Conditions it supports:
- Chronic inflammation
- Cerebral Palsy
- Decompression Sickness
- Post Stroke
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Post Concussion
- Multiple Sclerosis
- & Many Others
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is the medical use of oxygen in a pressurized environment, at a level higher than 1 atmosphere absolute (ATA). The increased atmospheric pressure allows the body to absorb more oxygen into blood cells, plasma, and cerebral, spinal, and other fluids. This noninvasive therapy is the most trusted for oxygen to dissolve and saturate the blood plasma (independent of hemoglobin/red blood cells), which yields a broad variety of positive physiological, biochemical and cellular effects. The typical treatment lasts for 60-90 minutes, during which the patient lies down and breathes normally.
HBOT Therapy has been demonstrated in several clinical studies to enhance the body’s innate ability to repair and regenerate. It is used as an adjunct therapy to complement and enhance the healing process in both chronic and acute conditions.
How Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Works
HBOT Therapy is based on the fact that at higher altitudes air is “thinner,” meaning there is less available oxygen for the body to absorb. At lower altitudes the opposite is true. At a lower altitude, the pressure is greater and the body can more easily absorb oxygen. Being in the pressurized chamber is like being at a lower altitude where the body begins to absorb a healing dose of oxygen which is infused into every cell of the body. This increase in oxygen exposure is critical for the improved healing response of our cells and the nervous system.
- Increases oxygen to the body’s tissues up to 25 times the normal amount.
- Boosts immune system (improved neutrophil and macrophage activity).
- Produces new blood vessel growth (neovascularization, angiogenesis).
- Increases production of stem cells (up to 8x MSC and CNS stem cell)
- Increases wound healing and damaged tissue (VEGF, Collagen production, and PDGF)
- Decreases inflammation (reduction of cytokines/increase in anti-inflammatory cytokines)
- Anti-microbial/microbiome balancing (decreasing anaerobic pathogens)
- Decreases swelling and edema (vasoconstriction)
- Increases energy and reduce fatigue (mitochondrial healing and production)
- Treats traumatic and ischemic brain and nerve injuries (increase VEGF, BDNF, HIF1) and many many more.
Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy covered by insurance?
Insurance usually does not cover these treatments for the conditions we are using it for in our office. However, in the United States, there are certain indications which insurance does cover. These include gangrene, radiation burns, carbon monoxide poisoning, and decompression sickness.
How much does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy cost?
5 Sessions (determined by physician)
10 Sessions (determined by physician)
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