What is Hyperbaric Therapy?

30-Jul-2013

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment of specifically indicated conditions by the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society Committee Report in which a patient breathes 100% oxygen in a pressurized chamber.

The hyperbaric chamber has been in use for over 50 years, initially as a device for treating divers suffering from decompression sickness. In recent years, other clinical applications were introduced when it was discovered that some healing actions could be greatly accelerated by using a combination of pressure and pure oxygen. HBOT is considered an important and exciting adjunctive therapy for a number of chronic conditions including wound care.


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