How Does HBOT improve helath?HBOT itself is a generally safe and well-tolerated natural medical treatment designed to support health and manage disease, with an emphasis on improving the lives of those with chronic illness. In practice, during HBOT, a patient breathes pure oxygen within an enclosed total body chamber under increased controlled atmospheric pressure. HBOT increases the oxygen saturation throughout the body, resulting in a cascade of positive healing effects, such as reducing inflammation, developing new blood vessels, restoring the health of collagen, bone and cartilage, and mobilizing the body’s own stem cells to repair tissue and organ damage. HBOT is a simple, non-invasive and painless treatment, which has very few risks. A closer look at some of these mechanisms demonstrates what makes HBOT so effective in helping to treat such a wide variety of conditions. For instance, HBOT has been scientifically proven to reduce inflammation, which is at the root of so many disease processes. To that end, HBOT helps ameliorate both acute and chronic inflammatory conditions by reducing pro-inflammatory cytokine release, which are proteins in the body that increase inflammation and generally exacerbate disease. With more oxygen present in the blood system during HBOT, blood vessels can restrict their flow to damaged tissue and reduce the fluid build-up without compromising the higher oxygen levels needed for the body’s repair. Other dynamic mechanisms involved in HBOT are the creation of new blood vessels, commonly known as neovascularization or angiogenesis. Angiogenesis is of particular importance in areas of the body where circulation is compromised, either by injury or blockage. Non-healing wounds and strokes are just two of the many conditions that can greatly benefit from the enhanced blood flow that occurs with HBOT. Reduction of tissue hypoxia is also vital in treating these conditions. Cancer, complications of diabetes, and many other major health concerns my benefit from the ability of HBOT to increase the efficiency of your immune system and reduce inflammation. By increasing tissue oxygenation with HBOT, optimal cellular function can be achieved. More oxygen creates more energy for accelerated repair and enhanced regeneration of tissue. These innovative properties help make HBOT a very effective wound-healer. Diabetic foot wounds, for instance, which are an FDA-approved indication for HBOT, are estimated to impact many people living with diabetes. Many of these wounds will become infected, and many will result in amputation. HBOT has been proven to maximize the viability of post-op compromised tissue, speed recovery and return to full function, and also reduce the instance of re-grafting or repeat flap procedures. Post-surgical HBOT in order to improve healing times, reduce swelling, demarcate viable and non-viable tissue, and optimize vascularity. Post-operative HBOT reduces swelling and inflammation, decreases bruising, enhances oxygen availability for injured tissue, promotes fibroblast proliferation and collagen regeneration, enhances antibiotic efficacy, reduces the incidence of infection, and enhances stem cell proliferation from bone marrow and migration to the area of injury. HBOT’s innovative and unique processes have led to successes in treating a variety of conditions and ailments. Many people don’t realize, for instance, that despite advances in radiation dosing and targeting, upwards of 10% of cancer patients receiving radiation treatment experience debilitating delayed radiation injuries. Some physicians report the incidence in their practices in even greater numbers. Radiation damage may include chronic pain, bleeding, erectile dysfunction, chronic diarrhea or constipation, difficulty salivating, ringing in the ears, laryngitis, difficulty swallowing and/or opening the jaw, non-healing wounds, bowel or bladder incontinence, and nerve dysfunction. Studies demonstrate, however, that HBOT is the most effective treatment for radiation injuries. It is the only curative therapy for radiation injury, with average improvements of nearly 80% reported in some studies. In short, no other treatment for radiation damage actually heals the tissue as well as HBOT. 1.What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy is the breathing of pure oxygen while inside a treatment chamber. The purpose of the therapy is to provide increased amounts of oxygen to the body.2.How does it work?The air we breathe is 21% oxygen, 78% nitrogen and minor amounts of other gases. Our bodies are usually able to heal themselves with a normal oxygen level, but in certain conditions extra oxygen is required. During HBO therapy, the pressure is increased with more than 90% purity oxygen. The breathing of pure oxygen under pressure causes a much larger than normal amount of oxygen to be dissolved in the blood and subsequently, the rest of the body. The extra oxygen is used by the body in many ways. Depending on the underlying problem, the oxygen can improve wound healing by reducing swelling, keeping infection under control and stimulating new blood vessel growth.3.How long is the treatment?Usually 60-90 minutes for each time, 5-7 Times per week. Doctors recommend using it continuously every day, but one time per day is enough. 4.Are there any side effects?Usually, there are no side effects to hyperbaric treatment. Some people may feel tired after a treatment. Other people may feel a popping in their ears. Sometimes, a patient may have small changes in vision. The changes are temporary. Let your Hyperbaric Unit technician or doctor know if this continues.5.How will it feel?You will feel the change in pressure in your ears when chamber inflating, similar to that when descending in an airplane. Once the chamber has had a chance to equalize you will not have any discomfort. During treatment, you will be able to watch videos and enjoy listening to by your phone and pad. You can also choose to just close your eyes and relax. At the end of the treatment, the chamber pressure is reduced.You will feel your ears "popping" during this phase. You can clear your ears by chewing (gum or food), swallowing, yawning. Once the chamber is fully pressurized, this feeling will return to normal.