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What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Nov. 14, 2022

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Hyperbaric oxygen chamber involves the field of hyperbaric medicine, and hyperbaric medicine is divided into three categories: hyperbaric therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and home oxygen therapy:


01 Hyperbaric Therapy


In the original form of hyperbaric medicine, the therapeutic effect was obtained only by changing the atmospheric pressure.


02 Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

It is a mature professional treatment method in today's hospitals. In a high-pressure environment (above 2 atmospheres), it lasts for 1-2 hours, breathing pure oxygen or high-concentration oxygen to obtain the therapeutic effect, and professional medical personnel are required to monitor the patient's condition at any time.


03 Home Oxygen Therapy

As a current home health treatment method, it can be used continuously for a long time in a micro-pressure environment (below 1.5 atmospheres), and the treatment effect can be obtained by breathing in low-concentration oxygen, and it can be used freely at home.


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History of Hyperbaric Medicine


The exploration of high-pressure medicine can be traced back to 360 years ago. It has developed into a very mature medical treatment method, and its safety and efficacy have been discussed and proved by relevant papers.


▶▷ 1662

Hyperbaric therapy was explored in the UK long before oxygen was discovered;

▶▷ 1872

Hyperbaric therapy has been medically verified, and it has gradually become popular in Europe for the treatment of various diseases;

▶▷ 1937

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy combined with high doses of oxygen to form hyperbaric oxygen therapy and was first used for decompression diseases, and then hyperbaric oxygen therapy was widely used in the British and American medical circles;

▶▷ 1970

Introduced by Japan and gradually developed into home oxygen therapy;

▶▷ 1985

Home oxygen therapy has been incorporated into Japan's health insurance and has been rapidly popularized since then. Home oxygen therapy has become one of the most popular home medical methods in Japan.

▶▷ Now

Many athletes, singers, actors, etc. around the world are using home oxygen therapy to maintain a healthy body condition.


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Principles of Hyperbaric Medicine

The principle of high-pressure medicine is not complicated. In fact, the bottom line is to increase the oxygen supply to the human body through changes in pressure and oxygen concentration.


Under normal circumstances, 97% of the oxygen required by the body is combined with hemoglobin in the red blood cells of the blood. Due to the low solubility of oxygen, less than 3% of the oxygen is dissolved in the blood in a purely physical form. Oxygen supply to cells, but the oxygen-carrying capacity of hemoglobin will reach saturation, and once saturated oxygen is sufficient, it will not increase, while physically dissolved oxygen can significantly increase blood oxygen-carrying capacity through high-pressure, high-concentration oxygen environments.








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