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
The following is a list of common conditions that may use hyperbaric oxygen as part of adjunctive therapy.
Please peruse the list and the resources on this site.
We then invite you to make an appointment if you discover hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be an option for you as part of your existing conditions management strategy.
Conditions Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Supports
Since the early 1970s, scientific journals have reported over 1,000 cases demonstrating a 40-100% rate of improvement for stroke patients treated with HBOT.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) / Neurological Conditions
The blood flow changes to the brain ( SPECT scan) is clearly evident after 40 sessions of HBOT at 1.5 ATM
Cerebral Palsy (CP)
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) & Fibromyalgia
Cosmetic and Periodontal Surgery
Infectious Diseases such as tick borne diseases
“45 - 70% of patients have mycoplasma fermentens incognitus, 10 - 35% of patients have Erlichia, 25-45% of patients have bartonella, 8-20% of patients have babesia."
“Professor Garth Nicholson, 2007.”
All of these "bugs" (bacteria and parasites) can be transmitted by ticks and other vectors. There is much debate and some confusion because of the incorrect assumption that HBOT will actually enhance some of these infections. For example, because babesia canis (Bc) chooses red-blood cells as a primary transport vehicle to infect the entire body, it is assumed that it does so because "it just loves oxygen." Not so, the trophozoite cannot tolerate high oxygen tensions and HBOT will cause it to perish and will repair the microcirculation that infections destroy.
So too with the other coinfections. HBOT, when administered at the appropriate treatment pressure, exerts a potent bactericidal and fungicidal effect and continues on to repair damaged cells, restoring normal organ function including neuronal circuitry.
There is no doubt that HBOT act synergistically with many of the antibiotics ("ABX") used to combat these co-infections and reduce the time these ABX needed for them to do their job.
One center in USA have reported in their clinical observation, that almost all PLS patients have been misdiagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) and Lou Gherig's disease (ALS) because of the symptoms.
Most of the Tick Borne Disease patients have shown to have regained their health and eradicated symptoms with 40 consecutive daily HBOT sessions of 90 minutes. In some instances, dramatically ill patients have shown to recover in as little as 26 HBOT sessions. The recommended ATM is between 2 to 2.7.