Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Mild Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (mHBOT) is the medical use of oxygen in a pressurized environment, at a level of 1.5 ATA (1.5 times the atmospheric pressure exerted at sea level). This increased pressure allows for oxygen to dissolve and saturate the red blood cells and the blood plasma, which yields a broad variety of positive physiological, biochemical and cellular effects. This safe, effective therapy is the most trusted way to increase oxygen levels to all organs of the body. The typical treatment lasts for 60-90 minutes. In several clinical studies, mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has been shown to enhance the body’s innate ability to repair and regenerate conditions such as Traumatic brain injury, Post concussion, Inflammation, Neuropathy, Parkinson’s, Dementia, Cerebral Palsy, Post Stroke, Multiple sclerosis, and many others. Studies indicate that when patients were exposed to the much lower levels of pressurization found in mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, the therapeutic application of HBOT increased greatly. The mild pressure, via compressed air, is used in a soft chamber made of heavy duty fabric where the patient wears an oxygen mask delivering 97% pure oxygen. This type of mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy is intended for use by people suffering from chronic conditions, not for those with acute limb or life threatening situations. MHBOT has been widely used in sports medicine for years. The increased oxygenation of the body allows for increased circulation to damaged and inflamed tissues. Treatment in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber after injury can decrease swelling and shorten healing time.