Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a common medical treatment for a wide range of traumatic, acute and chronic diseases and conditions. Hyperbaric oxygen is perhaps best known as a treatment for divers suffering from Decompression Illness or 'the bends' as it is commonly called.
Hyperbaric Oxygen can be used to treat all conditions which benefit from increased tissue oxygen availability, as well as certain infections where it can be used for its antibiotic properties, either as the primary therapy, or in conjunction with other drugs or surgery. Conditions for which Hyperbaric Oxygen is used tend to be divided into two groups, approved conditions where a large body of scientific and research data exists for promoting the use of HBOT (quite often the approved conditions may be covered by your personal health insurances) and conditions where HBOT has been shown to have a beneficial effect but where there isn't such a wide body of research which are often called off label treatments and tend not to be covered by insurance.
Labelled/Approved Protocols for:
Hyperbaric Oxygen has also been shown to be beneficial in the following (off label) conditions.
Off Labelled/Widely Used Protocols:
View some of the many Case Studies available on the benefit of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.