What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and how does it work?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) works by delivering 100% pure oxygen to the body at higher than normal atmospheric pressure. This increase in pressure forces more oxygen into the body’s tissues, including those that may be injured or damaged.

The high oxygen concentration in the tissues helps to promote healing and regeneration, reduce inflammation, and enhance the body’s natural immune response. It is particularly effective in conditions where there is a lack of oxygen supply to the tissues, such as in wound healing, radiation damage, and carbon monoxide poisoning.

HBOT is administered in a hyperbaric chamber, where the patient breathes in the oxygen through a mask or hood. The chamber is pressurized to two or three times the normal atmospheric pressure, which increases the oxygen delivery to the body’s tissues.

What is HBOT helpful for?

Improved wound healing: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps increase the flow of oxygen to the body’s tissues, which can accelerate healing of slow-to-heal wounds such as diabetic ulcers and radiation-damaged tissues.

Improved cognitive function: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been shown to improve cognitive function in patients with traumatic brain injuries, stroke, post-viral fatigue and other neurological conditions by promoting the growth of new blood cells in the brain.

Pain relief: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help reduce pain by improving blood flow, reducing inflammation, and reducing the need for pain medication.

Improved athletic performance: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been shown to improve endurance, reduce muscle fatigue, and speed up recovery time after athletic events or workouts.

How can you access HBOT through the Bright Brain Centre?

Bright Brain Centre has teamed up with the Vital Practice to provide our clients with access to a high quality HBOT, as a part of our neuro-programmes.

We offer a package of 10 HBOT sessions that can be purchased, alongside your neuro-therapy sessions, at a special Bright Brain price.