Hyperbaric Therapy

The Science Behind Hyperbaric Therapy

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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is the medical use of oxygen in a pressurized environment, at a level higher than 1 atmosphere absolute (ATA). Increased pressure allows for oxygen to dissolve and saturate the blood plasma (independent of hemoglobin/red blood cells), which yields a broad variety of positive physiological, biochemical and cellular effects. This noninvasive therapy is the most trusted way to increase oxygen levels to all organs of the body. The typical treatment lasts for 60-90 minutes, during which the patient lies down and breathes normally. HBOT has been demonstrated in several clinical studies to enhance the body’s innate ability to repair and regenerate. It is used as an adjunct therapy to complement and enhance the healing process in both chronic and acute conditions.

It’s like when you purchase a bottle of soda, the CO2 (carbon dioxide) gas bubbles are under pressure, which decreases the size of the bubbles enough that they dissolve into the liquid. Therefore, you are unable to see them. When pressure is released, the volume of each bubble increases and the bubbles appear. While an individual is under pressure, the oxygen molecules decrease in size and are able to dissolve into the blood plasma. This exponentially increases oxygen delivery throughout the body and makes it possible for oxygen to reach inflamed tissue and support optimal cellular and organ functionality.

Alzheimer's/Dementia & Hyperbaric

A 2020 study demonstrated that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can significantly enhance the cognitive performance of healthy older adults. 
Click this link to learn more on how HBOT can help with Alzheimer's/Dementia: www.ihausa.org/Alzheimer's-Dementia

Anti-Aging & Hyperbaric

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy  (HBOT) has been shown to help combat degenerative conditions by contributing to the regeneration of tissue and blood vessels. Additionally, HBOT promotes collagen activation to help battle the signs of aging including reducing skin damage and maintaining elasticity. Clinical studies have demonstrated the benefits of HBOT for age-related degenerative conditions by providing cellular aid to all organs in the body to promote health and beauty. Click the link to learn more: www.ihausa.org/anti-aging

Autism & Hyperbaric

Due to the increase on children diagnosed with Autism, more and more parents have turned to alternative forms of treatments to counteract the underlying symptoms of autism. Studies have demonstrated hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) as an emerging treatment that parents and physicians are utilizing to help ameliorate the effects of ASD. This non-invasive treatment is as simple as a one-hour daily session, where the parent and child enter the hyperbaric chamber and receive increased levels of oxygen. Studies have demonstrated the benefits of HBOT for autism with the following:

  • Enhance Brain Healing and Repair
  • Improve Physical Function
  • Advance Mental Function
  • Improve Behavioral Function
  • Improve Digestive Function

To learn more, click the link: www.ihausa.org/autism

Cancer & Hyperbaric

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death, worldwide, and new integrated treatments are being utilized to help combat its devastating effects. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is currently being utilized in conjunction with conventional treatments, including radiation and chemotherapy, to attain optimal dosages for patients, stimulate tumor regression and reduce the side effects of treatments. Click this link to learn more on how HBOT can help: www.ihausa.org/cancer

Cerebral Palsy & Hyperbaric

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been shown to help ameliorate the effects of Cerebral Palsy. Many forms of CP result from lack of oxygen to the brain. The affected brain tissue, or penumbra, can be recovered or improved by introducing increased levels of oxygen. HBOT has been shown to be a promising treatment with multiple studies reporting improvements with its application. Studies have demonstrated the benefits of HBOT for CP with the following:

  • Enhance Neurological Repair & Regeneration
  • Improve Overall Function

To learn more: www.ihausa.org/cerebral-palsy

Covid- 19 & Hyperbaric

As science is catching up to this novel virus, early clinical reports and anatomical findings show progressive hypoxemia as the main cause of deterioration in patients with covid-19. 
To learn more, clink this link: www.ihausa.org/Covid19

Diabetes & Hyperbaric

Diabetes affects more than 12 million people and is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. With diabetes primarily affecting small blood vessels, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been demonstrated to stimulate angiogenesis to help ameliorate compromised blood flow and prevent organ failure. Studies have demonstrated the benefits of HBOT for diabetes with the following:

  • Improve Blood Chemistry Profile
  • Advance Glycemic Control
  • Decrease Cardiovascular Risk
  • Stimulate Angiogenesis and Reduce Inflammation
  • Enhance Internal/External Healing

Click here to learn more: www.ihausa.org/diabetes

Inflammation & Hyperbaric

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been demonstrated to substantially attenuate inflammation throughout the body. HBOT drives increased levels of oxygen into the body, which travels through the plasma, subsequently reducing inflammation and pain. Click this link to learn more: www.ihausa.org/inflammation

Lyme Disease & Hyperbaric

The United States Center for Disease Control is now reporting that there are over 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease each year. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been shown to elevate tissue oxygenation, which can be lethal to the tick-borne bacterium or spirochete (Borrelia burgdorferi), increase white blood cell activity and enhance antimicrobial responses.
To learn more about HBOT and Lyme, click here: www.ihausa.org/lyme

Neurology & Hyperbaric

For neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders, in addition to neurological injuries, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) provides the brain with increased levels of oxygen to help recover/repair brain tissue, increase neuronal stell cell growth and improve cognitive functioning. Clinical studies have demonstrated the benefits of HBOT for neurological conditions with the following:

  • Improve Brain Function and Performance
  • Reduce Neuroinflammation
  • Increase Regeneration of the Nervous System
  • Improve Brain Repair and Recovery
  • Ameliorate Neurological Conditions

Click this link to learn more: www.ihausa.org/neurology

Sports & Hyperbaric

Injuries caused by sports-related activities remain a substantial concern with players, coaches, and parents alike. New evidence supports hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) as and adjunct and practical treatment to help moderate the effects of traumatic brain injuries and enhance brain imaging results. Studies have demonstrated the benefits of HBOT for sports-related injuries with the following:

  • Accelerate Recovery from Sports-Related Injuries
  • Faster Recovery from Surgeries
  • Amplify Recovery from Intensive Training
  • Enhance Performance

Click here to learn more: www.ihausa.org/sports

Stem Cells & Hyperbaric

The innate ability of stem cells to differentiate into other types of cells with specialized functions (blood, brain, or tissue cells) replenishes and regenerates the body from the effects of aging and disease. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been shown to significantly increase the concentration of circulating stem/progenitor cells within the peripheral circulation system. By increasing blood plasma oxygen levels, bone marrow derived stem cells were shown to significantly proliferate and mobilize. To learn more: www.ihausa.org/stemcells

Stroke & Hyperbaric

Studies have demonstrated the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for stroke with prevention and recovery. To learn more: www.ihausa.org/stroke

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) & Hyperbaric

TBI is a major cause of disability and death world-wide. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been demonstrated to enhance the recovery from TBI and augment brain activity by reducing hypoxia and neuroinflammation, while increasing circulation in the brain. Click this link to learn more about Traumatic Brain Injury and hyperbaric: www.ihausa.org/tbi