Help your body attain balance after travel

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for The Treatment of Jet Lag

Hyperbaric Treatment

Aeroplane cabin pressure

Aeroplane cabins are usually pressured to the equivalent of 6,000 to 8,000 feet above sea level.

That air pressure is significantly less than what most people are used to, and it also means that the amount of oxygen in your blood is reduced. That reduced oxygen causes symptoms like fatigue, headaches, and even insomnia.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Chamber Air Pressure

While aeroplane cabin air pressure is lower than sea-level air pressure, the air pressure inside the hyperbaric oxygen chamber is higher—by two to three times.

Mild hyperbaric oxygen chamber treatment, or mHBOT, involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurised chamber, allowing your lungs to gather more oxygen than it gets from breathing pure oxygen at regular air pressure.

This helps your blood deliver more oxygen to your organs and tissues, and can help, fight bacteria and stimulate the release of substances called growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing.

Reduce effects of jet lag

As the trend of mHBOT grows, so do concerns about it being sold as an off-label miracle cure for conditions ranging from autism to cancer.

That said, it’s been successfully used with published research for many years by college and pro athletes, who use the method to recover from workouts, heal from injuries faster, and reduce the effects of jet lag while travelling between games.

So, if you’ve been travelling, not only are you dealing with adjusting between time zones, but your body is also feeling the effects of the reduced oxygen that comes with flying.

The power of mild hyperbaric oxygen chamber treatment (mHBOT)

And that’s where the power of mHBOT comes in. Again to summarise since the air pressure inside an mHBOT chamber is two to three times higher, your blood is able to deliver more oxygen, helping your body attain balance more quickly after travel.

Reduce the effects of flying on the body

Recommended Treatment

Recommended treatment

Generally, we suggest one to two 90-minute sessions within the first few days of returning from abroad.

The patient will comfortably lie inside a hyperbaric chamber during treatment.

The chamber is pressurised to 1.3 ATA (Atmospheres) with the patient breathing 100 % oxygen via their own face mask.

This increase in pressure allows more oxygen to be dissolved into the plasma (up to 10 to 20 times more than normal).

The air we normally breathe is about 21% oxygen.

Patients in a hyperbaric chamber are breathing roughly 200% to 240% oxygen.

(Read more about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

How to book

Call 01413341223 to book your Jet Lag Hyperbaric Treatment in Finnieston, Glasgow.