HBOT is a procedure to increase oxygen in the body, under pressure, to encourage improvement for many conditions. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized room or tube. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a well-established treatment.
While HBot treatment has been around since the 1940’s. Originally used for Divers who surface too quickly and are at risk of decompression illness (DCI), which some call “the bends,” an air gas embolism, or both, much research still needs to be done on the effects of HBot treatments. Many countries have already approved HBot for many treatments, the United States on the other hand has limited what it approves for use of HBot treatments.
Some call it a “miracle cure” and claim that it can help with a wide range of conditions as an alternative therapy. In a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber, the air pressure is increased to three times higher than normal air pressure. Under these conditions, your lungs can gather more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure. Your blood carries this oxygen throughout your body. This helps fight bacteria and stimulate the release of substances called growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing.