What does Autism, Brain Injury, and Multiple Sclerosis have in common?
You’re probably saying “absolutely nothing.” Normally you would be right, but did you know that these are all conditions which may benefit from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy? In fact, everyone can benefit from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a natural medical treatment which enhances the body’s healing process by breathing oxygen in a moderately pressurized chamber. When oxygen is administered under pressure, it dissolves easier into our plasma, making oxygen more readily available for use by the body. Synergy Sports Wellness Institute utilizes mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy that reaches 4.2 PSI (example chamber pictured above).
How does this help with injury?
When our bodies experience an injury, its initial response is to become inflamed at the injury site. This inflammation is our body’s way of preventing infection and allowing the body to heal the injury. During this time, oxygen flow to the injury site may decrease, which slows the healing process. When we utilize HBOT, oxygen can reach the wound site faster because our plasma is able to carry the oxygen throughout our bodies, allowing healing to take place at greater rates.
HBOT is a noninvasive therapy that is used to treat a variety of issues. Below are some common conditions which may benefit from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: