What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment is simply a way of breathing oxygen at greater than atmospheric pressure. A hyperbaric chamber is needed to allow the pressure around the body to be increased. By measuring the concentration in the blood PLASMA AND LYMPH, more oxygen can be delivered to the damaged tissues to establish normal oxygen values and allow recovery to take place.
We all live under the pressure of the atmosphere and the extra pressure required for this treatment is small. The technology is very well established, as all commercial aircraft are hyperbaric chambers equipped with oxygen breathing systems!
High Dosage Oxygen Treatment, (HDOT) often called Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, has a hundred year history, but doctors have only recently recognised that even when the level of oxygen in the blood is normal there can be a severe deficiency in the tissues.