What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is the use of prescribed high pressure oxygen to help treat a variety of health conditions and diseases. Each cell in the body needs oxygen to preserve, repair, and enhance cellular function. Breathing 100% oxygen at pressures greater than sea level:
- Increases the amount of oxygen carried by the blood, enabling the oxygen to be dissolved into the hard-to-reach plasma, lymph, and cerebrospinal fluids surrounding the brain and spinal cord, providing a greater opportunity for healing
- Stimulates the growth of new blood vessels to locations in the body with reduced circulation
- Reduces swelling, decreases inflammation, strengthens the immune system, stimulates the release of stem cells
- Creates an adaptive increase in superoxide dismutase, one of the body’s antioxidants and free radical scavengers, promoting the ability of the body to fight disease and infection