Conditions Treated With Hyperbaric Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is used to treat a wide range of conditions, with new applications being researched on a continual basis. There are currently fifteen conditions treatable with hyperbaric that are approved by the FDA in the US.  However, there are numerous “off-label” uses for hyperbaric oxygen therapy, many of which are documented with scientific evidence that is stronger than that of the FDA approved conditions.  Nearly all medical clinics, doctor’s offices, and hospitals use FDA-approved drugs and medical devices for “off-label” use on a consistent basis.  FDA allows “off-label” use of approved medical devices that have scientific data supporting their use under the supervision of a licensed physician.

The following is a list of many conditions with documented benefit from
hyperbaric oxygen therapy as an “off-label” treatment:

  • Autism/ Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome AIDS/ HIV
  • Allergies, Asthma, Immunity
  • ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Arthritis- Rheumatoid, Osteoarthritis, Osteoarthrosis
  • Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS)
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Bells Palsy
  • Brain Injury / Encephalopathy
  • Burns
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction/ CFIDS/ CFS
  • Coma
  • Cosmetic Surgery/ Plastic Surgery
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy/ Seizure Disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • General Health
  • Hearing Loss
  • Heart Disease/ Cardiac
  • Hepatitis
  • Infection
  • Injury Healing
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Memory Loss
  • Menopause Symptoms
  • Migraines
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Near Drowning
  • Neuropathy
  • Ocular (Eye) Conditions
  • Orthopedic
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson’s
  • Post-Polio
  • Post- Surgery / Plastic Surgery
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/ RSD
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Seizures
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Sports Performance & Injury
  • Stroke
  • Surgery/ Post Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • General Wound Healing and Post Surgery Healing

The following is a list of the conditions that are FDA approved for treatment with hyperbaric therapy.
These conditions are typically reimbursed by insurance:

  • Actinomycosis
  • Air or Gas Embolism
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Smoke Inhalation
  • Clostridial Myonecrosis (Gas Gangrene)
  • Cyanide poisoning
  • Central artery occlusion
  • Crush Injury, Compartment Syndrome
  • Acute Traumatic Ischemias
  • Decompression Sickness
  • Diabetic Wounds
  • Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
  • Osteomyelitis (Refractory)
  • Radiation Tissue Damage (Osteoradionecrosis)
  • Severe Anemia
  • Skin Grafts and Flaps (Compromised)
  • Thermal Burns
  • Neuropathy
  • Cerebral Edema



The following conditions and medications may not be compatible with hyperbaric treatments utilizing hyperbaric chambers:


References: "Conditions."