What Is HBOT

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

A natural and holistic treatment

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a healing treatment that involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurised chamber. The air pressure inside a hyperbaric oxygen chamber is increased to levels higher than atmospheric pressure. This increased pressure allows your lungs to gather more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure.

The body's tissues and organs need adequate oxygen to function efficiently, especially in cases of injury, inflammation, or damage. Supplying the body with an increased level of oxygen is nothing more than supplying it with another nutrient required for life. When it is absorbed in greater amounts, it allows the body to do what the body does best; self-heal and self-regulate.

How It Works

When you breathe pure oxygen at normal atmospheric pressure (1 atmosphere, or atm), the oxygen is transported primarily by hemoglobin in your red blood cells. However, hemoglobin can only carry a limited amount of oxygen. In HBOT, the increased pressure allows more oxygen to dissolve directly into the plasma of your blood. This means that oxygen can reach areas with compromised blood flow or damaged tissues more effectively.

It's not a cure

While HBOT has many benefits, it's important to understand that oxygen therapy is not a ‘cure’ or a panacea for illness. It will not necessarily replace other treatments, but can be seen as an additional therapy that adds healing power to existing treatments. For example, while the treatment may be of benefit to victims of stroke, it does not replace the rehabilitation therapies. 

Therefore, in most cases HBOT is not a therapy given in isolation, and in an ideal situation, primary health practitioners and hyperbaric specialists should be able to work together to bring the best outcomes for their patients. 

Woman inside hyperbaric chamber

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Portable hyperbaric chamber setup at patients property

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