Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT) most commonly refers to the delivery of increased levels of oxygen at greater than ambient pressure for a prescribed duration of usually 60 to 90 minutes. The patient lies inside a specially designed enclosed chamber which is highly pressurized with pure oxygen. The air pressure there is increased to 3 times higher than normal air pressure.
This process causes oxygen to be absorbed by all body fluids and by all body cells and tissues, even those with blocked or reduced blood flow.
Oxygen is the most vital element that the cells need. This increased flow of oxygen stimulates and restores function to damaged cells and organs.
The hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is used to help the body recover from the ravages of time and lifestyle. HBOT helps the body regenerate up to 4 times faster. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps fight infection and induce wound healing.
HBOT is an immunity modulator by optimizing immune responses to this viral infection.
Thus, recent studies show that increased levels of oxygen in the brain during HBOT sessions help with neuronal repair or brain cell regeneration, and neuroplasticity, the remodeling of the brain to take over lost functions.
Advantages of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Anti-aging – Stimulates collagen
- Assists in rehabilitation by stimulating production of the body’s stem cells
- Helps the body to clear toxins
- Restores neutrophils
- Assist healing
- Stimulates brain & nerve cells recovery from injury (hypoxic penumbra)
- Increases the availability of neurotransmitters
- Reduce swelling and pain
- Reverse hypoxia