What is the difference between HBOT and Oxygen Therapy?

 

Yikes, there is no difference! HBOT stands for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy which essentially means oxygen under pressure. Hyper being increased, baric meaning pressure, thus increased pressure. And oxygen means oxygen.

Oxygen Therapy is another term for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, and both use a hyperbaric chamber.

Helen Taylor Aesthetics is proud to offer Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy aka HBOT (Oxygen Therapy) to the Rugby, The Midlands and Warwickshire areas.  We are only a short drive away from Coventry, Leicester or even Birmingham! We hope to see you in our Hyperbaric Oxygen chambers soon. 

Helen Taylor Aesthetics only uses UK-manufactured CE-Certified hyperbaric chambers, which means our chambers are built to only the best standard. They have been specifically designed for use by doctors to meet the needs of patients with specific medical conditions or illnesses that require hyperbaric oxygen treatment.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has been used in the UK since the 1960s and has been approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). It's used to treat various conditions, including carbon monoxide poisoning, decompression sickness, ulcers, burns and wounds.

How Does It Work?

A person breathes pure oxygen while they're inside an airtight chamber. The air pressure inside the chamber is increased so that it's higher than atmospheric pressure - this makes it possible for more oxygen to get into your bloodstream. This extra oxygen helps your body heal better following illness or injury and provides additional benefits during your treatment.

The benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy include:

HBOT, Helen Taylor Aesthetics Clinic in Rugby, Warwickshire

  • Increased blood flow to injured tissue and organs
  • Increased delivery of oxygen to cells and tissues
  • Decreased inflammation in the body

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is used to treat a range of conditions, including:

  • Tissue repair - HBOT has been shown to stimulate the formation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis), reduce inflammation and help damaged tissues heal more quickly.
  • Chronic wounds - HBOT can help wounds that have failed to heal with surgery or other treatments by increasing blood flow to the area.
  • Radiation injury - HBOT can improve circulation in tissues damaged by chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment.

Hopefully, this has given you a fuller understanding of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.  We'd love to see you in our chambers sooner rather than later!

All of the statements in this blog today have been scientifically referenced from our research on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Please navigate through the website to click on each one of the links to learn more!