Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Helps The Healing Process

Published on
August 12, 2016

HBOT: Ease Pain Without Drugs or Surgery by Boosting Your Body’s Own Healing Power

A hand with a burn wound

Did you know that your body has amazing powers of healing? Yes, when left to its own devices, the body will normally do everything it can to support and heal itself. Think about it. When your body engages in a full day of active labor, does it wake up restored the following morning? If you cut calories and exercise regularly, does your body begin to shed pounds? When your finger gets a paper cut, does the blood begin to clot and form a healing scab? But sometimes we get injured. Or let’s face it, we neglect our bodies for months at a time and then wonder why we have trouble getting up of the couch…or worse. But what happens when our body gets so diseased it no longer has the ability to heal itself? Hyperbaric oxygen therapy aids the body for natural healing and pain relief.

FDA-approved Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) uses pure oxygen to fight off infection and illness and enhances your body’s ability for natural healing.

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How Does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Aid in Healing?

A man preparing for HBOT

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) works by delivering high concentrations of 02 to your body at varying atmospheric pressures. At these pressures, your lungs literally suck in far more oxygen than they’re able to while breathing in normal room air. That life-giving oxygen circulates around your body via the bloodstream in order to distribute vital nutrients. Injured tissues need lots of oxygen to heal and begin functioning properly again, which these super high O2 levels provide. Yes, oxygen naturally helps to fight off infections and promote healing.

Within our bodies, there are 50 to 75 trillion cells. Each cell type has its own lifespan, and most cells naturally die off as new cells form to replace them. For example, skin cells live for two to three weeks, red blood cells live around four months, while white blood cells can hang in for more than a year on average. Believe it or not, our brain cells normally last an entire lifetime!

Red blood cells

Each of these cells relies on oxygen for its processes to occur. When our bodies are in peak condition, they heal themselves from minor injuries and disease. But when areas of our body get badly injured or diseased, they become inflamed. This further reduces blood and oxygen flow to the area, and our bodies lose their natural ability to heal themselves.

HBOT restores oxygen and nutrients to swollen and injured areas. Think of it as an 02 super-saturation treatment. As you lie comfortably in a sealed chamber, pure oxygen finds its way into body areas that need help and healing.

Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments (HBOT) for Healing:

Here are just some of the benefits your body could experience. HBOT:

  • Fires-up neural activity in the brain
  • Wakes dormant brain cells that are alive but not working properly
  • Increases thought and memory power
  • Enhances the ability to fight off bad bacteria and viruses
  • Reduces toxins
  • Stimulates new capillary growth in injured areas
  • Eradicates free radicals
  • Reduces tissue swelling and inflammation.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is non-invasive and safe. For over a century it has been used to treat divers suffering from decompression illness (the bends). Now it’s a commonly used treatment for many conditions and accepted by the FDA to treat 14 major health conditions and other off-label uses.

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People have used HBOT to successfully recover from chronic pain symptoms of Lyme disease and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), often finding natural and complete pain relief. The treatment is also routinely used on stroke and brain injury patients to help them recover their lives.

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