Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a simple but effective treatment in which you breathe pure oxygen inside a pressurized chamber. The therapy quickly delivers high concentrations of oxygen to your bloodstream which helps increase your body’s own natural wound-healing abilities.
It also helps fight certain types of infection, improves circulation and stimulates the growth of new blood vessels. Therapy is administered daily, and the number of therapies you receive depends on your individual plan and diagnosis.
The hyperbaric oxygen chambers have clear sides through which you can see your surroundings and is in a comfortable treatment room equipped with a TV. Inside the camber, the pressure gradually increases and then the temperature will rise.
The pressure may cause fullness in your ears, but your technician will tell you how to relieve any discomfort. Treatment sessions may last two hours; many patients simply relax or even sleep while receiving this beneficial therapy.