The only "treatable" conditions approved by the FDA are the following 14:
1. Air or Gas Embolism
2. Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
3. Gas Gangrene
4. Crush Injury
5. Decompression Sickness
6. Enhancement of Healing in Selected Problem Wounds
7. Exceptional Blood Loss (Anemia)
8. Intracranial Abscess
9. Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
11. Delayed Radiation Injury
12. Compromised Skin Grafts & Flaps
13. Thermal Burns
14. Acute Mountain Sickness
If HBOT is used for any other medical condition, then it is considered to be "off label" and must be prescribed by a doctor. Therapies outside of these 14 are not covered by insurance.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) takes place in an HBOT chamber and works by aiding the body’s own natural healing processes.
HBOT increases oxygen, allowing it to be dissolved in the blood, body fluids, cerebral spinal fluid, bone tissue, and lymph nodes. Newly oxygenated fluids can then travel to areas where blood circulation is blocked to promote faster healing! Click here for the sciency stuff!
This non-invasive all natural therapy can help the body by assisting with:
This is a very common question we get from individuals and medical professionals looking to improve lives through hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Because people are unique, hyperbaric oxygen therapy can feel slightly different to each person.
Here’s the most common feedback we receive.
Using an HBOT chamber is comfortable and relaxing experience.
Inside the chamber you are free to move around as you please. People often using time spent in an HBOT chamber to nap, read a book, or even listen to music!
What about ear pressure?
Some people experience a fullness in the ears as the pressure in the chamber increases and decreases. This feeling is similar to what you experience when you fly in an airplane (also a pressurized cabin) – during changes in altitude or via taking off and landing. The fullness can easily be alleviated through yawning or swallowing techniques.
Will I feel claustrophobic? Will I be able to see out of the chamber?
Every person is unique but nearly everyone shares that they are quite comfortable in our HBOT chambers, which include these features to help reduce any anxiety and provide a comforting, safe feeling:
Ready to find out what HBOT feels like for yourself? Book an appointment with us today!