A hyperbaric chamber is the best environment for maximizing the benefits of oxygen on the body. When a patient is inside the hyperbaric oxygen chamber he or she is exposed to pure oxygen under high pressure. As a result, very high levels of oxygen are dissolved in the blood.
Let’s take note that the normal air we breathe is not pure oxygen. Only 20 percent of it is oxygen. We must also consider that when we are breathing normal air 95percent of the oxygen that we inhaled is absorbed by red blood cells that carry it throughout the body.
During Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, higher-than-normal pressure directly carries oxygen to our tissues and not just our red blood cells. It is this increased concentration of oxygen in the body that provides many benefits to professional athletes.
At the ASCI, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy also holds benefit for pathologic conditions; it is also used as adjunctive therapy for stem cell medicine because it has been found to increase the number of stem cell in the body.