Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) utilises oxygen, delivered in higher air pressure than which we experience at sea level. HBOT uses specialised chambers that allow the whole body to rest comfortably in this environment.
Using higher pressures and greater percentages of oxygen allows physicians to deliver more oxygen, vital for healing and metabolic processes, to the tissues. Our body ability to carry oxygen in blood stream is normally limited, but in HBOT additional oxygen is absorbed and delivered by the blood stream to the whole body. This will enhance our body for repairing and regenerating processes.
- Greatly increases oxygen concentration in all body tissues, even in areas with poor blood flow such as in traumatic brain or nervous tissues.
- Stimulates the growth of new blood vessels.
- Stimulates an increase in superoxide dismutase (SOD), one of the body's principal, antioxidants enzymes.
- Aids the treatment of infection by enhancing white blood cell action.
- Any condition where blood flow and oxygen delivery to vital organs is reduced, function and healing can potentially be aided with HBOT.
HBOT has also begun to gain recognition for treatment of chronic degenerative health problems such as;
- peripheral vascular disease,
- diabetic ulcers,
- wound healing,
- cerebral palsy,
- brain injury,
- multiple sclerosis,
- macular degeneration, and
- many other disorders.