Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) involves breathing oxygen in a pressurized chamber. HBOT is used internationally for more than 80 different conditions. Over 30,000 research studies support its use for anemia, arthritis, athletic injuries and performance, attention deficit disorder, autism, auto-immune disorders, Bell’s Palsy, brain and head injuries, babesiosis, cardiovascular disease, cerebral edema, cerebral palsy, Crohn’s disease, dementia, diabetes, interstitial cystitis, irritable bowel syndrome and colitis, Lyme disease, learning disabilities, macular degeneration, MS, neuropathies, non-healing wounds, Parkinson’s, PTSD, radiation-damaged tissue, reconstructive surgery, Rheumatoid conditions, stroke, TBI and more.
The increased pressure loads oxygen into the plasma and all of the fluids of the body, allowing oxygen to deeply penetrate the brain, organs, and other tissues. Increased oxygen accelerates bone, skin, and muscle regeneration helps the body fight infections more effectively and has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect. In essence, hyperbaric oxygen therapy accelerates the healing process, strengthens and normalizes the immune system, and allows body functions to improve.
Over time the combination of increased oxygen and increased pressure allows tissues and organ function to change in ways that were not physiologically possible before the treatment. HBOT is a powerful anti-inflammatory and normalizes immune function, so is helpful for autoimmune and inflammatory disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis and its many related forms. It stimulates growth factors and mobilizes stem/progenitor cells, which aid in the recovery of damaged organs and tissues. It is used pre-and post-surgery to facilitate better outcomes. HBOT encourages DNA switching and mitochondrial biogenesis, which are critical in neuro-rehabilitation and treatment of autism, cerebral palsy, stroke, cognitive impairment, and traumatic brain injuries. Athletes use it for its performance-enhancing qualities and to aid muscle healing.
Our staff physician is certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and will work with you to devise an appropriate treatment plan. Whether one is considering knee replacement and wants to optimize the surgical outcome, speed recovery, or is dealing with a chronic or acute health challenge, Lyme disease, mold, cognitive impairment, or concussion, HBOT can be a powerful healing tool.
Community Hyperbaric is a DISTRIBUTOR of Summit to Sea and Newtowne Hyperbaric oxygen chambers.