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WHAT IS HBOT?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a method of administering oxygen at greater than atmospheric pressure to a patient in order to improve or correct conditions. By providing pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber we are able to deliver 10-15 times more oxygen than if delivered at sea level or at normal atmospheric levels. Some of the effects this has are to promote the growth of new blood vessels, decreases swelling and inflammation, deactivates toxins, increase the body’s ability to fight infections, clears out toxins and metabolic waste products, and improve the rate of healing. HBOT should be used to compliment conventional therapies and treatments.
DOES YOUR CLINIC USE 100% OXYGEN?
Yes, we use 100% medical grade oxygen that is dispensed through a mask or a hood, whatever is more comfortable for the patient.
ARE YOUR CHAMBERS MONOPLACE OR MULTIPLACE?
We have two large, monoplace chambers as well as one multiplace chamber.
ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS TO HBOT?
Anyone with congestive heart failure or pneumonia should check first with their doctor before using HBOT. The only other potential problem is ear discomfort. This is more noticeable if the patient has a sinus infection or a head cold. If this is the case we recommend rescheduling your appointment until you have cleared up.
Things you may experience after HBOT:
After a Hyperbaric treatment, mild ear discomfort may occur, i.e., ear popping. Also, one of the roles of HBOT is to detox the body, therefore, it can lead to flu-like symptoms as the body starts to shed toxins.
HOW LONG HAS HBOT BEEN USED?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has a long history. The first chamber used to treat patients was constructed in 1662 by Henshaw. And yes, the date is correct, which makes Hyperbaric therapy almost 350 years old. Needless to say, there have been a large number of studies done, and its effectiveness has been well established. Hyperbaric Oxygen has been in use for many years to treat many different conditions, such as stroke, head injury, cerebral palsy, bone fracture, migraine headaches, chronic fatigue syndrome, sports injuries, AIDS, sickle cell anemia, acute spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, lyme disease, diabetic retinopathy, coilitis, and diabetic foot ulcers.