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My name is Bryan Rosner (I'm in the picture to the left). I've written 4 books on Lyme disease (see them here). If you would like my help (free of charge) in finding the right chamber, fill out this form.

Did you know that there are two schools of thought on hyperbaric oxygen therapy? 

1. The first school of thought says that you should do "high pressure" therapy, usually at 2.4 ATA pressure. This is the kind of hyperbaric therapy you often find in clinics, with very expensive, "hard-shelled" chambers. The financial cost and travel inconvenience of these treatments usually means that people only use the therapy on a short-term bases; for example, 20, 40, or 60 "dives." Also, high-pressure chambers can have side effects if used for longer periods of time.

2. The second school of thought uses "mild," low-pressure, soft-shelled hyperbaric chambers, typically at 1.3 ATA pressure. These chambers are affordable for in-home purchase, and can be used for free after the initial purchase, on your own schedule, without timely and costly drives back and forth from clinics. They also have much fewer side effects. And, amazingly, some studies have found them as, or even more, effective than hard-shelled chamber treatment. 

Many Lyme disease sufferers have received only short-term benefit from hard-shelled chamber treatment, and have switched over to purchasing a "mild," low-pressure chamber for in-home use. I have personally made this choice (read my story here). Many Lyme doctors also advocate low-pressure treatment as well, as you can read in these selected blog posts from a Lyme doctor.

Before you spend all your money, and travel, to get treated at a clinic, you might want to save your money and consider purchasing a mild chamber for in-home use. I've spent a long time researching mild chamber brands, and I would love to connect you with a company that matches your needs. If you would like me to provide a free referral for you, please fill out this form, and I will have a hyperbaric oxygen rep contact you.

Locations of Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Treatment Centers


Tom Fox, Dothan Wound Care, 321 Westgate Parkway, Suite 3, Dothan, AL 36303 334-673-1490 Dr Jeff Allman is the physician. Clinic specializes in rehab with Physical Therapist & Occupational Therapist.Cost: $125 ($50 a day lodging in condo, free 3 bedroom ranch home in nice area when available) If you need to rent a car, reduced rates for HBO families given by CarTemps 334-673-4633. Tom has experience in treating a variety of ages of children with Cerebral Palsy with varying levels of severity.


Phoenix Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy of AZ, Albert Reach, 12802 N. Cave Creek RD., Phoenix, AZ 85027 602-996-8327 Six person chamber. Parents and/or caregivers are encouraged to go in with the patients; no charge. Cost: $150 (no discounts given)


San Francisco Our Medical Director is Dr. Ken Stoller. We treat all conditions. Price per treatment varies with protocol. We do offer discounts for financial hardship. For information people can e-mail me, Gayle Link, Director of Nursing at or call our facility at 415-513-5813.

Beverly Hills: Westside Hyperbarics, Lachlan Sands, 462 N. Linden Dr., Suite 440, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 888-577-7755 310-247-775, 310-247-756 (fax) Specializes in Neurological conditions such as Strokes and Cerebral Palsy. Cost: $140

Chico: Chico Hyperbarics, Mitch Hoggard, 1074 East Ave, Suite O, Chico, CA 95926 888-324-6240 530-899-9361, Multi-Place (6-person) chamber, located 90 miles north of Sacramento. Healthcare professional accompanies patient into chamber, if appropriate, parent accompanies child at no extra charge. Cost: $95 and includes oxygen hood and incidentals. Fully furnished 2-bedroom apartments for rent based on availability. Special rates at local bed & breakfast & hotel.

Danville, CA. MTO Holistic Medical Center. We treat all conditions. Parent accompanies child in the chamber at no extra charge. Cost, $95 ($80 prepaid up to 15 treatments), includes oxygen hood and incidentials. 400 El Cero Blvd. Suit 105, Danville, CA. 94526

Mission Viejo: Health Restoration Center, David Steenblock, BS, MS, DO, 26381 Crown Valley Parkway, Suite 130, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 800-300-1063 714-367-8870. Free information & video tape. Cost: $75 under 12 years old. $100 over 12 years prepaid. $125 non-prepaid.

