Hyperbaric Oygen Therapy Summary
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a specialized treatment of a disease or medical condition by the inhalation of near-100% medical grade oxygen* which you breathe in a pressurized space called a hyperbaric chamber as a noninvasive, painless treatment to support the body’s natural healing capabilities.
The very first hyperbaric oxygen therapy was provided by a British clergyman and physician named Dr. Nathaniel Henshaw, when in 1662 he built the first pressurized sealed chamber called a domicilium to treat pulmonary and digestive conditions with oxygen therapy through changing the atmospheric pressure in This domicilium to create both hyperbaric and hypobaric environments.
According to Dr. Henshaw, “In times of good health this domicilium is proposed as a good expedient to help digestion, to promote insensible respiration, to facilitate breathing and expectoration, and consequently, of excellent use for the prevention of most afflictions of the lungs.”
Henshaw was only providing increased and decreased air pressure without increasing oxygen concentration. Oxygen was not discovered until 1773 by Swedish pharmacist Carl Wilhelm Scheele, and the term “oxygen” was not coined until 1777 by French chemist Antoine Lavoisier. by 1877 the use of hyperbaric chambers was commonly accepted and being used in medicine.
Hyper means increase, baric means pressure.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Facts
Improved Neurotransmission Systems Increases the function and production of mitochondria and improves neurotransmitter abnormalities.
Cellular Body Oxygenation Increases the amount of oxygen reaching deep into cellular body tissue.
Innate Immune System Activation The high blood oxygen level allows red blood cells to pass more easily into wounds and burns, essentially healing them from the inside out.
Did You Know?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT, is a type of treatment used to treat wounds that won’t heal, gangrene and serious wound infections when tissues are “starved” for oxygen …
Non Traumatic Without Anesthesia…
Increases Plasma & Body Tissue Oxygen. Compensates for decreased blood flow by increasing the oxygen content of plasma and body tissues.
Immune System Improver. Possess strong anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to improve immune function.
Lower’s Oxidative Stress. There is evidence that oxidative stress can be reduced with HBOT through the upregulation of antioxidant enzymes.
Did You Know?
HBOT can also increase the function and production of mitochondria and improve neurotransmitter abnormalities.
Minimally Invasive Treatment…
Improves Detoxification. Upregulates enzymes that can help with detoxification problems.
Regenerates Wounds. Helps speed cell repair and form new blood vessels, which in turn assists in the healing of wounds.
Enhanced Healing Effects. Repeated exposure to pressurized oxygen gives a lifeline to ischemic tissue, boosts the effects of some antibiotics, activates white blood cells to fight certain infections, reduces tissue swelling, and promotes the healing process of specific chronic wounds.