medicina hiperbarica


Hyperbaric Medicine

It is a non-invasive medical treatment in which the patient enters the Hyperbaric Chamber and breathes high concentrations of oxygen at a pressure higher than normal atmospheric pressure through a mask. It contributes to the recovery of various pathologies and is safe, since the number of sessions and their duration are always indicated by a physician.



It is a significant increase in the availability of oxygen in the blood that promotes cellular metabolism and allows a better arrival to the brain, cartilage, bones and tissues that do not receive oxygen adequately in some pathologies.

The treatment in the Hyperbaric Chamber generates a strong hyperoxia, unleashing a series of beneficial effects for the organism.

Mechanisms of action of HBOT

The patient breathes high doses of O2 in a hyperbaric environment.
High HYPEROXIA increases the volume of dissolved oxygen in the blood plasma.
The greater diffusion of oxygen reaches the less irrigated tissues.
HYPEROXIA produces a wide variety of physiological benefits to the body.

Physiological Effects

The Hyperbaric Chamber produces strong hyperoxia that generates different benefits for the organism.


Oxygen promotes nervous system plasticity.


Hyperoxia stimulates and promotes the formation of small blood vessels, thus improving perfusion.


Hyperoxia induces proline hydroxylation and fibroblast proliferation. Thus, it promotes collagen synthesis, which is essential for wound healing and tissue repair.


Hyperoxia generates reactive oxygen species that increase the activity of antibiotics. It is also active against bacterial biofilm.


Hyperoxia acts on regulators and mediators of the inflammatory response and decreases oxidative stress. This results in an anti-inflammatory effect and decreases cell damage.


It improves perfusion thanks to the formation of new vessels and cerebral oxygenation, decreases edema and inflammation of the central nervous system.


Hyperoxia stimulates the differentiation of bone-forming cells, promotes osteogenesis and bone repair.


It improves tissue microcirculation, decreases the production of reactive oxygen species and increases their degradation by stimulating the expression of antioxidant enzymes.


It has an anlgesic effect in nociceptive and neurophatic pain, through tissue repair, recovery of functionality and reduction of inflammation.

History of Hyperbaric Medicine

1662 - Great Britain

Development of the first Hyperbaric Chamber sketch. It called "Domicillium".

1775 - 1789

Discovery of oxygen properties.

1860 - Canada

Construction of the first Hyperbaric Chamber.


Treatment of diver decompressive disease.

1920 - 1930 - USA

Treatment for hypoxic problems (circulatory, cardiac). Construction of the "Spherical Cunningham-Timken", a 5-floor Hyperbaric Chamber.

1959 - Amsterdam

First hyperbaric operating room for cardio-pulmonary surgeries and skin grafts.

1960 - USA and the rest of the world

First successful treatment of gas gangrene. The indications for injuries, anaerobic infections and carbon monoxide poisoning are extended.

1974-1990 - Russia

The emergency of the hyperbaric medicine centers in Moscow.

Nowadays - USA and Israel

Pressures lower than 2 ATA are described as optimal for neurological disorders and the indications are significantly expanded.


Hyperbaric Treatment System

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