Monterey: Monterey Bay Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Dianne Caprio, 205 Montecito, Monterey, CA 93940 831-624-1176 Cost:$100 ($85 prepaid up to 30 treatments)

Palo Alto: (San Francisco area): Bay Area Hyperbarics, Lisa St John, 1101 San Antonio Rd., Suite 314, Palo Alto, CA 94043 650-567-9110 Cost:$125 (lower for large number of treatments)

San Bernardino: Rapid Recovery Hyperbarics, Susan Rodriguez, 1455 North Waterman Ave., Suite # 124-125, San Bernardino, CA 92400 909-889-0517, Email: Web: Dr. Bhasin MD is on staff. Using Santa Monica Hospital SPECT scans. Physical & prescription needed. Cost:$75 (Parents - free treatments)

San Bernardino: Hyperbaric Treatment Center, Don Gabriel, 1765 North "D" Street, San Bernardino, CA 92405 909-881-4245 Cost:$120

San Diego: Sands Hyperbaric Services, Patty Sands, 446 26th St., Suite 201, San Diego, CA 92102 888-691-1482 619-238-6139 619-238-7031 (fax) They have 2 multiplace chambers. Cost: 40 treatments $140 per treatment ($5600) Price varies with number of treatments.

San Luis Obispo: Central Coast Hyperbarics, 177 Santa Rosa Street #2, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 888-822-4268 (toll free), 805-541-1125, 805-541-8893 (Fax), Cost: $150.00

Santa Monica: HBO Clinic of Santa Monica, Trish Planck, 900 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 102, Santa Monica, CA 90401 310-260-0033 Cost:$150. Successfully treated children with Autism - gained eye contact & speech.

H.O.P.E. Hyperbaric Oxygen & Physical Enrichment Center, 2732 W. Shaw Ave, Fresno CA 93711, 559-275-0500

Contact: Susan Jeff, Mom of Ryan, Near drown 6/22/03,, sister nonprofit agency 


Boca Raton: Hyperbaric Associates, Inc., Sigrid Sanchez, M.D., 2900 N. Military Trail, Suite #201, Boca Raton, FL 33431 888-369-4040 561-989-9996(fax) 561-989-0954 Cost: $175.

Jacksonville: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Thomas R. Murray, M.D., 3101 University Blvd. South, University Executive Center, Jacksonville, Florida 32216 904-721-5909 Cost: $100 to $200 Tom is a physiatrist specializing in brain injury.

Lauderdale: Ocean Hyperbaric Center, Richard A. Neubauer, M. D., Medical Director, 4001 Ocean Drive, Suite 105, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida 33308, 800-552-0255 954-771-4000 954-776-0670(fax) Cost: $200.

Naples: David Perlmutter, MD, 800 Goodlette Road North, Suite 160, Naples, FL 34102 941-434-9699 Dr. Perlmutter is a neurologist. Cost: $175 ($105 for MUMS members!).

Tampa: Tampa Hyperbaric Enterprise, Michael Capria, 700 West Waters Ave., Tampa, FL 33604, 800-932-5391 Cost: $100 Multiplace chamber parent must go in with child, but parent may have oxygen also at no added cost.

Winter Park: Complete Wellness Medical Center, Scott Wittmer & Tracy Rhodes M.D., 5435 Lake Howell Rd., Winter Park, FL 32792 407-298-7036 ask for Pam Cost: $87.50


Atlanta Hyperbaric & Wound Care Clinic, Glenn Goodheart MD, 2675 N Decatur Rd., Suite 312, Decatur, GA 30033-6133 404-501-7312 Cost:$250


Hyperbaric Oxygen Express, George & John Crowe, 877-460-HOPE(4673), 208-461-7262 Mobile chamber will come to your area. Cost: $100 plus shared expenses. (oxygen, $.65 a mile from last place, $50 a day room & board for technician) Host parent with 3 others pays $50 a treatment (with 6 others host's child is free). Hoods used.


Arlington Heights Longevity Institute, Terrill Haws, DO, 121 S Wilke Rd, Suite 111, Arlington Heights IL 60005 847-577-9451 Cost: $170. (sliding scale) Insurance is billed. Nutritional supplements encouraged.


JoEllen Smith Hyperbaric Medicine Unit, Paul G. Harch, M.D., 3052 General Collins Ave., New Orleans, Louisiana 70114 504-366-1445 504-366-1029 (fax) Cost: $125. SPECT scans mandatory. Dr. Harch is doing ongoing research/ very knowledgeable about protocol.


