HyperBaric Oxygen Therapy
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy was developed as a method to treat decompression sickness in the late 1800’s. Since this first use physicians and scientists have uncovered many conditions HBOT can influence positively. The goal of HBOT is to dramatically increase the oxygen level in the body. A specialized chamber is used to harness several laws of physics that bring oxygen to the plasma portion of the blood.
Increasing oxygen levels creates an environment in the body in which inflammation is suppressed and regenerative healing is optimized. Short term benefits are experienced after one session and long term change is achieved with multiple sessions.
Intro to HBOT
Why we breathe....
What are the benefits?
Can it treat my condition?
There are a wide variety of illnesses, injuries and other conditions Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can treat. Some are considered “on-label”. These conditions are approved by the FDA and generally covered by insurance. There are many other conditions benefit from HBOT and providers recommend sessions for. However this is considered “off-label” use and generally not covered by insurance.
Insurance Approved Conditions
- Air or Gas Embolism
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Central Retinal Artery
- Chronic Refractory
- Crush Injury & Other Acute
- Traumatic Ischemias
- Decompression Sickness
- Diabetic Lower Extremity Wounds
- Failed Skin Grafts & Flaps
- Gas Gangrene
- Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
- Radiation Tissue Damage
- Severe Anemia (Acute anemia used as a bridge therapy)
- Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss
- Thermal Burns (severe)
- Intracranial Abscess
Functional Medicine Conditions
- Anoxic Brain Injury
- Cancer (Treatment Synergy)
- Cerebral Palsy
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Chronic Pain
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Concussion & Traumatic Brain Injury
- Crohn’s Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Lyme Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Sports Injuries
- Surgery Preparation & Recovery
- Ulcerative Colitis
What to expect at Be Well Holistic Health's Hyperbaric Oxygen Studio
Be Well Holistic Health’s Hyperbaric Oxygen Studio is located on the first floor of Open Hand Health, at 2410 SE 10th Ave. Portland, OR 97214. There is a small parking lot for patient use directly in front of the building.
During Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, you will lie or sit in one of our specialized chambers that gradually increases pressure while breathing 96% medical grade oxygen.
One of our chambers is 60 inches in diameter, allowing you to bring a friend.
We are committed to making HBOT affordable and accessible. We work with insurance and on a sliding scale.