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Science and Principles of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy


Fort Wayne IV Lounge

A Wellness Center and a division of Fort Wayne Integrative Medicine, located in Fort Wayne IN

The Science Behind Hyperbaric Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is the medical use of oxygen in a pressurized environment, at a level higher than 1 atmosphere absolute (ATA). Increased pressure allows for oxygen to dissolve and saturate the blood plasma (independent of hemoglobin/red blood cells), which yields a broad variety of positive physiological, biochemical and cellular effects. This noninvasive therapy is the most trusted way to increase oxygen levels to all organs of the body. The typical treatment lasts for 60 mins or longer based on treatment protocol, during which the patient lies down and breathes normally.

HBOT has been demonstrated in several clinical studies to enhance the body’s innate ability to repair and regenerate. It is used as an adjunct therapy to complement and enhance the healing process in both chronic and acute conditions.



History of Hyperbaric Therapy

HBOT timeline


Principles of

Oxygen Therapy 

Cellular Fitness

Cellular Fitness

Increase the effectiveness of cellular respiration by providing the mitochondria more fuel to produce ATP energy. Oxygen helps the cell do its job, creating many down stream benefits.

Stem Cell Migration

Stem Cell Migration

By placing the body in a pressurized state for a prolonged period of time, research has shown a proliferation of stem cells present on site of injury or damaged tissue, as well as systemically. 

Oxygen Saturation

Oxygen Saturation

Having optimal levels of Oxygen in the body carries with it many benefits such as improved sleep, immunity, recovery and prevention of numerous conditions caused by deficiencies. 

Gene Activation

Gene Activation 

Within us, there are thousands of genes tasked with all sorts of different responsibilities. Many of these genes respond to environmental conditions, by changing our state we change the activated genes within. 

Utilize the benefits of



  • Increased oxygen - free floating oxygen
  • New blood vessel growth
  • Increased white blood cell function
  • Nerve healing factors
  • Increased capacity for wound healing
  • Stem cell release
  • Decrease edema and swelling from damaged tissues
  • Increase in size, shape and number of mitochondria
  • Anti-inflammatory reduction
  • Anti-microbial/microbiome balancing
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