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March 7, 2019

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a serious health issue that can be fatal. According to the CDC, 420 people die in the US from carbon monoxide poisoning, and over 50,000 people are hospitalized with lingering symptoms. It is caused by breathing in too much carbon monoxide (CO) in an unventilated area. Breathing in fumes from car exhaust, old heaters, factory emissions, and fires can cause CO poisoning. Symptoms include dizziness, difficulty breathing, chest pain, confusion, nausea, and vomiting. Some other symptoms to look for include tinnitus, hearing loss, loss of focus, anxiety and depression, loss of some motor function, fatigue and general malaise. Those who have been drinking alcohol beforehand may even die before symptoms occur.

CO poisoning is entirely preventable, and it is recommended to check your CO detector’s batteries every 6 months. Once exposed, get the person to fresh air as soon as possible, and call 911 immediately after exposure.

Once breathing in carbon monoxide, the body becomes starved for oxygen. Brain damage can occur if the person was exposed for too long. According to (2019, October 16). Carbon monoxide poisoning. Mayo Clinic. Retrieved February 2, 2023, from , while at the emergency room the patient will be put on an oxygen breathing mask or a ventilator if needed. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is also part of the treatment process. HBOT replaces the carboxyhemoglobin in the blood, while increasing oxygenation in the blood and surrounding tissues. HBOT has neuroprotective properties which are required for healing from CO poisoning.

HBOT is able to improve a patient’s cognitive ability and our experience is it have even helped with emotional dis-regulation and mental state after CO poisoning, according to (Oct 3, 2022) Hyperbaric Oxygen for Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, New England Journal of Medicine. They concluded that, “Our results support the use of hyperbaric oxygen in patients with acute carbon monoxide poisoning.” There is tremendous evidence to support the efficacy of HBOT in CO poisoning, due to this research and positive outcomes, the FDA approved it as part of a patient’s healing process.

See our website here Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery for more information on the effectiveness of HBOT for carbon monoxide poisoning.

There are many health conditions that HBOT may help improve the symptoms of and improve the patient’s Quality of Life, including diabetic foot ulcers, radiation side effects, post surgical recovery, traumatic brain injury and many more. Please visit our Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery Testimonials to see how these people have been able to recover with HBOT. Please give us a call at 415-785-8652 for a free consultation. We also accept Medicare, as well as many other major insurance companies. Wishing you improved health.

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) afflicts 10 million people around the world. According to the Parkinson Foundation, it is understood as, “A neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominantly the dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra.” There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s. Knowing the early signs can help you or a loved one get the treatment they need. Tremors at rest are an early sign, as well as change in handwriting, especially if the handwriting is noticeably smaller. Combined with loss of smell, and trouble sleeping. Difficulty walking, or change in gait is a sign of Parkinson’s. Stomach issues such as constipation are also a sign to watch out for. Some people can have a lower tone of voice, as well as a masked face of those with Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s patients may have increased dizziness, as well as a hunched over back. If you need to learn more about Parkinsons (PD), please visit

The cause of PD is still a mystery, but scientists are looking everywhere for solutions. Early use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) was thought of due to its neuroprotective properties, as cited here Banou E. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Effect on “Kinesia Paradoxa” Brain Circuits. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2021;1339:139-146. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-78787-5_19. PMID: 35023101.. They found that HBOT was able to increase norepinephrine levels in those with Parkinson’s. Thus, HBOT can be a method of improving the quality of life of those who suffer from Parkinson’s, especially if used early on in the progression of the disease.

HBOT reduces inflammation, increases stem cell production, and has neuroprotective qualities. Researchers have been looking at how HBOT affects the brain, and how it can improve quality of life in those with PD. A 45-year-old man suffered with PD, and looked to HBOT to relieve his symptoms, here Xu JJ, Yang ST, Sha Y, Ge YY, Wang JM. Hyperbaric oxygen treatment for Parkinson’s disease with severe depression and anxiety: A case report. Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Mar;97(9):e0029. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000010029. PMID: 29489651; PMCID: PMC5851727.. The study found that, “In conclusion, this report suggests that hyperbaric oxygen treatment may be a potential therapeutic method for treating psychiatric symptoms in patients with PD.”

