If you haven’t heard by now, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is quickly becoming one of the most ubiquitous and widely-used treatments for a number of different conditions. The technology used in HBOT continues to advance with every passing day and, even more importantly, is now an FDA-approved therapy.
The benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy stem from its medical use of oxygen at a higher level than atmospheric pressure. From minor aches and pains to serious illnesses, HBOT will increase partial pressure of oxygen to tissues in your body, helping you to feel better than you have in years. HBOT is now so widely-renowned that Medicare will reimburse you for its use relating to 14 different conditions. Here are three of those 14 conditions, and how HBOT can help to improve your quality of life:
Arthritis and injuries. One of the most common benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy is its ability to reduce pain and inflammation among those suffering from arthritis and everyday injuries. Arthritis takes a major toll on your joints, and sometimes it’s difficult to even get out of bed in the morning. Painful injuries accrued at work or in an athletic setting stand to benefit greatly from the increased oxygen levels obtained from HBOT. While these are two of the less serious conditions that HBOT can treat, those who suffer from them will reap tremendous benefits from utilizing the treatment.
Chronic Lyme disease treatment. Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria that is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected ticks. Symptoms of the disease are often characterized by a skin rash, headaches, and fatigue. HBOT will drastically alleviate the symptoms of Lyme disease, increasing energy and repairing the immune system. The bacteria in your system from the tick bite will be drowned by the increased levels of oxygen your body experiences during HBOT, making it the optimum solution for this terrible condition.
Treatment for RSD pain. Possibly one of the most important benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, treatment for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy has seen major breakthroughs since HBOT was introduced. RSD is one of the most complex and mysterious conditions known to man, and an absolute cure is yet to be found. However, the abundance of oxygen entering your body during treatment work absolute wonders for pain management. HBOT also plays a major role in helping you finally get a good night’s sleep again, as well as reducing swelling.
While these are three of the most notable benefits of HBOT, there will certainly be more that are discovered as the therapy continues to grow in advance. Be on the lookout for news in the HBOT community to see if you can benefit from the next condition that it is found to help.