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The Nirvana Client...

“Refuses to stop getting better at any age.”

“Comes to heal in a place full of positive energy.”

“A cutting edge healing experience combined with complete tranquility.”

How will you describe your Nirvana Experience?

What Nirvana clients are saying...

Healing power.

“My psa went from being in the high 5's to 1.9 using HBOT after radiation. Oxygen helped speed my healing.”

Be your best.

"Nirvana's EWOT training program gave me the extra energy to train harder and get in the best shape of my life. Personalized for me, it created an added a fat-busting effect. I got unbelievable results. Better than I anticipated."

Hyperbarics works.

"I'm 53 years old, I feel like I'm 18, I have more energy today than I did when I was 18… and I'm loving it. When I come out of the chamber, I feel completely rejuvenated. The whole Nirvana program works."

Information & Case Studies

At Nirvana, we’re dedicated to forwarding the science and awareness of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, as well as all our therapies. If you’re considering HBOT for a medical condition, please discuss options with your personal physician and have your physician call us to discuss how we can work together. Our staff physician is also available for consultation. The information below is provided to help our clients learn more about the growing collection of studies that demonstrate the benefits of HBOT across a broad spectrum of applications. For assistance in finding information, please get in touch with us using the contact form on our site and we can get you, your physician, family members or friends specific information that will help you better understand HBOT and all the therapies at Nirvana.


Information: Investigational Indications

Treatable conditions currently in the investigational category include:

HBOT: Diabetic Non Healing Wounds

Rationale for Medicare Approved Condition

Lower extremity ulcers and amputations are an increasing problem for people with diabetes. Up to 6 per cent of all hospitalizations for diabetics include a lower extremity ulcer as a discharge diagnosis. When present, an ulcer increased hospital length of stay by an average of 59% compared…

HBOT: Crush Injuries/Ischemic Injuries/Comparment Syndrome

Rationale for Medicare Approved Conditions

Michael B. Strauss, M.D., FACS, AAOS, ABPM/UHM

Crush injuries are directly associated with trauma while skeletal muscle compartment syndromes arise from ischemia, venous outflow obstruction, exertion, external compression as well as trauma. They have the following in common: 1) Ischemia and hypoxia…

HBOT: Radiation Injury (Soft Tissue & Bony Necrosis)

Rationale For Medicare Approved Conditions

John J. Feldmeier, D.O. and Luis A. Matos, M.D.

Radiation injuries should be differentiated as acute, sub-acute or delayed complications (1). Acute injuries are due to direct cellular toxicity caused by free radical-mediated damage to cellular DNA and are usually self-limited…

HBOT: Compromised Skin Graphs & Flaps

Rational for Medicare Approved Condition

William A. Zamboni, M.D., FACS and Himansu R. Shah, M.D.

Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) therapy is neither necessary nor recommended for the support of normal, uncompromised skin grafts and flaps.  However, in tissue compromised by irradiation or other cases where there is decreased perfusion or hypoxia,…

HBOT: Dicubitus (Pressure) Ulcers

Rationale for Medicare Approved Condition

The management of decubitus ulcers has been well described elsewhere and emphasizes pressure relief, surgical debridement, treatment of infection, nutritional support, and surgical closure for large ulcers. Other interventions such as negative pressure wound therapy (wound vac) may be beneficial. Hyperbaric…

HBOT: Venous Stasis Ulcers

Rationale for Medicare Approved Condition

Compression therapy with multilayer external compression bandaging techniques remains the mainstay of management of venous stasis ulcers of the lower extremity. Recent evidence suggests that bioengineered tissue grafts used in combination with standard compression bandaging techniques may shorten time to…

HBOT: Arterial Insufficiency Ulcers

Rationale for Medicare Approved Condition

The primary treatment of refractory ischemic wounds of the lower extremities is improvement in blood flow by angioplasty or surgical revascularization. However, hyperbaric oxygen treatment may be of benefit in those cases where persistent hypoxia remains after attempts at increasing blood flow or when wound…

HBOT: Refractory Osteomyelitis

Rationale for Medicare Approved Condition

Brett B. Hart, M.D.

Refractory osteomyelitis is chronic osteomyelitis that persists or recurs after appropriate interventions have been performed or where an acute osteomyelitis does not respond to accepted management techniques (1). Patients with refractory osteomyelitis frequently suffer from…

HBOT and Face-lift Recovery

This study shows a 35% reduction in bruising when HBOT is used prior to and following the surgery.  Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy has been used for wound healing for many years.  It increases the ability of blood to upload, carry, and deliver oxygen to tissue. The mechanism by which oxygen acts on wound beds is multifactorial,…

HBOT and Anti-Aging

The spa program at Nirvana is unique thanks to the elements of oxygenation.  Scientific evidence is mounting that demonstrates the benefits of HBOT in respect to the aging process.  If you ask 100's of people their opinion on the best way to help turn back the clock on aging,  many would probably say improve your diet, get…

HBOT: Treatable Conditions

Nirvana has compiled this full reference list of the FDA approved conditions that are treatable with HBOT, as well as investigational conditions where mounting case studies are showing significant benefits.  In general, HBOT offers unique therapeutic advantages for patients such as stem cell production, improved mitochondrial ATP generation,…

EWOT: The Facts.

Exercise with oxygen therapy or "EWOT" is a revolutionary treatment method that supports everything from a healthy aging process to serious athletic endeavors.  It also promotes wellness for people who suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, heart troubles, fatigue, and inflammation.  The breakthrough of EWOT is that it helps raise the…

HBOT: Physician’s Guide

Nirvana has successfully treated hundreds of patients, referred to us from not just the Santa Ynez Valley, but from all over Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo Counties and beyond.  We make the patient referral process simple... you refer, we handle everything from there.   We accept most major health insurance.  We…

HBOT: Diabetic Wounds

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy significantly decreased major amputations. From 1987 to 1996, six studies involved 435 patients who underwent HBO with an 80% success rate.  There are 15 million people in the United States with diabetes mellitus, half of whom are undiagnosed. Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) occur in 12 percent of these individuals, accounting…

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