Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is the medical use of oxygen in a pressurized environment, at a level higher than 1 atmosphere absolute (ATA).
Normally, oxygen is transported throughout the body by red blood cells. With HBOT, oxygen is dissolved in the fluids of the body, the plasma, the fluids of the central nervous system, the lymph, and the vital organs and carries oxygen to areas where circulation is diminished or blocked. The increase in oxygen greatly increases the ability of white blood cells to kill bacteria, to reduce swelling and allow new blood vessels to grow more rapidly into the areas that are affected. It is simple, safe, non-invasive and the most trusted way to increase oxygen levels to all organs of the body and used as an additional therapy to help the body’s own healing process in mild, chronic and acute conditions.
When you buy a bottle of soda, the CO2 (carbon dioxide) gas bubbles are under pressure, which makes the size of the bubbles small enough that they dissolve into the liquid. Therefore, you cannot see them. When the pressure is released, the size of each bubble increases and the bubbles appear. While an individual is under pressure, the oxygen molecules decrease in size and are able to dissolve into the blood plasma. This greatly increases the delivery of oxygen throughout the body and makes it possible for oxygen to reach affected areas and support optimal cellular and better organs functioning.
A typical treatment lasts for 60-90 minutes (depending on several factors) during which the patient lies down, relaxes and breathes normally.