Frequently Asked Questions
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a medical treatment recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) that administers pressurized oxygen via a specially designed chamber to deliver 100% pure oxygen to the body.
This pressurized chamber enables oxygen to dissolve within the blood and other bodily fluids effectively. As a result, users experience a type of “supercharging” to their body’s regenerative capabilities, producing dramatic benefits for:
- Diabetic Ulcers
- Head and Spinal Injuries
- Most Surgical Recoveries including Plastic Surgery
- Stroke Injuries
- Other Conditions Where Circulation Plays a Role in Recovery or Management
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy offers several benefits to treat medical and nonmedical processes. The procedure works by depending on increased oxygen concentration, in addition to ambient pressure. The treatment additionally increases the oxygen in a user’s blood.
During Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, the air that we breathe and our body remains subjected to is significantly altered. Exposure to 100% oxygen with increased pressure enhances the supply of oxygen and kickstarts the body’s healing process.
Oxygen therapy through a hyperbaric chamber is typically a painless procedure. However, users may experience sensations in their ears similar to altitude changes while driving on in an airplane or changing depths while diving. A feeling of “fullness” can occur as the eardrums adapt to atmospheric pressure changes.
Once inside of a chamber, users will initially hear air beginning to circulate within. As air pressure increases feelings of recurring fullness will gradually cease. Some individuals even choose to sleep or watch a movie during treatments.
Near the end of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, the pressure gradually decreases. This phase is what we call decompression. During the decompression period, users will likely experience a “popping” sensation in their ears due to decreasing pressure.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can aid and alleviate various illnesses and diseases. A specialist should evaluate any user’s medical history to determine if they qualify for treatment.
Specific conditions remain ideal for hyperbaric treatment including:
- Non Healing Skin Grafts
- Injuries due to Radiation Therapy
- Recurring Bone Infections
- Non Healing Diabetic Ulcers
Only specially trained healthcare providers can determine if a user is an ideal candidate for oxygen therapy via a hyperbaric chamber.