Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a simple but effective treatment in which the patient breathes pure oxygen inside a pressurized chamber. The therapy quickly delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream which helps increase the body’s own natural wound-healing abilities.
It also helps fight certain types of infections, improves circulation and stimulates the growth of new blood vessels. Therapy is administered daily, and the number of therapies the patient receives depends on the individual treatment plan and diagnosis.
The chamber has clear sides through which the patient can see their surroundings and is in a comfortable treatment room equipped with TV and videos. Inside the chamber, the pressure is gradually increased and then the temperature will temporarily rise.
Treatment sessions may last two hours; many patients simply relax or even sleep while receiving this beneficial therapy.