· Recent studies show 79% of autistic children improved on many levels including communication, cognition, and motivation.
· Enhances white blood cells’ ability to destroy bacteria and fungi.
· Creates an unfavorable environment for anaerobic bacterium to live.
· Studies suggest HBOT reawakens the dormant neurons that are alive but not functioning in and around the injured tissues of the brain.
· Recent studies suggest a common link among children with autism is chronic inflammation of areas of the brain and intestinal tract. The anti-inflammatory effects of hyperbaric oxygen make it an attractive treatment modality for autism.