What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a treatment for a number of often serious conditions that involves breathing 100% enriched oxygen in a pressurized chamber. The pressurization allows for greater oxygen absorption in the body and hyperoxygenates the blood plasma in ways other treatments cannot. As your blood carries the oxygen throughout your body, it helps fight bacteria and stimulates the release of growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing.

HBOT has been used successfully in medical settings for treating decompression sickness, serious infections, and wounds that haven’t healed. It also helps improve recovery for a wide range of conditions, from athletic injuries and Lyme disease to diabetic wounds and head trauma.

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How Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Improves System Function

Circulatory System

  • In the short term - Oxygenates blood plasma, providing oxygen to compromised tissue, reducing swelling and inflammation.

  • In the long term - Growth of new blood vessels, enhancing circulation.

Skeletal System

  • Enhances stimulation of the production of collagen - a tough, fibrous material that mends fractured bones.

  • Promotes the regeneration of new, healthier, and stronger bones.

Digestive System

  • Reduces inflammation.

  • Reduces GI stress.

  • Better nutrient absorption.

Nervous System

  • Improves neuroplasticity.

  • Quicker nervous synapses.

  • Repairs damage from brain injury and illness.

  • Helps sharpness and mental clarity.

Reproductive System

  • Helps supports and protects the reproductive organs for women and men.

  • Facilitating a proper environment for fertilization.

  • Thickens the uterine lining and Improved circulation.

  • Increases sperm production and sperm cell energy.

Muscular System

  • Enhances tissue performance.

  • Faster recovery.

  • Reduces inflammation and pain.

  • Increases cellular energy.

Endocrine System

  • Supports proper function or hormones, important for diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

  • Promotes the function of hormones like insulin : increases insulin sensitivity allowing for proper blood sugar utilization.

Why is more oxygen better for me?

  • Improved circulation

  • Immune system stimulation

  • Enhanced tissue oxygenation

  • Cell growth and regeneration

  • Muscle fatigue relief

  • Anti-inflammatory benefits

  • Pain relief

  • Antioxidants

  • Detoxification

What does this mean for me?

  • Rapid recovery and healing

  • Greater energy

  • More endurance

  • Improved sleep

  • Better focus

Blood Flow in Healthy Blood Vessels

  • Oxygen molecules from the lungs bind to red blood cells (RBCs).

  • RBCs travel in plasma freely in blood vessels throughout the body.

  • Oxygen molecules are released and dissolve into surrounding tissues.

Restricted Blood Flow

  • When healthy blood flow is restricted by illness, injury, or surgical recovery oxygen has a difficult time getting to oxygen dependent tissue.

  • Even in restricted areas blood plasma can flow through where RBCs cannot because of size.

  • When the body is put under hyperbaric pressure, oxygen molecules diffuse into the blood plasma.

  • Oxygenated blood plasma is able to circulate past the restriction and into oxygen starved tissues.

  • Prolonged treatment with HBOT has been shown to help grow new blood vessels, further increasing the amount of oxygen saturation in the area.