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Chesapeak Hyperbaric LLC, 9562 Deerecom Road, Timounm, MD, 21093. 1-800-870-1001. Prescription from a doctor is required. Child/adult must be seizure free for 6 months. Chamber holds 6 people at a time and parent goes in with the child. Clinic specializes in treatment of AIDS and Kelation Therapy also. Ronald McDonnald House, Extended Stay America, Chase Suites, and Embassy Suites within two mile radius. Twice daily treatments availible. Cost: $75 (per treatment).


Detroit/Windsor Canada, Dr. Barbara Nelson (neurologist) & Gary Zack, 20012 9 Mile Road, St. Clair Shores, Michigan 48080, 810-779-0621 Free lodging when space is available. Gary brought his baby daughter, Kaylee, who had severe brain damage from an Encephalopathy for HBO and she is almost completely normal. She had been in a coma for 1 week and had seizures. As a result of this miracle, Gary, with Dr. Nelson, has opened a clinic and his home for lodging. Opening November 1, 1999.


Charles J. Rudolph, Jr., DO, PhD, McDonagh Medical Center, 2800a Kendallwood Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64119 816-453-5940 Cost: $82

North Carolina

Charlotte Metro Hyperbarics
14330 Oakhill Park Lane Suite 140
Huntersville, NC 28078
704-875-3581 (fax) 


Las Vegas:Hyperbaric Health Centers, Inc., Larry Yanez, 3663 Sunset Rd., Suite 506, Las Vegas, NV 89120 702-309-6401 Web: Cost: $175 Opening January 1, 2000.

Las Vegas: The Nevada Clinic, F. Fuller Royal MD, 3663 Pecos McLeod, Las Vegas, NV 89121 702-732-1400 702-732-9661 (fax) Cost: $200

Reno: HBO Clinic of Nevada, Trish Planck, 1698 Meadowood Lane, Reno, NV 89502 800-864-8444 702-828-1500 Cost: $150.

New York

New York: Yutsis Center for Integrative Medicine, Sergei Bukley, 6413 Bay Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11204 718-621-0900 Cost: $250 (prepaid 20 sessions $200)

East Hampton: Scott Warantz, Hyperbaric Services of America, 139 Springs Fireplace Rd., East Hampton, NY 11937 877-472-4268 Cost:$150-$200 (Hardships considered & Financing available.)

Great Neck: Scott Warantz, Hyperbaric Services of America, 290 Community Dr., Lake Success, NY 11042 877-472-4268 Opening July '99. Cost:$150-$200 (Hardships considered & Financing available)


Inland Divers, Ken Nix, 3140 S Winston, Tulsa, OK 74135 918-747-7776 Ken has 4 large portable mobile chambers that can travel If you have 3 -5 parents interested, Ken can come to your area. Extra cost of $1.50 a mile, $30 a day hotel cost,& $30 a day for meals plus cost of oxygen. Cost:$100 per treatment or about $135 with extra costs.


Hyperbaric Oxygen Medical Center, Connie Waltz, RN, 255 N. 6th St., Columbia, PA 17512 877-426-9943 (toll-free) 717-684-3228 or 717-426-3922 Cost is $110.


HyperTec, Michelle Gierke, 301 E. Main St., Olney, TX 76374 940-564-5600 940-564-5609 (fax) Cost: $100 for MUMS members. ($10 per treatment is donated to MUMS!) Special motel rates are available.


Mount Rogers Clinic, Ed Castro, MD,, 799 Ripshin Rd., PO Box 44, Trout Dale, VA 24378 800-426-3551 Monoplace, treats Cerebral Palsy, traumatic brain injury, intrauterine stroke, mitochondrial disorders Cost: $140

Integrated Medical Center, John Stauch PhD, 7023 Little River Turnpike, Suite 207, Annandale, VA 22003 703-941-3606 Cost: $250 ($175 Discount for Cerebral Palsy children)

Countries Outside of The United States



Australia: Melbourne, Spinal Rehabilitation Centre, Dr Malcolm Hooper, Director, 03 96503136 ? Recommended 40 to 60 sessions.


Ontario: Ontario Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Centre (Ontario HBOT)
136B Cartwright Ave. 
Toronto Ontario, M6A 1V2
(1 block south of 401 at Dufferin Ave. West of Dufferin Ave, East of Caledonia Rd.)
416-789-HBOT(4268) or 416-781-HBOT(4268) 

Our goal is to provide a unique and united centre, dedicated to the care and treatment of those individuals affected by autism and/or other congenital & neurological disorders. Our focus is a multi-facetted approach for the treatment of autism and other related disorders. We believe that both the parent and specialist are essential in the development and implementation of an individualized, successful treatment plan. 

