HBOT for Lyme Disease2024-01-18T17:51:47+00:00

HBOT for Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is debilitating and can be invisible, with symptoms that range from joint pain to nerve pain to extreme fatigue. When the origin and timing of the bite are unknown, it can be nearly impossible to take advantage of early antibiotics. It is a complicated disease, often accompanied by co-infections, with their own symptoms. Western medicine has yet to provide satisfactory solutions, but hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been proven to be a natural remedy for Lyme, relieving the associated symptoms and conditions. This holistic approach increases the oxygen content in the body, creating an environment in which the bacteria that causes Lyme is unable to survive. With HBOT, Lyme sufferers can reclaim their life and body.

What is Lyme disease?

  • Most common infectious, vector-borne disease in the U.S.
  • Curable with antibiotics when caught early
  • If missed in its early stages, Lyme disease can spread to the nervous system, heart, and joints

What are the short-term symptoms of Lyme disease?

  • Bullseye rash (erythema migraines)
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Headache

What are the long-term symptoms of chronic Lyme (untreated)? 

  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Swelling in joints
  • Brain fog, memory loss, problems concentrating
  • Facial palsy (temporary paralysis)
  • Numbness and twitching
  • Loss of thinking ability
  • Sleep disorders
  • Heart & liver problems

How does HBOT help Lyme?

  • HBOT can kill the stubborn, biofilm-protected Lyme bacterium (borrelia burgdorferi) that thrives in low oxygen environments by flooding it with oxygen
  • Elevates tissue oxygenation (3)
  • Increases white blood cell count (3)
  • Enhances immune system response (5)
  • Decreases nervous system symptoms, such as numbness or twitching (6)

At Delaware Hyperbarics, our holistic Lyme disease treatment has successfully improved the symptoms of many patients, who have reported decreased fatigue, increased mobility, better sleep, less joint pain, and more energy. Read our client success story below to see how Kaitlyn and Charlie were able to reclaim their health.

Dr. Stella Parks, Doctor of Natural Medicine:

“The human body needs oxygen to survive and thrive. When a person has impaired blood flow from an illness, such as Lyme disease, then optimal recovery can be difficult. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy supports the transport of much needed nutrients, including oxygen, into the tissues for enhanced healing and recovery.”

Client Success Story

Kaitlyn and her son, Charlie, came to Delaware Hyperbarics in January of 2022 after years of dealing with the symptoms of Lyme disease. They both had taken multiple rounds of antibiotics, yet were still experiencing chronic headaches, joint pain, and lack of sleep. Charlie’s joint pain was so pronounced that he occasionally had trouble walking and was unable to play soccer. By their third session, they both were able to regularly sleep through the night, had a significant reduction in joint stiffness, and their headaches had reduced in severity and frequency. Charlie was even able to begin playing soccer again and scored four goals in his first full game back. Through January and February, Kaitlyn and Charlie adhered to a rigorous schedule of 4-5 sessions per week. Their dedication paid off, and after their 20th session, both Kaitlyn and Charlie were free of their Lyme disease symptoms and able to live life to the fullest again.

We’d like to thank Kaitlyn and Charlie for sharing their story with us so we could share it with you!

Give us a call for more details about our HBOT protocol for Lyme disease, and to book your first treatment. As an integrated healing center, our clinical team is trained to support you through your personalized treatment plan and answer any questions you may have about hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Our mission is to provide relief to you in your wellness journey.

Related Scientific Studies

  1. Chien-Yu Huang, Yen-Wen Chen, Tseng-Hui Kao, Yu-Chin Lee, Jui-Chun Cheng, Jia-Horng Wang. “Hyperbaric oxygen therapy as an effective adjunctive treatment for chronic Lyme disease.” Journal of the Chinese Medical Association, May 2014,!
  2. Fife, W, and Neubauer. Hyperbaric Oxygenation for Lyme Vasculitis
  3. Henton, Lesley. “Texas A&M Research Aims to Improve Lyme Disease Diagnostics.” Texas A&M Today, 6 Jan. 2023, improve-lyme-disease-diagnostics/.
  4. “How HBOT Can Help Treat Lyme Disease: Symptoms, Treatment, and Studies | National Hyperbaric.”, 2023,
  5. Huang, Chien-Yu, et al. “Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy as an Effective Adjunctive Treatment for Chronic Lyme Disease.” Journal of the Chinese Medical Association, vol. 77, no. 5, May 2014, pp. 269–271,
  6.  “Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Lyme Disease.” Holistic Hyperbarics, 2023,
  7. Latham, Emi. “Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Overview, Hyperbaric Physics and Physiology, Contraindications.” EMedicine, 17 Oct. 2021, article/1464149-overview?form=fpf.
  8. “Lyme Disease & Hyperbarics .”, 2023,
  9. Staff, IHAUSA. “Anti Aging.” International Hyperbarics Association, International Hyperbarics Association, 2020,
  10. Staff, CDC. “Lyme Disease.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 16 Dec. 2019,
  11. Staff, Mayo Clinic. “Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 12 Jan. 2018,
  12. Staff, IHAUSA. “Lyme Disease & Hyperbarics.” International Hyperbarics Association, International Hyperbarics Association, 2020,
  13. Staff, Mayo Clinic. “Lyme Disease.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 24 Oct. 2020, 

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Hyperbaric chambers are a class 2 medical device and require a prescription for use.
The information provided by Delaware Hyperbarics Inc. does not constitute a medical recommendation. It is intended for informational and educational purposes only, and no claims, either real or implied are being made. All customer testimonials and opinions are real and voluntary. The FDA 510(k) approved intended use is, “to provide mild hyperbaria for the treatment of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and its associated mild symptoms”. Delaware Hyperbarics as a clinic treats both “on-label” and “off-label” conditions under the prescription of a doctor.
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