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Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) right for me?

April 13, 2018

Here at Urban Wellness Group, our physicians have been hearing from so many people who are interested in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). But many aren’t sure if it’s right for them. In today’s post, we’ll explain this incredible technology, how it’s helping our patients, and how to find out if HBOT is right for you.


The science is there: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is backed by research

Over the years, many clinical trials and case studies have tested the different health-related applications of HBOT. The vast majority of results have reported overwhelming success.

Below you’ll find 8 studies we’ve found investigating the efficacy of HBOT:

  1. Hyperbaric-Oxygen Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis — A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Study
  2. Hyperbaric Oxygen for Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  3. Synergistic Inhibitory Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen Combined with Sorafenib on Hepatoma Cells
  4. Hyperoxia increases the uptake of 5-fluorouracil in mammary tumors independently of changes in interstitial fluid pressure and tumor stroma
  5. Hyperbaric Oxygen Effects on Sports Injuries
  6. Improvement of attention span and reaction time with hyperbaric oxygen treatment in patients with toxic injury due to mold exposure
  7. The Effect of Mild-Pressure Hyperbaric Therapy (Oasis O2) on Fatigue and Oxidative Stress
  8. Low-Pressure Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Blast-Induced Post-Concussion Syndrome and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

The science is overwhelming and the results speak for themselves.


Research of “off-label” hyperbaric treatments

Perhaps the most intriguing research conducted into HBOT has been for so-called off-label uses of the treatment for conditions like:

  • Cancer - In Targeted Oncology, researchers found “evidence that implies that HBOT might have tumor-inhibitory effects in certain cancer subtypes.”
  • Autism - BMC Pediatrics reported that children with autism treated with HBOT showed improvements in overall function, receptive language, social interaction, and eye contact compared to a control group.
  • Stroke - A study published in PLOS One showed HBOT can lead to significant neurological improvements in post stroke patients even at chronic late stages.
  • Neuropathy - Studies have shown promising results that the oxygen-rich environment of HBOT can reduce nerve pain, regenerate lost nerve endings, improve circulation, reduce infection, and promote healing in the body.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) - Recent studies in the Journal of Neurotrauma found HBOT to be effective in treating the effects of concussions and TBI.

If you suffer from any of these health issues and are looking for a new treatment option, you owe it to yourself to learn more about HBOT. Contact Urban Wellness Group today to learn more.


HBOT & optimal athletic performance

Are you a runner? A bicyclist? Crossfit athlete? Yoga enthusiast? No matter how you stay fit and active, HBOT can help any athlete. Benefits of HBOT for athletes include:

  • Enhanced recovery from tough workouts
  • Faster healing time from stubborn injuries
  • Overall performance boosts (LeBron James loves HBOT!)


Why is HBOT so effective for so many conditions?


Oxygen is the fuel your body uses to heal itself.

By increasing pressure during an HBOT session, there is more oxygen available to your body. Damaged tissue (like sore muscles from athletic injuries or brain cells damaged by stroke) are able to absorb the extra oxygen and nutrients they need to heal naturally.



  • At sea level, the air you breathe is about 21% oxygen
  • At the top of Mt. Everest, the air contains as little as 7% oxygen
  • During HBOT you will breathe up to 100% pure oxygen


Are all HBOT treatments the same?

Simply put: No.

To receive the maximum benefits of your HBOT session, you need the best technology. At Urban Wellness Group we offer the most powerful HBOT treatment chambers available, including the Fortius 420.



There are only 3 of these chambers in the entire state of Oregon. The extremely high pressure produced by the Fortius 420 allows patients at Urban Wellness Group to experience the best possible results from HBOT treatments.


What is HBOT like?

HBOT is a simple (and some say relaxing) experience. Treatment typically lasts for 60-90 minutes. It’s simple, non-invasive, and effective.

You simply enter the chamber, lay down, relax, and breathe normally. That’s it!


Learn more at Urban Wellness Group

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy at Urban Wellness Group is a relaxing and restorative experience.


You’ll love the:

  • Warm, welcoming environment including calm light, natural wood accents, and warm colors.
  • Relaxed pace of your appointment. You won’t wait long to get started but we won’t rush you through treatment either. You’ll get the care and attention you deserve.
  • Complimentary tea! Enjoy a cup and relax in our thoughtfully designed waiting area.

Call Urban Wellness Group at (503) 445-9771 or contact us online today to schedule your first HBOT session at our Division Street clinic.


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