What To Expect From Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy typically is performed as an outpatient procedure and doesn’t require hospitalization.
Here at Wellness Garden we provide Hperbaric Oxygen Therapy in a one person unit.
- A unit designed for 1 person. In an individual (monoplace) unit, you lie down inside the tube which has a dual zipper mechanism.
During hyperbaric oxygen therapy, the air pressure in the room is about two to three times normal air pressure. The increased air pressure will create a temporary feeling of fullness in your ears — similar to what you might feel in an airplane or at a high elevation. You can relieve that feeling by yawning or swallowing.
For most conditions, therapy lasts approximately two hours. Members of your health care team will monitor you and the therapy unit throughout your treatment.
After hyperbaric oxygen therapy
You may feel somewhat tired or hungry following your treatment. This doesn’t limit normal activities.
To benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy, you’ll likely need more than one session. The number of sessions depends on your medical condition. Some conditions, such as carbon monoxide poisoning, might be treated in three visits. Others, such as nonhealing wounds, may require 20 to 40 treatments.
To effectively treat other conditions, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan and administered with other therapies and herbs that fit your individual needs.