Those that suffer from Parkinson’s Disease now have one more tool in their healing journey. Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery is in your corner to discuss your options. If you have any questions, we discuss Brain Care on our website, here HBOT Brain Care and how HBOT is part of a healthy cognitive improving regimen. HBOT may “reduce cerebral edema, reduce neuroinflammation, increase oxygen saturation to the brain, and create an 8-fold increase in stem cell production.”

Call Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery at 415-785-8652 for anything discussed in our blog. We have a highly trained, compassionate staff that understands your needs during the Covid-19 pandemic, and ask that everyone wear a mask. We accept most insurance, including Medicare for specific ailments approved by the FDA. Here at AHR we believe in our mission to serve our community with the highest of standards, aimed at improving Quality of Life.

Symptoms of long COVID:

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is now a method to help patients alleviate symptoms from Long Covid. According to the CDC, 2022, Nearly 1 in 5 American Adults Who Have Had COVID-19 Still Have “Long Covid”, 19% of Americans suffer from “long COVID,” or “long-haul covid” after contracting COVID-19. After contracting COVID-19, and getting negative results, people can experience lingering symptoms for weeks or even months. Long covid can come with complicated symptoms, depending on the individual. Symptoms can include tiredness/fatigue, malaise, fever, cough, or chest pain. Some neurological symptoms can include headaches, anxiety, brain fog, frustration, difficulty sleeping, and change in smell or taste. Some people experience diarrhea and stomach problems. Having COVID-19 can also affect different organs and include many body systems.

Dr. Chan from Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery Inc. has become a leader in successfully treating patients with lingering or long COVID symptoms, she states, “In my clinical experience, applying a whole-body systems approach is the key to the solution.” HBOT is a whole body and even a cellular approach. HBOT is now being used as a long term solution to complications from COVID-19 long haul symptoms.

HBOT reduces inflammation in the body and brain. It is also shown to increase energy, especially in those who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome. Covid-19 impacts the mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell, disrupting its ATP generation and functioning. As shown in this randomized, controlled study Zilberman-Itskovich, S., Catalogna, M., Sasson, E. et al. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves neurocognitive functions and symptoms of post-COVID condition: randomized controlled trial. Sci Rep 12, 11252 (2022)., found that “…HBOT can induce neuroplasticity and improve cognitive, psychiatric, fatigue, sleep and brain symptoms of patients suffering from post-COVID-19 conditions…HBOT also improved pain interference.”

The patient relaxes inside a hard hyperbaric oxygen chamber, and breathes 100% medical grade oxygen. Scientists are still uncertain what causes long COVID, but it is theorized that COVID-19 causes tissue hypoxia (low oxygen levels) for a long period of time. According to this study, Robbins T, Gonevski M, Clark C, Baitule S, Sharma K, Magar A, Patel K, Sankar S, Kyrou I, Ali A, Randeva HS. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the treatment of long COVID: early evaluation of a highly promising intervention. Clin Med (Lond). 2021 Nov;21(6):e629-e632. doi: 10.7861/clinmed.2021-0462. PMID: 34862223; PMCID: PMC8806311., “HBOT has a possible positive effect on the long COVID-related symptoms of fatigue and ‘brain fog.’ These results match with the clinical and qualitative observations of patients receiving the therapy, many of whom report their lives have been “transformed” for the better.

Susan B from San Francisco suffered from long COVID neuroinflammation. Susan wrote, “The oxygenation of HBOT helped drive healing into my cranium, reducing the swelling and getting me back on my feet. The team at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery of Marin is professional, supportive and well-trained. This is a loving space for deep healing. Highly recommended!” Medical Grade HBOT at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery was able to reduce her long COVID symptoms, and change her life for the better.

HBOT is available as a healing tool for those recovering from long COVID to improve quality of life. If you or a loved one is suffering from long COVID, we are conveniently located in San Rafael, serving the North Bay and beyond. For more information, please call us at 415-785-8652 and our highly trained staff can answer your questions on how you may be able to improve your quality of life with HBOT.

