What is HBOT?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment which enhances the body’s natural healing process by inhalation of 100% oxygen while inside the pressurized chamber. Under normal circumstances, oxygen is transported throughout the body only by red blood cells. With HBOT, oxygen is dissolved into all of the body’s fluids, the plasma, the central nervous system fluids, the lymph, and the bone and can be carried to areas where circulation is diminished or blocked. In this way, extra oxygen can reach all of the damaged tissues and the body can support its own healing process. The increased oxygen greatly enhances the ability of white blood cells to kill bacteria, reduces swelling and allows new blood vessels to grow more rapidly into the affected areas. It is a simple, non-invasive and painless treatment.
What are the benefits of HBOT? It has long been known that healing many areas of the body cannot take place without appropriate oxygen levels in the tissue. Most illnesses and injuries occur, and often linger, at the cellular or tissue level. In many cases, such as: circulatory problems; non-healing wounds; and strokes, adequate oxygen cannot reach the damaged area and the body’s natural healing ability is unable to function properly. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy provides this extra oxygen naturally and with minimal side effects. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves the quality of life of the individual in many areas when standard medicine is not working. Many conditions such as stroke, cerebral palsy, head injuries, and chronic fatigue have responded favorably to HBOT.
What conditions is HBOT effective against? Hyperbaric oxygen is used to treat all conditions which benefit from increased tissue oxygen availability, as well as infections where it can be used for its antibiotic properties, either as the primary therapy, or in conjunction with other drugs.
FDA approved conditions for HBOT use:
* Carbon Monoxide Poisoning * Cyanide Poisoning * Crush Injuries * Gas Gangrene * Decompression Sickness * Bone Infections * Compromised skin grafts * Delayed radiation injury * Flesh Eating Disease * Chronic Infections with Actinomycosis * Diabetic wounds
Non FDA approved conditions for HBOT use:
**(Some studies have shown help with these conditions)**
* Cancer * Fibromyalgia * Rheumatic Diseases * ALS * Hearing loss * Seizures * ADD * Lupus * Spinal Chord Injuries * Chronic Fatigue * Menopause Symptoms * Toxic Encephalopathy * Chron’s Disease * Migraines * Lyme Disease * Depression * Memory Loss * Chronic Infections * Diabetes * Osteoporosis * Sports Related Injuries * Dementia * Parkinson’s Disease * Herpes * Epilepsy * Post Plastic Surgery Recovery * HIV