Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)
What is HBOT
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment which enhances the body’s natural healing process though the absorption of concentrated oxygen in a total body chamber, where atmospheric pressure is increased and controlled.
Under normal circumstances, oxygen is transported throughout the body only by red blood cells. With HBOT, oxygen is dissolved into all body fluids, such as plasmas, central nervous system fluids, lymph fluids, and bone marrowsand carried to areas where circulation is diminished or blocked. In this way, extra oxygen can reach all of the damaged tissues and the body will be able to support its own healing process. The increased oxygen greatly enhances the ability of white blood cells to kill bacteria, reduces swelling and allows new blood vessels to grow rapidly into affected areas. It is a simple, non-invasive and painless treatment.
What are the benefits of HBOT?
It has long been known that healing cannot take place without appropriate oxygen levels in the tissue. Most illnesses and injuries occur, and often linger, at the cellular or tissue level. In many cases, such as circulatory problems, reoccurring wounds and strokes, adequate oxygen cannot reach the damaged area and the body’s natural healing ability is unable to function properly. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy provides extra oxygen naturally with minimal side effects.This therapy is used to treat all conditions that willbenefit from increased tissue oxygen availability.