Are you suffering from: agitation, irritability, hostility, hypervigilance, self-destructive behavior, social isolation, fear, anxiety, mistrust, insomnia, nightmares, and or emotional detachment? All of these could be symptoms of PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD requires a medical diagnosis. Symptoms may include unwanted memories, avoidance of situations, heightened reactions, trigger depressed mood and more.

PTSD is a very serious matter that may be brought on by a traumatic, triggering event. Different people experience different symptoms in different ways. People may experience intrusive thoughts, anxiety, depression, avoidance of certain situations that remind the person of the event, or being unable to cope in daily life. If you or a loved one suffers from PTSD, you can read more about it here Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Mayo Clinic. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, or HBOT, is one way to help the person suffering from PTSD.

A particular 2017 study notes improvement in many of those suffering from PTSD and TBI symptoms when subjects had medical grade HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) as part of their healing protocol. 29 people from the military improved their quality of life during this study. The study explained that “HBOT was found to be safe and significantly effective for veterans with mild to moderate TBI PPCS with PTSD in all four outcome domains: clinical medicine, neuropsychology, psychology, and SPECT imaging. Veterans also experienced a significant reduction in suicidal ideation and reduction in psychoactive medication use.” The study is found here HBOT Treatment of TBI and PTSD study.

PTSD is a severe condition that may interfere in a person’s life dramatically. HBOT is shown to improve symptoms in cognitive function and well being. According to this study, Controlled trial, HBOT Improves Symptoms in PTSD, “It is now clear that traumatic events cause long-term changes of brain activity and microstructural integrity.” The study found that HBOT “can induce neuroplasticity and improve PTSD related symptoms of veterans suffering for treatment resistant PTSD.” There were subjects involved that did not experience TBI, and were being treated for PTSD only.

Julia S, a former patient, was able to improve her life after TBI (traumatic brain injury) from a car crash. She said, “I was in a car accident that caused a traumatic brain injury/hemorrhagic strokes in my brain. I am a living testament that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy WORKS for stroke. If you are questioning trying this treatment I encourage you to please invest in your health.” Julia mentioned also being able to be more social and even go back to work after HBOT. Her full testimony is available here Yelp Reviews and Testimonials.

Contact us at 415-785-8652 if you or a loved one is suffering, to see if HBOT is a viable option with your current healing plan. Our highly knowledgeable, and compassionate staff are trained and Nationally Certified in hyperbaric medicine. The chambers we utilize are medical grade hard chambers as used in hospitals. We follow current COVID-19 protocols set by the CDC. We look forward to speaking with you in the hopes of helping improve your Quality of Life with HBOT. Dial 911 if you are having an emergency.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been used to treat chronic or necrotized infections, or anaerobic infections, since the 1960s. HBOT is well known to reduce inflammation and has anti-infection properties. HBOT is shown to reduce healing time, since tissue oxygenation will supply the cells with oxygen that are responsible for healing infected tissue. Necrotized infections can be deadly to the patient, because they can go septic. It is imperative that the person can get all forms of treatment possible, including HBOT recommended by their doctor.

According to John Hopkins Health, Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection | Johns Hopkins Medicine, symptoms of a necrotized infection in even a small wound can include pain and warmth at the wound, a fever, grayish liquid oozing from the wound, excessive sweating, and difficulty to think clearly. “People with some of these symptoms are surprised to learn that they have a necrotizing soft tissue infection because it did not seem to be especially severe at first. But these infections can progress rapidly even overnight, if they are not aggressively treated.”

There are a few treatment options available for those with serious necrotized infections, and HBOT is one of them. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with this debilitating condition, your health provider will send you to a specialist that will be able to give you the best treatment possible. That will most likely include antibiotics, tetanus shot, surgery to remove the damaged tissue, as well as HBOT at a medical grade Hyperbaric Oxygen facility. The sooner a patient can get themselves to a hyperbaric facility, the more tissue that can be saved.

