After prolonged periods of stress or substance abuse (alcohol, tobacco, drugs) the brain can age prematurely or can suffer injuries. Available research indicates that hyperbaric oxygen therapy plays an important role in restoring the damaged brain cells of the patient and, consequently, in recovering his life.
In a hyperbaric chamber brain gets oxygen, and the production of new blood vessels is stimulated. Latest scientific research shows that improving oxygen flow in the blood can cause the “awakening” of somatic cells of the brain and generate new cells (a process called ‘neurogenesis’).
One of the greatest and recent medical discoveries belongs to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, United States. They have shown that hyperbaric oxygen increases the production of stem cells in the body by about 800%. Stem cells have a key role in the healing process, repairing your body tissues and affected organs.