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Summary and recommendations using the BioBarica Medium Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber

 

The Biobarica (RevitalAir) 430 chamber is a soft chamber that goes to a maximum of 1,4 ATM and uses 90% Oxygen enriched air from an Airsep Oxygen concentrator. The BioBarica chamber is an ancillary therapy and no claims, either real or implied are being made. This type of hyperbaric therapy is considered medium pressure Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (mHBOT).

 

There are 15 classified medical conditions for which hard chamber HBOT is officially approved (arterial gas embolism, decompression sickness, Carbon monoxide poisoning, Clostridial Myositis and myonecrosis (Gas gangrene), crush injuries, compartment Syndrome and other traumatic ischaemias, enhancement of healing in selected problem wounds, necrotising soft tissue infections, refractory osteomyelitis, delayed radiation injury, compromised skin grafts and flaps, acute thermal burns, severe blood loss anaemia, inoperable brain abscesses, central retinal artery thrombosis, idiopathic sudden, sensorineural hearing loss). More information on accredited hard chambers can be obtained from the Southern African Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Association (www.sauhma.org).

 

In recent years, it has become internationally accepted that many other conditions may benefit from the process of “hyperoxia”; which is the process of increasing the level of Oxygen within the body.

 

mHBOT assists as a co-adjuvant therapy with a very large number of conditions where mHBOT has proved very successful but are not yet endorsed by the medical schemes as medical treatments due to ongoing clinical research.

 

A brief summary of conditions where mHBOT serves as a co-adjuvant therapy includes but are not limited to: 

 

General use: Stress, Depression, Rejuvenation.

Neurology: Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease.

Wound Care: Burns & Grafts, Diabetic Ulcers.

Musculoskeletal Recovery: Sports Injuries, Muscle, tendon & bone injuries

Chronic Conditions: Cancer, Arthritis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Varicose Veins, Sleep Disorders, Circulatory Disorders, Migraines & Headaches

  

Entering a Biobarica (RevitalAir) 430 chamber signifies a clear understanding and acceptance of these recommendations and a declaration that there are no conditions present that would impede or harm a person from using the chamber. 

 

General

 

Biobarica hyperbaric sessions invoiced directly through Oxygenate (Pty) Ltd will be treated as private and are not medical aid claimable. All packages carry a three-month expiry period from date of purchase. Sessions not cancelled at least 24 hours in advance will be fully charged. Late sessions will be cut down in time accordingly. There will be no reimbursement of packages after three sessions have been used.

 

Medical Aid

 

At present, mHBOT administered by a Biobarica chamber is not covered by medical aids in South Africa.

 

Session duration and frequency

 

mHBOT consist of a series of sessions inside the Biobarica 430 chamber for period from 60 to 90 minutes. The amount of sessions and their duration will vary from person to person.

 

Informed Consent declaration

 

I hereby authorize Oxygenate (Pty) Ltd and any agent, employee, franchisee or otherwise nominated person thereof to perform medium pressure hyperbaric Oxygen therapy on me using a Biobarica 430 chamber.

 

I fully understand the pressurization and de-pressurization process and the associated risks thereof.

 

I acknowledge that the Biobarica system is considered Medium Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy; and is not considered Hyperbaric Medicine.

 

I have been informed of the risks, benefits and foreseeable complications. I recognize that no guarantees or claims have been given to me with regards to the results of Medium Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. I acknowledge that medium Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy is an adjunctive therapy and should be used in conjunction with other primary modes of healthcare.

 

I understand that hyperbaric Oxygen therapy, and specifically Medium hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a complimentary therapy and does not constitute a treatment on its own. I understand that no guarantee of healing or cure of any disorder can be given and understand that Oxygenate (Pty) Ltd and any agent, employee, franchisee or otherwise nominated person can be held liable in the absence of healing.

 

Prior to each session, before entering the Biobarica 430 chamber, I undertake to inform the operator if I have a cold, otitis, coughing or other recent pulmonary infection, sinusitis or if I have other symptoms at the moment outside of the ordinary that I consider has to be reported.

 

Once I have entered the Biobarica 430 chamber I shall immediately inform the chamber operator if I suffer any earache or any other relevant medical symptoms.

 

I note that I should come to each session bathed and wounds dressed. I further note that I should be free of uncontrolled high blood pressure and dizziness and must have eaten within the hour previous to treatment if I am Diabetic.

 

I consent and will comply with the aforementioned conditions to enter a Biobarica 430 chamber. I have been given the opportunity to ask all questions pertaining to the session and all have been answered fully and satisfactorily in easy terms for my understanding.

 

BioBarica and Oxygenate (Pty) Ltd hereby indemnifies themselves, members, directors, instructors, employees, officers, franchisees and agents from all liability or responsibility whatsoever for bodily injury, damage to or loss of property or death, howsoever caused, and indemnifies and holds harmless the indemnified parties against any claim, loss, demands, liability, costs and expenses of whatsoever nature which may be made against any of them (including the costs incurred in defending or contesting any such claim) arising out of or connected with any agreement undertaken. I hereby confirm that I accept the above disclaimer.

Payment and Reimbursements, Cancellations and no shows. 

 

Once payment has been received by Oxygenate or any of its affiliated branches, NO CASH will be refunded for unused sessions. All endeavors will be made to accommodate clients preferred sessions times and locations. Packages expire within 3 months of purchase. Late cancellations and no shows (less than 24 hours) will be charged in full. Monthly package holders will be invoiced separately at standard rates. 

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Oxygenate has partnered up with Mobicred to allow .mobicred is an online account that gives buyers access to credit, which they can use at Oxygenate. The facility works in a similar fashion to retail store credit: only online. mobicred charges interest rates comparable to those of credit card providers and only levies monthly fees while the account is used (unlike most credit cards). Open an account today. 

MediWallet allows you to pay for your medical expenses with us over 18 months. The application process is quick and easy with pre-approval in 30 seconds.

 

You can apply for a MediWallet Account in 3 ways: 

  • SMS signup –SMS Name*Surname*SA ID Number*Gross Monthly Income to 45105 and you will receive a pre-approval decision within 30 seconds. You can then complete the full application on your mobile phone.

  • Website signup –  www.mediwallet.co.za/doiqualify

  • Physical application form – Complete the form and send it to [email protected] with your required documents (colour copy of ID, latest payslip and last three months’ bank statements).

 

For more information, contact 086 100 7709 or [email protected]