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Inflammation and HBOT

Inflammation and HBOT

Inflammation plays a central role in healing, but left to run wild, this process can lead to arthritis, heart disease, and Alzheimer's.

-Harvard Medical School 

 

Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been demonstrated to enhance the ability to recover from pathologic inflammation at the cellular level. Oxygen under pressure has the unique ability to stimulate hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α), which plays a major role in fighting chronic inflammation. 

The 2019 Nobel Prize was awarded to a professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, for his groundbreaking discovery of hypoxia-inducible factor 1, or HIF-1, the protein that switches genes on and off in cells in response to oxygen levels. 

Recovery from chronic and pathologic inflammation by reducing hypoxia and  increasing circulation to tissues. These benefits also have implications for those who sustain a concussion or mild brain injury, concussions, inflammatory joint disease and a number of other inflammatory conditions. 

 

BENEFITS OF HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY FOR THOSE WITH INFLAMMATION

Clinical studies have demonstrated the following benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for individuals with pathologic inflammation.

ENHANCE CELLULAR MIGRATION, REPAIR AND REGENERATION

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy enhances repair and regeneration in people recovering from inflammatory conditions.

  • Attenuates the Effects of Hypoxia
  • Promotes Neurogenesis and Angiogenesis
  • Moderates Mitochondrial Disorders
  • Enhances Stem Cell Mobilization and
    Proliferation
  • Increases Tissue Recovery
  • Stimulates Neuroplasticity
  • Induces Remyelination
  • Augments Concussion Recovery

IMPROVE OVERALL FUNCTION WITH HBOT

  • Advances Cellular Function
  • Improves Chemotaxis
  • Enhances Mitochondrial Function
  • Alleviates Swelling
  • Lessens Severity of Inflammation
  • Stimulates Better Immune Response
  • Improves Pain Scores

 

Source: International Hyperbarics Association

Source: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-19670-x

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