What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Oxygen is essential for every living thing on the planet. Our cells use oxygen to create energy that supports all our bodily processes. The air we breathe is roughly 21% oxygen and must enter the body through our lungs to enter our blood stream to reach our body tissues. Normally oxygen is dependent on our lungs and vascular system to reach our tissues, but with hyperbaric oxygen therapy oxygen is diffused directly into the body via the blood plasma. The pressurized chamber is what makes this possible. Blood plasma is not restricted by the vascular system, so the oxygen can reach further and deeper into our tissues, fully saturating the body with oxygen. So essentially, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) provides a huge dose of oxygen that the body utilizes to create energy for healing, detoxing, and reducing inflammation!
There are a few different types of HBOT, at Innovative Health and Wellness we have a soft-shell unit with a maximum pressure of four PSI, which is roughly the equivalent to the pressure 5 ft below sea-level. HBOT is used to enhance the treatment and healing of a multitude of conditions.
Increased energy (ATP) production and cognitive recovery following TBI
HBOT helps Chronic Fatigue
HBOT increases angiogenesis and neurogenesis
HBOT reduces swelling and promotes healing in sports injuries
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