Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a medical treatment that enhances the body's natural healing process by inhalation of 100% oxygen in a total body chamber, where the atmospheric pressure is increased and controlled. It is used for a wide variety of treatments as part of an overall medical care plan.
There are currently there are 14 FDA approved indications that are covered by insurance. There are many "off-label" conditions that HBOT can and has been used for. These "off-label" conditions are not covered by most insurance.
How Long is a Session?
Each session, depending on the condition being treated, at full pressure lasts 60-120 minutes, not including the time it takes to ascend and descend.
How Many Sessions Are Needed?
Again, this depends on the condition being treated. Generally, 10-30 sessions are initially prescribed by Dr. Ginnan, and progress is re-assessed every 5-10 treatments.
What Do I Do While I am in the Hyperbaric?
During your session you may have a book, paper and colored pencils. However, don’t be surprised if you choose to enjoy a pleasant nap instead of using it, because the therapy is so relaxing.
Is It Safe?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a low-risk medical treatment, and it is important to discuss your medical history and current health situation with our doctors to be certain that you are 100% cleared for this type of treatment.
•Reduces edema and swelling.
•Antibacterial-enables white blood cells to eliminate bacteria more efficiently.
•Enhances effectiveness of some antibiotics & synergistically amplifies white blood cell action.
•Promotes formation of new blood vessels and enhances wound healing.
•Resolves bruising and reduces scarring.
•New formation of collagen.
•Enhances and helps regulate the immune system.
•Slightly alkalizes pH and regulates body temperature.
•Heals nerve endings, reduces pain and shortens pain cycles