Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Irvine, CA
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)?
At the Cancer Center For Healing, we use Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) as one of the integrative treatment plans for our patients. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a well-established treatment for cancer and other diseases. The patient’s lungs can gather up to three times more oxygen in a hyperbaric chamber than would be possible by breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure. The patient’s blood carries this pure oxygen throughout the body to stimulate the release of growth factors and stem cells. The release of the stem cells and growth factors promotes healing in the body.
Cancer Center For Healing’s Oxidative Preconditioning Therapy is to give patients hyperbaric oxygen sessions combined with Nutraceuticals and Trental (Pentoxifylline), to augment HBOT’s effect. Trental is FDA-approved for the improvement of the flow of blood by decreasing its viscosity (making it “thinner”), increasing blood flow through the microcirculation system, and enhancing tissue oxygenation.
Our staff of physicians will work alongside your primary care physician to design a pre-and post-chemotherapy treatment protocol specifically for your condition.
At Cancer Center For Healing, we offer the ease of integrative and groundbreaking therapies under one roof. The Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is conveniently located at our center in Irvine. We invite you to come to take a tour of our center.
Chemotherapeutic agents attack cancer cells largely by acting as potent oxidants, but they do not distinguish between malignant and normal cells, and thus damage healthy as well as cancer tissue. Repeated HBOT Therapy sessions prior to chemotherapy may ensure that the body’s normal tissues are in much better condition to cope with the oxidative stress imposed by the subsequent chemotherapy. Thus, the intent of Oxidative Preconditioning Therapy is to make chemotherapy more tolerable for the patient while simultaneously improving the ability of the cancer treatment to destroy the tumor.
The Preferred HBOT Treatment Center
DR. DONALD JOLLY-GABRIEL is the Executive Director of the South Bay Hyperbaric Center (SBHB) for Oxygen Treatment at Cancer Center For Healing. Prior to creating the SBHBOT, Dr. Jolly-Gabriel was the founder of the hyperbaric oxygen therapy program at Whitaker Wellness and the Director of Hyperbaric Medicine for 10 years.
Dr. Jolly-Gabriel has worked alongside Dr. David Hughes in the UK and Dr. Richard A. Neubauer in the US, both pioneers in this field of Hyperbaric Oxygen Medicine. Dr. Jolly-Gabriel was commissioned by Dr. Neubauer to create the Richard A. Neubauer Research Institute for the advancement of Hyperbaric Oxygen Medicine of which Dr. Jolly-Gabriel is currently the President.
South Bay Hyperbaric Center at the Cancer Center For Healing has strived to develop and maintain the leading clinical center for hyperbaric therapy. Unlike many hyperbaric therapy centers, our patient treatment staff is composed of licensed medical professionals. Under the same roof as our hyperbaric treatment systems are leading specialty physicians and state-of-the-art acute critical care facilities.
Case Histories and Testimonials
OVER THE YEARS DR. JOLLY-GABRIEL and Cancer Center For Healing has treated thousands of patients with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and has obtained hundreds of formal accolades from these patients as well as his peers in the field. We welcome the opportunity to share these success stories and testimonials with you and compare parallels with your current health challenges.
We also welcome the opportunity for you and/or your primary care physician or specialist to meet with our staff to audit our facility and review your specific case. Please feel free to call or email for a complimentary consultation or visit.
How Does HBOT Work?
HBOT TREATMENTS take place in a clinical setting at our Irvine center. Our FDA 510(k) clearance treatment systems provide a comfortable lay down or sitting environment. Patients breathe pure oxygen while the treatment system is at 2 to 3 times that of normal atmosphere. At this pressure, oxygen, which is normally delivered to tissues via the hemoglobin in red blood cells, dissolves in all of your body’s fluids – the plasma, cerebrospinal fluid in the brain and spinal cord, and lymph. It is then easily transported to all tissues, even those with poor blood flow. Up to 15 times the oxygen will be delivered to tissues than under normal conditions. The typical treatment session lasts around an hour, during which you can watch a movie, listen to music, read, or simply relax. We work with your primary care physician to customize a treatment regimen for your specific needs, typically from 5 to 40 sessions.
Where Can HBOT Help?
CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS attack cancer cells largely by acting as potent oxidants, but they do not distinguish between malignant and normal cells, and thus damage healthy as well as cancer tissue. Repeated HBOT Therapy sessions prior to chemotherapy may ensure that the body’s normal tissues are in much better condition to cope with the oxidative stress imposed by the subsequent chemotherapy. Thus, the intent of Oxidative Preconditioning Therapy is to make chemotherapy more tolerable for the patient while simultaneously improving the ability of the cancer treatment to destroy the tumor.
HBOT HAS PROVEN TO MINIMIZE scarring, reduce swelling and shorten the recuperation period of many patients undergoing cosmetic surgery. When the skin is damaged or burned during procedure, the capillaries supplying oxygen to the skin allow fluid into the surrounding tissues where it causes swelling and pain. Inflammation decreases blood flow to the injured area and also interferes with proper alignment of the severed edges resulting in scars and infection. Our staff will work with your Cosmetic Surgeon to design the optimum regimen specifically for the procedure you are undertaking with your skin and general health.
Call (949) 581-HOPE (4673), email us at [email protected] , or chat with us live to schedule your appointment. We are here to answer any questions and to help you schedule a personal consultation with an Integrative Cancer Specialist.
Our philosophy at Cancer Center for Healing is to preserve our patients’ dignity and quality of life through non-invasive integrative treatments.
At Cancer Center For Healing, we shy away from the toxic aspects of conventional medicine by using drugs and surgery only when such intervention is really necessary. None of our treatments have negative effects on your life. We focus on therapies that support the body’s innate defenses and healing mechanisms by determining the root cause of your cancer.
We’ve had the pleasure of helping thousands of cancer patients on their road to recovery. From prevention phases to Stage IV diagnoses, we’re always inspired by our patients’ dedication to healing. We’ve treated folks from all backgrounds and walks of life, and we’ve seen even the most dire cases reach and stay in remission with our treatments. Here are just a few of the inspirational testimonials and survivor stories we’ve witnessed at Cancer Center for Healing told by the patients themselves.