Alberta: Canadian Hyperbarics Ltd, 4915 - 54 Street, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada T4N 2G7 403-309-7785 403-341-4527(fax) Email: Web: Cost: $100 Canadian (about $65 US) Opening soon.

British Columbia/Vancouver Area: Hyperbaric Care Center, Unit 112-250 Schoolhouse St., Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada V3K 6V7 877-520-6867 (toll free), 604-520-6867 Cost: $100 Canadian ($65 U.S. dollars). Mulitplace chamber holds 16 people or 8 children with parents. Hood or mask purchased $135 Canadian ($88 U.S.) and HBO clothing $35 ($23 U.S.). Within walking distance of many restaurants. Housing available at reduced rates. Executive Inn offers free shuttles to clinic.

British Columbia/Richmond:Richmond Hyperbaric Health Centre, Tom Moon, #4 - 12180 Horseshoe Way, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada V7A 4V5 1-888-373-0888, 604-277-8608 604-241-3886(fax) Cost: $100 Canadian (about $65 US). Center Director is Jean-Paul Tremblay. Hoods: $125 Canadian ($85 US) and clothing: $30 Canadian ($20 US). Six place chamber or holds 2 on stretchers. Information available in English, French, Cantonese, and Mandarin. Located 3 miles (5Km) from Vancouver Intnl Airport. Opening - November 15, 1999.

Ontario/Picton: Ability Camp, Kevin Hinkling, RR #8, Picton, Ontario K0K 2T0 Canada 800-442-6992 613-476-7332 kevin@ablecamp Kevin is a father of a 13 year old daughter who has CP. He took her to Hungary for Conductive Education (CE) and she walked at 8 years old. He treated over 300 children in last 4 years. CE will be combined with HBO or HBO offered alone. Five week sessions of Conductive Education - Cost is $2500 (U.S.)-when available includes lodging with common kitchen. HBO treatments - Cost: additional $75 ($50 US) includes free lodging.

Ontario/Ottawa: Bank Medical Centre, Ms. Mimi Troy della Zazzera, Administration, 1935 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 8A3 613-521-2391, 613-521-5443 (fax) Cost:$100 Canadian ($100 U.S.) Chamber is in the basement with no elevators. United States citizens are not allowed to pay Canadian rates, but must pay in American dollars.

Ontario: Tobermory Hyperbaric Facility, George Harpur MD, PO Box 220, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0 Canada 519-596-2306 Multiplace 3 person w/hoods. Cost: $60 Canadian. (about $40 U.S.) Parent's comment, "We had a wonderful HBO experience in a small town (pop. 300 people) called Tobermory which is at the tip of the Bruce Penninsula in Ontario. Many call it the diving capital of Canada as it boasts many ship wrecks. Since Tobermory plays host to so many divers its Health Clinic has an HBO chamber. One of the doctors within the clinic (who also has a CP child), Dr. Harpur, has opened up the chamber to children/adults with CP/wounds etc. The chamber accommodates 3 kids, is well lit, quiet, has comfortable bench seating, is competently run and has a tender (qualified person) inside for each run. We spent the whole month of August in a rented cottage on Cameron Lake just minutes from the Health Clinic and did 56 dives (7 days a week). Our daughter did really well. Her feet have relaxed so much that she is now able to stand without her AFOs and can take 2-3 independent steps. Our older girls took sailing lessons, swam, caught frogs, made many friends etc. and my husband and I actually relaxed a little. Not a bad way to do HBO!!!" A parent

Toronto: CKC Hyperbaric Centre of Toronto Inc., Uday Chadha MD, 2100 Ellesmere Rd., Scarborough, M1H 3B7 Canada 905-274-6308 (+fax) Dr. Chadha is a Neonatologist and Paediatrician, Cost: $95 or $125 Canadian depending on chamber used. (about $62 or $82 US) Subsidized accommodations at $25 per day available on a first come first serve basis. Opening November 1, 1999.


