Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Also known as HBOT
[Alternative/Complementary]

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Category: Metabolic therapy, non-toxic compounds

Summary:

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurised room. Oxygen has natural healing properties, and increasing the amount that is circulating throughout the body, stimulates the release of substances called growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing.


Description:

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurised room.

At sea level, a person is exposed to normal atmospheric pressure (or 1 ATM) and breathes approximately 21% oxygen. In a hyperbaric chamber, this is increased to 100% oxygen and 1.5 to 3 times the normal atmospheric pressure. This allows the blood to carry more oxygen and deliver 15-25 times more oxygen to the tissues and organs of the body.

Oxygen has natural healing properties, and increasing the amount that is circulating throughout the body, stimulates the release of substances called growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing.

HBO therapy is done by sitting in a chamber known as a hyperbaric oxygen chamber and using a mask or hood. In a HBOT therapy room, the air pressure is raised up to three times higher than normal air pressure. Under these conditions, the lungs can gather up to three times more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure.

This extra oxygen can help where healing is slowed down by infection or where blood supply is limited by damage to the tissues. It encourages new blood vessels to grow and carry additional blood and increases the ability of the body’s defence mechanisms to fight infection and kill bacteria.

HBO can be used to treat severe side effects of cancer treatment and may be helpful when used alongside cancer treatments. HBOT treatment may:



History:

The use of HBOT dates back nearly 350 years. The first hyperbaric chamber was created in 1662 by British physician Henshaw who named it a domicilium. The clinical use of HBOT started in the mid-1800s. In the early 1930s, the military developed and tested HBO for purposes specifically in the area of deep sea diving and aeronautics. During the 1960s, studies began on a wide variety of indications for HBOT. In 1955, physician Churchill Davis studied the use of hyperoxia (an excess of oxygen in the system) to increase the effectiveness of radiation used for cancer patients.



Notes:

HBOT is commonly used as treatment support for Mutiple Sclerosis.  The following website provides a search facility for MS Therapy Centres around the UK, almost all of which offer HBOT: http://www.msntc.org.uk/centresearch.php



Typical Therapy Cost: 25-300 (British Pounds)

Fees range from £25 to £300 per treatment. A treatment course can be from 5 to 40 sessions. Private, NHS or Self Funding


Cancers: All cancers


Links to Further Info:
The Oxygen Revolution book by By Dr. Paul G. Harch, the first President of the International Hyperbaric Medical Association and President of the International Hyperbaric Medical Association Foundation
Flood Your Body With Oxygen: Therapy For Our Polluted World by Ed McCabe
Oxygen to the Rescue: Oxygen Therapies and How They Help Overcome Disease, Promote Repair and Improve Overall Function by Pavel Yutsis
Oxygen Healing Therapies: For Optimum Health and Vitality by Nathaniel Altman
Oxygen Prescription: The Miracle of Oxidative Therapies by Nathaniel Altman

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This therapy, or information about it, is available from:

Dr. Paul Harch
Harch Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (clinic)
Family Physicians’ Center
5216 Lapalco Blvd
Marrero
LA
70072
United States
http://www.hbot.com
Telephone: +1 504 309 4948

Please note:

Dr Harch does: telephone interviews with patients and families, in person medical consultations in the New Orleans area, orders SPECT brain imaging through West Jefferson Medical Center, and administers Hyperbaric oxygen treatment to patients.



Oxygen Therapy Centre, The (organisation)
100 Shore Road
Magheramorne
Larne
Co. Antrim
BT40 3HT
UK - Nothern Ireland
http://www.oxygentherapycentre.co.uk/
info@oxygentherapycentre.co.uk
Telephone: +44 28 2827 4670


Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Trust (clinic)
Castle Craig Hospital
West Linton
Peeblesshire
Scotland
EH46 7DH
UK - Scotland
http://www.hyperbaricoxygentherapy.org.uk
info@hyperbaricoxygentherapy.org.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1721 722 763

Please note:

Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment is available on an outpatient basis at Castle Craig and accommodation can be provided in our onsite Lodges.

For more information contact Max Volino, PhD.



Diving Diseases Research Centre (DDRC) Healthcare (organisation)
Hyperbaric Medical Centre
Tamar Science Park, Research Way
Plymouth
Devon
PL6 8BU
UK - England (South West)
http://www.ddrc.org
info@ddrc.org
Telephone: +44 (0)1752 209 999


Diving Diseases Research Centre (DDRC) Healthcare (organisation)
Spire Cardiff Hospital
Croescadarn Road
Pentwyn
Cardiff
CF23 8XL
UK - Wales
http://www.ddrc.org/internal.cfm?section=2&p=40
info@ddrc.org
Telephone: +44 (0) 1752 209 999

Please note:

The unit contains two monoplace hyperbaric chambers, allowing to treat two patients at a time.



