What Is Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?


Mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy (mHBOT) is a method of delivering ambient air under pressure. The pressurization allows for greater oxygen absorption in the body. We further enhance the treatment with the use of a mask to deliver 100% oxygen - compared to 21% in the air we usually breathe.


Why is more oxygen better for me? Benefits include:

  • Improved circulation

  • Immune system stimulation

  • Enhanced tissue oxygenation

  • Cell growth and regeneration

  • Muscle fatigue relief

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Pain relief

  • Antioxidants

  • Detoxification

What does this mean for me?

  • Rapid recovery and healing

  • Greater energy

  • More endurance

  • Improved sleep

  • Better focus


There are a number of FDA recognized diagnoses and conditions treatable with hyperbaric oxygen therapy:

  • Conditions resulting from cancer treatments and radiation damage

  • Infections in tissue, muscle, bone, or skin, including drug-resistant infections

  • Sores and gangrene that will not heal or are related to diabetes

  • Surgical sites with grafts or flaps

  • Bones and/or tissues that are difficult to heal

  • Acute severe problems from accidents (e.g. crushed leg, arm, fingers)

  • Rare conditions such as decompression sickness, anemia, burns, carbon monoxide poisoning or emboli from air or gas

  • Swelling of the brain, cerebral edema


Research also supports using mHBOT for “off-label” conditions, including: athletic injuries and performance, arthritis, autism, attention deficit disorder, auto-immune disorders, Bell’s Palsy, brain and head injuries, cardiovascular disease, cerebral palsy, Crohn’s disease, dermatological conditions, diabetes, dementia, interstitial cystitis, irritable bowel syndrome and colitis, Lyme disease, learning disabilities, macular degeneration, multiple sclerosis, neuropathies, pervasive development disorders, PTSD, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, reconstructive surgery, spinal cord injury, stroke, and more.



mHBOT has been reported to have beneficial effects for a wide range of conditions, without negative side effects. Nevertheless, as with many treatments, there are contraindications, including: acute asthmatic attack; high fever; seizure disorder; optic neuritis; pneumothorax; COPD; emphysema; ear infection or blocked ear canals; sinus or upper respiratory infection; pneurysm; glaucoma; pregnancy; severe heart or lung disease; congenital spherocystosis; or clients currently taking Cisplatinum, Disulphiram, or Doxorubicin medications.

Holistic Hyperbarics does not claim to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. While mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy may enhance healing, it does not replace a health professional’s prescribed medications or recommended treatments.