What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is perhaps best known as a treatment for divers suffering from Decompression sickness or ‘The Bends’ as it is commonly called. However, HBOT is becoming a common medical treatment for a wide range of traumatic, chronic diseases and conditions.

The Therapy involves the administration of 100% Oxygen at a controlled pressure. Patients are placed in our state of the art Hyperbaric Chamber for a prescribed amount of time and are always accompanied by a Medically Qualified Attendant. The environmental pressure within the chamber is slowly increased, typically by one to nearly two atmospheres (equivalent to a 10-15 metre scuba dive). Patients then simply breathe 100% oxygen.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can increase the amount of Oxygen in the body by up to 2000% depending on the treatment depth. This dramatically increases the amount of Oxygen that can be delivered at a cellular level and therefore accelerates all healing processes following operations such as;
Plastic Surgery, Non-Healing Wounds, Burns, Smoke Inhalation, many Neuralgic, Orthopaedic as well as Emergency Conditions and Degenerative Diseases.
In addition to the hyperoxygenation of blood, all body fluids including the lymph and cerebral-spinal fluids are infused with the healing benefits of this increased Molecular Oxygen reaching bones and tissues that are not normally accessible to red blood cells.
The enhancement and increase of white blood cells & their function, along with the promotion and formation of new capillaries and peripheral blood vessels, (Angiogenesis) is simply amazing.

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