The Science of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

The Science of Hyperbaric Oxygen TherapyThe Science of Hyperbaric Oxygen TherapyThe Science

The term hyperbaric is defined as a gas at a pressure greater than normal atmospheric pressure (~15 PSI). Compared to breathing air at normal atmospheric pressure, hyperbaric oxygen will drive up to 1,200% more oxygen into the bloodstream (primarily plasma).

Super-saturating the entire body with oxygen drives the regeneration of damaged tissue, strengthens the immune system, and provides the body with greater opportunity for healing by:

  • Reversing hypoxia
  • Acting as a signal inducer of DNA, turning on and off over 5,000 genes
  • Stimulating the development of new blood vessels where circulation has been compromised (Angiogenesis)
  • Promoting collagen, bone, and cartilage repair and regeneration
  • Greatly reducing swelling and inflammation
  • Mobilizing and stimulating an increase of stem cells within damaged tissues and in bone marrow
  • Enhancing energy production at the mitochondrial cellular level

The Science

The Benefits

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a noninvasive treatment that can help in a variety of medical conditions either as a primary or complementary therapy.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has very few risks or side effects and may be helpful if you suffer from an inflammatory condition or a condition that may be improved when blood flow and delivery of oxygen to vital organs and tissues is optimized. Some of the benefits that can result from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy are:

  • Healing wounds, no matter where they are
  • Decreasing wound healing time through increased efficiency
  • Reducing the risk of amputation
  • Enhancing the brain’s ability to regain neurologic function (Neuroplasticity)
  • Decreasing disability
  • Reducing Pain
  • Improving quality of life