FAQ

It has long been known that healing of many areas of the body cannot occur without adequate oxygen levels in the tissue. Most diseases and injuries occur and often persist at the cellular or tissue level. In many cases, such as: circulation problems; non-healing wounds; and scarring, oxygen cannot reach the damaged area. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy aims to support the body’s natural healing ability and improve the patient’s quality of life in many areas, in addition to standard medical procedures.

Hyperbaric chambers are equipped with a two-way loudspeaker system that includes a handset and intercom to allow the operator to have private conversations with the patient during the session. Moreover, the chamber has a large transparent glass through which you can maintain eye contact.

The hyperbaric therapy plan is based on your diagnosis or medical condition. The number of sessions required varies according to the individual requirements of each patient, which will be discussed in the first consultation. Some cases only require 2-5 sessions, many others require 20-40 sessions or more, depending on the severity of the condition.

In our atmosphere, we are pressurized around 1000 hPa (hectopascals), and the air we breathe consists of 21% oxygen and 78% nitrogen. During HBOT, the pressure in the chamber can be up to three times higher than normal atmospheric pressure. Pressure during standard sessions of hyperbaric therapy is 1.5-3.0 atmospheres. This means that the pressure in the chamber can be about 1500 hPa to 3000 hPa (hectopascals), which is about the same pressure as at a depth of about 5 to 20 meters underwater.

All patients will require an initial consultation. We are happy to accept healthy customers based on our own choice when it comes to maintaining well-being. For patients suffering from chronic diseases, you must have a referral from a doctor or we will arrange a consultation with a doctor.

We only use single-person chambers (one person at a time or a person with a toddler) that deliver oxygen through an oxygen mask, which means it’s safe to play a music player or read a book.

You only need to bring yourself, it is a good idea to wear comfortable clothes and possibly bring a book (or music phone)

We have prepared a free parking space for you next to a point in Krakow that you can safely use. 🙂

There are basically two types of chambers: single and multi-person. Single-person chambers are designed to treat one person at a time. Multiple people can be in dormitories at the same time, which means sessions can be interrupted and less relaxing. We use single-person chambers as many of our customers consider it a private or more discreet experience and you can easily enjoy relaxing, meditating, listening to music or reading a book.

During HBOT, you breathe around 95% pure oxygen (under normal conditions, you only breathe around 21%). This increased oxygen level can significantly improve the body’s ability to regenerate, accelerating recovery from illness or wound healing. The air pressure is also increased so that the lungs can store more oxygen than with normal air pressure.

Oxygen therapy takes place in a hyperbaric chamber that you’ve probably been in before (the inside of the plane is essentially a large hyperbaric chamber). Therefore, some patients experience a sensation similar to that experienced when flying or landing in an airplane when starting treatment.

 

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can bring you the following benefits:

  • Treatment and repair of damaged cells
  • It kills bacteria, reducing the risk of infection
  • It soothes inflammation
  • It reduces swelling
  • It increases the growth of new blood vessels

There is a consultation before the first session. This is to make sure we understand your needs and discuss an appropriate hyperbaric therapy plan based on your symptoms.

Make sure you let us know:

  • If you have symptoms of a cold or flu, fever, sinus pain or nasal congestion, or chest congestion.
  • If there is a possibility of becoming pregnant.
  • If there has been a change in any of your medications.
  • If you have any concerns or anxiety about the treatment.
  • If you are claustrophobic.

Detailed information on costs can be found in the PRICING

Patients generally feel calm and relaxed and enjoying the experience, and there should be no noticeable difference during the sessions as the chamber reaches the treatment pressure. During compression and decompression, you may experience slight pressure in the ears, similar to the feeling of stepping off an airplane, which can be alleviated by swallowing, yawning, and pushing the ears.

There are several things you can do to improve your oxygenation effects:

Always meet deadlines. Regular, consistent participation in therapy will help you the most.

If you smoke, consider stopping it, or at least reducing it. Smoking reduces the amount of oxygen needed for wound healing. All the benefits of HBOT will be enhanced if you quit smoking.

A healthy diet, plenty of water, and plenty of rest will improve your body’s ability to heal.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is carried out under the care of a person trained in the use of the device, who also uses this therapy himself. While there is little risk, as with all medical procedures, general hyperbaric oxygen therapy is extremely safe. The risks will be discussed with you before signing the consent form.

Each session lasts approximately 1-2 hours, depending on requirements.

The most common side effect is obstruction of the ears and sinuses, also seen on disembarkation due to pressure changes. You can reduce your risk of getting clogged ears by using techniques such as yawning and swallowing saliva. The pressure in the hyperbaric chamber is gradually increased, giving the ears and sinuses time to acclimatize to the changed atmospheric pressure.

The closest stop to our office

Cracow:

  • ul. Słonecznikowa (3 min on foot)
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