Suffolk Oxygen Therapy Centre (clinic)
Unit 27 Claydon Business Park
Gipping Road
Great Blakenham
Suffolk
IP6 0NL
UK - England (South East)
http://www.suffolkoxygentherapy.co.uk/
talk@suffolkoxygentherapy.co.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 1473 830359


The Midlands Diving Chamber Hyperbaric Services (clinic)
Redwood House Hospital of St Cross
Barby Road
Rugby
Warwickshire
CV22 5PX
UK - England (Midlands)
http://www.midlandsdivingchamber.co.uk/
Telephone: +44 (0) 1788 579 555
Telephone (alt): +44 (0) 7940 353 816


National Hyperbaric Centre (The) (organisation)
Hyperbaric Medicine Unit
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Foresterhill
Aberdeen
AB25 2ZN
UK - Scotland
http://www.hyperchamber.com/
Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 553 264


Diver Clinic (The) (organisation)
7 Parkstone Road
Poole
Dorset
BH15 2NN
UK - England (South West)
http://www.thediverclinic.com/
Telephone: +44 (0) 1202 678 278


Diver Clinic (The) (organisation)
23A August End
Brock Gardens
Reading
Berkshire
RG30 2JP
UK - England (South West)
http://www.thediverclinic.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 1202 678 278


London Hyperbaric Medicine (clinic)
Whipps Cross University Hospital
Leytonstone
London
E11 1RG
UK - England (South East)
http://www.londonhyperbaric.com
mail@londonhyperbaric.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8539 1222


London Hyperbaric Medicine (clinic)
James Paget University Hospitals
Lowestoft Road
Great Yarmouth
NR31 6LA
UK - England (South East)
http://www.londonhyperbaric.com/
mail@londonhyperbaric.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8539 1222


Merseyside Regional Head and Neck Cancer Centre Hyperbaric Unit (organisation)
Spire Murrayfield Hospital
Holmwood Drive, Thingwall
Wirral
Merseyside
CH61 1AU
UK - England (North)
http://www.hyperbaric-medicine.co.uk/
http://www.headandneckcancer.co.uk/Hospitals/Hyperbaric+Unit.aspx
coordinator@hyperbaric-medicine.co.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 151 648 8000

Please note:

The regional hyperbaric unit is situated at the SPIRE Murrayfield hospital.



Impian Emas Medical Centre (clinic)
No. 40, 42 & 44 Jalan Impian Emas 7
Taman Impian Emas
Skudai, Johor
81300
Malaysia
http://impianemasmedicalcentre.com
infrakb@yahoo.com
enquiry@impianemasmedicalcentre.com
Telephone: +607 556 6445
Telephone (alt): +60 1111 133 630


East Coast Hospitals (clinic)
No1, Paris Nagar, Moolakulam
Pondicherry
605 010
India
http://www.eastcoasthospitals.com/
Telephone: 0413 229 7800


Integrated Health Clinic (clinic)
2nd Floor
23242 Mavis Avenue
Fort Langley
BC
V1M 2R4
Canada
http://www.integratedhealthclinic.com
info@integratedhealthclinic.com
Telephone: +1 604 888 8325

Please note:

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Thursday: 8am - 8pm

Friday and Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sundays and Holidays: Closed



Hertfordshire MS Therapy Centre (clinic)
30 Campus Five
Letchworth Garden City
Hertfordshire
SG6 2JF
UK - England (South East)
http://www.hertsmstherapy.org.uk/
enquiries123@hmstc.net
Telephone: 01462 684 214


MS Action (clinic)
17 Waltham Parkway
Billet Road
Walthamstow, London
E17 5DU
UK - England (South East)
http://www.msaction.org.uk/index.html
info@msaction.org.uk
Telephone: 020 8531 9216


The Wellness Lab: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (clinic)
10a Upper Wimpole Street
London
London
W1G 6LL
UK - England (South East)
http://thewellnesslab.com/
Telephone: +44 (0)207 580 9442


The London Diving Chamber (clinic)
Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth
60 Grove End Road, St Johns Wood
London
NW8 9NH
UK - England (South East)
//www.londondivingchamber.co.uk
Telephone: +44 20 7432 8248
Telephone (alt): 24 hour Emergency Line: +44 (0) 7940 353