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3125 NE Holladay St, Suite B, Portland, OR

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2410 SE 10th AVE, Portland, OR

Chiropractic & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy services


Naturopathy & Medical Nutrition services

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2410 SE 10th Ave,
Portland, OR

Chiropractic & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy services

3125 NE Holladay St,
Suite B, Portland, OR

Acupuncture, Psychotherapy, & Massage services


Naturopathy & Medical Nutrition services

Emergency Announcement here

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.

Introduction to HBOT

What are the benefits?

  • Hyperoxygenation

    HBOT increases oxygen carried into the blood stream. This allows oxygen to dissolve deep into the body and reverse hypoxia. This can help areas damaged during surgery or due to blood loss.

  • Anti-inflammation

    HBOT downregulates inflammatory pathways and constricts blood vessels. In the long term it also can turn off the genes responsible for inflammation.

  • Antimicrobial Effect

    HBOT weakens infection-causing bacteria and strengthens the natural antioxidants and free radical scavengers that are present in your body.

  • Neovascularization

    HBOT stimulates the growth of new blood vessels, there by increasing circulation and revitalizing the tissue.

  • Stem Cell Mobilization

    During HBOT, the circulation of stem cells can increase eight fold. Stem cells are key in the regeneration and healing process.

  • Mitochondrial Support

    HBOT facilitates the production of adenosine triphosphate or ATP. When damage occurs in the body the production of ATP is often interrupted. HBOT optimizes the energy production of your cells.

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
  • Occlusion
  • Chronic Refractory
  • Osteomyelitis
  • 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
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer (Treatment Synergy)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Concussion & Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Lyme Disease
  • Migraine/Headache
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stroke
  • 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. 

Why we breathe....

Tasha Searles


advanced practice nurse

Tasha Searles, APRN, AGCNS-BC is a Queer, Autistic, ADHDer with Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome + some other commonly co-occurring conditions. Originally from Indiana, they now reside in Portland, Oregon with their two rambunctious cats. Tasha enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, learning, and finding new ways to be creative.


Professionally, Tasha is trained as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (a type of advanced practice nurse, similar to a Nurse Practitioner), and has been a nurse for over a decade —mostly working with individuals impacted by chronic or complex health conditions. They started in diabetes care and became a Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist, so much of their work has been related to diabetes and nutrition. They also spent many years as a Nurse Navigator helping clients navigate the healthcare system. Their personal health journey, and realization of the huge gaps in available care, led them to shift their professional practice to serve others on similar journeys as their own.


Tasha has been told she’s inquisitive and “a very good detective”. Being curious, digging deep, and thinking outside of the box (all while keeping the whole picture in mind) are really her favorite things in this life. Tasha’s style in working with patients is as a consultant & coach. She believes you are the expert in your own self and aims to empower you, provide hope, and help you to use your own innate wisdom to live your best life!


Tasha’s goal is to create a safer space for all to receive appropriate healthcare that is affirming & accommodating of individual needs; a space that encourages exploration and self-determination of what wellness & thriving mean in your individual life. They practice from a trauma informed perspective that is neurodiversity, LGBTQ+, disability, & HAES affirming. Tasha is able to order diagnostic tests and prescribe medications, but also works with clients on nervous system safety, nutrition, hydration, gut health, musculoskeletal health & movement, sleep, mental & emotional health, stress management, creating a life they love, finding joy, & more.


Tasha is available for telehealth consultations for Oregon Health Plan members and is accepting new patients ages 16 & up. Because all visits are conducted virtually, Tasha does not serve as a Primary Care Provider (PCP). 


Areas of Focus:

  • Ehlers Danlos Syndrome & Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder
  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
  • Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Gastrointestinal concerns
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Neurodiversity Affirming care
  • LGBTQ+ Healthcare