Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment that delivers 100% oxygen to a person within a pressurized chamber.

Each hyperbaric oxygen treatment is called a “dive.” During treatment 100% oxygen fills the hyperbaric chamber while atmospheric pressure is simultaneously increased.  This therapeutic combination causes oxygen concentration within the body to increase 15 to 20 times normal. Increased oxygen concentrations help the body initiate cellular processes that can accelerate healing and aid in the recovery from certain conditions and illnesses.

HBOT is non-invasive, safe, and has few side effects.

BENEFITS of HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY

-  Accelerates cellular renewal
-  Supports growth of new blood vessels
-  Promotes growth of new tissue
-  Decreases swelling and inflammation
-  Increases the body’s ability to fight infections
-  Helps to metabolize some toxin
-  Potentiates antibiotic capabilities
-  Stimulates collagen production

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been demonstrated to dramatically increase immune capabilities, assisting patients with problems ranging from chronic wounds to complex disabilities and neurological impairment.  While HBOT has been used extensively by the international medical community for many years, its use is in its infancy stages, but rapidly increasing in demand, throughout the United States.

The basic principle behind hyperbaric oxygen therapy is easy to understand – oxygen is vital to the healing process. In normal conditions, only red blood cells have the ability to carry oxygen to injured parts.  During HBOT, oxygen is dissolved in all body fluids – such as plasma, lymph, interstitial, synovial and cerebrospinal fluid. Increased oxygen levels, in turn, raise the body’s ability to create new blood vessels, build new connective tissue, and foster the growth of new cells.

Rehabilitation time from injury has been accepted to have an intrinsically set rate. In other words – the body only heals at one speed. Although comfort measures and traditional therapies can be applied, the patient must basically wait out the predetermined healing time that nature has set for us. However, with the addition of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), the previous standard of unalterable healing time has been revolutionized.

A new era in therapeutic treatment lies ahead as scientific data continually documents emerging uses and proven effectiveness of HBOT.  Hyperbaric Therapy of the Lowcountry utilizes state-of-the-art, fully computerized, cutting edge hyperbaric technology and adheres to industry safety standards.

 

 

Excerpt from Carson's Story

After a normal pregnancy, Carson was born by C-section without complications. For the first six weeks of his life, he was a well baby. At six weeks of age, Carson became extremely ill, having contracted pertussis. Hospitalized and placed on a ventilator, his condition worsened and he suffered cardio-pulmonary arrest. Although hospital staff performed CPR and were able to resuscitate him, he sustained anoxia to the brain.......At age 2 years and 2 months, Carson underwent his first set of 40 HBOT treatments..........With each HBOT treatment thereafter, it became very evident that his muscles were getting looser and by the twentieth treatment, he was sitting up, unassisted, and starting to play while in the hyperbaric chamber.......After this second set of treatments we saw the greatest improvement in his speech as he began to mimic words and use multiple word sounds in sentence form. He became socially interactive and playful, loving to tease his older brother, Dillon. We noticed his eyes had more depth and he was so much more alert to his surroundings. His balance and weight bearing continued to improve and he began walking with a medical walker. He continues to love his new found mobility.......Currently, Carson is in the process of completing his third set of 40 HBOT treatments since he started hyperbaric therapy in the fall of 2007. To us, the concept of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is so simple to understand – getting the dormant cells in Carson’s injured brain filled with oxygen and functional so that he can experience the best quality of life that we can give to him. We are so proud of his progress. We thank the Lord and the natural healing power of 100% pure oxygen.

Tana S. (Carson's mom)