Under normal pressure, oxygen is transported through the circulatory system by the red blood cells. The body is limited to the success and health of the circulatory system.
In areas where circulation is poor, oxygenation is lacking. This can lead to disease, slower healing, and tissue death.
When the body is placed in a pressurized environment, under simple laws of physics, oxygen is able to dissolve into the plasma and is no longer dependent on the circulatory system for transportation.
Hyperbaric therapy (HBT) is the medical use of creating a pressurized environment at a level higher than 1 atmosphere absolute (ATA). Increased pressure allows oxygen to dissolve and saturate the blood plasma (independent of hemoglobin/red blood cells), which yields a broad variety of positive physiological, biochemical and cellular effects.
This noninvasive therapy is a trusted way to increase oxygen levels to all organs of the body. The typical treatment lasts 60-120 minutes, during which the patient relaxes and breathes normally. HBT has been demonstrated in numerous clinical studies to enhance the body’s innate ability to repair and regenerate. It is used as an adjunct therapy to complement and enhance the healing processes in both chronic and acute conditions.
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