Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

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What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, also known as HBOT, utilizes oxygen at an air pressure higher than 1 atmosphere absolute (ATA). Under the pressurized environment, the oxygen dissolves into the blood plasma saturating the fluid and bringing about a wide range of positive cellular, biochemical, and physiological effects. HBOT has been demonstrated as a trusted, non-invasive form of treatment to increase oxygen levels in the organs of our body. Generally, an HBOT session can continue for about 60 to 90 minutes.

Several clinical research demonstrated HBOT’s innate capability of enhancing the body’s natural healing abilities. HBOT is used as a supplementary form of therapy to boost the healing process in both acute and chronic health conditions.


Patients with a different variety of conditions are seeking help from HBOT. Oxygen as a required nutrient helps nourish our body and improve recovery. Chronic inflammation, Neuropathy, Parkinson’s, Dementia, Cerebral Palsy, Post Stroke, Traumatic brain injury, Post-concussion, Multiple sclerosis, and many others.

A Great HBOT analogy

It’s like when you purchase a bottle of soda, the CO2 (carbon dioxide) gas bubbles are under pressure, which decreases the size of the bubbles enough that they dissolve into the liquid. Therefore, you are unable to see them. When pressure is released, the volume 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 exponentially increases oxygen delivery throughout the body and makes it possible for oxygen to reach inflamed tissue and support optimal cellular and organ functionality.


Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy helps athletes at all skill levels heal quickly and get back ”in the game.” Many sports injuries involve strains and sprains, which naturally cause swelling and edema (accumulation of excess fluid in connective tissue). These natural reactions to injury compress blood vessels and restrict the vital flow of oxygen-carrying plasma and red blood cells to the injury site. Cells and tissues surrounding the injury site become starved for oxygen, which impedes healing. In extreme cases, cell and tissue death can occur. (Reads a little harsh!)

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy saturates the blood plasma and hemoglobin with oxygen. The red blood cells become more malleable as well, increasing their ability to penetrate restricted blood vessels. Life-giving oxygen is, therefore, able to reach the injury site so that cells can heal and the immune system can fully defend the body against harmful agents. Healing time is reduced significantly, and athletes get back into play faster.

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