Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment which enhances the body’s natural ability to heal.
By breathing 21% up to 100% oxygen in a soft or hard chamber that is designed for the whole body, the atmospheric pressure can be increased and controlled.
Under normal circumstances in our day to day living, oxygen is transported throughout the body only by red blood cells.
With HBOT, oxygen is dissolved into more areas of the body’s straight away.
The oxygen is dissolved into areas such as the plasma, the cerebral spinal fluid (fluid that surrounds the brain and spine), the central nervous system fluids, the lymph system and the bone.
It can be carried to areas where circulation is diminished or blocked. In this way, extra oxygen can reach all of the damaged tissues and the body can support its own healing process.
The increased oxygen greatly enhances the ability of white blood cells to kill bacteria, reduces swelling and allows new blood vessels to grow more rapidly into the affected areas. It is a simple, non-invasive and painless therapy.