10 Reasons You May Benefit from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Mar 15, 2023
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases healing and offers numerous general wellness benefits. Explore 10 of the top ways that satisfied patients use it.

Since every organ and tissue in your body relies on oxygen to function, introducing a high level of oxygen into your system gives all of those tissues a significant boost to self-heal, fight infection, and perform their necessary tasks. 

However, the air you breathe contains only about 21% oxygen — a far cry from the 100% oxygen you breathe in when you spend time in a pressurized hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) chamber. Your lungs quickly fill and send the O2 molecules throughout your body via oxygenated blood cells. 

Certified nurse practitioner Amy Bass, APRN, NP-C, invites you to Desert Moon Wellness in The Bend, Las Vegas, Nevada, to experience the remarkable benefits of HBOT for yourself. She monitors your treatment closely, so you get the boost you need without running into complications of having too much oxygen in your system. 

During your consultation, Amy can go over all the ways hyperbaric oxygen therapy is beneficial. Explore 10 top ways hyperbaric oxygen may improve your health and wellness. 

1. Increasing musculoskeletal healing

Musculoskeletal injuries can take you out of commission for months as you await their healing. If you’re an athlete, a sports injury can hold you back from reaching your full athletic potential or keep you from participating altogether. 

Infusing your tissues with extra oxygen helps them release more growth factors, increasing self-healing and recovery. 

2. Increasing skin healing

Flesh wounds like burns and lacerations require skin cell regeneration and collagen growth for proper healing. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves your skin’s ability to close and heal wounds, which prevents infection. 

Even slow-healing ulcers can heal faster thanks to hyperbaric oxygen therapy. HBOT is also frequently used after skin grafts, stitches, and surgeries. 

3. Improving your circulation

Many medical conditions and concerns arise from poor circulation. When your blood doesn’t flow freely, you can experience neurological, musculoskeletal, and vascular complications. 

Common signs of poor circulation include:

  • Pins-and-needles sensations
  • Varicose veins
  • Edema
  • Painful legs and feet
  • Chest pain
  • Cold extremities

Better circulation from hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves these symptoms while allowing your body to heal more effectively.

4. Increasing your supply of antioxidants

Antioxidants are beneficial micronutrients that defend your body from free radicals and oxidative stress. These vitamins and minerals reduce the effects of various chronic conditions, slow down aging, and help you stay healthy and energized throughout life. 

While you get antioxidants from the foods you eat, HBOT helps your body use them efficiently. 

5. Defense against infections

HBOT defends your body from infections by disabling the toxins from harmful bacteria. It also boosts your natural immunity by aiding your white blood cells to identify and attack harmful viruses, bacteria, and other germs. 

6. Better brain function

Evidence suggests that HBOT stimulates better brain function by improving blood flow to your brain and brain metabolism, resulting in improved sleep, memory, and healing after traumatic brain injuries. 

7. Reducing the effects of long COVID

Long COVID refers to symptoms from a COVID-19 infection that outlast the condition itself. Many people experience an array of months- or years-long complications after getting COVID-19, including fatigue, dizziness, and changes in their senses of taste and smell. 

HBOT may help you recover from these effects. 

8. Boosting your energy

HBOT energizes you by improving your sleep and helping you fight fatigue, enabling you to be more productive during workdays and preserve energy to enjoy your favorite activities afterward. 

9. Treatment for poisonings

Poisons like carbon monoxide and cyanide are toxic to your body and can have devastating, long-lasting effects. HBOT pushes these chemicals out of your system to reverse your symptoms and restore your health. 

10. Treatment for radiation

Although radiation can help target and eliminate cancer, high doses can also damage healthy tissues. Radiation exposure can come from other sources besides cancer treatment, like power lines or nuclear plants. HBOT is one of the most effective ways to treat damage from radiation in any form. 

Don’t wait to enjoy the wellness improvements you can get from hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Schedule an appointment online or over the phone at Desert Moon Wellness to experience HBOT today.