Hyperbaric oxygen therapy or HBOT, is a medical treatment involving the use of oxygen under pressure. Once used only to treat divers suffering from the bends, HBOT's addition to mainstream medicine has seen it become one of the fastest-growing treatment modalities in the United States.
The basic principle behind hyperbaric oxygen therapy is easy to understand - oxygen is vital to the healing process. In normal conditions, only red blood cells have the ability to carry oxygen to injured parts. During HBOT, the oxygen molecule responds to pressure changes and is dissolved in all body fluids - such as plasma, lymph, interstitial, synovial and cerebrospinal fluid. Increased oxygen levels, in turn, raise the body's ability to create new blood vessels, build new connective tissue, and foster the growth of new cells.
Scientific research data is continually emerging and documenting the effectiveness of HBOT for treating a broad range of conditions. A new and exciting era lies ahead for the many uses of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Our goal is to improve quality of life to those seeking and in need of HBOT.