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4 Surprising Uses of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

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The goal of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT, is to deliver healing oxygen to all the cells in the blood. When individuals undergo HBOT, the body is flooded with oxygen that can provide a plethora of health benefits. The most common reasons our patients at AuraSpa of Beverly Hills Center seek HBOT are for anti-aging and general health benefits, but there are many other uses for this therapy. Here are some of the surprising ways individuals use HBOT to improve their wellness.

1. Tackling Mental Health

There have been many studies on the effects of HBOT as part of a mental health treatment plan. These include studies on depression, PTSD, addiction and other mental health disorders. While HBOT may not be a standalone treatment, improving oxygen to the brain and nervous system can help detoxify and improve cell function.

2. Poisoning Treatment

Individuals recovering from carbon monoxide, cyanide or other types of poisoning may receive benefits from HBOT. The FDA has cleared the use of HBOT for carbon monoxide poisoning treatment to help detoxify the body and heal damaged cells or tissues.

3. Wound Healing

Stimulating healing and cell repair are vital aspects of HBOT, which is why it can be beneficial for wound healing. Wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers or other non-healing wounds may respond to the effects of HBOT to help repair the tissue and prevent or treat infections.

4. Vision or Hearing Loss

When vision in one eye is suddenly lost or a patient suffers a complete hearing loss for no apparent reason, physicians may suggest HBOT as a treatment option. The FDA has cleared HBOT for certain types of vision and hearing loss to promote deep healing within the nerves, brain and other cells involved in auditory and visual processes.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has many uses for healing, repair and treatment of the body. Whether you just want to look and feel your best at every age, or your doctor has suggested HBOT for a specific treatment, come see us at AuraSpa of Beverly Hills Center. Call us today to schedule a HBOT consultation.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Ben Talei