Frequently Asked Questions
How are prospective HBOT patients referred to Sacramento Naturopathic Medical Center for treatment?
To make HBOT as safe and effective as possible (which is the first principle of naturopathic medicine) patients must be examined by one of the three SNMC naturopathic doctors on staff for authorization to begin treatment to assure that patients do not have contraindications to the use of HBOT!
Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Safe?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is extremely safe with minimal risks. Patients will be prescribed HBOT by their doctor.
One of our largest portable designs that serves as our most popular chamber amongst parents, physicians, celebrities and professional athletes. Enough room for two adults to self-treat simultaneously, the sizeable 32” diametric chamber has complete freedom of movement for patients and maintains our strict and impeccable safety specifications. Strategically angled air-in port and tamper-proof redundant pressure regulators maintains consistent circulatory air flow within the chamber during treatments. The Vitaeris320 is practical and ideal for clinics and has a roomy interior providing patients with peace of mind during treatments. Five patient viewing windows illuminate the interior with room light. The spacious design coupled with medical grade technology ensures durability and functionality that will last for years.
What should patients do to prepare for treatment?
Patients must wear 100% clean cotton clothing with no metal. Do not wear, under any circumstance, perfume, hair spray, hair oils, cosmetics, fingernail polish/acrylic nails, petroleum or Vaseline products, deodorants, metal products including wire under garments, jewelry, including watches.
What does the Hyperbaric Technician need to know prior to treatment?
Inform our technician:
- If you have a cold, or feel as though you are coming down with a cold
- If you have a fever, chest congestion, nasal congestion
- If there is any change in your medication
- If you are nauseous, or vomiting
- If you have an ear infection
- If you are Diabetic and you didn’t take your insulin
- If you have not eaten the morning of the treatment
- If you are pregnant
- If you are claustrophobic, or anxious
- If you have any questions please feel free to ask the technician
What conditions does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy most commonly treat:
- Air or Gas Embolism
- Altitude Sickness
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Cerebral Palsy
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Compartment Syndrome/Crush injury/Ischemia
- Crohn’s Disease
- Decompression sickness
- Diabetic Wounds
- Gas Gangrene
- Immune System Building
- Intra-cranial Abscess
- Lyme Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Near Drowning
- Necrotizing Soft tissue Infection
- Osteoradionecrosis and Radiation Tissue Damage
- Osteomyelitis (refractory)
- Peripheral Vascular Disease
- Recovery from Plastic Surgery
- Skin Grafts
- Spinal Injuries
- Sports Injuries
- Thermal Burns
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
Contraindications for HBOT
- Congenital spherocytosis
- Dental work that is unfinished
- Eustachian tube dysfunction
- Pacemaker/epidural/pain pump
- Sinus congestion
What is the cost of HBOT per 1 hour treatment? 90 minute treatment = 1.5 treatments
1 Treatment – $140
5 Treatments – $675
10 Treatments – $1,300
15 Treatments – $1,875
20 Treatments – $2,400
30 Treatments – $3,300
40 Treatments – $4,000