What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – HBOT

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Rather than re-inventing the wheel so to speak, today seems a good day to share another video lecture preambled by the contents of the page entitled, What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT as it is better known and commonly referred to. It is often beneficial to hear something from multiple reliable sources rather than simply writing article after article. In other words, today we present similar information put forward by someone else.


Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is the administration of pure, or near pure oxygen, breathed through a mask or hood, at higher than atmospheric pressure. This is facilitated by, and delivered in a pressure chamber, also known as a barochamber, diving chamber or hyperbaric chamber. This facilitates far higher concentrations of oxygen in the bloodstream and subsequently, the tissues it feeds. HBOT and increased oxygenation up-regulates the natural repair and rebuild processes in the body simply by altering the environment. This leads to accelerated healing and healing where no previous healing has been observed, from a wide range of ailments. It is non-invasive and virtually risk free. Basically, any condition that can benefit from improved cellular respiration and greater oxygen saturation in tissues could benefit from HBOT or as it is also termed HBO2.


Studies establish that HBOT can and does benefit most conditions relying on oxygenation for their recovery. These include but are not necessarily limited to the following:

  • Accelerated healing (Including sports injury, wound healing and problematic wounds)
  • Brain Injury (Including Acquired brain injury, traumatic brain injury, mild traumatic brain injury and concussion/sub concussion and birth injury)
  • Circulatory and vascular complications (Including Compartment syndrome, burns and thermal injury and arterial insufficiencies including severe anaemia)
  • Inflammatory conditions (Including Arthritis, Multiple sclerosis, trauma, post-surgical, depression)
  • Toxicity (Including substance abuse, accidental poisoning, carbon monoxide posing)
  • PTSD and Pain Syndromes
  • Radiation injury
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Pre-conditioner for rapid recovery from surgery

The body relies on oxygen to survive. It is essential to life. Giving more of it within established limits is safe and effective. The video lecture below by Dr Susan Sprau of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) discusses in detail what HBOT is, how it is delivered, and how it can benefit individuals.

Dr Susan Sprau – University of California, Los Angeles
Image by CRAIG D from Pixabay

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