Oxygen is essential for our health and wellness. Without it we’d die. HBOT is helpful to many clients who are not necessarily suffering from a medical condition. They instead have regular HBOT sessions to boost their oxygen levels and enjoy better physical health, fitness and well-being, along with sharper mental clarity.
Why is oxygen so important?
Oxygen, which makes up about 21% of the atmosphere, is essential to human life for three reasons:
- It is one of the body’s basic building blocks. All of the body’s major components — water, protein, carbohydrate and fat — contain oxygen.
- Oxygen helps bring about certain chemical reactions within the body that result in the production of energy. Energy is required for all major bodily functions such as circulation, respiration, digestion, and maintaining a constant body temperature.
- Oxygen is necessary for cell growth and regeneration and acts as a natural antiviral and antibiotic. In other words, oxygen powers the healing process.
Why does HBOT speed up the healing process?
Nature dictates that healing can’t take place without appropriate oxygen levels in our body tissues. In cases where people have circulatory problems and conditions like diabetes, brain injuries and strokes, adequate oxygen is unable to reach injured areas, so the body’s natural healing process can’t function properly.
HBOT raises our oxygen levels significantly above that which can be achieved at normal pressure, giving an extra boost to our body’s vital functions.
It also allows oxygen to reach areas where our circulation is poor, fast-tracking the healing process in those areas. And since oxygen is a natural antiviral and antibiotic, extra oxygenation boosts our immunity, enhancing our white blood cells’ ability to kill infections.
Please note that HBOT is not a replacement for general medicine, it has been proven time and again to speed up the healing process and improve symptoms for a wide range of illnesses and disease.