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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Improve Function and Speed Up Healing

Hyberbaric Oxygen Therapy San Francisco

COMMON CONDITIONS TREATED:

  • Chronic pain
  • Strokes & concussions
  • Arthritis
  • GI track discomfort (Crohn’s)
  • Injuries
  • Pre/post surgury
  • Inflammatory pain
  • Brain Injuries
  • Fractures

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, often shortened to HBOT, uses a special pressurized chamber, called a hyperbaric chamber, to increase oxygen levels in the blood. It’s also known as oxygen therapy, hyperbaric treatment, and hyperbaric therapy.

At the start of Hyperbaric oxygen therapy sessions, the patient enters the hyperbaric chamber, which is a large glass chamber. Once inside, a technician slowly increases the pressure as oxygen pumps into the chamber at levels 1.5 – 3 times higher than normal atmospheric air pressure. This fills the lungs with higher than normal levels of oxygen and encourages oxygen to be absorbed into the blood.

Oxygen is necessary for healing. When an injury occurs, the area around the wound becomes inflamed. This reduces the amount of oxygen available to the area for healing. When an injury is serious, the damage may be greater than the body’s capacity to heal.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps the healing response by enriching the blood with oxygen and allowing for a steady flow of oxygen-rich blood to reach the wound.

(References: Global Healing Center)