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What can proper Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy do for you?

What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy is treatment of the entire body with one hundred percent pure oxygen at greater than normal atmospheric pressure.

Why oxygen?

Oxygen is an absolute key component of life.  It is required by all cells in the body for respiration and energy production, and is essential in keeping each one of us in optimal physical and mental shape. Inadequate oxygen levels in the body will cause cell death and organ malfunction, which in turn will manifest as a variety of injuries and illnesses.  

What effect does oxygen therapy have?

Increased concentration of oxygen combined with increased pressure greatly increases the amount of oxygen dissolved in the blood and thereby the amount of oxygen delivered to the tissues. This allows oxygen to reach every remote cell in the body that needs repair, regardless of functioning circulation. Most remarkable healing is observed in wounds and brain, where swelling, inflammation and infection are impeding the repair. 

Who should use oxygen therapy? 

Today, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used not only to address serious medical conditions, but also as a natural therapy to cope with the effects of aging, stress, and overexertion.  

Adequate oxygen levels in your body will keep your health in balance.

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Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

  • Stimulates the growth of new blood vessels, improving blood flow to areas with reduced circulation.
  • Enhances white blood cell activity against infectious microorganisms.
  • Augments efficacy of antibiotics and chemotherapeutic agents.
  • Prevents complications arising from chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
  • Stimulates an adaptive increase in Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), one of the body's principal, internally-produced antioxidants and free radical scavengers.
  • Increases the number of circulating stem cells, and promotes stem cell differentiation.

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Alzheimer study!

Drs. Paul Harch and Edward Fogarty concludes: "... a 9-week treatment of low-pressure HBOT (40 sessions) in a patient with AD [Alzheimer's Dementia] caused a significant increase in global metabolism on 18FDG PET imaging with concomitant symptomatic improvement." 

And the positive effect persisted after the therapy was discontinued: "Continued HBOT [Hyperbaric oxygen therapy] in conjunction with standard pharmacotherapy maintained the patient’s symptomatic level of function over an ensuing 22 months.


Harch PG, Fogarty EF. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for Alzheimer’s dementia with positron emission tomography imaging: A case report. Med Gas Res [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Jan 25];8:181-4. Available from:



Vancouver General Hospital is recruiting stroke patients for a study on "The Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen in Patients 6 to 36 Months Post Ischemic Stroke" - Read More

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