Hyperbaric Oxygen
Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is administered in a fully transparent pressurized chamber.  The client breathes pure oxygen 1.5 to 3-times normal atmospheric pressure allowing your lungs to gather much more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure. When your blood carries this extra oxygen throughout your body, this helps fight bacteria & stimulates the release of growth factors & stem cells, which promote healing.  HBOT boosts the human body’s remarkable capabilities for self-healing & can prevent cognitive decline, including reducing the effects of aging on the brain & body, improving sleep, alleviating depression & post-traumatic stress, enhancing wound healing after surgery, assisting with glucose balance in diabetes, increasing immunity to infections & viruses, & helping to modulate chronic pain & the effects of arthritis, & others.

Expected Treatment Time: 60-minutes

Expected Results Last: HBOT is part of a comprehensive personalized treatment plan provided with other Privée Clinics therapies to fit your individual medical needs.

Benefits:

  • Increases Oxygen Level in Tissue
  • Positively Effects Blood Flow
  • Significantly Reduces Swelling & Pain
  • Shortens the Inflammatory Process
  • Improves Bone Regeneration
  • Increases White Blood Cell Production
  • Helps Prevent Infection & Destroys Harmful Bacteria
  • Promotes Tissue Strength, Augments Reparative Tissue Cell Growth & Scar Tissue Rehabilitation
  • Improves Survival of Tissues
  • Increases Stem Cell Growth
  • Enhances New Blood Vessel & Capillary Growth
  • Stimulates Production of Collagen
  • Boosts the Use of Antibiotics
  • Improves Range of Motion
  • Anti-aging Management
  • Non-invasive
  • Safe & Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Approved for a Comprehensive List of Remedies
  • No Downtime / Resume Normal Activity Immediately

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: 5-Step Process

  • Step 1: Pre-treatment Clearance

    Prior to your HBOT treatment your vitals signs & ears will be checked.

    If you are diabetic your blood glucose will also be checked because HBOT can occasionally lower blood glucose levels; glucose replacement will be provided inside the chamber if you feel your glucose level is low.

  • Step 2: HBOT Treatment Begins

    You will lie on the HBOT chamber gurney & our licensed medical team member will perform a final check of your condition & then you will be slid into the hyperbaric chamber.

    Start equalizing your middle ear pressures using the instructions provided. You will find this prevents ear pain during the HBOT treatment.

    Our licensed medical team member will remind you to never hold your breath when in a hyperbaric chamber

    The hyperbaric chamber door will be closed, your loudspeaker communication with our licensed medical team member will be verified & then your HBOT treatment will begin.

  • Step 3: During HBOT Treatment

    You will lie on the HBOT chamber gurney & our licensed medical team member will perform a final check of your condition & then you will be slid into the hyperbaric chamber.

    Start equalizing your middle ear pressures using the instructions provided. You will find this prevents ear pain during the HBOT treatment.

    Our licensed medical team member will remind you to never hold your breath when in a hyperbaric chamber

    The hyperbaric chamber door will be closed, your loudspeaker communication with our licensed medical team member will be verified & then your HBOT treatment will begin.

  • Step 4: HBOT Treatment Ends

    At the end of your HBOT treatment, pressure will slowly be reduced within the hyperbaric chamber. During the depressurization process you may experience cooling inside the hyperbaric chamber. It is especially important during this time to maintain normal breathing, holding your breath could result in expansion of gas within your lung, which could lead to injury.

  • Step 5: Post-treatment Clearance

    Our licensed medical team member will assess you, including looking in your ears & taking your blood pressure & pulse. Once our licensed medical team member determines you are ready, you will change clothes & leave.

    If you have diabetes, your blood glucose is checked.

FAQs

  • How do I prepare for a HBOT?

