Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a highly specialized treatment that increases atmospheric pressure to allow the body to integrate more oxygen into blood cells, blood plasma and other body fluids.
When a severely compromised tissue in the body begins to receive oxygen and blood circulation to the tissue resumes, the healing process occurs.
Greater amounts of oxygen are absorbed into the plasma, synovial fluid and cerebral fluid when the body is pressurized using a hyperbaric chamber. In addition to the greater absorption, the oxygen is also allowed to reach areas in the body that are difficult to reach without the increased pressure.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical and there are no dangerous side effects reported.
What does it treat?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be used to treat numerous conditions as an “off label” use, many of which are documented with scientific evidence that is stronger than that of the FDA approved conditions. These conditions include:
- ADD/ADHD, PDD, AUTISM
- ANTI-AGING & WELLNESS
- ALZHEIMER’S & MEMORY LOSS
- BELLS PALSY
- BRAIN INJURIES
- CEREBRAL PALSY
- DOWN DYNDROME
- IMMUNE DEFICIENCY
- KNEE REPLACEMENT
- LYME DISEASE
- MIGRANE HEADACHES
- MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
- POST SURGERY
- SEVERE INJURIES
- SPORTS INJURIES
- STROKE & HEAD INJURIES
- WOUND HEALING
Are Hyperbaric Chambers Safe?
Portable hyperbaric chambers are completely safe. The chamber operates with filtered ambient air (surrounding room air), therefore there is no danger of oxygen toxicity in the body that can occur with other hyperbaric chambers, which utilize an oxygen tank. Mild hyperbaric therapy (mHBOT or mHBT) can safely be used on conjunction with nearly all other treatments.
How Does a Treatment Feel?
The patient can lay or sit comfortably inside a portable chamber and either read listen to music, sleep or just relax during a session. You will feel a pressure change in the ears as the pressure is raised inside the chamber, and again when the pressure decreases. This feeling has been experienced by most as the ear “pops” in an airplane when the cabin is pressurized. The majority of people using the portable hyperbaric chamber report a pleasant, comfortable experience.
How Long Does a Session Last?
Each session is 1 hour.
What Can I Do During My Hyperbaric Session?
- Listen to music
- Talk on your cell phone
- Play handheld games
- Watch movies on portable DVD player
- Work on laptop computer
- Read books or Magazines
How Many Sessions to I need?
We will make a recommendation for you based on your needs after an initial evaluation.
About the Hyperbaric Chamber – Vitaeris 320
The best and largest in the OxyHealth fleet of mild hyperbaric chambers, the Vitaeris 320 boasts a roomy 32″ inflated diameter that comfortably seats two. Dual pumps boost inflation time and provide twice the airflow throughout the chamber.
There are several sizes of portable HBOT chambers, which are used for home and clinic treatment. These are usually referred to as “mild chambers”, which is a reference to the lower pressure (compared to hard chambers) of soft-sided chambers. The Vitaeris 320 goes up to 4 PSI above atmospheric
pressure which equals 1.3 atmospheres absolute (ATA) equivalent to a depth of approximately 13 feet of see water which is quite sufficient to raise tissue oxygenation concentrations enough to stimulate angioneogenesis, osteoneogenesis, kill or subdue invading bacteria or reduce the size of an