East Sussex: Hyperbaric Oxygen Trust for Brain Injured Children, Linda Scotson, Ryton House, Primrose Lane, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5LT, UK tel/fax 011-44-01342-823127 (call before faxing) Cost:about $15 - $20. You need to buy your own hood for about $158. Using chambers in Multiple Sclerosis Clinics and no doctors are on site.

Sussex: Sussex Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Centre, Southwick Recreation Ground, Croft Avenue,Southwick, Sussex BN42 4AB. 011-44-1273 594484; 011-44-1273 594213 (fax) Situated 50 miles south of London or 1-hour travelling time by rail. Five person chamber. Cost: minimum donation of £6 ($10 US) London, Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre, Unit 7, Rosebery Industrial Park, Rosebery Ave, Tottenham, London N17 9SR 011-44-181-855-2332 011-44-181-801-4337 (fax) Cost: £12 ($20 US) £20for a hood ($34).



Ireland: Bandon Hyperbaric Centre, Sheila O'Brien, Boy Scout Hut, Watergate Street, Bandon, Co. Cork., (011) 353 23 43677. Cost: 7 Irish Pounds (about S$10 US). There is a 1.5 Irish Pound/session charge for rental of a hood (about $2.25 US). They have a nine-place chamber. "Bandon is located in West Cork, which is known as one of the most beautiful spots in Ireland. It can get quite crowded in summer, but rooms or cottages should always be available. Some of the most beautiful coastline in the world is only a few minutes away."

Isle of Man

Isle of Man: David P. Downie, Department of Hyperbaric Medicine, Fire Headquarters, Peel Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, United Kingdom, 0044-1624626394, 00441624670289(fax) We are an island between Ireland & England, Contact directly for information.

South Africa

Cape Town: Cape Diving and Salvage (PTY) Limited., Alan Thomas, P.O. Box 4153, Table Bay, Cape Town, South Africa +27 (21) 448 4341, +27 (21) 448 4407(fax), 083 658 0622 (mobile) Cost: ZAR 4.075 (about $750 U.S. for 20 sessions-$27.50 a session)


Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Tank a Good Candidate
For Lyme Disease Treatment?

By Bryan Rosner, author of 
The Top 10 Lyme Disease Treatments    &    Lyme Disease and Rife Machines


yperbaric oxygen chamber (HBOC) treatments work by placing a patient inside an enclosed chamber and pressurizing the chamber to several times normal atmospheric pressure. After the tank is pressurized, pure oxygen is pumped in and the patient’s regular breathing results in pure oxygen being driven deep into body tissues. HBOC is used to treat many health conditions. Its use against Lyme Disease is based on the belief that the Lyme Disease organism does not survive well in high oxygen environments.

Many have found some relief with (HBOC), and a bonus is that it is non-toxic and even helpful to the immune system. Some people attain temporary remissions with the combination of antibiotics and HBOC. Most of these remissions are not sustainable after the therapy is discontinued. Relapses are common.

People also find that to maintain benefit from HBOC they must continually use it, which results in the largest drawback to this therapy: HBOC is expensive and inconvenient, especially with regard to an extended treatment campaign, such as two years. The cost (in dollars and time), the inconvenience (traveling to an HBOC clinic and spending 90 minutes in the tank), as well as the potential side effects (even a slightly congested sinus passageway can render serious danger in HBOC treatments), make this therapy quite impractical. People who use HBOC find it similar to a full time job, sometimes doing two HBOC “dives” per day. Each “dive” requires the patient to change clothing, physically place them self in the air-tight tank and proceed through a pre-treatment checklist where the HBOC technician seals the tank and begins to increase pressure to the desired level. Reaching desired pressure can take up to 15 minutes and the treatment cannot begin until this happens. After the treatment is concluded (i.e. after the patient has been “at pressure” in the tank for 60 minutes or so), a decompression checklist is run by the technician and the patient is slowly brought back “up” (the tank is decompressed). Although the treatment is only 60 minutes, the patient is often at the clinic for two hours or more to change clothing and spend time in the tank going down to and coming up from the target pressure. 

The excerpt you are reading to the right is taken from the above book, Lyme Disease and Rife Machines, by Bryan Rosner.

During the HBOC treatment, the patient is either laying or sitting inside the tank, often very bored. Movies may be viewed through the transparent tank enclosure or the patient can bring a book to read. You cannot use the restroom once the treatment has begun which also creates discomfort. The whole event is quite monotonous and unpleasant especially if treatments are taken several times per week for several months (this intensive schedule is necessary for significant results). 
If HBOC were a cure these inconveniencies might be justifiable, but HBOC users often find themselves spending thousands of dollars and getting treated for as long as 6 months only to relapse upon cessation of therapy. 

