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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and how does it work?
Diving into the Depths of Healing Oxygen: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
In the medical arena, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is gaining recognition, and that is no coincidence. This treatment method involves inhaling 100% oxygen under increased air pressure, within a special chamber or “cabin. The increased pressure in this space optimizes the transport of oxygen through the blood, distributing it more efficiently to tissues that need it most.
This simple but highly effective process stimulates the body’s healing potential at the cellular level. Moreover, this therapy contributes to the mobilization of stem cells, which is crucial for repair and regeneration. The impact extends not only to physical injuries, but also includes neurological and chronic conditions.
Dutch medics have found that HBOT can be effective in treating conditions such as brain injuries, chronic fatigue and even certain forms of hearing loss. In short, it is a proven, natural therapy in which you breathe pure oxygen under increased pressure. This optimizes oxygen delivery to the body, promotes healing and improves overall well-being through increased oxygen uptake.
Is HBOT painful?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a non-invasive and generally painless treatment. In most cases, there may be mild discomfort in the ears, similar to the pressure you feel during air travel. Fortunately, there are methods to alleviate this discomfort. We customize our treatment plan based on your specific symptoms and health situation so that it is completely customized for you.
What are the side effects of HBOT?
Rare side effects are usually mild and transient, such as short-term ear pain that disappears quickly after treatment. Fatigue may occur after the first sessions, especially when the body is in the process of recovering.
In some cases, hyperbaric oxygen therapy can cause temporary myopia. Generally, these side effects diminish after discontinuation of treatment. Acid toxicity is very rare, but it is important to be aware of it.
Before we begin treatment, we inform you clearly about possible side effects, and safety is always our top priority. Sometimes a medical assessment by a physician we work with may be necessary to identify any contraindications and ensure that the treatment is safe for you.
Is HBOT safe?
Certainly, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been scientifically proven as a safe treatment. Our procedures are strict to ensure safety, but there are situations (contraindications) where treatment may be less safe.
At the phone intake, we will discuss these issues in detail. We may request a medical assessment from a collaborating physician to verify that there are no contraindications that would make treatment less safe.
Can I resume my normal activities after an HBOT session?
After the initial treatments, most people experience a boost in energy and can resume their daily activities without hindrance. However, for some, a degree of fatigue may occur after the first few sessions. It is helpful to consider this when planning your activities.
Is there an age limit for HBOT?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is suitable for people of all ages, ranging from children to the elderly. It is a versatile treatment that is widely applicable across different life stages.
How quickly are results noticeable?
It may take some time to notice the results of treatment, but often you will see improvement after only 6 to 8 sessions. In the case of recovery from intense exercise, you can experience a positive difference even after just one treatment.
Do I need a physician's referral to start HBOT?
There is no need for a referral. During a personal interview, we will discuss your situation and assess whether additional steps are needed. If necessary, we will refer you to a qualified physician with whom we work, to undergo a medical evaluation. You can rest assured that during the intake interview we will provide all the necessary information and carefully discuss any further steps.
What is the hygiene like in the hyperbaric chamber?
We maintain strict hygiene standards and constantly strive to provide an environment that is clean and safe for everyone. Our commitment to cleanliness and safety is always paramount, and we make every effort to ensure that our spaces meet the highest standards of hygiene.
How do I know if HBOT is right for my specific situation?
During the intake interview, let’s take the opportunity to explore your individual needs and expectations. Together, we will assess whether Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is an appropriate solution for your situation.
What if I have more questions?
We are available for a free intake interview where we will be happy to answer all your questions. During this conversation, we can go deeper into your specific situation and needs. We look forward to assisting you.