Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment that saturates the body with 100% pure oxygen under pressure. The cells of the body are saturated with oxygen to a greater degree than they ever would become naturally. HBOT uses a chamber that increases the atmospheric pressure 2 or 3 times, thus exposing the patient's entire body to the pressurized oxygen.
How Does HBOT Work?
During therapy, the patient breathes pure, 100% oxygen under increased atmospheric pressure. (The air we normally breathe contains only 19-21% of this essential element.) The concentration of oxygen normally dissolved in the bloodstream is raised many times above normal (up to 2000%). In addition to the blood, all body fluids including the lymph and cerebrospinal fluids are infused with healing benefits of this molecular oxygen. It can reach bone and tissue which are inaccessible to the red blood cells, enhance white blood cell function, and promote the formation of new capillary and peripheral blood vessels. The combination of thes factors results in faster healing of a wide range of conditions.
HBOT can be used as an adjunct to physical rehabilitation. It has significantly improved the functioning of many individuals by triggering the dormant neurons surrounding the most severely damaged or oxygen-deficient areas of the brain.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is available to patients at our facility provided by Hyperbaric Medical Solutions.