2 ATA Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in Buffalo, NY

Hyperbaric oxygenation / hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a treatment option in which tissue hypoxic condition is improved by providing high pressure oxygen to increase tissue oxygen tensions. It is used for a wide variety of diseases or disorders that are caused by hypoxic conditions, poor tissue oxygen supply due to vascular damage or circulation insufficiency, tissue damages because of injuries or infections, and impairment of tissue recovery. In most cases, HBOT is used as adjunctive therapy, but it has recently been shown to have strong benefits as a stand-alone treatment.

Under standard conditions, the oxygen is carried by our red blood cells through its attachment to hemoglobin. This limits the extent of oxygen that can be delivered to the tissues. Only 4 to 6% of the oxygen we breathe is utilized. In a pressurized environment, both the blood plasma and the hemoglobin are saturated with oxygen. During treatment around 24 to 30% oxygen is made available — 10 times more than normal! This exponential increase in oxygen delivery to the cells stimulates a strong regenerative healing response though activation of stem cells and mitochondria.

Current State of HBOT Applications

Traditionally HBOT chambers have been placed in hospitals, research facilities, and dive decompression centers. Over the last decade, HBOT has become recognized as a valuable tool in regenerative medicine, anti-aging medicine, and as an adjunct in cancer therapy.

The OWM Integrative Wellness Difference

Most of the outpatient wellness centers around the country use a soft shell HBOT chamber. This chamber can only achieve a pressure of 1.3 ATA. This amount of pressure has been shown to be beneficial as an adjunctive treatment in certain integrative cancer therapy protocols but falls very short of all the other newly studied indications. All studies performed on the HBOT benefits in regenerative and anti-aging applications have been with 2 ATA hard shell chambers. OWM Integrative Wellness has one of the few 2 ATA hard shell HBOT chambers in Western New York.

Conditions Currently FDA-Approved for HBOT
  • Air and gas bubbles in blood vessels
  • Anemia (severe anemia when blood transfusions cannot be used)
  • Burns (severe and large burns treated at a specialized burn center)
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Crush injury
  • Decompression sickness (diving risk)
  • Gas gangrene
  • Hearing loss (complete hearing loss that occurs suddenly and without any known cause)
  • Infection of the skin and bone (severe)
  • Radiation injury
  • Skin graft flap at risk of tissue death
  • Vision loss (when sudden and painless in one eye due to blockage of blood flow)
  • Wounds (non-healing, diabetic foot ulcers)
  • Cognitive function, mood and memory
  • Sports performance and recovery
  • Post-surgery recovery
  • Erectile function
  • Sleep optimization
  • Neurodegenerative disease management (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s)
  • Inflammation and autoimmune disease
  • Arthritis
  • Nerve damage
  • Heart function
  • Long Covid
  • Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) from Lyme and Mold.
  • Anti-aging, telomere lengthening

The Experience

  • The OWM Integrative Wellness hard shell 2 ATA chamber is one of the most sophisticated HBOT units on the market. Its progressive pressure control allows the user to adjust the pressure from 1.3 to 2.0 ATA while in the chamber.
  • A quick pressure release valve inside the chamber allows the user to rapidly exit the chamber if needed.
  • Its large, 3 feet by 7 feet shell offers comfort and accommodates individuals of all shapes and sizes.
  • Its large size allows the user to just relax, read, or use the time productively by working on their laptop.
  • The unit comes with an air conditioning unit that can chill the chamber to 45 degrees Fahrenheit.

What to Know Before You Go

  • All regenerative and anti-aging studies use 2 ATA hard shell chambers to show benefits.
  • OWM Integrative Wellness uses a state-of-the-art, 3 feet by 7 feet long 2 ATA hard shell chamber for maximum comfort and clinical effectiveness.
  • HBOT’s numerous healing and anti-aging benefits make it an invaluable tool for any individual seeking to improve their quality of life, increase performance, recovery, or cognition.
  • Duration of each session varies from 60 to 90 minutes.
  • Number of sessions recommended:
    • 10 90-minute sessions are the minimum to experience extended benefits of HBOT: four sessions in the first week, four in the second week, and two in the third week.
    • For significant impact on cognitive performance, erectile function, heart function, and telomere lengthening, 30 to 60 sessions may be needed.
  • OWM Integrative Wellness HBOT has an integrated air ionizer.
    • The benefits are similar to the ones from a salt cave and include:
      • Improved sleep
      • Reduction of stress and mood elevation
      • Improved immune function


HBOT is safe for everybody, from the very young to the elderly. There have been no known side effects reported for Mild Hyperbaric Therapy (ATA pressures under 4.0).

Are there side effects?

Not at all. It is completely comfortable and safe. Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has many healing and therapeutic benefits. The chamber can be utilized without the danger of oxygen toxicity. And, as it is completely safe, it can be combined with most other therapies without the side effects associated with some treatments.

Relative & Absolute Contraindications


  • Concurrent use of the following medications: Doxorubicin, Bleomycin, Disulfiram, Cisplatin, Mafenide
  • COPD, Asthma
  • Implantable cardiac devices (check with manufacturer)
  • Epidural pain mumps
  • Pregnancy
  • High fever
  • Epilepsy
  • Inability to equalize ear or sinus pressure
  • Claustrophobia
  • History of eye surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • History of spontaneous pneumothorax
  • Current upper respiratory and severe sinus infections
  • Asymptomatic pulmonary lesions seen on X-rays and CT scans
  • Poorly controlled insulin-dependent diabetes
  • Nicotine and caffeine use before chamber use
  • Congenital spherocytosis
  • Perilymph fistulas
  • History of TB or high risk of having latent TB


  • History of untreated pneumothorax

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