Welcome to Hyperbaric Services Thailand (HST) your premium provider of first class Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment on the beautiful and idyllic island of Phuket Thailand. Affiliated and in the grounds of a local premier hospital – Phuket International Hospital.
We are native English, German and Thai speakers with Western training as Chamber Operators and Dive Medical Technicians.
We all have years of experience gained through our diving treatments and have treated patients with HBOT for conditions ranging from Autism to post recovery from breast augmentation surgery.
Professional all round care and service to aid in your speedy recovery.
What is HBOT – Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is the use of high pressure oxygen as a drug to treat basic pathophysiologic processes and their diseases.
Not only do we do Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy but our facility comprises of a MULTI-PLACE Decompression Chamber which is also ideal in the treatment of Decompression Illness from commercial and recreational diving Please visit the SSS link for further details.
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Why does HBOT help speed the healing process?
Several therapeutic principles are made use of in HBOT (Wikipedia 2013):
- The increased overall pressure is of therapeutic value when HBOT is used in the treatment of decompression sickness and air embolism as it provides a physical means of reducing the volume of inert gas bubbles within the body;
- For many other conditions, the therapeutic principle of HBOT lies in its ability to drastically increase partial pressure of oxygen in the tissues of the body. The oxygen partial pressures achievable using HBOT are much higher than those achievable while breathing pure oxygen at normobaric conditions (i.e. at normal atmospheric pressure).
During any HBOT treatment at our facility you will accompanied by a member of our trained staff, another staff member will operate the chamber. All treatments are supervised by third member of staff as Patient Supervisor.
- A related effect is the increased oxygen transport capacity of the blood. Under normal atmospheric pressure, oxygen transport is limited by the oxygen binding capacity of hemoglobin in red blood cells and very little oxygen is transported by blood plasma. Because the hemoglobin of the red blood cells is almost saturated with oxygen under atmospheric pressure, this route of transport cannot be exploited any further. Oxygen transport by plasma, however is significantly increased using HBOT as the stimulus.
- Recent evidence notes that exposure to hyperbaric oxygen (HBOT) mobilizes stem/progenitor cells from the bone marrow by a nitric oxide (·NO) -dependent mechanism. This mechanism may account for the patient cases that suggest recovery of damaged organs and tissues with HBOT.