Therapies Available at Extivita:
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, also known as HBOT, involves breathing 100% oxygen in a pressurized chamber to increase oxygen levels in blood plasma.
A century of clinical research has shown oxygen under pressure:
- Increases oxygen in plasma accelerating our natural ability to heal
- Regulates 8,101 of approximately 20,000 total genes
- Upregulates anti-inflammatory genes
- Downregulates inflammatory genes
- Mobilizes stem cells and growth factors associated with the body’s regenerative and reparative processes
Outside the United Sates, HBOT is used to extend and improve quality of life by augmenting the treatment of injuries, diseases, and infections as well as improving overall wellness and physical performance.
The FDA has cleared the use of HBOT for 14 indications including wounds, carbon monoxide poisoning, burns, osteomyelitis, radiation injury to name a few. The National Institute of Health (NIH) lists over 400 ongoing clinical trials for the use of hyperbaric medicine covering the treatment of most diseases and conditions such as stroke, cancer, ulcerative colitis, alzheimer’s, parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and traumatic brain injuries. For a complete listing, visit the NIH Clinical Trials website.
Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
New Blood Vessel Formation
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy stimulates the formation of new blood vessels, healing injured tissues that were unable to get nutrients and oxygen.
Increased Stem Cell Activity
Antibacterial & Antimicrobial
EXPLORING HBOT RESEARCH
Globally, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is used to extend and improve quality of life for patients by augmenting the treatment of all injuries, diseases, and infections as well as to improve overall wellness and the physical performance of athletes. Explore our research database to see if HBOT might be right for you!
Recent HBOT Research
COVID long-haulers push lawmakers to approve funding for treatment research
SALT LAKE CITY — For the past several weeks, COVID long-hauler Lisa O'Brien has been trying oxygen treatments for lasting symptoms. "I heard about hyperbaric chambers and thought, why not just try it," O'Brien said. She has had COVID-19 two times and the symptoms for...
Treating Cancer: How HBOT helps
Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to finding the most effective treatment for your diagnosis. That’s why our Nurse Practitioner, Elena Schertz and the team at Extivita-RTP provide personalized attention and compassionate...
A Disney gorilla goes into an HBOT chamber in “Gorilla Divemaster”
Be sure to check out National Geographic S2 E5 “Gorilla Divemaster”. In this episode, Disney attempts something that, to their knowledge, has never been attempted before. They give HBOT to a gorilla! It’s a fascinating story… Disney Animal Kingdom gorilla, Lilly, ...
Non-Invasive Therapies that can help in a variety of medical conditions
Unique treatment plans created for patients suffering from a variety of conditions
Used in hospitals and clinics around the world
Reduce inflammation and enhance the body’s natural ability to heal
ABOUT OUR CLINIC
WE ARE MULTI-SEAT HYPERBARIC CHAMBER CLINIC
A multi-seat hyperbaric chamber is designed to treat multiple patients at a time. Patients sit in chairs while they receive oxygen through individual hoods while the chamber pressurizes to equivalent pressure of a shallow dive.
Recent HBOT News
Quick thinking, new treatment at HCMC help save toddler’s ear after dog bite
The 2-year-old is among the first in the world to receive hyperbaric therapy to help reattach part of a severed ear. By Jeremy Olson Star Tribune MARCH 8, 2023 — 3:09PM The Riemenschneiders were reeling over their toddler's bloodied face and lacerated lip when they...
Why Combat Veterans Are Turning to Oxygen Therapy for PTSD
Top: Army Sgt. Margaux Mange experienced severe PTSD symptoms after serving in Iraq. She says hyperbaric oxygen therapy helped her symptoms significantly improve. Visual: Courtesy Margaux Mange BY GITIT GINAT 02.27.2023 In 2007, United States Army Sgt. Margaux Mange...
Amputation was likely in his future, but HBOT saves this 12-year-old’s severely injured leg
KHOU 11 reports that after Cristian Cruz had a UTV roll on top of his leg last year, it was Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy that helped him avoid amputation from the injury. Today he is running and thriving. Christian still has his leg today thanks to HBOT. He completed 20...
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