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Hyperbaric Medicine International (HMI)  |  PO Box 450 Westtown, PA 19395-0450  |  484-639-9006

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What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment in which a patient breathes 100% oxygen while the pressure of a treatment chamber is increased.
 

  • Provides a decrease in inflammation

  • Mobilizes and migrates stem cells to areas of injury

  • Maximizes the efficiency of wound healing at every stage

  • Optimizes and potentially re-vitalizes cells not functioning at maximal capacity

  • Patients should be medically cleared and obtain a prescription to receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy

How Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Works

In each session, the patient enters an oxygen chamber, where the air pressure increases slowly. Patients can often listen to music or watch TV and feel no differently than if they were in a normal pressure environment. The idea is to increase the amount of oxygen in the body’s tissues and red blood cells. The process can change the way the body heals.

Doctors may recommend hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat several different medical conditions

Information provided by Hyperbaric Medicine International does not constitute medical recommendations, and is intended for informational purposes only.