Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a treatment where the patient is exposed to increased atmospheric pressure while breathing oxygen.
The increased pressure allows the lungs to absorb more oxygen, promoting healing and offering a range of benefits for various conditions. HBOT works by raising the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream and tissues, stimulating the immune system and promoting the growth of new blood vessels. This can result in improved healing, reduced inflammation, and reduced swelling. During a typical HBOT session, the patient will sit or lie down in a pressure chamber and breathe pure oxygen through a mask or tube. The pressure inside the chamber will gradually increase to a level that is typically 2-3 times greater than normal atmospheric pressure. The duration of the session varies, depending on the condition being treated and the protocol used.
Discover the 3 Types of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy:
Monoplace, Multiplace, and Portable
A treatment that uses a single person chamber, usually made of clear plastic or acrylic, that allows a patient to lie down while breathing pure oxygen.
A treatment that uses a chamber that can accommodate multiple patients at the same time. This type of chamber is typically made of metal and is used in clinical or hospital settings.
A type of treatment that uses a portable and lightweight chamber that can be easily transported and used in various locations, such as homes or care facilities.
Medical-Grade Chambers vs mHBOT:
Understanding the Key Differences and Benefits
Medical Graded HBOT Chamber
A medical-grade hyperbaric oxygen chamber is a type of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) equipment that is designed to meet medical standards and regulations. These chambers are used for administering HBOT to patients as a medical treatment for various conditions, such as chronic wounds, carbon monoxide poisoning, and certain infections. They are typically made of durable materials and are equipped with safety features, such as pressure sensors and emergency exit mechanisms. Medical-grade hyperbaric oxygen chambers are typically found in clinical or hospital settings and are used by trained medical personnel.
Medical-grade hyperbaric oxygen chambers typically operate at a pressure of 1.5 to 3 times atmospheric pressure. The specific pressure used during a session depends on the condition being treated and the protocol being followed. Some medical-grade hyperbaric chambers are capable of reaching pressures up to 3 times atmospheric pressure, while others may only reach pressures up to 2 times atmospheric pressure. Ultimately, the pressure used in a medical-grade hyperbaric oxygen chamber is determined by the treating physician based on the patient's needs and the specific medical indications.
Mild HBOT Chamber
Mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy (mHBOT) is a type of HBOT that involves breathing oxygen in a pressurized chamber at a lower pressure than traditional HBOT. mHBOT typically uses pressures between 1.3 and 1.5 atmospheres, which is equivalent to the pressure experienced at sea level.
mHBOT has been shown to have a number of health benefits, including increased energy levels, improved sleep, reduced stress and anxiety, and improved cognitive function. It has also been used to treat conditions such as traumatic brain injury, post-concussion syndrome, depression, and chronic fatigue syndrome. By delivering oxygen to the body at a higher pressure than normal, mHBOT can help to promote healing and improve overall well-being.
Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (mHBOT) is ideal for home use because it offers a convenient and accessible way to receive the benefits of HBOT without the need for a trip to a clinic or hospital. With a portable mHBOT chamber, patients can receive treatment in the comfort of their own home, allowing for greater flexibility and ease of use. Additionally, mHBOT typically involves a lower pressure than traditional HBOT, making it safer and more comfortable for patients to use on their own. The reduced pressure also means that mHBOT requires less monitoring and supervision, making it a more practical option for home use.