Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy


Oxygen is the most critical element in the human body. A person can live for months without food and weeks without water, but not more than about 6 minutes without oxygen.


Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment that uses the administration of oxygen under pressure to improve oxygen delivery to the body's tissue.


Treatments called (dives) are administered in a hyperbaric chamber and typically last 60 to 90 minutes. At The Center for Restorative Medicine we use what is known as low pressure hyperbaric therapy which is equivalent to a pressure of 1.3 ATA or a sensation of being 11 feet under water. Low pressure hyperbaric therapy is extremely safe and although it is a newer approach, clinical improvements in various conditions have also been impressive. Most people, including children, tolerate this treatment well.

HBOT

This therapy can improve cellular function and speed healing in many conditions and although it has traditionally been used for such things as wound healing, burns, and decompression illness, it has more recently been found to be helpful in a wide variety of other conditions. Some of the most promising new breakthroughs have come in the treatment of a variety of diseases. HBOT for neurological conditions such as autism, Parkinson's disease, cerebral palsy, Alzheimer's disease, M.S., and stroke have yielded some impressive results. Its usefulness has also been demonstrated in the treatment of genetic and mitochondrial disease, neuropathies, RSD and other conditions such as Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and cancer.