Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, also known as HBOT, is a medical treatment where a person lies in a pressurized chamber while receiving 100% pure oxygen that is being pumped into the atmosphere. During treatment, also known as a “dive,” pure oxygen fills the hyperbaric chamber while the atmospheric pressure is increased. During this process, the body’s oxygen concentration is increased up to 20 times the normal amount. This increased oxygen helps the body begin cellular processes that aid in the recovery from certain conditions and illnesses and assist withe overall healing. HBOT is a safe, non-invasive procedure with very few side effects.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been shown to have a number of benefits, including: accelerated cellular renewal, increased ability to fight infections, decreased swelling and inflammation, supported growth of new blood vessels, promoted growth of new tissue, help to metabolize some toxins, stimulated collagen production and even more.
HBOT has also been shown to increase a person’s immune system capabilities and assist patients with problems ranging from complex disabilities to simple chronic wounds. HBOT has been used by the international medical community for many years, but its use in the United States is only just beginning. Even though it’s a new process, demand in the U.S. is rapidly increasing as more and more people learn about the benefits.