Wound healing occurs through seemingly magical yet precise sets of processes and rules which usually work flawlessly. The various phases of these regenerative processes require oxygen as an integral part. Hyperbaric oxygen raises the oxygen concentration in a person's blood, and subsequently in the tissues in the areas that need to be healed
Recent scientific work is helping us to understand that oxygen, this very simple 2-atom molecule, has profound messaging and control capabilities affecting numerous biological functions. This is permitting clinicians to more clearly identify cellular signaling and guide exposure to extremely high oxygen concentrations intermittently to achieve health benefit. These are topics of the work of Medical Oxygen Research, the not-for profit organization which fostered the creation of the clinical facility Medical Oxygen Repair
Regardless of the underlying cause of problem wounds, a pathway to non-healing commonly involves a hampered blood supply, resulting hypoxia (insufficient oxygen delivery), and infection.
An unusual twist achieved by intermittent hyperoxygenation of hypo-perfused wound beds is the ignition of a cascade of biochemical events which often leads to wound healing.
This process is only achievable by exposing them to a series of hyperbaric oxygen treatments