Hyperbaric Oxygenation Therapy is when a person breathes nearly 100% oxygen at an increased air pressure. When breathing oxygen under pressure your lungs can gather much more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure. When your blood carries this extra oxygen throughout your body, this helps fight bacteria and stimulate the release of substances called growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing.
HBOT can also help with inflammation and infection by stopping harmful bacteria and strengthening the body’s immune system. HBOT stimulates the formation of new blood vessels, new collagen (connective tissue) and new skin cells. This results in more oxygen in your blood, working with the body to naturally enhance the healing process. Hyperbaric Oxygenation is an approved adjunct treatment for several conditions and sessions may be covered by your private health insurance.