Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO) at
Pacific Medical Center of Hope
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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) involves the breathing of pure oxygen (100 percent) while in a sealed chamber that has been pressurized at 1 1/2 to 3 times normal atmospheric pressure.

Research has shown HBOT is effective when used in addition to conventional treatment for the prevention and treatment of some conditions that are caused or worsened by hypoxia. There is also some evidence suggesting HBOT may be helpful as an additional treatment for the soft tissue injury caused by radiation therapy when treating cancer.

While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved HBOT to treat decompression sickness, gangrene, brain abscess, and injuries in which tissues are not getting enough oxygen, it is commonly used in China, and even Europe for far beyond conditions, including Neurodegenerative Disorders such as MS, Alzheimer, ALS, Lyme disease, Immune enhancement, Stroke, Diabetes, cerebral palsy, sport injuries, Autism, muscular dystrophy and many types of Cancer either routinely or as experimental therapy with some VERY promising results.

What does it involve?
HBOT can be done in single-person chambers or chambers that can hold more than a dozen people at a time. A single-person chamber, or monoplace, consists of a clear plastic tube about seven feet long. The patient lies on a padded table that slides into the tube. He or she can see the surroundings and can communicate with the health care provider anytime needed.

The chamber is gradually pressurized with pure oxygen. Patients are asked to relax and breathe normally during treatment. Chamber pressures typically rise to 1.3 to 3.0 times the normal atmospheric pressure. Patients may experience ear popping or mild discomfort, which usually disappears if the pressure is lowered a bit. At the end of the session, which can last from thirty minutes to an hour, the chamber slowly depressurizes. The chamber we use is fully electronic which makes it unique and very precise.

Patients are expected to report a general feeling of satisfaction along with improved energy, mobility and vision after each treatment depending on their medical condition and their course of treatment. To review the medical indications and the details of physiology of hyperbaric therapy, please review the links: Conditions and physiology of hyperbaric at the top of this page.

Pacific Medical Center of Hope Inc,
1680 E. Herndon Ave. #102
Fresno, CA 93720
(559) 475 4300

The Pacific Medical Center of Hope is exclusively designed to provide Integrative Care. On every patient we have found it very important to review a full picture of person, instead of just the disease.

What unfortunately most of the doctors fail in the conventional world is that they just focus on one part and forget or ignore the systemic relationship between different organs in the body, therefore they offer the treatments that eventually fail in most of the chronic diseases, with an enormously high profile of side effects. We do not recommend against any conventional treatments however, integrating and combining such treatments with natural and complimentary care, increases the effectiveness conventional treatments and lowers their side effects.

Today, America is suffering from an industrial look to medicine. Natural therapy can help the patient to tolerate the side effects of conventional medicine better and facilitate the effects without harming the patient. At the Pacific Medical Center of Hope the mainstay of therapy in natural substances that have a strong scientific background and work very well in most of the patients.
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