Joe Borlinha

O2Plus Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Clinic

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)?

OXYGEN is necessary for sustaining life.  It is the primary ingredient that the body requires to enhance healing.  It is the essential bodily requirement for the stimulation, preservation and growth of all tissues and cells.  Certain levels of oxygen are required to allow normal healing processes to occur. If these optimum levels are not present, healing will be delayed.

 

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is the administration of medical grade oxygen at greater than atmospheric pressure to improve or correct a large variety of conditions.  It is an accepted therapeutic practice for the treatment of numerous diseases, physical injuries and dysfunctions.

 

The body’s intake of pure oxygen at greater than normal pressure, results in a substantial increase of the oxygen dissolved in all bodily tissues and fluids such as:

  • Blood plasma
  • Cerebral spinal fluids surrounding the brain and spinal cord
  • Lymphatic system
  • Intracellular fluids

At elevated pressure 15 times more oxygen can be dissolved, which reaches areas of the body where blood circulation is restricted and oxygen levels are insufficient.