Breathing 100% oxygen at increased atmospheric pressure is a painless, proven way to help the body heal.
Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy chambers work by surrounding the patient with 100% oxygen at higher than normal atmospheric pressure in sessions, also called "dives." A dive typically lasts 90 minutes to two hours. This increases the amount of oxygen in your blood, allowing red blood cells to pass more easily through the plasma into the wounds to heal them from the inside out. It also enables white blood cells (the protectors of our body) to more easily move throughout the body and destroy invaders.
HBO was introduced in the mid 1960s, HBO therapy chambers have evolved to treat patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, compromised skin grafts and flaps, and wounds that haven't healed within 30 days. This therapy can help reduce swelling, fight infection, and build new blood vessels, ultimately producing healthy tissue.
Weighing more than one ton each, the HBO therapy chamber resembles a reclining bed encased in a clear acrylic shell nearly a yard in diameter. You can listen to music or watch movies on televisions and VCR/DVD players mounted above the chamber while remaining in constant contact with those outside the chamber through an intercom and private handset. The only physical sensation resulting from the treatment is a slight pressure on the eardrum, such as that felt when a plane lands, as the air in the chamber is compressed.