What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a non-invasive, painless course of treatment for many illnesses and conditions. During treatment, patients breathe pure oxygen at a pressure of two to three times higher than the external atmosphere. The pressure pushes oxygen into the blood stream, increasing blood flow and creating new blood vessels. Increased oxygen delivery to tissue stimulates the release of growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing and fight infection.
Additional information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.