Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Specialist

Progressive Medical Center

Integrative Functional Medicine & Health and Wellness Center located in Dunwoody, Atlanta, GA

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) fuels every cell throughout your body with the most essential of all life elements, oxygen. Benjamin Johnston Sr., MD, and the skilled team at Progressive Medical Center offer safe, effective HBOT to support healing from a wide range of health conditions. You only need to relax and let your body painlessly absorb oxygen. To learn how HBOT can improve your health, call the office in Atlanta, Georgia, or book an appointment online today.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Q & A

What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

When you get hyperbaric oxygen therapy or HBOT, you breathe 100% oxygen while reclining in a pressurized chamber. The pressure applies about four pounds of pressure per square inch of skin, allowing your lungs to absorb more and pushing oxygen deep into your tissues and organs.

After one hour, the oxygen has completely saturated your body, down to blood plasma and tissue fluids. You have inhaled nearly two and a half pounds of pure oxygen.

What are the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Oxygen is essential for every cell, tissue, and organ in your body. Cellular metabolism, new cell growth, and healing depend on getting enough oxygen. Flooding deep-residing cells with a healthy dose of oxygen allows cells to perform at an optimal level and restore balance within your body faster.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy enhances your body's natural healing ability. Oxygen is so essential that wounds can't heal without a sufficient supply. HBOT is often used to help burn victims heal, including the burn unit at Atlanta's own Grady Memorial Hospital.

The boost in oxygen you receive during HBOT helps fight bacteria. It also increases the production of blood vessels, collagen, and other essential tissues.

What conditions improve with hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy produces benefits for a wide range of health conditions. Oxygen therapy also slows down the aging process by stimulating the production and activity of mitochondria, the structures inside cells that produce energy.

In addition to slowing aging by boosting energy within your body's cells, specialized cosmetic treatments rejuvenate your appearance by infusing oxygen into your skin cells.

HBOT can be used to treat:

  • Autism
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Stroke
  • Burns
  • Anti-aging
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Lyme disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Migraine headaches
  • Vascular disease

HBOT also improves your recovery after surgery, following a severe injury, and if you have a wound that won't heal.

What should I expect during hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

You simply recline on a comfortable mattress inside the hyperbaric chamber. Then your provider gradually increases the pressure.

Though enclosed in the chamber, the cover has a clear opening. You can see and communicate with the highly trained providers who stay with you during the process.

Once inside the chamber, you can relax, read, or meditate while your body absorbs life-enhancing oxygen. When your session is over, your provider gradually decreases the pressure, which often causes normal ear popping.

At Progressive Medical Center, you receive a perfectly balanced prescription of integrative therapies that complement HBOT. Your provider tailors your comprehensive treatment to rebuild and restore wellness based on your individual needs. 

To learn how hyperbaric oxygen therapy may improve your health, call Progressive Medical Center or book an appointment online today.