HBOT supplies the body with oxygen from a hyperbaric chamber, which allows the body to heal from within. Oxygen is required for all healing processes. HBOT increases collagen production as well as angiogenesis, the production of blood vessels. This process applies to the body fighting an infection, as stated in this study here Hyperbaric oxygen and wound healing – PMC.

Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery Inc. is conveniently located in San Rafael, and we serve the Bay Area and beyond. A local teen was able to resolve her foot infection with HBOT and avoid painful debridements and a possible amputation. She did her own research, and brought the idea of HBOT along with the research we provided her to her doctor. The usual rounds of antibiotics were not able to heal the wound before it became serious. According to her testimonial, “Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy was absolutely necessary for helping clear out infection rapidly and effectively. Swelling and edema were reduced by vasoconstriction, preventing the infection from becoming septic throughout the body.” Her full testimonial can be found here Fungal Infection • Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery, Inc.

Focusing on the breath helps calm the mind and soul, medical grade HBOT oxygen saves life and limb. If you have any questions regarding HBOT and how it can help you or a loved one, please give us a call at 415-785-8652 so you can schedule a consultation with one of our hyperbaric physicians. They will work with you and your health care team to come up with the best healing protocol for you. We accept most insurance plans, including Medicare! Alleviate suffering now and improve your quality of life by calling Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery.

HBOT greatly impacts infectious wounds by supplying oxygen to the area

Did you know that there is an incredible  painless healing modality that aids rapid recovery following dental work? There are new advancements in research regarding postradiotherapy cases, osteonecrosis of the jaw, osteomyelitis, periodontal disease, and dental implants. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can even be used in conjunction with other procedures such as bone grafting.

The FDA has approved Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for recovery from dental procedures, including post extractions, post surgical  healing, pre and post implant procedures, osteomyelitis (jaw or facial bone infections), cavitations,  oral non healing wounds, non healing soft tissue infection, and osteoradionecrosis, or complications in radiation therapy that leads to bone damage of the jaw. HBOT aids in the healing process of many dental procedures. 

HBOT assists with post surgical healing through  angiogenesis, or growth of new blood vessels, prevents infection, and assists antibiotics to kill bacteria. Patients report reduced hospitalization time, infection clearing due to the antibiotics working better, as well as reducing the adhesion of leukocytes, thereby reducing inflammation, swelling and edema in the area. 

On our website, we detail the full benefits a patient may receive with doing HBOT before and after certain dental procedures here, Dental • Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery, Inc. Sometimes HBOT is used in conjunction with the surgical procedure, as well as antibiotics to give the patient the best opportunity for true and complete healing. Comparatively, according to studies, healing time is greatly reduced when a patient also has HBOT treatments and less complications from their procedures are reported. 

In this study, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – Can It Be the New Era in Dentistry? – PMC, it describes the benefit of HBOT in connection with different dental conditions that are covered by insurance, and the effects it has on the healing process. The study finds that in the case of osteomyelitis, there was an increase in “the host response and at making the environment more favorable for the action of the inflammatory cells.” In a study which was done on the treatment of chronic refractory osteomyelitis, 11 out of 14 patients were successively treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy without any complications.” The study concluded that “hyperbaric oxygen therapy serves a promising future and a new era of safer treatment modalities.”  

Osteomyelitis is a condition that can be caused by staphylococcus bacteria. It is incredibly painful, and it enters the bone through the bloodstream. It is an infection of the bone. Some individuals may be more at risk if they have conditions like diabetes, or kidney disease. Treatment includes antibiotics and surgery at the site. HBOT is being used for osteomyelitis because of the antibiotic enhancing abilities of the oxygenation process. Here, Adjuvant hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of hemodialysis patients with chronic osteomyelitis, a comparison study was done for patients with chronic osteomyelitis. They were given HBOT treatments  when the tissue failed to heal after traditional methods, and it was concluded that HBOT “is effective as an adjunct to aggressive medical and surgical treatment.”

