Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor located in Santa Monica/Los Angeles, CA, Santa Monica, CA

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) services offered in Santa Monica/Los Angeles, CA, Santa Monica, CA

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) delivers purified oxygen within a sterile chamber, which can stimulate recovery and healing. At Best Naturopathic Medicine, experienced Board-Certified Naturopathic Doctor Matthew Cavaiola, ND, offers comprehensive naturopathic medicine solutions, including HBOT, in the Santa Monica, California, office. Click on the online scheduler or call the office to set up your consultation today.


What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)? 

HBOT is an oxidative therapy that infuses your body with purified oxygen. It can benefit your body in many ways, including improving energy, minimizing inflammation, and turning back the clock on aging.


HBOT delivers oxygen into your bloodstream at 200% higher levels than the air you breathe normally. This allows for more efficient oxygen delivery throughout your body, particularly in the areas where you need its restorative benefits the most.

What conditions does hyperbaric oxygen therapy treat?

HBOT treats:


  • Non-healing diabetic foot ulcers
  • Severe anemia that doesn’t respond to blood transfusions
  • Severe and large burns
  • Crush injuries
  • Decompression sickness
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Air and gas bubbles in blood vessels
  • Gas gangrene
  • Severe skin and bone infections
  • Radiation injuries
  • Complete sudden idiopathic hearing loss
  • Skin flaps at risk of necrosis (tissue death)
  • Sudden vision loss due to blood vessel blockage


Best Naturopathic Medicine may also recommend HBOT as part of a treatment plan for other health issues. If you have questions about how it might benefit you, simply speak to your providers about your condition and treatment goals.

How does hyperbaric oxygen therapy work?

Before your HBOT session, you’ll have a chance to learn more and ask questions. You don’t have to disrobe for the treatment. You’ll lie on a mattress inside the HBOT chamber and can relax comfortably for the entire 60-minute session. 


At the start of the HBOT session, you’ll notice some pressure in your ears (and may have ear popping) as the chamber pressurizes. This only lasts around five minutes and isn’t uncomfortable.


Most patients at Best Naturopathic Medicine experience positive changes in their health within only a couple of sessions. Effects are often long-lasting, and many patients say they enjoy better stamina, sleep, mood, and digestion, with less pain and reduced signs of aging. 


To help you get the most from your HBOT, Best Naturopathic Medicine may recommend supplemental treatments like nutraceuticals, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, intravenous (IV) nutrient therapy, and precision medicine treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and prolotherapy.


If you want to learn more about the restorative benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, call Best Naturopathic Medicine or click on the online booking link now.