Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has proven to be effective in helping with chronic disorders, decreasing post-op healing time, enhancing sports performance, and recovery and increasing mental acuity.
HOW IT WORKS – Air at sea level contains approximately 21% oxygen. Breathing oxygen from a small mask at 96% purity, while you are enveloped in pressure of 4 psi makes this oxygen available as a solution. This oxygen-enriched solution is then absorbed directly into your plasma, lymph, cerebrospinal and cellular fluids, maximizing its presence in your body’s vital organs and systems. This expanded uptake of oxygen allows for a marked elevation of its circulation to areas of visible or hidden inflammation – while the higher pressure acts to decrease any swelling or inflammation mechanically. HBOT has been shown to benefit people with many conditions. These include: Autism, ADD, Asthma, Allergies, Bell’s Palsy, Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Fatigue, Concussions, Crohn’s Disease, Diabetic Wounds, Fibromyalgia, Hypoxia, Joint Pain, Lupus, Lyme Disease, MS, many Skin Conditions, Stroke, Sports Injuries and Jet Lag Disorder.
A concentrator will deliver highly filtered 96% oxygen-enriched air to you via a small clear mask. None of this high-level oxygen is pumped directly into the chamber. Your exhalations are circulated out. Most people report a comfortable relaxing experience and emerge feeling refreshed and radiant. You will be monitored to ensure comfort and maximum benefit.
You will be lying on a hypo-allergenic, memory foam mat with room to sit semi-upright. You can listen to music or use your phone or lap top. You also have access to a pressure control valve inside the unit if needed.
Within 5 minutes you will feel the pressure increasing, and after clearing your ears a few times, you just lay back, relax and enjoy.
Prior medical approval is necessary. This can be obtained by calling:
Dr. Antone at (408) 358-1366. Please schedule with Dr. Antone to obtain the required HBOT prescription. This is a one- time prescription to use the Chamber for one or multiple sessions. The cost is $90 that is due and payable to Dr. Antone at time of evaluation.
Allow 1 hour for the session. Please wear comfortable clothing and no alcohol consumption or particular Rx drugs* anytime prior to your session(s). For some, a slower pressurization is necessary for comfort so initially, please allow an 15 extra minutes in case that is needed. Those that have experienced HBOT in the past may not need that extra time.
1 session – $80
10 sessions – $700
* Please notify Dr. Antone of all medications you are taking.