Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy? 

HBOT is the administration of 100% oxygen in a pressurised environment that exerts up to three times normal atmospheric pressure.  The regular air we breathe contains 21% oxygen.  When there is poor or restricted blood flow, red blood cells lose their ability to transfer oxygen. The combination of increasing pressure and the breathing of 100 % oxygen causes large amounts of oxygen to be diffused from the plasma into tissues, cells, organs, brain cells and bone structures.

This oxygen-rich plasma diffuses up to three times further into the tissue.  The pressurised environment typically provides the body with 10-15 times its normal supply of oxygen to help repair tissue damaged by the original restriction. The increased oxygen levels in the tissue stimulate healing processes including the growth of new blood vessels (angiogenesis), the migration of white blood cells, and proliferation of fibroblasts, thus allowing the body to change the disease processes.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

  • Is non-invasive
  • Has few potential side effects
  • Is an adjunctive treatment
  • May enhance the effectiveness of traditional and complimentary therapies
  • Improve tissue oxygenation
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Increases the production of collagen
  • Improves immune systems effectiveness
  • Assists in the reduction of swelling
  • Destroys harmful bacteria
  • Improves effectiveness of pharmaceutical and complimentary medicines
  • Increases white blood cell production
  • Enhances the growth of new blood vessels
  • Improves blood flow

How to make an appointment or for further information

For further information contact NIIM Clinic reception on (03) 9804 0646