Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy improves the quality of life of the patient in many areas when standard medicine is not working. Many conditions such as stroke, cerebral palsy, head injuries, and chronic fatigue have responded favorably to HBOT.
Healing cannot take place without appropriate oxygen levels in the tissue and cells. Many illnesses and injuries fail to heal because of inadequate oxygen levels. Inflammation, swelling, and reduced blood flow contribute to non-healing. This means adequate oxygen is unable to reach the damaged area. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) causes increased oxygen under pressure, which provides this extra oxygen to tissue and cells with minimal side effects. HBOT treats the cumulative wounds of life (aging).
Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) in sports has become more prevalent in today’s collegiate and professional realm. Mild HBO therapy provides a highly effective way to increase the volume of oxygen in the blood and thus increase the many beneficial effects that oxygen has on the body. It allows the body to get the oxygen it needs to create ATP for energy and flush out the lactic acid that causes muscle fatigue. The elevated oxygen levels help athletes increase performance and recover more quickly after a workout. Increased oxygen delivery to the brain facilitates brain function and enhances an athlete’s ability to make split-second decisions that could be a difference in the outcome of a game.
In extreme cases, cell and tissue death can occur. HBOT may promote faster healing in common sports injuries such as:
- High Ankle Sprains.
- Pulled Muscles.
- Achilles Tendinitis.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy might help athletes at all skill levels heal more quickly and get back to their favorite pursuit.
Many people use artificial methods to improve the look of their skin, such as anti-wrinkle creams, ointments, cosmetics, pills, and plastic surgery. But, an increasing number of people are using HBOT to help rejuvenate their skin.
During an HBOT session, the body receives pure oxygen at increased atmospheric pressure. This boosts the body’s ability to circulate oxygen, allowing it to seep through into areas where blood flow is poor or blocked and helps skin to rejuvenate. HBOT promotes fast repair of damaged skin cells, diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and helping the skin to heal after trauma, injury or surgery. HBOT has shown promising signs for weight loss, fast nail growth and reducing cellulite, and is recommended for helping skin disorders such as eczema, acne, psoriasis, and rosacea.
HBOT is a very simple, non-invasive, pain-free procedure. Here at the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Centre in London, our patients enter a single-person, purpose-built, and state-of-the-art chamber and breathe in pure oxygen at up to 2 times the normal atmospheric pressure.