Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Principles of Hyperbaric Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, (HBOT) is a medical procedure that is accepted by the FDA to treat certain ailments with the use of pure oxygen at increased atmospheric pressure. The need for HBOT, and the ongoing research, is rapidly being recognized and regarded as mainstream medicine. During therapy the patient spends a prescribed amount of time in a cylindrical acrylic chamber receiving pure oxygen (100 percent oxygen) under pressure, while being monitored under meticulous conditions. The amount of time the patients spends in the chamber and the number of treatments is determined by the hyperbaric physician.
The introduction of pure oxygen under pressure saturates the patients tissues up to ten times normal level, thereby enhancing the body’s natural healing process. HBOT treatments have produced astonishing results in a broad range of acute and chronic conditions, from devastating strokes to resistant infections such as lyme disease and osteomyelits. It is also very effective for cerebral palsy, brain injury, fibromyalgia, and reflex sympathetic dystrophy, crohn’s disease, diabetic wounds that will not heal, sports injuries, and elective cosmetic surgery.
South Florida Center For H.O.P.E. offers exclusively Monoplace Hyperbaric Chambers
Advantages of a Monoplace Chamber
- Patients are treated at a protocol specified for that particular patient. Unlike a Multiplace Chamber where all patients must dive at the same protocol.
- Patients are cared for individually thereby maintaining patient privacy.
- Isolation of patients insures that there is no amplification or spread of disease or infection from other patients.
- Patients can enjoy a more comfortable and relaxing treatment. Multiplace chambers require an awkward and restraining facemask, whereas Monoplace Chambers do not.
- No special decompression procedures required.
- Technicians can easily monitor patients.
- Ideal for patients confined to bed in acute stages of illness or injury.