A patient, Helena S, was not able to treat her osteomyelitis due to a tooth abscess. The pain was unbearable. Since starting HBOT at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC, Helena has seen major improvements. “This program has certainly improved my well being from the standpoint of improved blood flow to the area of my jaw, and hopeful improvement of the infection long term…I’ve noticed an amazing side effect, a marked improvement in my vision. It has been really remarkable.” The full testimony is here, Dental Osteomyelitis Patient Recommends Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Contact us to learn how you can benefit from HBOT following  your next dental surgery, or oral procedure. We can answer any of your questions, including if it will be covered by your insurance (most dental patients using HBOT will be). Here at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC, we will make sure you receive the best in care. Call us at 415-785-8652 to start your HBOT journey.

HBOT can positively impact your oral health, too!

Opioid withdrawal is a painful process and for some can even turn into addiction. Many people go to rehab to completely recover from their withdrawal and addiction. Many times they are given an opioid as prescribed by a doctor to recover from surgery, such as codeine, morphine, or Vicoden. These are very serious drugs, but are sometimes needed in life or death situations or during the very painful healing process. Symptoms of withdrawal may depend on the drug itself, which include racing heart, anxiety, diarrhea, chills, high blood pressure, nausea and vomiting, increased body temperature, and/or muscle and bone pain. Please contact American Addiction Centers if you or a loved one is in pain from opioid withdrawal symptoms. 

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is used to relieve pain from situations like surgeries, post radiation effects, traumatic brain injuries, diabetic foot, and many more. Please see our list here FDA Approved Conditions for HBOT • Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery, Inc of FDA approved conditions that your insurance can cover if you choose HBOT. 

Drug rehab and recovery with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) can ease the process and improve quality of life for so many patients. When oxygen is saturated within the body, it is able to naturally increase hyperoxia, or oxygen levels, in tissues. Increased oxygen reduces cerebral edema and makes the blood cells stronger, more  able to carry out their healing processes efficiently. Pain and inflammation is also reduced, since white blood cells are able to remove cell debris and toxins more efficiently, thus improving healing time. HBOT helps the patient detox, so there is less toxicity load on the body.

Many patients report pain reduction with HBOT. A trial was done on individuals who had terrible opioid withdrawal symptoms, and they tried HBOT to assist in tapering off the drug. According to the study, “Opioid withdrawal symptoms were reduced after Day 1 of HBOT by twice as much, on average, compared with the control condition. Satisfaction surveys found participants were generally satisfied with ease and comfort of the treatment.” The full study is here Hyperbaric Oxygen to Assist Adults With Opioid Use Disorder in Reducing Methadone Dose

Lynn D’s experience from Santa Rosa CA.  “I am a prominent Real Estate agent in Sonoma County, after my hip replacement I was in tremendous pain. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery in San Rafael, not only helped me heal so much faster than I did with my first hip replacement, but it also helped me get off the pain medications so that I could get back to work quicker. I felt my body detoxing off the anesthesia and opioids and felt that cloud LIFT so my cognitive function came back and I never looked back. Thank you Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery and your amazing team for all of your help and loving care! A True healing oasis.”

A patient of Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC, Claudia G, noticed a significant decrease in pain and swelling after teeth removal surgery. She stated, “I went into the chamber after I had my wisdom tooth removed, it helped with the pain and swelling… After my treatment I definitely felt a difference in my face, the cheeks were not as swollen, and my pain was gone.” HBOT is extremely effective in reducing pain, making it a wonderful mode for recovery in many conditions, including pain from opioid withdrawal..

Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery is located in San Rafael CA, contact us at 415-785-8652 for more information if you or a loved one is suffering painful opioid dependence and are struggling with withdrawal symptoms. Share this blog with your friends and family, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @AdvancedHBOT. Healing the body with oxygen from medical grade hyperbaric chambers is a painless, non-invasive, relaxing treatment with numerous benefits. 

Withdrawal symptoms can vary from each individual, and HBOT
reduces pain, inflammation, and toxicity load in the body.

Did you know? Mild COVID cases still lead to attention and memory issues – study | Reuters, “LONDON, Jan 19 (Reuters) – People with mild COVID-19 who do not suffer any other traditional “long COVID” symptoms can still exhibit deteriorated attention and memory six to nine months after infection, a study by Britain’s Oxford University has found.

