Is HBOT a standard therapy in medicine?
The concept of HBOT began as early as 1662 but only gained recognition in conventional medicine in the 1930s. Hyperbaric Medicine is now an established technology with expanding applications.
Oxygen is a critical and rate limiting factor in healing. Therefore compromised or impaired delivery of oxygen can slow or prevent healing. In such circumstances, breathing oxygen while at increased pressure can improve the levels of dissolved oxygen in all body fluids. This promotes oxygen delivery to injured tissue and enhances healing.
The FDA has approved HBOT for the treatment of a variety of health conditions such as decompression sickness, carbon monoxide poisoning, gas, gangrene, crush injuries, soft tissue infections and wound healing, infected bones and thermal burns. We support the FDA for your full informed consent.
Hyperbaric oxygen is also used to treat numerous conditions that are considered “off label”, many of which are supported by significant, documented scientific evidence. These include:
· General health, memory and aging support
· Autoimmune disorders (lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma)
· Inflammatory musculoskeletal disorders (Fibromyalgia, arthritis, sports injuries and rehabilitation)
· Cardiac disorders (aid to cardiac surgery and rehabilitation, heart failure)
· Neurologic disorders (stroke recovery, brain injury recovery, cerebral palsy, autism, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy)
· Infectious disease (Lyme disease, chronic viral fatigue, fungal and Candida infections, mycoplasma)
· Ophthalmology (Retinitis Pigmentosa, Macular degeneration)
· Gastrointestinal (Crohn’s disease, colitis, ulcers)
· Peripheral vascular disorders (delayed wound healing, circulatory insufficiency)