The Science Behind Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment that involves the breathing of 100% pure oxygen in a pressurized HBOT suite (often called a hyperbaric oxygen chamber). This process increases oxygen levels in the body 20 times higher than normal and has been long-proven to speed up the body’s healing and rejuvenation abilities.

Aviv Clinics, brought to you by DP World, advances the effectiveness of HBOT significantly by implementing specific oxygen fluctuations, coupled with an array of other therapeutic strategies, to help your body and brain reach their full potential.

What Does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Do to Your Body?

Your mind and body require oxygen. But sometimes, due to injuries, medical conditions, or age, oxygen levels begin to wane. 

The good news is your body is capable of natural rejuvenation. The Aviv Clinics team has the data and highly-advanced resources to unleash this your body’s natural potential via hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). Aviv Clinic’s unique HBOT protocol fluctuates the oxygen levels in the suite. In doing so, these variations:  

– Increase the amount of oxygen in the blood

-Trigger the regenerative and healing process

– Enhance proliferation of Omni-potent stem cells

– Induce generation of new blood vessels

By the end of the advanced treatment program, you can see a significant improvement in your mental and physical performance.

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Oxygen: Your Brain’s Superpower

The brain is the command center of your body and only makes up 2% of the body’s mass, yet the brain uses over 20% of the oxygen we breathe. With age, our bodies become less efficient at channeling that oxygen. This is why you notice your mind and body “slowing down.”

But this doesn’t have to be the norm. The latest scientific research shows it’s possible to maintain—and even regain—peak physical and mental performance.

The Aviv Medical Program was founded on this research.

HBOT: A Research-Backed Therapy Program

HBOT has been utilized since the 1800s, which demonstrates its longevity and effectiveness over the years. Today Aviv Clinics uses the most advanced and unique HBOT technology to deliver safe and secure medical treatments.

Decades of research illustrate that HBOT may help people suffering from a variety of health conditions:

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Research proves that HBOT may improve signs of aging by:

  • Improving cognitive function, specifically memory, attention span, information processing, focus, and ability to multi-task multitask.
  • Improving physical performance, energy, stamina and power.
  • Lengthen the telomeres – the protective caps at the end of each strand of DNA. Encouraging telomeres to lengthen is associated with extending our biological clock.
  • Encouraging stem cells proliferation
  • Lowering the number of senescent cells responsible for aging.

At Aviv Clinics, we use the most advanced brain imaging protocols to analyze the aging brain. SPECT brain scan images before and after the Aviv Hyperbaric Oxygen Medical Program suggest the positive effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on aging brain.

96% of Aviv clients experience clinically proven improvements in brain function.

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Mild Cognitive Decline

The number of brain vessels naturally declines with age, but HBOT can help lessen this effect. HBOT’s ability to increase blood flow to the brain shows promise in improving cognitive function.

One neuroscience study suggests HBOT can help prevent memory loss and reverse the main activators of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Post-Stroke Recovery

A research study suggests HBOT can significantly improve post-stroke conditions and found that the progression occurred in patients even many months after they had the stroke event. Study participants described a distinctly improved quality of life.

When combined with proper nutrition, exercise, and regular cognitive training, a unique HBOT protocol may help post-stroke patients regain their speech, motor functions, and independence in performing day-to-day tasks.

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS)

Approximately 30–40% of those who suffer concussions or traumatic brain injuries experience lingering symptoms. This condition is called post-concussion syndrome (PCS) and merits careful medical attention.

Research indicates HBOT may improve PCS, even years after a mild traumatic brain injury event.

“I’ve noticed that my balance, which was really thrown off when I first got [to Aviv Clinics], is coming back now.” Linden Perry, PCS survivor, and Aviv Clinics patient

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When you experience lingering symptoms beyond three months after the onset of COVID-19, it’s called long COVID or post-COVID-19. Symptoms can include physical, cognitive, respiratory, and cardiac complications.

Studies illustrate that when combined with other types of therapies, HBOT encourages oxygenation and reduces inflammation in severely ill COVID-19 patients.

HBOT also enhances neuroplasticity (ability of neural networks to grow and learn) in brain areas linked to cognition and emotion.

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Healing from Long COVID


Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that causes musculoskeletal pain throughout the body as well as other symptoms such as fatigue and/or sleep issues.

In one research study, fibromyalgia patients who underwent HBOT sessions five days per week over 12 weeks experienced less chronic pain as it rectifies abnormal brain activity in pain-related areas.

Further research needs to be conducted, but these early studies suggest HBOT may help fibromyalgia patients live a more comfortable life.

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Lyme Disease

Chronic Lyme disease is one of the most challenging illnesses from which to recover. Patients often experience limited relief from antibiotic-heavy therapies.

Luckily, recent research suggests HBOT may improve symptoms of Lyme disease in patients who have taken antibiotics for at least 10 years.

