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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Also Known As:
HBOT
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:

  • Reduce cancer growth
  • Improve the delivery of chemotherapy drugs to a tumour
  • Increase stem cells
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 Multiple 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

Costs:

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



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Practitioners
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Dr Will Buxton
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Dr Sean Ceaser
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Dr Damien Downing
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Dr Peter Gruenewald
London, UK

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Dr Paul Harch
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Dr Olivia Lesslar
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Dr Rajendra Sharma
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Clinics
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USA

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Thornton, UK

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Tijuana, Mexico

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Chelsea Bridge Clinic (HBOT)
London, UK

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Istanbul, Turkey

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Poole, UK - England (South West)

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Effect Doctors
London, UK

Effect Doctors have developed IV Therapy services and Wellness Programs to encourage the preventative practice of optimising health and wellness ...
Hertfordshire MS Therapy Centre
Letchworth Garden City, UK - England (South East)

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Hippocrates Health Institute
Florida, United States

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Humanic Therapies
London, UK

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Impian Emas Medical Centre
Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

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ImunoMedica
Bucharest, Romania

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London Integrated Health Clinic
London, UK

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Nardella Clinic
Calgary, Canada

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New Hope Unlimited
Phoenix, United States

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Nimaya Mindstation
London, UK

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North of England Medical Hyperbaric Services Ltd
Hull, UK

North of England Medical Hyperbaric Services Ltd is a hospital-based unit and members of the British Hyperbaric Association ...
Numa Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Centre
London, UK - England (South East)

Based in London’s Mayfair, Numa is a clinic offering Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Centre run by a highly qualified medical team, using specialised hyperbaric oxygen chambers ...
Omaha Health Therapy Center
USA

Omaha Health Therapy Center strives to bridge the gap between standard, conventional and supportive cancer treatments ...
Oxford Recovery Centre
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Oxymed Center
Slovakia

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Poliknika Holistera
Zagreb, Croatia

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Positive IV
UK

Positive IV is a medical clinic providing IV therapy and integrative care services offering a full range of functional medicine to support your health and wellbeing ...
Stram Center for Integrative Medicine
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Tara Health Centre
MT Hawthorn, Australia

Tara Health Centre in Perth follows the biological medicine practices created by Dr Rau at the Paracelsus Klinik ...
The Hale Clinic
London, UK

The Hale Clinic was opened in 1988 by HRH The Prince of Wales, as the first clinic in the UK to combine conventional and complementary medicine ...
The Wellness Lab
London, UK - England (South East)

The Wellness Lab is a clinic in the heart of London, providing Hyperbaric oxygen and Ozone therapy ...
TruMed IV Therapy & Naturopath Clinic
Edmonton, Canada

TruMed Clinic offers complementary and alternative cancer care. Dr Muradov has been working with Cancer patients as part of his Naturopath practice since 2009 ...
Urban Wellness Group
Portland, USA

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Wellness Practice (The)
UK

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Information & Advice
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Cancer Information and Support Society (CISS)
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Cancer Options Ltd
Nottingham, Global (ie: web based)

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Canhelp Inc
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Yes to Life
London, UK - England (South East)

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Organisations
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A Breath For Life
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Charcot Therapy Centre
Gloucester , United Kingdom

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Diving Diseases Research Centre (DDRC) Healthcare
Plymouth, UK - England (South West)

DDRC Healthcare is a not-for-profit organisation and a registered UK charity based on Plymouth Science Park in Plymouth and specialised in hyperbaric oxygen therapy ...
Merlin Neuro Therapy Centre
Cornwall, UK

Merlin Neuro Therapy Centre provides Oxygen Therapy in pressurised chambers and O2-Only Therapy for those who cannot access the chamber ...
Midlands Diving Chamber Hyperbaric Services (The)
Rugby, UK - England (Midlands)

The Diving Chamber, a Hyperbaric decompression chamber offering NHS funded recompression to divers with Decompression Sickness (DCS) together with other Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) treatments ...
Nottingham Oxygen Centre
UK

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Perth Hyperbaric Services Ltd
UK Scotland

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St Richard’s Hyperbaric Medicine Unit (HMU)
Chichester, UK

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Suffolk Oxygen Therapy Centre
Great Blakenham, UK - England (South East)

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Swansea Oxygen Clinic
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