*Please be aware of Health Canada’s recent advisory dated November 6, 2020 regarding mild hyperbaric oxygen chambers. You can read the advisory here:
We make no claims as to therapeutic efficacy of mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy. We expressly do not offer to treat any particular medical condition. The information below is merely reflective of the basic understanding of both hyperbaric medicine and in some cases the use of a mild hyperbaric chamber.
Please be aware that Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is not performed in our clinic by any member of a regulated health profession in Alberta.
Mild Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (MHBOT) is the use of oxygen in a pressurized environment, at a level higher than 1 atmosphere absolute (ATA). MHBOT is not to be confused with medical hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which involves significantly higher pressures and oxygen concentrations.
The increased pressure of MHBOT allows for oxygen to dissolve and saturate within the blood plasma (independent of hemoglobin/red blood cells), which yields a broad variety of positive physiological, biochemical and cellular effects. This noninvasive therapy is among the most trusted way to increase oxygen levels to all organs of the body. A typical treatment lasts for 60-90 minutes, during which the patient lies down and breathes normally. The effects of hyperbaric therapies have been shown to be cumulative, with most research studies looking at treatment plans consisting of approximately 20 sessions.
MHBOT has been demonstrated in several clinical studies to enhance the body’s ability to repair and regenerate. It has been used as an adjunct therapy to complement and enhance the healing process in both chronic and acute conditions.
reprinted from oxyhealth.com with permission