Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Immerse yourself in a world where oxygen breathes new life into your body’s healing process. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a transformative treatment that harnesses the power of increased oxygen concentration to enhance your body’s innate regenerative processes.

Under normal circumstances, only red blood cells transport oxygen through the blood, often depriving important tissues of oxygen, especially after an injury. Oxygen plays a crucial role in wound healing, and any deficiency can stunt the body’s ability to repair itself. Without adequate oxygen, cells cannot produce the energy needed for bacterial defense, collagen synthesis, regeneration, or other essential reparative functions.

During HBOT, you are exposed to up to three times the normal atmospheric pressure, enabling your lungs to gather significantly more oxygen. This pure, concentrated oxygen circulates throughout your body, dissolving directly into all body fluids, thoroughly permeating areas where circulation is reduced or blocked. This therapy accelerates healing, reduces inflammation, and boosts overall health.

This essential benefit of hyperbaric wound care stimulates and supports the body’s own healing process. When white blood cells receive enough oxygen, they can effectively kill bacteria, reduce swelling, and allow the rapid reproduction of new blood vessels. HBOT even enables cells to build new connective tissue and improve organ function.

Benefits

With the power to combat inflammation, promote healing, block harmful bacteria, and act as a vasoconstrictor, HBOT provides a comprehensive, non-invasive health boost. The benefits of HBOT extend to a broad spectrum of conditions, including:

  • Fight infections. Enhances the body’s ability to combat infections and accelerates wound healing.
  • Brain recovery. Promotes recovery from brain injuries and concussions by reducing inflammation and improving oxygen supply to brain tissues.
  • Cognitive support. Supports cognitive function and behavior improvement in conditions like autism, ADD, and ADHD through increased oxygenation of brain cells.
  • Cellular repair. Assists in managing degenerative ailments like Alzheimer’s and dementia by enhancing cellular repair and reducing neuroinflammation.
  • Boost energy. Alleviates symptoms of chronic fatigue and Lyme disease by boosting energy levels and immune response.
  • Slow aging. Slows the aging process by promoting cellular regeneration and reducing oxidative stress.
  • Speed recovery. Speeds up recovery from athletic injuries by enhancing oxygen delivery to injured tissues.
  • Stroke aid. Aids in stroke rehabilitation by restoring neurological function and reducing the impact of stroke damage.
  • Athletic performance. Increases endurance and accelerates recovery times for athletes, improving performance.
  • Surgical healing. Enhances healing and reduces complications in pre and post-surgical care.

What to Expect

Before your first treatment, you will visit our clinic for a detailed discussion about your therapy. Our medical staff will review your medical history and current condition to ensure you receive the most personalized care.

It is generally recommended to eat before your treatment, and in some cases, we may require it based on your specific condition. This will be discussed with you during your initial consultation.

Once you’re ready, you’ll enter the hyperbaric chamber, and we will start your session, ensuring a smooth and comfortable experience throughout.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a painless and noninvasive treatment. Many of our patients report that they hardly notice the change in pressure, except for a slight sensation in their ears, similar to the ‘popping’ feeling experienced during airplane takeoff. 

After treatment, patients often notice increased mental clarity and energy levels. Additionally, those who experience pain from swelling or impinged nerves frequently report significant pain relief, increased strength, and improved range of motion following their sessions.

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Conditions HBOT Treats

Anti-aging / Autism / Concussion / Anoxic brain injury / Diabetic wounds / Foot ulcers / Failing grafts / Flaps / Lyme disease / Migraine headaches / Non-healing wounds / Osteomyelitis (bone infections) / Radiation damage (bladder) / Radiation damage (breast) / Sports injuries / Athletic recovery / Stroke / Sudden deafness

Frequently Asked Questions

Here you’ll find the answers to help you make informed decisions about your health journey.

Hyperbaric therapy used to be an uncomfortable experience due to small chambers that felt more like coffins than medical treatments. However, today’s HBOT technology has advanced significantly, making it a relaxing and enjoyable experience. At The James Clinic, we are committed to providing a comfortable and private setting for your HBOT sessions.

During your treatment, you’ll be in a sitting-up soft chamber where you can relax and view your surroundings at all times. You’ll wear comfortable cotton clothing with pillows and blankets as the atmospheric pressure and oxygen levels gradually increase. The treatment is painless, though you may experience a sensation of pressure in your ears, similar to the feeling when an airplane descends. Each session lasts about one and a half to two hours, during which you can sleep, watch TV, listen to music, or simply relax. Our team monitors your entire procedure, ensuring a safe and pleasant experience.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has been proven effective for numerous medical conditions. However, coverage varies by insurance provider and specific diagnosis. Many major insurers, including Medicare, Kaiser, Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, and United Health Care, do cover HBOT for certain conditions. Coverage is determined based on the medical necessity and diagnosis.

If your condition is not covered by insurance, but you can benefit from HBOT, we can still provide treatment. We are committed to helping you understand your coverage and will handle the insurance process for you. Please contact us to discuss your personal situation, and we will assist you in navigating your insurance benefits.

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Our soft chamber HBOT.