Is HBOT or hyperbaric oxygen therapy a scam? Well, if someone is telling you that it HBOT is going to cure cancer or Alzheimer’s disease or hepatitis, then you should beware of that person because s/he is most likely a 21st century version of the snake oil salesmen you’ve watched in Western movies. On the other hand, if you are being told that HBOT can treat your acute thermal burn injury or severe anemia or gas gangrene, then you are being told the truth.
Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to consumers who might be misled by false claims that HBOT can treat just about any health condition. Said claims have no medical basis and you should take them with a grain of salt.