Dr Shai Efrati, MD, a leading expert in hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), will deliver a keynote speech at this year’s Global Wellness Summit (GWS).
Efrati is the director of the Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research at Shamir Medical Center, the world’s largest hyperbaric centre treating more than 350 patients a day. He also serves as a professor at the Sackler School of Medicine and the Sagol School of Neuroscience at Tel Aviv University.
Efrati’s lab has pioneered a unique approach to HBOT, by immersing people in a high-pressure, high-oxygen environment and then carefully regulating oxygen and pressure levels. Called the Hyperoxix-Hypoxic Paradox (HHP), this technique essentially tricks the body into entering a regenerative state, which leads to biological changes, including a rapid increase in stem cells, the generation of new blood cells and the reparation of brain cells and tissues.