What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) involves breathing pure high flow oxygen in a hyperbaric chamber. Normally, oxygen makes up just over one fifth (21%) of the air. In HBOT treatment, people breathe in pure (100%) oxygen under increased pressure. Compared to breathing normal air at sea level, hyperbaric oxygen-rich air will drive up to 1200% more oxygen into the bloodstream and around the body.

Physiological Changes Promoted by Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy:

Increased amount of oxygen carried by the blood
Enables the oxygen to be dissolved into the hard-to-reach plasma, lymph, and fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord
Stimulates the development of new blood vessels where circulation has been compromised
Promotes collagen, bone, and cartilage repair and regeneration
Reduces swelling and inflammation
Mobilizes, stimulates and increases of stem cells within damaged tissues and in bone marrow
Strengthens the immune system and stimulates the release of stem cells
Increases superoxide dismutase, one of the body’s most crucial antioxidant and free radical scavenger