Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (mHBOT) is a gentle method of delivering oxygen to the cells under pressure.
We know that natural healing requires oxygen, and that some conditions do not heal well due to insufficient oxygen. This is especially true for head and brain injuries, and non-healing ulcers.
Effects of HBOT
- Stimulate growth of new blood vessels to locations with reduced circulation, including areas of arterial blockage.
- Aid in the treatment of atherosclerosis, stroke, wound healing and brain injury, including Autism and dementia.
- Increase energy, stamina and endurance levels, while reducing fatigue.
- Provide the optimal environment for the body to carry out vital cell processes.
- Increase the capacity for the body to heal itself by increasing production of stem cell and vascular endothelial growth factors (VRGF).
History of HBOT
Its history can be dated back to 1662 when a British physician, using a system of organ bellows and valves, discovered that acute illness responded better to increased oxygen pressure.
By 1878 Paul Bert, a French physiologist, had discovered the link between decompression sickness and nitrogen bubbles. He correctly hypothesised that the pain from decompression sickness could be reversed with recompression.
In the 1930’s, the US military were using HBOT to treat deep-sea divers with decompression sickness.
By 1955, studies had shown that HBOT was effective in increasing the benefits of radiation treatment on cancer patients.
In the 21st century, as rapidly increasing amounts of clinical and medical research validates this overlooked and often misunderstood treatment, HBOT is now FDA approved.
Some Observed Benefits of HBOT
- Significantly reduces oedema
- Significantly reduces the inflammatory process
- Improves range of motion
- Increases the production of collagen
- Increases the healing and recovery process
- Supports scar tissue rehabilitation
- Promotes greater tissue strength
- Enhances the growth of new blood vessels (Angiogenesis)
- Increase oxygen levels in tissues (Hyperoxia)
- Increases oxygen perfusion around wounds
- Stimulates new capillary growth
- Improves bone regeneration for faster recovery
- Stimulates stem cell and growth factors
- Destroys anaerobic bacteria
- Increases removal of toxic bio-waste
- Increases white blood cell production
- Increases effectiveness of antibiotics
- Strong anti-microbial effect
- Reduces surgery complications for smokers
- Improves physical training (strength, energy and endurance)
- Improves memory and concentration
- Increases production of natural killer T-cells