Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) is a non-invasive therapy that significantly increases the amount of oxygen in the body. Oxygen is necessary for sustaining life; it is an essential ingredient for stimulation, preservation and growth of all tissues and cells. Oxygen is the primary ingredient that the body requires to promote and effect healing. It is necessary for life.
Hyper simply means and increase, while baric refers to pressure.
Hyperbarics is essentially the process of increasing the atmospheric pressure surrounding the body.
Hyperbaric technology was originally developed by the diving industry and advanced by the military for dealing with complications encountered by divers.
The basic result of this procedure is that oxygen can be delivered further and deeper into damaged tissues and cells.
Damaged tissues and cells that are deprived of oxygen due to a traumas, disease, damage or physical limitations can then receive the necessary oxygen that is required for healing.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is an accepted therapy for the correction and treatment of conditions associated with inadequate amount of oxygen.
Highlander Counselling & Mediation
Leonard McEwen, MSW, RSW
3B07 Edmonton General Hospital
11111 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5K 0L4
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