Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is known to be a medical treatment that helps with the improvement of the natural healing process of the body. It involves breathing in 100% pure oxygen that will be delivered to affected tissues while being in a pressurized chamber. Inside the chamber the atmospheric pressure is increased and composed. As we all know, humans are very much dependent on oxygen since we breathe in oxygen all the time.
For the most part, we are breathing in oxygen, however, the atmospheric air only consists of approximately 21% oxygen. Also, consumption of oxygen is important because it provides energy for the cells in our body to perform and gives the ability for our organs to function. Normally, oxygen is transported only by red blood cells that travel throughout the body. However, with HBOT, oxygen is infused into all of the body’s fluids, the CNS fluids, the lymph, the plasma, and the bone and to other areas of the body where is circulation is blocked or decreased. Therefore, HBOT provides extra oxygen that reaches all of the affected tissues and help the body support its own natural healing process.
Providing 100% pure oxygen has shown to have incredible health benefits. HBOT is used for various treatments for different types of conditions and can also be part of an overall medical care plan. It can be used in treatment plans for circulatory problems, non-healing wounds, strokes, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and much more. With certain conditions that involve lack of oxygen in the brain, HBOT helps with increasing the cerebral blood flow and oxygen to the areas of the brain. HBOT and its increased oxygen has been shown to encourage the rapid growth of new blood vessels that carry additional blood into the damaged areas, improve the ability of white blood cells to destroy bacteria, and reduce swelling and inflammation. HBOT can also be beneficial to skin health.
With the use of HBOT, cells in our body take enough oxygen and nutrients that assist with decreasing the appearance of wrinkles on the skin and help the skin heal after injuries. More benefits of HBOT include improvement of range of motion, increase the production of collagen, boost immune system function, and promote regeneration of injured tissue and so much more. In conclusion, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a simple, painless and well effective form of treatment that can be used by many individuals with various conditions.