Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (MHBOT) available at KOKOLULU FARM & RETREATS

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) at Kokolulu is a medical treatment in which a patient breathes 100% oxygen while the pressure of the treatment chamber is increased to greater than atmospheric pressure (one atmosphere absolute / one ATA).

Traditional hyperbaric oxygen treatment has been used for many years to heal wounds, help with decompression sickness and deal with infections. A growing number of people are turning to a variation, often called “mild” hyperbaric oxygen therapy (MHBOT). In traditional HBOT, recipients sit or lie in large metallic chambers, where the air pressure is as much as three times normal air pressure, and breathe pure oxygen. These chambers can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and are generally only found in hospitals. Mild HBOT chambers are generally soft-sided, filled with ambient air instead of medical grade oxygen and attain a slightly less level of pressurization. Kokolulu Farm and Retreats offers the comfort of a soft-sided MHBOT, though users breathe concentrated oxygen through a mask or nasal cannula while in the chamber, reportedly a large improvement over using only ambient (room) air.

How does hyperbaric oxygen therapy work?

While breathing 100% oxygen as the body is exposed to increased atmospheric pressure, the oxygen molecules become condensed. This allows the individual to breathe a higher partial pressure of oxygen. In turn, the oxygen dissolves in the plasma 10-15 times greater than normal. This super-saturation of oxygen in the body’s tissues promotes healing in a variety of conditions.

How many treatments will I need?

You’ll want to discuss this with your doctor.  We sell HBOT treatments in packages of 5, 10, and 20 as well as individually.  New studies are coming out frequently with information on the uses of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in specific situations, including this one, which captured MRI scans of U.S. Military Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):




Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has been used to treat the following conditions at the Salus Integrative Medicine Center in California:

Acute acoustic trauma
Acute and chronic anemia
Acute Mountain Sickness *
Air or Gas Embolism *
ALS (aka “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”)
Alzheimer’s disease
Amputation Recovery
Anemia, severe
Arterial Insufficiencies *
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Bell’s Palsy
Brain abscess
Brain injury
Candida and fungal infections
Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Inhalation *
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Complicated By Cyanide Poisoning *
Central Retinal Artery Occlusions *
Cerebral Palsy
Chemotherapy Recovery
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Closed Head Injury
Clostridal Myositis and Myonecrosis/Gas Gangrene *
Complications Of Radiation Therapy/Radiation Tissue Damage *
Conditioning Therapy
Cosmetic surgery recovery
Crush Injury *
Crushing injury
Deafness, sudden
Decompression Sickness (aka The Bends) *
Epstein Barr
Exceptional Blood Loss/Anemia *
Gastrointestinal ulcers
Hansen’s Disease
Heart attack
Heart disease
Hypoxic induced epilepsy
Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss *
Infection of skin or bone that causes tissue death
Intracranial Abscess *
Lyme Disease
Macular Degeneration
Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis
Myocardial Infarction
Near Drowning
Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections *
Non-healing Wounds *
Nonhealing wounds, such as a diabetic foot ulcer
Osteomyelitis *
Parkinson’s Disease
Post-Surgery recovery
Post-Surgical instability
Radiation injury
Reattachment Surgery Recovery
Skin graft or skin flap at risk of tissue death
Skin Grafts and Flaps *
Spider/Snake Bite
Spinal cord injury
Sports injury
Staph Infection
Thermal Burns *
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vision loss
Wound healing


*18 of the conditions on this list are approved by the FDA for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy treatment; all others are considered off-label use.


The range of clinical conditions responding favorably to HBOT is growing rapidly. Many individuals have shown vast improvements with HBOT and the results are generally based on patient treatment outcomes rather than scientific studies.


Andrea Peruzzi, a licensed acupuncturist with a background in oriental medicine, says the undiscerning focus of HBOT is one of its strengths.  “That’s the thing about hyperbarics, it’s not choosing what tissue to act on — it’s a very systemic treatment,” she says. “So all of the tissues of your body are getting more oxygen, having less inflammation, getting more blood flow, healing. There are all these positive side effects that people comment on that they didn’t really anticipate.”