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What is HBOT?Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, also known as HBOT, is a medical treatment used to strengthen the body's natural abuility to heal. The therapy uses an increase in pressure and, in some cases, a richer oxygen content for the air breathed. HBOT has proven to be effective for a broad range of conditions.
Normally, oxygen is transported throughout the body only by red blood cells. With the use of HBOT, oxygen can be dissolved into all of the body's fluids and so be transported to those areas where circulation may be diminished or blocked. Extra oxygen, inthis way, reaches damaged tissues so the body can support its healing process.
Increased oxygen increases the ability of white blood cells to kill bacteria, reduces swelling and allows new blood vessels to grow more rapidly into the affected areas. It is a simple, non-invasive and painless treatment.
Much of the original work for HBOT took place in Louisiana at Harch Hyperbarics. See their site for more information.