What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is the use of increased atmospheric pressure and increased pressure of oxygen as drugs to treat basic disease processes.  Increased atmospheric pressure allows oxygen to dissolve and saturate more effectively throughout the body, leading to oxygen saturation levels in excess of 1000%.  Prolonged exposure (20-40 treatment hours, once per day) of the body to this high oxygen saturation prompts a response through the process of hormesis, whereby the body will adapt and improve under consistent stress, similar to exercise.  This leads to exponential growth of new red blood cells, stem cells, and even brain cells.  HBOT is the only therapy proven to cause actual brain regrowth and recovery from TBI and mTBI, and should be the first choice of treatment for the victims of such an injury.  The typical treatment lasts 75 minutes, with 60 minutes spent at treatment pressure.  ATX Hyperbarics offers treatments at 1.3, 1.5, 1.75, and 2.0 ATA in our two Fortius 420 chambers.

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