What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a therapeutic use of oxygen in a pressurized hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber that utilizes a simple, non-invasive and painless treatment.
HBOT’s therapeutic power is attributed to flooding the cells with oxygen. Oxygen levels remain high in tissues for several hours after treatment, which encourages capillary growth. New capillaries mean more blood gets to the site of concern, which speeds healing. High oxygen levels also make red blood cells more flexible so they can get through the twists and turns of the capillaries and get to where they’re needed.
Without a doubt, oxygen is a critical element for our existence. It is the element that sustains us. It is what we need for all biological function in our bodies, from generating energy to break down toxins and to regenerate. Environmental pollution, toxic overload can cause biofilm formations –toxic mucus layers- in the tissues and organs that will interfere with the absorption of nutrients including oxygen. Under this circumstances, the body’s biological functions are compromised and the condition will lead disease and/or aging.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment and Stem Cells
A landmark study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine revealed that HBOT dramatically increases stem cell activity.
The research team, led by Stephen Thom, MD, Ph.D., hypothesized that stem cells might play some role in the remarkable benefits of HBOT. So they measured circulating levels of stem cells in the blood of study volunteers before, during, and after 20 treatments of HBOT.
The results were astounding. After only one treatment, concentrations of stem cells doubled, and after the full course, there was an eight-fold increase in these rejuvenating cells.