HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy saturates the patient’s plasma with oxygen resulting in increased oxygen delivery to tissues. Specifically, hyperbaric oxygen therapy promotes healing through enhancing white blood cell activity and initiating formation of new peripheral vascular vessels and nerve endings in damaged areas. Pressurized oxygen has healing capabilities. Oxygen expands and gets into the tissues and stimulates formation of new blood vessels, which leads to healing.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can promote healing in the brain and improve cognitive function. It may improve attention, concentration, the ability to follow directions, and hyperactivity.
Approved uses for HBOT are :
Radiation damage to body tissue
Stimulation of formation of new blood vessels
Wounds that do not heal
Carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation
It may also be used to treat a number of conditions including soft tissue injury, traumatic brain injury, chronic fatigue, cerebral palsy, stroke, candidiasis, allergies, autism, auto-immune disorders, heavy metal poisoning, infections, multiple sclerosis and Lyme disease, but not all of these treatments have been approved