An additional disadvantage to HBOC is that some researchers believe it drives the infection deeper. There is significant evidence that HBOC may be even worse than antibiotics in this regard. HBOC distributes oxygen unequally in tissues that are more accessible to pressurized oxygen. Similar to antibiotics, HBOC does present a threat to the infection (due to increased oxygen concentration), which can induce the bacterial defensive response and cause the same problems as antibiotics. 

HBOC can drive bacteria to deeper locations where a lower concentration of oxygen is present. So, like antibiotics HBOC appears to cause suppression, instead of eradication, of the bacterial load. One homeopathic Lyme Disease practitioner notes that patients who have previously used HBOC are much more difficult to treat and may not recover to the extent other patients do. Figure 4 probably describes HBOC treatment as well as antibiotic treatment. For these reasons HBOC is not a good candidate for reliable Lyme Disease therapy.

Reports from Lyme Sufferers Using Hyperbaric Oxygen

In August of 1998 I began an aggressive combination of treatments for chronic Lyme disease. Over the next five months I would complete 150 hyperbaric oxygen (HBOC) therapy sessions, along with IV antibiotics, a heavy combination of oral antibiotics, and a limited number of intramuscular antibiotic injections. After being infected with Lyme disease in 1995, I was in a serious down cycle that included Alzheimer-like neurological symptoms that manifest as getting lost in my own neighborhood, difficulty walking due to extreme dizziness, and general dysfunction due to brain fog, fatigue, and chronic nausea. Such extreme symptoms called for extreme measures to combat this complicated disease. Upon completion of the five months of HBOC and antibiotics, I continued with oral antibiotics and began three months of detoxing neurotoxins with cholestyramine (Questran®). My condition slowly improved; halfway through the cholestyramine protocol I was able to begin work again. A few months later I was feeling 90 percent well. By the following summer I was virtually symptom-free and off antibiotics.

However, I knew that Lyme bacteria was probably not eradicated from my system because I could induce symptoms at anytime by simply exerting myself physically. Also, my symptoms historically became worse when I was in freezing temperatures. Accordingly, I had been living in California where the temperature rarely dropped below the freezing point.
One and a half years after Lyme went into remission, and shortly after 9/11, I accepted a job offer in New York City. Within a month after moving from California to New York City, I experienced a full Lyme relapse that occurred within a day or two of the first snowfall there. This confirmed that extensive HBOC and antibiotics helped put Lyme in remission, but had not fully eliminated active Lyme bacteria from my system. I assume that the stress of the move, as well as freezing temperatures in New York, contributed to the relapse.

Yet, it is important to remember the general reporting numbers given by the well-known California HBOC facility where I took treatment. After treating hundreds of Lyme patients with HBOC over many years, they report that about one third of their Lyme patients experience significant improvement in symptoms. Another third only experience some improvement, while the remaining third are not helped much at all. The reason for the varied results can be due to many factors, including the involvement of Co-infections, the particular strain of borrelia involved, the individual nature of the immune system of each patient, and the fact that without reliable testing for Lyme disease, not all HBOC Lyme patients may actually have Lyme disease.

Yet, what is obvious to me is that even though HBOC can help some Lyme patients achieve significant improvement in their condition, results are often not lasting. In my case, I completed 150 near-consecutive HBOC treatments along with extensive antibiotic therapy, and even though it took a year for the remission to fully manifest, that remission only lasted a year and a half before a full-blown relapse occurred.

- L. James Johnson 

HBOC definitely gave me herx reactions and overall improved my symptoms. It was 1997 when I received the HBOC, and I did well from the fall of ‘97 through the summer of ‘98. I was not symptom-free but improved. When I relapsed in the fall of ‘98 that is when I looked at Rife. If I had access to HBOC I think I could have become symptom-free, but my understanding is that you have to continue treatments until symptom-free for at least several months. I did not have the money or the time or the access to HBOC to do that. I preferred Rife since I could have it in my home and do treatments anytime I needed them. Rife takes less time, is cheaper and seems to me to be more effective. HBOC definitely helps, but I prefer Rife.

- Lou Ellen


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