A Hyperbaric Chamber works to drive Oxygen into your blood and all your bodies other cells. Initially, this Therapy was developed as a treatment for diving disorders. The chamber cures decompression sickness and gas embolism by increasing pressure and reducing the size of the gas bubbles by removing nitrogen. It also can improve the transportation of blood to downstream tissues and the high concentrations of oxygen in the tissues are beneficial in keeping oxygen-starved tissues alive. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Hyperbaric Chamber therapy to treat decompression sickness, gangrene, brain abscess, and injuries in which tissues are not getting enough oxygen.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers can dissolves oxygen in the blood plasma and in all body cells, tissues and fluids at up to 10 times normal concentration which is high enough to sustain life with no blood at all. There is strong scientific evidence showing it as an effective treatment method for the prevention and treatment of osteoradionecrosis (bone damage caused by radiation therapy), clostridial myonecrosis (a life-threatening bacterial infection that invades the muscle), and for helping skin graft and flap healing. Other evidence suggests Hyperbaric Chamber may be helpful for less severe carbon monoxide poisoning; radiation-induced soft-tissue injury; anemia due to severe blood loss (when transfusions are not an option); crushing injuries; poor wound healing; and osteomyelitis (chronic bone inflammation) that does not respond to standard treatment.
There is conflicting evidence about whether Hyperbaric Chamber is helpful in treating cancer, burns, and fast-spreading infections of the skin and underlying tissues. Available scientific evidence does not support claims that a hyperbaric chamber helps patients who have chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, autism, stroke, cerebral palsy, senility, cirrhosis, or gastrointestinal ulcers. Carefully controlled scientific studies are going on to find out whether a Hyperbaric Chamber may be helpful for lymphedema, diabetic ulcers, cluster headaches, heart attacks, and other conditions.