General Health Conditions

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and General Health

Many conditions show improvement when treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. There are now 18 specific conditions that are approved by the FDA for hyperbaric oxygen treatments and many more that are not (“off label conditions”). The following are some of the general health conditions that may benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

General Health Conditions Treated by Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Relief From Headaches

Improve Sleep

Immune System Boost

Muscle Soreness

Inflammation

Reducing Bruising

Energy Boost

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) can help:

How Does HBOT Work?

During HBOT, the patient is placed in a chamber that allows the body to be brought to greater-than-normal atmospheric pressure. Under this greater-than-normal atmospheric pressure, the patient breathes 100% oxygen, which first fills the red blood cells in the bloodstream, then continues to flow into the bloodstream and is absorbed directly into the plasma (one of the components of blood). The increased atmospheric pressure facilitates oxygen absorption. The dissolved oxygen in the plasma is more readily available for use by the cells in the body, as little is required to remove the oxygen from the red blood cells. HBOT is a process that floods the body with oxygen so that it may more readily heal itself.