What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a specialized oxygen treatment that enhances the body’s natural healing processesby inhalation of 100% oxygen in a total body chamber, where atmospheric pressure is increased and controlled. It treats a wide variety of medical conditions, usually as part on an overall medical care plan.
Healing cannot take place without appropriate oxygen levels in tissues and cells. Under normal circumstances, oxygen is transported throughout the body only by red blood cells. With HBOT, oxygen is dissolved into all of the body’s fluids, the plasma, the central nervous system fluids, the lymph, and the bone and can be carried to areas where circulation is diminished or blocked. In this way, extra oxygen can reach all of the damaged tissues and the body can support its own healing process. The increased oxygen greatly enhances 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. For more info, see our FAQs.
What are the benefits of 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 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.
- Expedited healing
- New cell regeneration
Can HBOT help you?
Yes. If your condition involves injury, wounding, loss of blood supply, or inflammation, we would be surprised if HBOT did not help you.
Based on how HBOT works, by treating disease processes that are common to many diseases, it is highly probable that HBOT could help you if dosed properly. Proper dosing is our specialty, this is where Dr. Harch excels. If dosed properly HBOT has an excellent chance of helping you or your loved one.