Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is the medical use of oxygen in a pressurized environment, at a level higher than 1 atmosphere absolute (ATA).
Increased pressure allows for oxygen to dissolve and saturate the blood plasma (independent of hemoglobin/red blood cells), which yields a broad variety of positive physiological, biochemical and cellular effects.
This noninvasive therapy can increase oxygen levels to all organs of the body. The typical treatment lasts for 60-70 minutes, during which the patient lies down and breathes normally via a mask attached to two oxygen concentrators outside the chamber.
Patients who have ambulatory issues can be treated in an upright chair or wheelchair.
HBOT has been demonstrated in several clinical studies to enhance the body’s innate ability to repair and regenerate.
It is used as an adjunct therapy to complement and enhance the healing process in both chronic and acute conditions.