Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Beauty & Anti-Aging
Health and Wellness
Traumatic brain injury
Nonhealing wounds, such as a diabetic foot ulcer
Crohn’s Disease & Colitis
Long Covid Syndrome
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a treatment that can enhance your body’s natural healing process by breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, or HBOT for short, is a special therapy where you breath pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber. Under the increased pressure, additional oxygen will be allowed to reach any damaged tissues.
This increase in blood oxygen has numerous beneficial effects for your health including reducing inflammation, increasing mitochondrial function, increased stem cell production, increasing our own internal anti-oxidants, which promote healing.
Is it safe
Yes, the therapy is inherently very safe. There are a few contraindications that sometimes require further discussion.
Is it painful
Not at all! Many people sleep through their sessions! The procedure stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system which allows the body to enter a state of relaxation, and this relaxation breeds recovery.
About the HBOT procedure
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy enhances the body’s natural healing process and is a relatively safe treatment for many conditions with side effects that are generally temporary and mild. The thearpy is so calm that many people spend the time doing relaxing activities or even sleeping.
During the procedure, you sit out HBOT chamber. Once the door to the HBOT chamber has closed, you might hear a slight hissing sound as oxygen fills the chamber and the pressure inside slowly grows. Your ears may feel clogged (barotrauma) or start to pop, similar to flying in an airplane or traveling through mountains. You can relieve this pressure in your ears by yawning or taking a sip of water, holding your nose and swallowing the water. You’ll breathe normally throughout the therapy. A healthcare provider will be in the room throughout the procedure to answer any questions and monitor your condition and overall health. They may have you take short breaks during the treatment to breathe normal air.
Treatments are one hour and are typically scheduled 3-5 times per week for 2-4 weeks. The average number of sessions required depends on the condition that we hope to help. As a rule, 10-20 treatments are necessary, again this varies with each condition.
Schedule an HBOT Consultaion
Call 814-274-8486 to have a 30 consultation with Dr Fink to see if HBOT is right for you and how to get started.