Even today, despite the numerous medical documents that confirm the efficiency of oxygen therapy with hyperbaric chamber, there are doubts about its effectiveness.
Effects of Hyperbaric Medicine, real or placebos?
We recognize that we understand this reticence produced by the proliferation of hyperbaric chambers, even in hospitals, which can put the lives of patients at risk since not all of them have all the minimum requirements to provide these therapies correctly.
This reality that we must face as professionals was exposed in the II Congress of Hyperbaric Medicine organized by Spanish Association of Hyperbaric and Underwater Medicine (ASEMHS) which brought together more than 200 specialists and was held on 22 and 23 February, where the medical team of the Hyperbaric Medical Clinic of Estepona was present for another year.
Dr. Emilio Salas, specialist in Hyperbaric Medicine (HBO) in San Fernando (Cádiz), explained that :
Those physicians who are thinking of working with this medical specialty require that the chambers reach pressures between 2 and 3 absolute atmospheres and in which 100% oxygen is breathed in order to achieve therapeutic levels as occurs in the classic indications of this therapy such as the inhalation of carbon monoxide (CO), the treatment of radio-induced injuries, diving decompression accidents, the inhalation of other toxic gases, the treatment of gangrene, the treatment of wounds of torpid evolution and osteomyelitis among other indications. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
All the members of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Association of Hyperbaric and Underwater Medicine
«According to the scientific literature, therapeutic results are reached between 2 and 3 absolute atmospheres and it is important to transmit this knowledge to the medical community and administrations»
We can say then what, the effects of hyperbaric medicine are real as long as they are applied correctly and in the proper facilities for it.