Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: 4 Surprising Health Benefits

It has been the common belief that the Earth’s atmosphere is made of oxygen alone. However, this is not the case. The air that we breathe every day is comprised approximately of 78% Nitrogen, 21% Oxygen, and 1% of other trace gases. This means that we are mainly breathing in nitrogen, more so than oxygen.

As humans, oxygen is essential for cellular energy production in each cell’s mitochondria. If we are only consuming 21% of oxygen from the Earth’s atmosphere, what would happen if we were to consume more than 21% of oxygen?

Studies have shown that there are several benefits to increasing the amount of oxygen that is consumed. This type of therapy is known as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT).

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

During HBOT, the patient will enter a hyperbaric chamber where the air coming into the chamber is pressurized. The pure oxygen is pressurized to a range of 1.3 to 3 times of Earth’s standard atmospheric pressure.

Healing Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy:

Studies have shown that when consuming oxygen at increased pressures, it can increase the amount of oxygen being absorbed into the bloodstream. This can allow for the absorbed oxygen to be dissolved at a faster rate, as compared to normal atmospheric pressure.

Elevated Oxygen Levels Throughout Body

Increasing the flow of oxygen to the body’s tissues can promote healing in muscles and organs. Elevating the oxygen levels can also decrease inflammation in the body.

Improves Blood Flow

In various studies, HBOT has been shown to facilitate the growth of new blood vessels and to increase the circulation of oxygen throughout the body.

Reduces Chronic Pain & Swelling

Various conditions can result in inflammation, from an injury to many other medical conditions. By flooding the body with oxygen-rich blood, HBOT can reduce inflammation by expediting the healing process for damaged tissues.

Supports The Immune System

The body’s immune system is a complex system that promotes the overall healing within the entire body. HBOT can allow for an increased support for the body’s natural defense mechanisms.

Is HBOT Right For You?

HBOT has been shown to be beneficial to many people. However, there are some cases where HBOT would not be beneficial. Before proceeding with HBOT, discuss your past health history and your concerns with a healthcare provider.

22 Comments

  1. Tamela on June 13, 2018 at 3:30 am

    Can it help with degenerated discs and kidney failure?

    • Healthy Brain Now on June 13, 2018 at 5:44 pm

      Hello! Thank you for reaching out. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy studies have shown to possibly help with these complications; however, all treatments are specific to the individual patient and would be assessed after an evaluation. Would you call us at 770-664-4288 to discuss your specific scenario? Thank you and we look forward to speaking with you!

  2. Paula West on June 15, 2018 at 8:33 am

    Is this covered by insurance? My husband suffers with severe pain from degenerative disc and neuropathy.

    • Healthy Brain Now on June 15, 2018 at 8:56 am

      Hi Paula! We are out of network with all insurances. We would love to discuss how we can help. Could you give us a call at 770-664-4288? Thank you!

  3. Jan on June 18, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Can it help with people diagnosed with arteriosclerosis

    • Healthy Brain Now on June 18, 2018 at 7:12 pm

      Hi Jan! Thank you for reaching out. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy studies have shown various healing effects; however, all treatments are specific to the individual patient and would be assessed after an evaluation. Would you call us at 770-664-4288 to discuss your specific scenario? Thank you and we look forward to speaking with you!

  4. Marsha on June 19, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    Do you accept Health Insurance ?

    • Healthy Brain Now on June 20, 2018 at 9:00 am

      Hi Marsha! We are out of network with all insurances. Would you call us at 770-664-4288 to discuss your specific scenario? Thank you and we look forward to speaking with you!

  5. Steph on June 24, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Are there benefits to someone with Early diagnoses of COPD?

    • Healthy Brain Now on June 24, 2018 at 6:55 pm

      Hi Steph! Thank you for reaching out. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy studies have shown to possibly help with these complications; however, all treatments are specific to the individual patient and would be assessed after an evaluation. Would you call us at 770-664-4288 to discuss your specific scenario? Thank you and we look forward to speaking with you!

  6. Vicki on June 24, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    Interested

  7. Sandra on July 6, 2018 at 12:10 am

    Media Care do you accept that ?
    Where are you located?
    Give me a price per visit?
    Could it help with ulcerative colitis?
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    Please send answers to my question
    Thank you

    • Healthy Brain Now on July 6, 2018 at 12:20 am

      Hi Sandra! Thanks for reaching out. It is $65 for a 50 minute session. We also offer package deals! Unfortunately, Medicare doesn’t cover this. We are in Marietta, GA. Would you call us at 770-664-4288 to discuss your ulcerative colitis? We look forward to speaking with you!

  8. Charlene on July 10, 2018 at 2:12 am

    Is this type of treatment helpful for someone with Fibromyalgia and degenerative disc disease? I see that a session is $65, does that include the evaluation and office visit or is that another charge. Does 1 treatment make a difference or would I be looking at multiple treatments? Does BCBS cover any of it via the out of network coverage?

    • Healthy Brain Now on July 10, 2018 at 2:24 am

      Hi Charlene! Many people with fibromyalgia utilize HBOT. A session of HBOT does not include an evaluation. Normally, HBOT is utilized for multiple treatments. Please contact us directly at 770-664-4288! Thank you.

  9. June Martin on July 23, 2018 at 8:16 am

    I’m June Martin and not sure I would be a candidate since I will soon be 80. My health issues are thyroid, a real bad stomach hernia, and blood pressure problems. Big one is soon to be 80.

    • Healthy Brain Now on July 24, 2018 at 1:43 am

      Hi June! It would be best if you could call us at 770-664-4288 to discuss. We would love to setup a time for an evaluation to look into our options. Thank you!

  10. June Martin on July 24, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    I will call.

  11. KC Smith on September 16, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Hi,
    I am so glad to have come across this article. I am currently experiencing depression related pain and inflammation and elevated blood pressure due to anxiery. I would love to speak with you about your service.

    • Healthy Brain Now on September 21, 2018 at 1:15 am

      Hello. Please give us a call at 770-664-4288. We would love to speak with you.

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