After some people recover from Covid-19, they can still have complications. These symptoms are called Post Covid-19 Syndrome, or Long-Haul COVID. Symptoms can be mild or severe. These symptoms can range from loss of smell and taste, fatigue, pain, loss of coordination, headaches and cognitive impairment in certain individuals, even dementia. Of those with Long-Haul Covid, 50-80% of those who now test negative for Covid-19 will develop some long-haul COVID symptoms, according to the American Lung Association here Understanding COVID-19 Long Haulers | American Lung Association.

Some of these individuals may even develop chronic dysfunction to one or multiple vital organs, while the others will still have lingering symptoms without apparent damage to their vital organs. Of the treatment options for individuals with long haul covid symptoms, HBOT is a painless, natural viable option. Hypoxemia, or low levels of oxygen in the blood, can occur in patients with Covid-19. HBOT saturates the red blood cells and diffuse past the capillary walls to the soft tissue and even bone with oxygen. Essentially, HBOT sends oxygen into areas where even the blood does not go.

Our physician can determine how many sessions an individual with Long-Haul COVID symptoms may need, as each case is specific to that patient. Due to inflammation created by the COVID virus, HBOT is able to promote oxygenation in the blood, and therefore gives energy to white blood cells to fight off illness too. A study, Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the treatment of long COVID: early evaluation of a highly promising intervention | RCP Journals, was looking at HBOT and those that suffered from fatigue after contracting Covid-19. The study listed a “statistically significant improvement” upon individuals with long Covid (or Post Covid-19 Syndrome). Oxygen is required in all processes in the body, and HBOT facilitates the body’s healing.

A recent patient of Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery “Luv L” went to receive HBOT in August of 2020 for long Covid symptoms. She reports she had been suffering for 5 months with Long Haul COVID symptoms before she began HBOT. Before, in 2018, she received HBOT for a traumatic brain injury and had wonderful results at the same facility (Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery in San Rafael CA). “Luv L” said her Long Haul COVID symptoms were so bad she couldn’t even spell simple words, remember names and couldn’t stand up for very long. She could not function well in daily tasks. “Luv L” said that, “…I’m feeling very hopeful I can put coronavirus and its downstream effects behind me…To the impeccable team at Advanced Hyperbaric of San Rafael, California. They are clean, careful and kind.” Luv L’s full testimonial is on Yelp here.

Another patient, “Susan B,” used HBOT for recovery from Long Haul COVID symptoms. She suffered from neuroinflammation from COVID, with swelling of the meninges. She couldn’t read, talk or concentrate. Susan said, “The oxygenation of HBOT helped drive healing into my cranium, reducing the swelling and getting me back on my feet. The team at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery of Marin is professional, supportive and well-trained. This is a loving space for deep healing. Highly recommended!”

While Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC does not treat those currently testing positive for Covid-19, if an individual does end up with complicated symptoms after testing negative, HBOT is available.

If you are suffering from long haul Covid symptoms, please contact us at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC, located in San Rafael, California at 415-785-8652. As a community we can fight Covid-19, and we are honored to do our part.

Do you know someone suffering with a non-healing wound? Or pain following radiation? Are you suffering with a non-healing wound following surgery or radiation?

HBOT has helped MANY alleviate suffering and heal chronic conditions. But more than that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has helped our dear older ones on MEDICARE, FINALLY heal so they may restore self-reliance and independence in their lives. Here at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery we are humbly accepting MEDICARE patients. 

The experience of Maryann, who was able to heal and move back into her own apartment after a prolonged stay in a care home and restored her independence, warms our hearts. We were able to offer HBOT to Mary Ann, and alleviate her many painful symptoms. Since Advanced is now contracted with MEDICARE, we can now accept many patients like Maryann who are suffering from accepted conditions, such as non-healing wounds. If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms such as acute pain, soreness, numbness, constant urination, exhaustion, dry skin, as well as wounds that will not heal, please go see a primary care doctor to ask about diabetes. 

