Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy services offered in Rock Hill, SC

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a holistic, noninvasive treatment that promotes rejuvenation and healing from the inside out. At Arbor Vitae Holistic Medical Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Shawnie Perkins, MSPA, PA-C; Camden Messier, FNP-C; and the functional medicine team use this innovative therapy to treat everything from inflammation to brain fog. Call the clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Q & A

What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a rejuvenating treatment that involves inhaling pure oxygen in a pressurized environment. The air pressure is about two to three times higher than what you normally experience. 


This heightened pressure allows your lungs to breathe in as much oxygen as possible. It can also trigger the release of growth factors and other regenerative materials to promote healing and repair tissue damage.


At Arbor Vitae Holistic Medical Center, hyperbaric oxygen therapy can relieve chronic disease symptoms, enhance wellness, and support the body’s natural healing abilities.

What can hyperbaric oxygen therapy address?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is an effective treatment for a broad range of illnesses, injuries, and chronic diseases, including:

Slow-healing wounds

This noninvasive therapy can help heal wounds that are difficult to treat, such as diabetic foot ulcers, nonhealing surgical wounds, and pressure sores. It works by reducing inflammation and encouraging tissue regeneration.

Decompression sickness

Divers who experience decompression sickness can greatly benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which reduces nitrogen bubbles in the bloodstream.


Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can enhance the body's immune response and improve antibiotic effectiveness when treating certain infections, such as skin or bone infections.

Radiation injury

This treatment can also help manage tissue damage caused by radiation therapy for cancer, particularly in cases of tissue necrosis (tissue death).


Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may help increase oxygen levels in the blood, which can be beneficial for individuals with certain types of anemia.

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Inhaling pure oxygen may help increase energy levels in individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome and other chronic diseases that affect energy.

What can I expect from hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

During hyperbaric oxygen therapy sessions, you relax in a pressurized environment as you breathe in pure oxygen. Each treatment lasts a few minutes to a few hours, depending on your unique needs and treatment goals.


The team works closely with you to ensure a safe and comfortable experience while promoting long-term healing and enhanced well-being. You can resume your normal activities immediately after each treatment.

How often can I get hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Multiple hyperbaric oxygen therapy sessions are often necessary to ensure you reap the benefits. Some patients visit for one session a day several times a week, while others return for weekly treatments. The team can recommend an individualized treatment protocol based on your needs.


Call Arbor Vitae Holistic Medical Center today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about hyperbaric oxygen therapy’s benefits.