WHAT IS HBOT?
HBOT is a medical treatment useful in a variety of clinical situations. The patient is placed safely and comfortably in a large, clear chamber. 100% oxygen flows into the chamber under pressures 1.5 to 3 times that of normal atmospheric pressure. A typical treatment session lasts one hour with at least 4 hours between treatment sessions when given BID or TID. Most patients require no sedation and appear calm and relaxed during HBOT treatment sessions. The total number of HBOT treatments necessary will vary according to the type of disease and/or patient response.
HOW DOES HBOT WORK?
During HBOT, very large amounts of oxygen are dissolved in the plasma. This oxygen can diffuse 4 times deeper into the tissue than oxygen carried by the red blood cells. During a treatment, oxygen from the plasma supplies oxygen to tissue cells, which cannot be reached by oxygen received from the red blood cells. This effect is unique to HBOT. The pulse of oxygen creates anti-pain, anti-inflammatory, and anti-swelling effects. It is the pulse of oxygen that also up-regulates (“turns-on”) the body’s natural healing cascades, while multiplying circulating stem cells in the blood.
As adjunctive therapy, HBOT improves the healing capabilities and quality of life of patients in many ways, which are not possible with traditional medical treatments.
For optimal results in certain conditions it is recommended to use HBOT in conjunction with the Artemis Laser.
Conditions that may benefit from HBOT:
• Problem Wounds: Wounds over joints and large non-healing wounds.
• Neurologic Injuries and Disease: HBOT is extremely beneficial to patients that have undergone hypoxic episodes.
• Osteoarthritis: Animals that cannot take NSAIDS or those cases in which traditional modalities are not producing results. (In conjunction with Artemis Laser)
• Delayed Fracture Healing: In conjunction with Artemis Laser
• Non-Responsive Lyme Disease (including Lyme Nephritis)
• Severe Pancreatitis
• Chronic Kidney Disease
• Snake Bites
Case Studies (Click to Read)
Severe Effusive Canine Pancreatitis Associated with Progressive Pleural Fluid
Adjuvant Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in a Non-healing Feline Wound
Intermittent Adjuvant HBOT for Delayed Wound Healing
Acute Onset of Skin Lesions
Electric Cord Bite with Thermal Burns in a Canine
Garden Hose Scalding Syndrome
Non Healing Wound after Mandibulectomy and Radiation Therapy
Cardiopulmonary Arrest Associated with Extreme Anemia
HBOT in the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Adjunctive HBOT in a Case with Complete Global Ischemia (CGI)
Adjunctive HBOT in the Management of Chronic Rhinitis
The Management of Servere, Contaminated Degloving Wounds with HBOT and Therapeutic Laser Therapy