In a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber, patients are exposed to 95 percent oxygen and high pressure. The treatment allows for deep penetration of oxygen into soft tissue that has been damaged by disease or injury. It is used to treat many medical conditions as well as non-healing wounds and requires a referral from a general physician or wound specialist. Your body’s tissues require oxygen to operate. Red blood cells transport oxygen throughout the body. Tissues that are harmed require more oxygen to survive and mend. Hyperbaric oxygen treatment permits your blood plasma to transport much-needed oxygen to these wounded tissues.
How a Hyperbaric Chamber Works
HBOT also stimulates the release of stem cells from bone marrow. These stem cells repair damaged tissues by targeting injured areas and starting the repair process, which can include the production of new blood vessels in tissues that do not receive sufficient blood. This phenomenon is known as vasculogenesis. White blood cells, also known as leukocytes, are in charge of destroying microorganisms in the body. To do so, the leukocytes must create superoxide radicals, which are oxygen-based molecules capable of killing bacteria. Tissues that lack a robust blood supply, on the other hand, cannot produce the quantities of oxygen required for effective bacterial death. This required oxygen is provided via hyperbaric oxygen treatment, which maximizes the efficiency of the body’s natural defensive system in killing invading microorganisms.
Increases the production of white blood cells
The increased production of white blood cells is a key factor in the success of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. White blood cells are essential for fighting infections and other conditions, as they recognize and destroy foreign substances such as bacteria. They also have the ability to effectively neutralize chemicals that cause inflammation. The effect on white blood cells is one of the most significant benefits of hyperbaric chamber , as it can increase their numbers by two to three times the normal level. This extra supply provides your body with an extra defense against infections and other diseases that may affect you if left untreated.
Reduces the time it takes for injured tissues to heal
One of the most significant benefits of hyperbaric chamber is its ability to accelerate healing. Whether you’re recovering from surgery or other injury, HBOT can speed up your body’s natural healing process. Oxygen plays an essential role in the body’s ability to heal itself after an injury or illness—whether that injury is physical or emotional. When we lack sufficient oxygen during physical exertion (like exercise), our bodies are less able to fight off infections and recover from injuries and disease. In fact, research has shown that people who engage in regular aerobic activity live longer than those who do not exercise regularly because it stimulates production of red blood cells (which transport oxygen throughout your body).
Encourages the release of stem cells
Stem cells are the building blocks of the body. They’re found in bone marrow, umbilical cord blood, placenta and blood. And they could be right there in your brain too! In fact, this is where the most exciting research on stem cell therapy is happening—because it’s thought that these cells may have the potential to repair damaged brain tissue such as from a stroke or other injury.
In order to encourage healthy stem cell production and release onto their target site where needed (such as a damaged heart), hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be used in conjunction with other therapies such as injections of growth factors like VEGF-A or BMP-2 into those sites themselves. Where they’ll work together with oxygenated blood flow through capillaries (tiny blood vessels) supplying nutrition & oxygenation directly into damaged areas needing repair.
Reduces inflammatory responses in the body
Reduces swelling: Swelling is a natural response that increases blood flow to the affected area, but it also decreases oxygen supply and can cause pain, heat and redness. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy reduces swelling by increasing the amount of available oxygen in your body. This helps fight inflammation, which causes most pain from injuries or illnesses.
Reduces pain: Pain from injuries and diseases often lasts much longer than necessary because it’s harder for your body to heal without enough oxygen present in your cells – especially with high levels of CO2 in the bloodstream (which is what happens when you’re feeling pain). Using hbot chambers allows you to increase your blood’s oxygen levels so that healing can occur faster than usual, helping alleviate painful symptoms such as headaches or muscle cramps at the same time.
Reduces risk of infection: With less CO2 being released into each breath taken while inside a hyperbaric chamber during treatment sessions on average three times per week over six months’ worth of treatments total around 45 minutes long each session duration including prep time beforehand before entering facility where user must be checked out by staff member first before going inside room. Where patient sits inside tank itself via sitting down onto seat located inside tank which has handles built onto sides so if need arise during session then user could grab hold tightly since pressure might increase slightly if sudden movement.
User Quality of Life is improved
- Users have reported a better quality of life.
- Users have an improved energy level and sleep regularly.
- Users report better memory, mood, libido and concentration.
- Studies have shown that hyperbaric chamber improves athletic performance by improving blood flow to the muscles during exercise.
Encourage Growth Factors
In a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, you breathe oxygen while in an environment of increased pressure. This increases the amount of oxygen in your blood and tissues, encouraging the release of growth factors that can help promote healing. Growth factors are proteins that help cells to grow and divide.
This is the most important effect of hyperbaric chamber during HBOT and it is what causes you to feel so good after a session. You can think of hyperoxygenation as “hyperoxygenating” or increasing the amount of oxygen in your body. It promotes healing by increasing blood flow to an injured area while reducing swelling, inflammation and scar tissue formation. This promote better healing outcomes for wounds such as cuts, burns, bone fractures and other injuries.