What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

What is HBOT? Hyper means increased and baric refers to pressure. Hyperbaric  
Oxygen Therapy is treatment involving breathing concentrated Oxygen in a pressurized environment. This stimulates healing from the inside out.  

The body’s tissues require a specific amount of Oxygen in order to function correctly; we do that when we breathe. When tissue is damaged or injured Oxygen is needed for it to heal and if the damage is significant enough sometimes Oxygen cannot get to the area. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy increases the amount of Oxygen the blood can carry and the pressure helps the path of the Oxygen to reach the damaged areas. Physician recommendations can vary but usually are in a block of 6, 12, 20, or 50 “dives” over an extended period of time. These repeated infusions help the body heal even past the completion of the therapy.

Medical practitioners use HBOT for many ailments.  The FDA and AMA approve this therapy for numerous conditions from wound healing, traumatic brain injury, concussion recovery, post stroke and much more.  

Globally there are many studies looking into the benefits of HBOT for Immune Health, Autism, Covid-19, Long COVID / Post COVID Conditions, ALS and more. These studies range from using low pressure, or mild (mHBOT), hyperbaric soft shell to using a higher pressure or a hard shell and other variable such as frequency and oxygen percentage. The benefits seem endless. Many athletes use the chambers in their homes to stimulate healing after sports injuries.  

Science has uncovered the grave effects of inflammation on the body, particularly in the last decade. The NIH (National Library of Medicine) published an article Can hyperbaric oxygen safely serve as an anti-inflammatory treatment for Covid-19 on 8/30/2020. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33254531/. It reviewed a number of positive aspects and states “HBOT has been used for almost a century, initially for decompression sickness, but it was soon noted that it had several anti-inflammatory effects, is shown to be very effective in the treatment of radiation injury and wound healing. In all cases, HBOT has been used with great safety, and with very few adverse effects.”  

At Affordable Hyperbaric Solutions we want to help you heal, whether that is from a diabetic complication, wound complication, sports injury, a burn, or any number of Health conditions that can be helped by simply getting more oxygen. Let us help you heal from the inside out.  

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