Hyperbaric Air Therapy, (HBAT), is used as an additional treatment to slowly heal multiple medical conditions that plague the heart, lung, blood vessels and many more — such as cancer care or wounds caused by radiation or diabetes.
HBAT is commonly used as emergency treatment for diver decompression, and it has become an asset for athletic recovery treatment as well. The claim is that, while in a sealed chamber and breathing pure oxygen at high pressure for an extensive period, aids the musculoskeletal recovery and healing of sports injuries.
How Hyperbaric Air Therapy Works
When a person is in a tube, pressurized room, or hyperbaric oxygen chamber, the air pressure is increased to three times higher than normal. The lungs amass more oxygen than in a normal environment, then it’s circulated by the blood throughout the body. This helps fight bacteria, and stimulates the growth of stem cells that promote healing.
Why is Hyperbaric Air Therapy important?
The body’s tissues need adequate oxygen supply in order to function. When a tissue is injured, they require more oxygen to survive. With Hyperbaric Air Therapy, the amount of oxygen increases for the blood to carry. This increase in blood oxygen restores normalcy into your blood and tissues — making them stronger against infection and jumpstarting the healing process.
HBAT is used for the following conditions:
- Carbon Monoxide poisoning
- Severe anaemia
- Brain abscess
- Non-healing wounds such as a diabetic foot ulcer
- Skin or bone infection causing tissue death
- Sudden vision loss
- Radiation injury
Hyperbaric Air Therapy has also been proven to assist of in the following conditions:
- Gastrointestinal ulcers
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Cerebral palsy
- Parkinson’s disease
- Spinal cord injury
- Multiple sclerosis
Through extensive research in their technological laboratories, Phiten has introduced Hyperbaric Air Therapy that’s comfortable to be used in your own home. It’s also portable enough to travel with. This groundbreaking product was designed for comfort and complete relaxation.
The Phiten HBAT Chamber is made of aluminium and polycarbonate panels with outer coverings of soft artificial leather and a pressurization program that is excellently timed. The covers of the mattress and pillow in the chamber are permeated with X30 AquaTitan, and the Micro Titanium Pillow is designed to relieve any stiffness in your neck or shoulders. It’s also easy to use, easily customisable and safe to use regularly.
Safe to Use: Risks are Rare
Hyperbaric Air Therapy complications are rare, and it is considered as a safe procedure. The potential risks as described by the Mayo Clinic, are temporary myopia, middle ear injuries from increased air pressure, lung collapse from air pressure change, or seizures resulting from too much oxygen.