| Home | What Is HBO? | FAQ's | Staff | Testimonials | Photos |
| Abstracts/Studies | Newsroom | Glossary | Download Forms | Patient Info Pack | Contact | Links | Sitemap |
| Neurological | Wounds | Dental | Emergency/Other | Plastic Surgery | Sports | Anti-Aging |
What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy with Pressurized Chambers

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), is a medical treatment in which a patient receives 100% oxygen under pressure while in a chamber.  The word hyperbaric means "atmospheric pressure greater than sea level". The air we breathe is approximately 21% oxygen. During a hyperbaric treatment you will breathe 100% pure oxygen while under pressure. This pressurized level of oxygen your blood carries to body tissue will start in the repairing of tissue damage. HBOT helps enhance the bodies natural healing process. This increase in pressure allows the oxygen to reach bone and tissue, increases the white blood cell formation and promotes the new creation of peripheral and capillary vessels.
A patient receiving oxygen therapy in a pressurized chamber

HBOT has been used internationally for many years. In some countries HBOT is standard treatment for many conditions. In the United States, numerous studies are generating a new force of interest in HBOT. It is becoming a commonly recognized therapy.

Education is a key element in bringing this treatment to the forefront.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is noninvasive, safe and works well with other treatments.  It is also found to be very cost effective.

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and the AMA (American Medical Association) approve this treatment for many conditions.
JCAHO