Man undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy at Progressive Medical Center

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy or HBOT works by fueling the body at a cellular level with the most essential of all life elements, oxygen! Normal cells thrive on oxygen. When they are saturated with this element inside the hyperbaric chamber the cells perform at an optimal level. HBOT’s are often used in burn units including the burn unit at Atlanta’s own Grady Hospital.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Benefits

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has produced benefits in a range of conditions and slows the aging process by stimulating the production of mitochondria inside cells. This increases the cell’s energy and is why so many anti-aging products and cosmetic treatments have been built around the concept of infusing the skin with oxygen—cells that are saturated with Oxygen perform and look their best. This holds true whether the cells make up our most vital organs or the surface of our skin. HBOT has successfully been used in the treatment of:

  • Autism
  • Stroke
  • Anti-aging
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Lyme Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Post-Surgery
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Vascular Disease
  • Burns

How a Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Works

During an HBOT session, you will lie comfortably in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber while approximately 4 lbs. of pressure per square inch of skin pushes the life-enhancing element deep into layers of your tissue and organs. After one-hour oxygen has completely saturated your body down to blood plasma and tissue fluids. You will have breathed 2.4 lbs. of pure oxygen.

When deep residing cells are flooded with a healthy dose of oxygen the body’s healing ability is enhanced and it can return to an optimal state of balance at a faster rate. At Progressive, you receive a perfectly balanced prescription of integrative therapies and complementary treatments. These are tailored to rebuild and restore wellness according to your individual needs.