A hyperbaric chamber (also known as a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber) is a sealed chamber in which a patient can receive a pure oxygen atmosphere at a higher than normal atmospheric pressure. The higher pressure helps the patient to absorb more oxygen directly into the bloodstream, which can help treat a range of health conditions.
It is becoming increasingly popular as a treatment for many different medical conditions, and can be used in combination with other treatments or as a standalone therapy. In essence, the higher pressure of the hyperbaric chamber allows more oxygen to be absorbed into the bloodstream, allowing the oxygen to be used more effectively throughout the body.
The primary benefit of hyperbaric oxygen therapy is that it can help enhance the body’s natural healing processes. Many medical conditions, such as chronic wounds, can be difficult to heal. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help to speed up the healing process by increasing blood flow and oxygen delivery to the affected area. This increased oxygen delivery can stimulate the production of new blood vessels and the buildup of healthy tissue. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has also been used to treat conditions such as carbon monoxide poisoning, brain injury, and cancer.