What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

December 15, 2016 // 1 min read

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

The name itself can be a mouthful.

For the average person, just reading the word “hyperbaric” can stir up all sorts of questions. What exactly does that even mean? Is it constricting? Does it hurt?

Absorbing pure oxygen directly into the body allows for optimal healing...

Contrary to what you might think, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is actually a gentle, non-invasive procedure that involves patients breathing 100 percent pure oxygen at pressurized levels. Absorbing pure oxygen directly into the body allows for optimal healing, because oxygen is essential for preserving, repairing and enhancing cellular function.

Let’s spell it out for you:

Hyperbaric: By definition, "hyperbaric" simply refers to gas pressure that is greater than normal. In regards to hyperbaric oxygen therapy, oxygen pressurized at above normal levels allows it to be absorbed quickly into the blood stream.

Oxygen: The body’s most essential element, oxygen is crucial for sustaining life. In hyperbaric oxygen therapy, the gas is a healing “drug” that has very few risks or side effects.

Therapy:  This simply refers to a prescribed treatment intended to relieve or heal a condition.

How does it work?

Hyperbaric oxygen is administered to patients through a vessel known as a hyperbaric chamber. Patients can enjoy watching a movie or a television show while they rest comfortably for a prescribed amount of time.  Patients are monitored in the chamber by experienced hyperbaric technicians and medical staff.

The combination of increased atmospheric pressure and breathing 100% drives up to 1200% more oxygen into the body, causing a cascade of changes that include dramatically decreasing inflammation, increasing stem cell production, optimizing cellular energy production, and making more efficient all stages of wound healing.  In short, HBOT optimizes the body's ability to heal, recovery, and thrive. 

How long does it take?

Each patient is different. A doctor will conduct an in-depth consultation with the patient to determine their individualized treatment for hyperbaric oxygen therapy. 

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Written by Hyperbaric Medical Solutions

Hyperbaric Medical Solutions is a free-standing, independent medical practice, providing hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). HBOT is an advanced healing therapy that treats conditions that benefit from increased oxygen concentration and absorption in the body....

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