Hyperbaric Oxygen is an accepted therapeutic practice for the treatment of numerous diseases, physical injuries and dysfunctions. The technology was originally developed by the diving industry and advanced by the military for dealing with the bends or decompression sickness.
“Hyper” is simply an increase, while “baric” refers to pressure. As a procedure or therapy, Hyperbarics is simply the process of increasing the atmospheric pressure around the body.
The higher quantity of oxygen will be dissolved into the circulatory system and body fluids. Oxygen is something the body fundamentally feeds upon. It is necessary for sustaining life and it is required to heal the body.
While subjected to the additional pressure inside a hyperbaric chamber and breathing oxygen, it is the amount of oxygen carried by the plasma that increases – not the amount of oxygen carried by the red blood cells. The basic result of this effect is that oxygen is delivered further and deeper into the tissues and cells. Damaged tissues and cells that are deprived of oxygen due to a trauma can then receive the oxygen required for healing.
A hyperbaric chamber is capable of providing enough oxygen to supply the body’s demand, even in the absence of red blood cells. In essence, Hyperbaric Oxygen can keep a person alive in the absence of blood. This has been a known, approved and accepted fact since the 1950s.
Hyperbaric Oxygen is a very low risk, non-invasive and humanitarian therapy that significantly increases the oxygen content in the body.
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