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18 Man Hyperbaric Chamber Facility

So What is a Hyperbaric Chamber?

A hyperbaric chamber is an airtight capsule where human occupants are exposed to various mixtures of pure oxygen and natural air at different atmospheric pressures.  These chambers come in various shapes and sizes mostly constructed from Iron or Steel, although newer ones are mainly manufacturered from soft materials.

Hyperbaric chambers are at a minimum large enough for a single person with some chambers having the capacity to hold up to 18 people, however most traditional hyperbaric chambers are only built for a single person.

Once sealed, the chamber is then filled with varied amounts of oxygen using a series of valves and an air compressor. The air within the chamber is monitored and the specific air mixture between oxygen and traditional room air is altered to suit any specific requirement.

Hyperbaric chambers are used in medical facilities across the globe to treat a variety of illness and disease including air and gas embolism, carbon monoxide poisoning, gas gangrene, diabetic foot, thermal burns, as well as countless other applications. While these are all approved and recognized therapies, there is promising research in the use of hyperbaric chambers for autism, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and psoriasis as well as a host of other conditions.

Hyperbaric chambers are used in many sectors, more widely in the medical sector, the typical use of hyperbaric chambers by diving companies and the military is for decompression sickness and other diving related conditions.

What are the benefits of using Hyperbaric Chambers?

The benefits of using a hyperbaric chamber are that the body is subjected to outside atmospheric pressure over and above its typical amount (15 pounds per square inch) that is normally found at sea level. This pressure combined with a 100% pure oxygen environment compresses the oxygen past the blood directly into the plasma of the cells within the body. This intense and pure oxygen delivery repairs, heals, and purifies the cells and leads to recovery from various ailments. While the primary and first use of hyperbaric chambers was for deep sea divers needing decompression therapy, the uses for hyperbaric chambers has far surpassed the single use for which they were originally invented.

We hope to have further information regarding our new and exciting venture into the world of Hyperbaric Chambers very soon.
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