How does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) work with the body?

HBOT has a number of potential effects on the body including:

  • Angiogenesis-stimulates growth of capillaries in low oxygen (hypoxic) tissue to improve wound healing
  • Hyperoxygenation-high levels of oxygen can help with the repair of cellular function
  • Osteogenesis- it can stimulate the production of new bone cells in compromised bone
  • Microbiological- high levels of oxygen help eliminate anaerobic bacteria
  • Vasoconstriction- it causes the constriction of blood vessels which can reduce edema

With the addition of HBOT, all body fluids (plasma, lymph, cerebrospinal, interstitial fluids) become capable of oxygen delivery thereby facilitating the healing process;

  • Reduces Inflammation and pain
  • Enables the body to better fight infection
  • Facilitates growth of new blood vessels and tissues