What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a technology that’s been around for the last 80 years. It involves breathing almost pure oxygen in an enclosed space or chamber.

The air you breathe normally is only 21% oxygen, the rest is made up of mainly nitrogen and other elements.  The Oxygen inside a HBOT chamber is 97% pure oxygen. When you sit inside a HBOT chamber, the chamber is pressurised to a few meters below sea level and is flooded with oxygen.
That’s why traditionally this chamber was designed to help ocean divers recover if they came up to the surface too fast, also known as the Bends. Since then, HBOT has been used to treat a variety of illnesses and diseases for over 80 years and is endorsed by the world’s leading medical research hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital. More and more medical scientists are finding that the power of oxygen has a potential to support your body through:
  • A rebalanced immune system
  • Increased energy
  • Reduced pain & inflammation
  • Reverse ageing
  • Transformed brain and cognitive function
  • Healing stubborn wounds

As it is backed by science and had over 80 years of research put into it, HBOT one the safest ways to treat chronic injury, illness and disease…

  • Without experimental drugs.
  • Without countless hours wasted in waiting rooms.
  • Without thousands of dollars on specialists who can’t give a straight answer.

All you need to do is to sit back and breathe in 97% pure oxygen. Later in this article we’ll go into more depth as to who HBOT is best suited to.  You’ll also hear about some amazing case studies of people who’d previously been told by GP’s & specialists that there wasn’t any hope for their chronic health condition. This includes people with…

  • MS
  • Autism
  • Chronic Joint Pain
  • Insomnia
  • Brain damage

In a nutshell, HBOT creates an artificial environment of super high oxygen.  This environment allows your body to recover much faster, where, under normal conditions, it would be impossible. Read on to chapter two where we discuss how it actually works and why breathing in 97% pure oxygen is the newest and safest way to treat chronic injury, illness and disease.

How Do Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers Work?

We will explain it as simply as possible.

When you sit inside a Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber, there are 3 critical physiological changes that occur inside your body. Each work with each other to produce incredible  results.

The first is a big underlying problem that addresses why so many people can’t find answers to their chronic health conditions.

1) Stubborn, bad inflammation.

In a 2017 journal of human neuroscience, it was found that 75-90% of all human diseases starts from chronic inflammation. Bad inflammation happens when the body is under constant stress and healing oxygen can’t reach the affected area.

SOURCE: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5476783/

Stubborn inflammation can occur as a result of years of chronic illnesses, disease and severe injuries.

Inflammation like this causes a lack of blood flow and oxygen to the affected tissue areas. This makes it near impossible for your body to heal itself.


However, when you sit inside a Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber , your body is given a chance to pump oxygen into hard to reach places.

Inside a HBOC you will breathe in 1100 grams of super oxygen per hour. That’s over 10x the amount you’d get from normal conditions.

The flood of fresh oxygen into your blood binds to the plasma, and this is where the real magic happens.

All of the super oxygen floating in the plasma rushes into tissue that’s normally restricted by blood flow caused by stubborn inflammation.

When the super oxygen seeps into ‘hard to reach’ places via blood, new blood vessels grow where the oxygen has gone and the stubborn inflammation is drained from the body.


Once super oxygen reaches the hard to reach tissue areas, it jump starts your body’s natural healing.

When your blood becomes saturated with oxygen, it gives your body the opportunity to flush out nasty toxins and inflammation that under normal conditions would be impossible.

Put simply: more blood and more oxygen accelerates muscle, brain and tissue cell recovery dramatically, reducing and eradicating inflammation.

Next we will look at why flushing out the inflammation without HBOT isn’t ideal, and then come back to the other 2 incredible physiological changes HBOT does for your body.


The great thing about HBOT is that it’s one of the only ways to naturally drain bad inflammation without making any drastic lifestyle changes.

For example, one popular method is to fast for multiple days in a row with zero calorie intake several times per year. This is a difficult and uncomfortable option with the demands of regular day to day life. Unless you’ve got iron clad willpower to endure a week on an empty stomach, this is near impossible.

The other DIY alternative does let you eat food, but with a very restrictive low inflammation diet that only works properly if you stick with it for years.

You’ll have to give up things like: wheat, dairy, fruits (like Apple’s, mangos and berries), and even some vegetables like potatoes.

It’s a long, slow and difficult process. Unlike regular dieting, if you cheat on a low inflammation diet you have to start from scratch again before you can slowly introduce new foods again.

For most people this isn’t a sustainable lifestyle.

Unlike continuous fasting, or very strict, low inflammation diets that take incredible willpower and sacrifice to stick to, HBOT effortlessly does this all for you.

All you need to do is sit back and relax to reap the benefits.

Keep reading to find out about the second critical physiological change that happens when you undergo HBOT…


Hyperbaric therapy bolsters your body’s defense with nature’s soldiers, Glutathione.

We try to avoid overcomplicated science explanations, so here’s a quick overview of what we mean by ‘nature’s soldiers’.

Everybody’s immune system is closely monitored by a potent antioxidant called Glutathione.

Glutathione acts like a soldier inside your cells. When Glutathione detects danger, it jumps into action and eliminates harmful free radicals in your bloodstream. It’s especially important when the body is under chronic stress and inflammation. After a HBOT session, your body will have an approximate 15% spike in Glutathione.

SOURCE: https://www.mdpi.com/

This keeps your cells safe from any further damage and reduces the severity of many chronic disease symptoms, and also speeds up recovery.

A therapeutic dose of Glutathione can only be activated naturally under certain, specific conditions.  Glutathione supplements or powders that you can buy are usually just gimmicks.

Don’t be fooled into buying Glutathione supplements or eating a tone of Glutathione rich foods. Up to 95% of the Glutathione you ingest never gets absorbed by your body.  One of the very few ways you can activate it naturally is when you breathe in 97% oxygen inside a Hyperbaric Chamber.

SOURCE: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4536296/

Continue reading to find out about the third component of how HBOT works for your body.


Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Multiplies Your Body’s Natural Healing Agents, Stem Cells.

Stem cells are your body’s natural healing agents.

They’re used to regenerate muscle and tissue cells.

There are incredible stories of people who have used harvested stem cells who:

  • Were paralysed and can now walk again
  • Were previously blind, but stem cells regenerated the cells in their eyes and now they can see again.
  • Beat their crippling Crohn’s disease by using stem cells to reset their immune system and saved their gut.

SOURCE: https://cells4life.com/2019/12/5-stem-cell-success-stories/

Medicine and science are enthusiastic about the possibilities for stem cells, and there could be exciting advancements in the next ten years because of how effective they are.

When stem cells are activated, miracle-like effects take place inside the body.

Dave Randal has an incredible story about this.

He was given 12 months to live after a heart attack. He could barely carry a bag of shopping up the stairs without feeling puffed.

Doctors injected his own stem cells from his bone marrow into his heart and within a week after the procedure he felt like a new man and could walk a couple of miles with no breathing problems.

The trouble is, what Dave did was an invasive stem cell treatment option most people wouldn’t consider, and many couldn’t afford. These procedures often cost upwards of $100,000. That’s why HBOT is the next best thing.

For a fraction of the cost, everyday people can safely unlock the stem cells inside of them just by breathing in 97% oxygen.

In fact, after a HBOT session your body’s natural stem cell production increases 8 fold.

SOURCE: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/12/051228175511.htm

To receive that amount of stem cells naturally is completely unheard of to most GP’s and specialists.  You simply can’t replicate that under normal conditions.

Why HBOT Is Taking The World By Storm For Chronic Health Conditions.

75-90% of all human diseases start from chronic inflammation.

That’s given medical researchers a lot of hope because flushing out bad inflammation can help heal many conditions. This is something HBOT does extremely well.

Lots of specialised research hospitals such as the Johns Hopkins Hospital are starting to test how HBOT can help people with.

Mental illnesses such as:

  • PTSD, Depression & Anxiety.
  • People on the Autism spectrum.
  • Chronic Pain
  • Migraines
  • Concussions
  • Brain injuries
  • Trauma
  • Respiratory issues
  • Crohn’s disease/Colitis
  • Circulatory issues

That being said research into these injuries, illnesses and diseases are still in its infancy. However early signs show promising results.


Here’s A Few Short Case Studies Of How Our Hyperbaric Chambers Have Helped People.

Meet Donna

She had a surfing accident that knocked her unconscious underwater. She broke her neck and ended up with Post-Concussion Syndrome.


As a result of her brain injury, everyday life became a nightmare.

She couldn’t speak to more than one person at a time, forming sentences out loud was very slow, and she couldn’t be in social settings with big groups of people.

As you would expect, this made her work and social life very difficult.

She wasn’t getting a lot of results, or useful help from any medical practitioners. She went to the USA to meet with experts who had dealt with athletes who had concussions and brain injuries, mainly due to the NFL and NHL.

That’s where she was first introduced to HBOT.

With Donna breathing 97% oxygen saturated air, fully oxygenated blood was able to penetrate the hard to reach places inside her brain, reducing inflammation caused by her accident, and giving her brain the opportunity to heal itself… that under normal conditions would be nearly impossible.

Now she uses the same Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber at her clinic to treat patients with the conditions like hers.

Meet Charlotte

She was diagnosed with MS 24 years ago.

For most of those 24 years her husband Bill has been her primary carer.

They tried everything like Heavy Metal detoxification and strict diets, but only saw minor changes to her overall wellbeing and energy levels.

Her MS made basic everyday activities a big challenge. She struggled to go out with friends and family in public places because of her embarrassing incontinence. Her balance, walking and cognitive function were all declining. Worst of all, she could barely get a wink of sleep because of the insomnia.

With the help of hyperbaric therapy Charlotte was able to drastically reduce her muscle spasticity, a symptom of her MS. The saturated oxygen she breathed in helped her body’s immune system with the giant dose of Glutathione it needed to fight back.

Meet KJ

He’s 6 years old and was born with Autism.

Allan, a friend of KJ’s father, saw the distress the family was going through.

Little KJ was constantly disengaged, distracted and in his own bubble.

It made social gatherings extremely frustrating because KJ always had to be the center of attention.

Everything changed after Allan saw a documentary on how somebody reversed their brain injury after a near drowning with HBOT. He was instantly sold on the concept and purchased a chamber for little KJ.

Within 30 sessions, they started to see significant improvement in KJ’s behaviour.

• He was interacting and playing with his brothers for the first time.
• He no longer had tantrums like he used to.
• He looked at people in the eye when they spoke to him.
• It was almost as if a polite new little boy had emerged after years of hiding.

These three stories are just the tip of the iceberg of what’s possible when you tap into the healing power of HBOT.

For Oxygen Therapy sessions call us on 0411963965
1/12 Campbell Crescent Terrigal
Looking forwards to improving the quality of your health with Oxygen Therapy 🙂