practical uses for
hyperbaric Oxygen therapy
HBOT can be safely and effectively used for the management of a wide range of conditions.
international hyperbaric medical association classifies hyperbaric oxygen therapy under 3 tiers
tier 1 —mild hyperbaric therapy (up to 1.4 ata)
Tier 1 chambers are typically "soft," inflatable chambers or made of aluminium using pressurised air at 21 % with a limited flow of 5-8L of oxygen per minute, with 93% oxygen concentration
tier 2— hard chambers,
non-hospital based free standing clinics
(up to 3.0 ata)
Tier 2 chambers are considered mid range and deliver medical grade oxygen at a rate of 20-30L per minute with a 96-100% concentration
Protocols require greater than 1.5 ATA
There are 70 conditions recognised by the International Hyperbaric Medical Foundation requiring higher pressure protocols than Tier 1
Conditions are considered investigational and classified as "off label"
It is generally understood that HBOT does not directly treat these conditions but may target the physiological processes contributing to them
oxygen4life is a tier 2 clinic
tier 3 (2.4 ata — 6.0 ATA)
Tier 3 covers hospital administered "emergency" and "life threatening" conditions as the pressure is at higher levels.
6 Tier 3 conditions are covered under Medicare