“I now have a solution. I have a way to get back to this place where I’m feeling energized, I’m feeling vital, I’m feeling like I can take on the world again”. Lyndi Scott-Strite, Lyme disease survivor and Aviv Clinics patient

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Erectile Dysfunction

Several local studies showed that the prevalence of ED (erectile dysfunction) was >40% among Arab men.” Medical professionals have concluded HBOT may be a good alternative or supplemental treatment for ED.

Having HBOT sessions eased chronic ED among patients. Erectile function improved by 88%—and 80% of individuals indicated positive results.

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Athletic Performance

In recent years, HBOT has proven to be an effective way to address injuries, aid in recovery, and improve athletic performance — both mentally and physically.

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Aviv Clinics’ Holistic Approach

The Aviv holistic approach to recovery includes hyperbaric oxygen therapy at it core, coupled with additional therapies for comprehensive treatment. Your personalized treatment plan includes:

  • In-depth review of health history
  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • Highly advanced MRI, fMRI, and SPECT scans
  • Neurological and neurocognitive tests
  • Body composition analysis
  • Cellular analysis
  • Full Assessment report
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)
  • Cognitive training
  • Physical training
  • Dietary coaching
  • A post-treatment report of your improvements

Our approach delivers incredible results, often greater than what research studies illustrate.

“The Aviv Medical Program can be successful because it addresses the cause of the symptoms, not just the symptoms alone. In combination with cognitive, physical, and nutritional coaching, some HBOT protocols can be very effective.” Dr. Mohammed Elamir, MD, FACP

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What Makes Aviv’s HBOT Protocol Unique?

  • First, we increase your oxygen level through a mask in the HBOT suite. As you breathe it in, your bloodstream sends this oxygen to tissue in your body that has been deprived. Oxygen-saturated blood can bypass blood vessels that have become clogged or narrowed with age. This gives the brain the energy it needs to turbocharge the healing process.
  • Second, we fluctuate the oxygen level you breathe inside the HBOT suite. This variation in oxygen supply triggers your self body’s regenerative mechanisms resulting in stem cells proliferation.
  • By combining the two actions above, we’re essentially switching your rejuvenation processes on, while supplying the body with the abundant energy it needs to complete it’s natural process.
  • During the treatment period, your brain and body go back to regenerating at a level similar to when you were a child.
  • By the end of your treatment program, you should see a significant improvement in your mental and physical performance, and feel better inside and out.

How Does Aviv HBOT Work?

1. You enter a multi place hyperbaric oxygen suite

Sit comfortably and breathe through a custom-fitted oxygen mask. Patients generally don’t feel anything during this process. Most play brain exercise games on a tablet (part of the cognitive training session). Others listen to podcasts or practice a new language.

2. You rotate between breathing through the mask and breathing air

During your time in the hyperbaric oxygen chamber in Dubai, our staff helps you alternate between breathing 100% pure oxygen and medical-grade air. These fluctuations are key to gaining the greatest benefits HBOT offers.

3. You come back for repeated HBOT sessions

Most patients complete roughly 60 sessions altogether, but your Aviv Clinics physician helps determine what’s right for you. At the end of your treatment, you receive detailed before-and-after reports that outline your brain-body performance and progress.

How Long Does HBOT Take to See Results?

Most people see improvement from the Aviv Medical Program very early in the 8–12 weeks of therapy and see medically verifiable results by the end of their treatment.

Keep in mind there is no one-size-fits-all approach. You’ll receive your own unique, holistic therapy plan that can include HBOT, so outcomes and timelines vary.

Aviv Clinics provides objective data during your treatment plan to assess your oxygen levels and brain output before and after implementing HBOT and other therapies. Our ability to quantify your health plan is ultimately what delivers results.

How Long Do the Effects of HBOT Last?

Our relationship with you does not stop at the end of your plan timeline. We’ll send you off with a wearable device and continue to check in with you and send reports on your health and performance.

“I’m five months after the program, and I really do feel a lot calmer. I’ve been able to think through things more clearly. Before I was losing confidence, I was in a panic…now I plan to tap dance until I’m 120 years old!” ZiZi McKinnon, former Aviv Clinics patient

Is HBOT Therapy Safe?

HBOT is considered a generally safe therapy. Studies show pre-evaluations and in-suite monitoring are the two essential roles in ensuring HBOT patient safety. Rest assured, the Aviv medical team puts your well-being front and center in your personal treatment plan.


HBOT: A Research-Backed Therapy Program

HBOT has been utilized since the 1800s, which demonstrates its longevity and effectiveness over the years. Decades of research illustrate that HBOT may help people suffering from a variety of health conditions. Today Aviv Clinics uses advanced and unique HBOT technology to deliver safe and secure medical treatments. The following section includes scientific references to studies carried out by the team at The Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research as well as relevant studies done by others.

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