Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is the medical use of oxygen in a pressurized environment (a chamber) at a level higher than 1 atmosphere absolute (ATA).
That increased pressure allows oxygen to dissolve and saturate more effectively in your blood system, primarily the plasma (independent of the hemoglobin).
This process yields a broad variety of positive physiological, biochemical, and cellular effects.
What to Know About Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy:
- The therapy is commonly referred to by its abbreviation – HBOT.
- HBOT is a non-invasive and painless therapy.
- It’s one of the most trusted ways to increase oxygen levels to all organs of the body.
- A typical treatment lasts for 60 to 90 minutes. During that time you lie down in the chamber and breathe normally.
- Evidence-based research supports that oxygen reduces inflammation throughout the body.
- Athletes using HBOT have experienced success with faster muscle recovery time and enhanced athletic performance.
- HBOT relieves fatigue and has been known to have anti-aging benefits.
- HBOT can be combined with other therapies – such as light therapy – to increase its efficacy.
Many Conditions May Benefit From Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Evidence-based research has demonstrated the efficacy of HBOT for conditions such as:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Brain Injuries including concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Cerebral Palsy
- Learning Disabilities
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Neurological Disorders