340 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes. 20% of diabetic sufferers experience foot ulcers that will not heal, which doctors call a nonhealing wound. These can become infected, and the affected area might need to be amputated to prevent further infection. According to Mechanistic insight into diabetic wounds: Pathogenesis, molecular targets and treatment strategies to pace wound healing – ScienceDirect, diabetes affects the body’s ability to heal its wounds properly.

Maryann had a non-healing diabetic wound in her toe that would not close because of infection. After months of going back and forth to the hospital and rehab, the doctor said she would have to lose her toe. Maryann said, “I wasn’t taking any chances this time, and I had heard about Hyperbarics from a friend, not to mention my own brother had done treatments and it helped to save his leg from amputation! My treatments have been a God send! My wound has healed magnificently and prevented further amputation of my foot.” She was able to regain her independence and get rid of her wheelchair, her walker and even her cane. She was so proud that she could even drive again! Her HBOT journey and full testimonial is located here Grandmother Avoids Amputation and Regains Independance.  

HBOT works by lowering inflammation, increasing collagen production, and it has  antimicrobial properties by saturating the body with oxygen from the hyperbaric chamber. According to the study Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for nonhealing wounds: Treatment results of a single center, “81% of all patients referred showed that the wound was healed/or was near complete healing… HBOT may decrease the need for minor or major amputations in the case of diabetic foot ulcers in particular.” Not only was the nonhealing wound affected positively by HBOT, any other wounds the patient had were well on their way to being healed by the HBOT sessions too.

Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery Inc. has a physician on staff that can answer any of your HBOT questions, and we will handle all the insurance paperwork for MEDICARE payment. 

Here at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery Inc, we treat each patient with the highest degree of respect and care. Contact us at 415-785-8652. We are conveniently located in San Rafael, and look forward to sharing the exciting science behind how HBOT helps improve quality of life for so many.

We now work with MEDICARE!

According to The Mayo Clinic, “Stem cells are the body’s raw materials — cells from which all other cells with specialized functions are generated. Under the right conditions in the body or a laboratory, stem cells divide to form more cells called daughter cells.” The full article is listed here Stem cells: What they are and what they do – Mayo Clinic. Stem cells create red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Using oxygen for energy, these cells can move and form into new cells and tissue when needed by the body. Only stem cells can do this. 

At Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC we provide Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) treatments for those patients that may be more complex and have difficulty healing. If you are new to HBOT, a hyperbaric chamber saturates the cells with 100% oxygen. Stem cells proliferate, and angiogenesis speeds healing. Stem cells are an important part of the healing process with HBOT. HBOT can provide an 8 fold increase in your own stem cell production!

Stem cells come from either embryonic cells, or adult stem cells. Researchers used to think that adult stem cells could only create similar types of tissue, but they are discovering that adult stem cells can be used to grow tissue from other parts of the body. If these cells are from the same individual they will most likely be accepted by the body in a transplant. Many people can benefit from stem cell therapy, such as those with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, spinal cord injuries, heart disease, burns, and many more. HBOT allows the stem cells to proliferate, and heal the area of the body that is damaged. According to a study by the American Journal of Physiology, the article states, “Over a course of 20 treatments, circulating CD34 cells (stem cells) increased eightfold…” The article is here Stem cell mobilization by hyperbaric oxygen | American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology

A local teen found out she had an infection in her foot, and went to the hospital. It was severe. She was given the usual antibiotics treatment. According to the testimonial, she said, “The patient insisted on getting a prescription for HBOT…Hyperbaric oxygen therapy was essential for helping clear out the infection rapidly and effectively.” In no time, the teenager was able to perform music and her usual activities after successful rounds of HBOT. The teenager did her research, and advocated for herself. Her testimonial is here Fungal Infection • Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery, Inc

Please give us a call at (415) 785-8652 for a phone consultation to see if you may benefit from HBOT. Here at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC, your Quality of Life matters. If you are experiencing any of the conditions that HBOT is able to assist with, the highly trained staff will take care of you. We serve the Greater Bay Area and are your premier providers for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. 

Stem cells contain raw material to generate more specific cells.