    • 3-Days prior to HBOT treatment
    • Avoid cigarettes & caffeine, both cause blood vessels to constrict, & reduce the effectiveness of HBOT. Hopefully, this will lead to you lowering your caffeine intake & stopping smoking altogether.
  • Day of HBOT treatment
    • Shower or bathe & dress in loose-fitting clothing with cotton socks. If you have a wound, ensure that no oil-based or petroleum-based ointment is applied.
    • Avoid using body oils, perfumes, lotions, nail polish & deodorants to lower fire risk & prevent harmful vapors from forming in the hyperbaric chamber.
    • Avoid alcohol
    • Eat a light, nutritious meal 1 to 2-hours prior to your HBOT treatment.
    • Privée Clinics will provide you with comfortable cotton attire to wear during the HBOT treatment.
    • Practice equalizing your middle ear pressures using the instructions provided. You will find this prevents ear pain during the HBOT treatment.
    • Please arrive to Privée Clinics 30-minutes prior to your HBOT treatment to change clothes, have your vitals signs & ears checked & to use the restroom.
    • Please be sure to assist & drive you home in case you experience fatigue following your HBOT treatment.
    • For your safety & the safety of others, the following items are not allowed during HBOT treatment:
    • Flammable materials (matches, lighters, cigarettes, etc.)
    • Electronic / Battery-powered devices (mobile phones, fitness trackers, watches, hearing aids, etc.)
    • Synthetic materials (rayon, nylon etc.)
    • Metal-framed eyeglasses, hard contact lenses, jewelry, dentures, & other prosthetic devices
    • Oil-based / petroleum-based products, includes lipstick, hairspray, hair gels, mousse, lotions, creams, nail polish, etc.
    • Nicotine gum & patches
  • If you experience a fever or symptoms of infection such as cough, sore throat, runny nose, aches, sinus pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, please notify Privée Clinics immediately. It may be necessary to cancel your treatment until your symptoms improve. Equalizing ear pressures can be difficult during a respiratory infection, resulting in discomfort & possible injury to your eardrums.
  • Once our licensed medical team member determines you are ready, you will change clothes & leave & resume your normal activities.
  • It is common to experience mild fatigue immediately following treatment, infrequently this may be accompanied by lightheadedness.
  • We strongly advise avoidance of all tobacco during the period of your treatments.
  • Most common post-treatment side effect is fatigue & lightheadedness.
  • More severe rare problems can include, lung damage, fluid buildup or rupture of the middle ear, sinus damage, changes in vision, causing nearsightedness, or myopia & oxygen poisoning, which can cause lung failure, fluid in the lungs, or seizures.

FDA-approved Comprehensive List of Remedies

  • Certain Non-Healing Wounds
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis (Flesh-Eating Disease)
  • Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection)
  • Intracranial (Brain) Abscesses
  • Acute Thermal Burn Injury
  • Air Embolism (Gas Embolism)
  • Severe Anemia
  • Decompression Sickness (The Bends)
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Cyanide Poisoning
  • Clostridial Myositis and Myonecrosis (Gas Gangrene)
  • Compromised Skin Grafts and Flaps
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Crush Injury
  • Certain Acute Traumatic Ischemias
  • Radiation Injuries (Bone Necrosis and Soft Tissue Damage)
  • Diabetic Ulcers

HBOT is Utilized for 100+ Ailments

  • Certain Types of Cancer
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Dementia
  • Autism
  • Anxiety & Stress Disorders
  • ADD & ADHD
  • Lyme Disease
  • Concussion
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Certain Spider Bites
  • People with the following:
  • Pneumothorax (a collapsed lung)
  • Uncontrolled hypertension (blood pressure can increase during HBOT treatment)
  • Diabetes with glucose levels greater than 300 or less than 100
  • Congestive heart failure with ejection fraction less than 35% (HBOT can exacerbate congestive heart failure & / or flash pulmonary edema)
  • Claustrophobia & / or confinement anxiety
  • Congenital spherocytosis (HBOT can cause severe hemolysis)
  • Current upper respiratory infection (concern for ability to equalize on the descent, or risk of reverse sinus block on the ascent, both situations can lead to barotrauma)
  • Fever (can lower the seizure threshold during HBOT treatment)
  • Chronic sinus condition (concern for ability to equalize on the descent, or risk of reverse sinus block on the ascent, both situations can lead to barotrauma)
  • Pacemaker / implantable device (possibility of malfunction under pressure, if device delivers a shock in a 100% oxygen environment could ignite a fire)
  • Recent eye/retinal/cataract surgery or optic neuritis (buckle procedure can have air trapped, other procedures can leave bubbles inside and usually require a few months waiting period before initiation of treatment)
  • Recent thoracic surgery (recommend imaging to rule out pneumothorax)
  • Obstructive lung disease / chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) / asthma (lose the hypoxic drive to breathe, can screen with pulmonary function tests & xenon washout study to evaluate for risk of air trapping)
  • History of seizures (recommend that the seizures need to be controlled before initiation of treatment, monitor therapeutic levels, may require lower treatment pressures)
  • Untreated cancer (controversial topic, but there are no studies to date showing that HBOT promote malignant cell proliferation

No, our licensed medical team member will monitor you during your HBOT treatment.

No. Most clients find HBOT treatments relaxing & several use the time to unwind, take a nap, listen to music, read, etc. You may experience some mild ear discomfort like the sensation you would experience while driving up a mountain.

HBOT dates to the 1930s & has its foundations in diving medicine. Advancements in technology now allow us to apply treatments properly & effectively.

General Disclaimer

Although HBOT has been approved for select remedies by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), not all ailments are FDA approved. For non-approved ailments, HBOT is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Always consult a medical professional before beginning any treatment or therapy program.  The information provided is not medical advice & is for marketing purposes only.