Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy An Excellent Choice to Assist Your Healing

A Place to Heal
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy increases oxygen level in both blood and tissue to promote healing.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves the systemic delivery of oxygen to patients placed in a chamber at two to three times the atmospheric pressure. While in the chamber, patients breathe 100 percenty oxygen for 90 to 120 minutes. The process increases oxygen level in both blood and tissue to promote healing.

Hyperbaric medicine utilizes chambers that can operate at up to three atmospheres of pressure. The chambers consist of clear acrylic and not only allow the patient a full view outside (for watching television), but also allow the staff to perform physiologic monitoring and support for critically ill patients.

Some positive effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy include:

  • Vasoconstriction and the reduction of edema in the area of trauma for crush injuries
  • Increase in oxygen diffusion distance from functioning capillaries to the hypoperfused wounds
  • Stimulation of neovascularization in ischemic tissues
  • Support of leukocyte oxidative bacterial killing as an adjunct to antibiotics and wound care
  • Phases of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO) Treatment
  • Preparing for Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment