For decades now, there have been rumors of celebrities sleeping in a hyperbaric chambers for health benefits. According to some people, this treatment can help you look younger, reduce wrinkles and improve your health. Others even claimed that this treatment can help in dealing with brain trauma associated with certain sports.
New research showed that hyperbaric treatment may also be suitable for fibromyalgia. Read on to find out what is hyperbaric treatment and how does it help fibromyalgia.
What is Hyperbaric Treatment?
Hyperbaric treatment, also known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy/treatment, is a treatment which requires the patient to be in a hyperbaric chamber. The hyperbaric chamber is sealed and pressurized to increase air pressure up to three folds of normal air pressure. As a result, your lungs will be able to take in more oxygen. Consequently, as oxygen in your blood increases, more oxygen enters into your body tissues. The increase of oxygen in body tissues can help to encourage the production of growth factors and stem cells which facilitate healing, and are considered leading edge technology in treating sports injuries.