What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Inspiration Health is honored to bring mild pressure hyperbaric therapy to the midwest and look forward to helping inspire you, on your health and wellness journey. Hyperbaric therapy results in an increased amount of oxygen dissolved in the blood, and subsequently to the whole body! This promotes a decrease in inflammatory processes at the cellular level. Supplemental oxygen may or may not be necessary.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between Mild Hyperbarics and High Pressure Hyperbarics?
Mild Hyperbarics is generally a pressure protocol up to 1.3 ATA (atmospheres absolute) or 4 PSI (pound per square inch). High Pressure Hyperbarics involves pressures above 1.5 ATA. These pressures are achieved in a variety of chambers currently available on the market, including monoplace, multiplace, and portable chambers. Inspiration Health uses soft-sided chambers that provide pressure up to 1.3 ATA.
How many treatments are needed?
Each case is different and your clinician may regulate protocols depending on a patient’s condition, disease, prognosis, and improvements through the course of therapy. Chronic conditions may take more than 20 sessions.
Does insurance cover hyperbarics?
In the United States, there are certain indications which insurance covers. Currently, Inspiration Health is categorically excluded from health insurance coverage.
Can I use hyperbaric therapy for improved health and wellness?
Mild hyperbarics are being used by many different people. For example, athletes enjoy the benefits from hyperbaric therapy primarily for injury prevention, optimal performance, and recovery/rehabilitation.
Can I overdose on oxygen?
Adding enriched oxygen into a hyperbaric environment does need to be monitored. Oxygen toxicity, in the setting of 100% oxygen, can occur ar pressures greater than 1.5ATM. At Inspiration Health, enriched oxygen is provided through an oxygen concentrator, which greatly reduces any risk of oxygen toxicity. Additionally, oxygen toxicity has not been observed at lower pressures.
Who is it good for?
Hyperbaric therapy may be helpful for a variety of conditions, and can be used in children, adolescents, and adults. Click here for a list of conditions.
“I am typically a “headache person”. However, since I started mild hyperbaric therapy sessions, my headaches are gone. This is awesome!”
“Noticeable improvement in nerve pain and all over body pain, headache relief, better sleep and overall, I just felt better!”