Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
The Northport Wellness Center is proud to support Hyperbaric Medical Solutions, an independent provider of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (or HBOT) to individuals who are challenged with various conditions preventing them from experiencing optimal health. Hyperbaric Medical Solutions has three New York offices, two located on Long Island in Woodbury and Medford, and one in New York City—the first free-standing facility providing hard chamber HBOT in Manhattan.
What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?
Every cell in the body needs oxygen for the growth, repair, and preservation of cellular functioning. Oxygen is our most essential nutrient, crucial for proper and efficient healing of most injuries. HBOT is a non-invasive, generally painless, and effective medical treatment that enhances the body’s natural healing process by providing pure 100% oxygen to a patient in a chamber where the atmospheric pressure is increased and controlled. This flood of oxygen to the system creates an environment for healing without debilitating side effects.
How does hyperbaric oxygen therapy work?
During an HBOT treatment, patients breathe medical grade oxygen at increased pressure, producing an increase in the amount of oxygen carried by the blood and other fluids. The air we normally breathe only contains 19-21% of this essential element. The concentration of oxygen normally dissolved in the bloodstream is thus raised over 1200% with HBOT.
Under typical circumstances, oxygen is transported throughout the body only by red blood cells. However, HBOT forces oxygen into the plasma, the Lymph, and the cerebrospinal fluids surrounding the brain and spinal cord while under pressure. These fluids carry the pure oxygen to areas where circulation is poor or blocked, reaching damaged tissues, and promoting a greater opportunity for the body to support its own healing. Because HBOT enables more oxygen to be delivered to the organs and tissues in the body, a more efficient healing of a wide range of conditions may be possible.
Extra oxygen facilitates the healing process and enhances the body’s white blood cells’ ability to fight infection. It can promote the development of new capillaries, the tiny blood vessels that connect arteries to veins. It also helps the body build new connective tissue. Consequently, HBOT may assist the body’s organs in functioning more efficiently altogether.
How many treatments are needed?
Every patient is unique and individually evaluated according to their condition and response to therapy to determine the number of treatments needed. The average patient typically requires 30-40 treatments, each lasting approximately 60-90 minutes.
Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy for you?
There are currently 14 conditions for which the FDA has approved the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the U.S. However, physicians and researchers have discovered numerous “off-label” uses for HBOT that are backed by science and experience, which physicians, including those at Hyperbaric Medical Solutions, prescribe when appropriate. In fact, worldwide, HBOT is commonly used in over 60 medical conditions. Consultations are covered by insurance. We encourage you to make an appointment today.