Oxygen therapy is a treatment that provides you with extra oxygen, a gas that your body needs to work well. Normally, your lungs absorb oxygen from the air. However, some diseases and conditions can prevent you from getting enough oxygen. If you are suffering from a chronic condition, chances are that your body's supply of oxygen is suffering as well.
Oxygen therapy may help you function better and be more active. Oxygen is supplied in a metal cylinder or other container. It flows through a tube and is delivered to your lungs in one of the following ways:
Depending on your condition, Oxygen therapy may be prescribed as part of your treatment protocol. It is very beneficial coupled with medical massage or other physical therapy treatments.