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  • fireboyrf
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    Hbot Data

    Just to answer some question on here:

    Any doctor can prescribe hyperbaric oxgyen treatments. You need to have a prescription from a medical physician, just as you would for any prescrition drug. The reason being is the FDA has 100% oxygen as a drug and therefore you need a prescription for it.

    Treatments vary in price. A free standing clinic (not affiliated with a hospital) can be priced from $150 to $250, depending on the protocol (ie. 6o minute treatment or 90 minutes). For patient using hyperbarics in a hospital setting (Duke, UCLA, burn centers) they can charge anywhere from $1200 or $2000 per treament. The hospital chambers allow medical personal to be inside with to monitor the patient, where most free standing clinics will monitor on the outside.

    I work at a free standing hyperbaric facility in Santa Monica. Here we treat patients with strokes, autism, fybro myalgia, post operative wound healing, some minor burns, lymes disease, general health issues, immune system building and many others. The hospitals treat divers, and critical patients with burns, exceptional blood loss, diabetic non healing woulds, skin grafts, carbon monoxide poisoning, and more.

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  • moomy
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    Thanks Bonnie

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  • autismfamily
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    Someone posted this link about HBOT in an autism group for a member who is considering it. There is a lot of scientific info here, so passing it along:

    http://www.autismweb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7173

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  • autismfamily
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    Ihave read that this is very expensive. It is also used in the autism community and many families have a chamber in their home or take their kid to the place for it. Also many families share the cost of a chamber and use it for their families.

    When doing a google search on HBOT use autism and you might find more data and also the type of Dr who has this at their office.

    Bonnie Sayers

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  • jennfran
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    LOL , too funny!

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  • phlika29
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    Originally posted by jennfran
    Getting bent is dangerous
    Quote of the year

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  • jennfran
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    Does anyone know what kind of Dr. does this treatment?? Thanks..JEnn

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  • jennfran
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    Getting bent is dangerous and I dont know if I could do that because of my heart condition. I dont think I would choose to be bent so I would go for the more treatments and if it worked I would spend the money. Let us know what Duke says Manda. I am ready to dive into hubbie's oxygen..lol. Manda, you get your boyfriends oxygen tank and I will get my husbands, come on over and we can get high on oxygen Jenn

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  • MandaO
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    Jenn- my boyfriend is a diver too, and he said the same thing, LOL. Melissa, I will let you know what Duke says when I talk to them- I know that they have a well-reputed hyperbaric facility and treatment center, but I don't know if they have ever used it in conjunction with the rosacea unit... i'll let you know
    Oh, also, I read on their website that if you get bent, then you only need one chamber treatment, but for wound healing people need around 40 treatments! that sounds pretty expensive to me!

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  • jennfran
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    In this therapy are people being decompressed or is it just an oxygen tank? If just an oxygen tank then I will just have my husband put a plastic bag over my head and break out one of his oxygen tanks..lol..Husband is a diver..Thanks..Jenn

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  • jennfran
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    what kind of Dr. would even do these oxygen treatments? Thanks..Jenn

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  • Melissa W
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    That's very interesting MandaO.
    I'd love to hear about the Rosacea Treatment Unit that Duke University has. Please do let us know.

    Happy holidays!
    Melissa

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  • MandaO
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    hmmm- I'm not sure about the cost for medical purposes. My boyfriend says that a "chamber ride" as he calls it, can be super expensive- and we'd have to have a lot of treatments, i think. I live in NC, and Duke university apparently has one of the top hyperbaric facilities in the entire world (according to my boyfriend)- Duke also has a rosacea treatment unit, so I'll be contacting them after the holidays to see what I can find out- maybe they've used the chamber to treat rosacea patients? That would be interesting... I'll let you all know.

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  • dily0487
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    how much do you think oxygen treatment is likely to cost? I know footballers have it during rehabilitation from injury, so am guessing $$$$$$$

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  • MandaO
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    hmmm... my boyfriend is an underwater archaeologist and deep technical scuba diver, so I have fairly easy access to a hyperbaric chamber (for when divers get bent)- he also mentioned that he could easily build a hyperbaric chamber at home - what an interesting fixture for our living room that would be! I'll definitely keep my eye on this- that's a good find!

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