Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy “HBOT” is a prescribed treatment approved by the FDA and AMA in which a person breathes 100% medical grade oxygen while under increased pressure. “Hyper” means increased and “baric” relates to pressure.
It is a non-invasive, safe method of administering pure oxygen at greater than atmospheric pressure to a patient in order to improve or correct certain conditions.
Providing oxygen in a pressurized chamber allows the delivery of 10-15 times more oxygen than if it was delivered at sea level or at normal atmospheric pressure. Oxygen is one of the body’s basic building blocks. All of the body’s major components, water, protein, carbohydrate and fat contain oxygen.
HBOT has been proven effective in the conventional treatment for decompression sickness, severe carbon monoxide poisoning, certain wounds or injuries, skin infections, as well as delayed radiation injury and certain bone or brain infections.