Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is the answer

Learn how HBOT is healing lives.

The Oxygen Foundation

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The Oxygen Foundation is a public charity whose mission is to educate the public about the use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (“HBOT”) as an effective treatment for a multitude of inflammatory conditions, such as concussions, TBI’s, strokes, etc.

Donations to The Oxygen Foundation, Inc. will be used to make matching contributions to local charities providing support for HBOT treatment candidates and providing funds for research by supporting the development and use of HBOT facilities in scientific studies. Contact Us
What is HBOT?

Hyperbarics is the only way to give your body the extra oxygen it needs to heal and better itself.

Hyperbarics is a very simple process involving basic gas physics. Most of the oxygen you take in when you breath is exhaled before your next breath in. When you breath oxygen under pressure, most of the extra oxygen is forced into solution into your plasma, your cerebral spinal fluid and your lymph system. Now your body has lots of excess oxygen to send to areas where your stem cells are working on healing certain inflamed areas of the body.

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Normal Blood Flow

There is 21% oxygen in the air that we breathe, and our lungs transfer this oxygen to our red blood cells (via hemoglobin). These oxygen-filled red blood cells are carried around the body by the plasma (fluid), which travels through the blood vessels. The oxygen diffuses into the surrounding tissue ensuring that it is delivered to where it is needed most.

Restricted Flow

When there is a restriction (occlusion) in blood flow due to surgery, illness, or injury, the red blood cells block the blood vessel and are unable to transfer oxygen to the cells on the other side of the occlusion. This causes swelling and starves the area of oxygen, causing hypoxia (a lack of oxygen); when this occurs the tissue begins to break down.

Hyperbaric Oxygenation

Breathing 100% oxygen under pressure causes the oxygen to diffuse into the blood plasma. This oxygen-rich plasma is able to travel past the restriction, diffusing up to 3 times further into the tissue. The pressurized environment helps to reduce swelling and discomfort, while providing the body with at least 10-15 times its normal supply of oxygen to help repair tissue damaged by the original occlusion or subsequent hypoxic condition. Hyperbaric Oxygenation (HBOT) directly increases the saturative effects of tissue oxygenation slowing and reversing hypoxic induced apoptosis – restoring blood supply to the compromised region by the development of new capillary networks (angiogenesis) enabling the body to alter the course and impact of the disease process.

Neurovascular Regeneration

HBOT mobilizes the body’s circulating stem cells. American Journal Physiology – Heart and Circulatory Physiology (Nov 05)] reports a single 2-hour exposure to HBOT at 2 ATA doubles circulating CD34+ progenitor stem cells (primordial cells targeted to salvage and restore damaged structures); and at approx. 20-hours of HBOT; circulating CD34+ cells increases eight fold (800%).

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Our Awesome Team

The Oxygen Foundation was founded by the Gerard & Eleanor Jackson Piel Family. Gerard Piel (1915-2004) was the founder and publisher of Scientific American Magazine and Scientific American Medicine. Eleanor Jackson Piel, Esq. is one of the nation’s most highly regarded civil rights attorneys.

Eleanor Jackson Piel, Esq

Director & Chairman Emeritus

Eleanor Jackson Piel, Esq. has recently retired from a Seventy (70!) year career as a successful civil rights attorney. A Berkeley Law graduate in 1943, Ms. Piel spent time working for General MacArthur in Japan after WWII. She married Gerard Piel in 1955 and gave birth to her only child, Eleanor, Jr. in 1959. During her career, Ms. Piel argued four cases in the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Piel was recently awarded the New York City Bar Association’s Norman Redlich Capital Defense Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Eleanor Jackson Piel Story

Eleanor Piel Womack, MD


Eleanor Piel Womack, MD is a Harvard College and Harvard Medical School graduate with training in Oncology and board certifications in Internal Medicine and Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine. She currently serves as the Medical Director of Westlake Medical Arts, a highly advanced functional medicine clinic in Austin, Texas. Dr. Womack has successfully treated over 250 patients in her affiliated HBOT clinic. Dr. Womack is the proud mother of nine children and is married to Clay H. Womack.

Joy Annabelle Womack


Joy Annabelle Womack is the first American woman in history to become a Prima Ballerina for a Russian ballet company. She is currently a Principal dancer with the Kremlin Ballet Theatre. She graduated from the Moscow School of Choreography, also known as the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, with high honors and became a soloist with the Bolshoi Ballet Theatre, the first American woman to do both in over 60 years. She is a gold medal winner in multiple prestigious international ballet competitions and a medal winner or laureate in every competition in which she has competed including Perm, VARNA and the Moscow IBC. Joy is also CEO of Project Prima and Annabelle Artists, LLC, an international media and marketing firm focused on entrepreneurial artist representation.

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Although we are a newly formed charity, our operations management structure and by-laws have been designed to meet or exceed all legal transparency and accountability standards in place.

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