Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is truly one of the most efficient methods of delivering oxygen to cells throughout the body. A specially designed chamber delivers pressurized oxygen to the body in a safe and painless way. When you breathe oxygen while relaxing inside a hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) chamber, all of your tissues and organs have a massive infusion of oxygen which results in remarkable benefits that cannot be achieved by any other therapy.
HBOT takes place inside a chamber in which you breathe oxygen while the pressure inside the chamber is slowly increased to 1.5 to 3 or more times higher than normal atmospheric pressure. Oxygen, which is normally delivered to tissues via the hemoglobin in red blood cells, dissolves in all of your body's fluids, the cerebral-spinal fluid (in the brain and spinal cord), and the lymph system. Oxygen is transported to all tissues, even those with poor blood supply.
The typical treatment session lasts about 1 hour, during which the patient, wearing comfortable cotton clothing, read, or simply relax. They may notice slight pressure in the ears, a feeling similar to that of an airplane takeoff or landing, but there is no other discomfort. When the session ends, the pressure slowly returns to normal. There is no downside to hyperbaric oxygen therapy, because there are no negative side effects that can be damaging to the patient. Sessions may be repeated as often as daily, 20 - 40 times, depending on the severity of the patient's condition.
Results are accumulative and can be very dramatic. Research shows that there are a multitude of positive benefits from HBOT for strokes, head and spinal cord injuries, diabetes and other serious conditions in which poor circulation plays a role.
HBOT is not a temporary fix. Case histories demonstrate that the procedure produces progressively more dramatic results with continued use. It has been used around the world for over forty years, especially in the prevention and improvement of debilitating conditions and in the enhancement of overall health. In many cases, HBOT has been clinically proven to produce a more efficient immune system, a rapid regeneration of cells and a potent anti-aging effect. Most people enjoy improved health and vitality, along with peak wellness and mental acuity. Healing from illness or post-surgical healing appears to occur faster.
Brain scans done after HBOT, show marked improvement in the cellular trauma associated with multiple sclerosis. A vast amount of research shows that many children with autism or cerebral palsy see remarkable progress, as well as athletes that have been known to use the therapy for rapid recovery of sports' injuries and to gain optimal performance.
In HBOT, oxygen is inhaled under pressure into the fluids of the body and is therefore more efficiently absorbed into all the body's cells. This promotes the growth of collagen - the foundation of firm new skin. One of the more spectacular uses of HBOT is its detoxification properties. Toxins in your body definitely need to be eliminated. HBOT helps with the process. While HBOT is not a miracle cure, it is a non-invasive, safe treatment and has a growing body of documented studies that prove it helps people live longer, more comfortable and productive lives. It just makes you feel and look better and younger!
The history and documented cases of successfully treated conditions with HBOT is quite astounding. In addition to increasing the delivery of oxygen throughout the body, HBOT enhances the white blood cells' ability to fight infection, helps the body build new connective tissue and kills certain types of harmful bacteria. Below is just a partial list of conditions that have been shown to benefit from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy:
- sports injuries
- diabetic complications
- optimal sports performance
- non-healing wounds/burns
- heart attack/strokes
- post-surgical healing
- migraine headaches
- head and spinal cord injuries
- anti-aging effects on the skin and the brain
- carbon monoxide poisoning
- decompression sickness/altitudeÂ sickness
- multiple sclerosis
- cerebral palsy