A hyperbaric machine is a type of medical equipment that provides hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to individuals who may benefit from increased levels of oxygen in their bodies.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing in 98% oxygen in a pressurized environment, inside a hyperbaric chamber. This increases the amount of oxygen in the blood and tissues, which can help promote healing and improve various health conditions.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps your body heal by providing more oxygen. Tissues need enough oxygen to function well, especially when they’re injured. During this therapy, the increased pressure helps your blood carry more oxygen, focusing on the areas that need it the most. It also helps your white blood cells protect your body from infections and speeds up recovery time.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is utilized for managing chronic wounds and various medical conditions. Unlike room air, which contains 21% oxygen, this therapy provides air enriched with 98% oxygen. Administered within a pressurized chamber, the oxygen is delivered at two to three times the normal air pressure, enhancing lung oxygen absorption. This boost in oxygen aids tissue healing and bolsters infection resistance within your body.
When you step into the therapy chamber, find a comfy spot to lie down and relax. As we fill the chamber with oxygen, you might hear a gentle hiss, and the pressure will gradually increase. You might feel your ears pop, similar to what happens on a plane or while changing altitudes. Don’t worry—yawning, holding your nose, and swallowing can help ease that sensation. Throughout the session, you’ll breathe normally, and your well-being is our top priority.
We’ve got you covered with a handy bell for you to let us know if you need anything or want to chat. The sessions last for a cozy 60 minutes, and we’re here to make sure you’re comfortable and cared for.
For optimal results in hyperbaric oxygen therapy, we recommend three to four sessions per week. Studies have demonstrated positive outcomes with this frequency. This approach maximizes the benefits of the enhanced oxygen environment. Whether you’re recovering or focusing on overall health, the three, or four-times-a-week schedule is the most beneficial, offering condensed sessions for effective results.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy operates by exposing individuals to increased pressures of oxygen in a specialized chamber. Breathing pure oxygen under elevated pressure allows the lungs to absorb a higher concentration of oxygen molecules. This enriched oxygen is then transported by the bloodstream to various tissues and organs, even those with compromised blood flow due to injury or illness. This heightened oxygen availability at the cellular level supports cellular metabolism, energy production, and tissue repair, facilitating the body’s natural healing processes.
Recent studies conducted in Israel have delved into the anti-aging effects of hyperbaric chambers, adding another layer to the therapy’s potential benefits. These studies highlight the impact of HBOT on immune response and inflammation control. Elevated oxygen levels have been shown to enhance the activity of white blood cells, vital components of the immune system, aiding in the fight against infections and supporting the healing process. The therapy’s temporary vasoconstrictive effects, followed by subsequent vasodilation, improve blood flow to oxygen-deprived tissues, resulting in reduced inflammation and an enhanced oxygen supply. It’s important to note that the effectiveness of hyperbaric treatment may vary based on the specific condition being treated.
The benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy may include:
Increased oxygen levels can help promote healing by stimulating the production of new blood vessels and increasing the growth of new tissue.
HBOT can help improve circulation by increasing the amount of oxygen in the blood and promoting the delivery of oxygen to tissues and organs throughout the body.
HBOT can help fight certain infections by increasing the amount of oxygen available to the body’s immune system.
HBOT has been used to treat a wide range of medical conditions, including diabetic foot ulcers, radiation injury, carbon monoxide poisoning, and more.
Some athletes use HBOT to enhance their performance by increasing the amount of oxygen available to their muscles during workouts.