Natural Balance Wellness Medical Center

Integrative & Functional Medicine & Lifestyle Preventative Medicine located in Ann Arbor, MI

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a long-established treatment for many conditions like sports-related injuries, slow-healing wounds, autoimmune disorders, chronic pain and overall brain health. The team at Natural Balance Wellness Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, offers a portable HBOT rental program to help you treat your health condition in the comfort of your own home. For a consultation to determine if this treatment is best for you, call the center or book an appointment online today.

Hyperbaric Q & A

What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment that provides concentrated oxygen at an elevated atmospheric pressure. This type of treatment works with the body’s need for oxygen to heal and significantly boosts its healing potential by providing higher-than-normal amounts of oxygen to the tissues.

Under normal conditions, oxygen is metabolized through the lungs through the process of breathing. This natural process relies on the red blood cells to carry oxygen to every part of the body, including damaged tissues.

With HBOT, concentrated oxygen is absorbed through the skin with the help of increased atmospheric pressure, and delivered straight to the tissues and cells of the body. The additional oxygen means increased potential for healing.

Hyperbaric chambers provide a closed system where atmospheric pressure and oxygen concentration is controlled. HBOT treatment plans usually involve intense treatment over short time periods, such as 90-minute treatments once or twice a day over 60 days.

How does HBOT affect the body’s tissues?

HBOT is designed to deliver high concentrations of oxygen to the cells and tissues of the body. This treatment:

  • Reduces inflammation and swelling in deep tissues
  • Saturates blood and tissues with oxygen
  • Increases production of new cells and tissues
  • Stimulates growth of new capillaries
  • Dilates blood vessels
  • Increases circulation to body organs and tissues
  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Restores oxygen to oxygen-deficient tissues
  • Detoxifies cells, tissues, and organs


These effects can significantly improve the underlying causes of many acute and chronic conditions.

What conditions can be treated using HBOT?

For many, HBOT brings hope for healing for difficult-to-treat conditions. Many disorders can see marked improvement with HBOT, including but not limited to:

  • Autism
  • Slow-healing or non-healing wounds
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Sports injuries
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Anxiety and depression


With proper use, this effective treatment method is safe and has little to no adverse effects. The team works closely with you to determine if this treatment is best for you and your diagnosis.

The Natural Balance Wellness Medical Center provides personalized treatment plans and rental services for portable OxyHealth™ hyperbaric chambers, so you may benefit from HBOT in the privacy and convenience of your own home.

For a consultation about how HBOT can help your health, call Natural Balance Wellness Medical Center or book an appointment online today.

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