TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY:
ALZHEIMER’S & COGNITIVE DECLINE:
WOUND HEALING & ANTI-AGING:
CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER:
SPINAL CORD INJURIES:
HBOT AND THE EYE:
FIBROMYLGIA & CHRONIC FATIGUE:
ACCLIMATING TO ELEVATION:
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment which enhances the body’s natural healing process by inhalation of 100% oxygen in a total body chamber, where atmospheric pressure is increased and controlled. It is used for a wide variety of treatments usually as a part of an overall medical care plan.
Under normal circumstances, oxygen is transported throughout the body only by red blood cells. With HBOT, oxygen is dissolved into all of the body’s fluids, the plasma, the central nervous system fluids, the lymph, and the bone and can be carried to areas where circulation is diminished or blocked. In this way, extra oxygen can reach all of the damaged tissues and the body can support its own healing process. The increased oxygen greatly enhances the ability of white blood cells to kill bacteria, reduces swelling and allows new blood vessels to grow more rapidly into the affected areas. It is a simple, non-invasive, 100% natural and painless treatment.
What are the Benefits of HBOT?
It has long been known that healing many areas of the body cannot take place without appropriate oxygen levels in the tissue. Most illnesses and injuries occur, and often linger, at the cellular or tissue level.
In many cases, such as: circulatory problems; non-healing wounds; and strokes, adequate oxygen cannot reach the damaged area and the body’s natural healing ability is unable to function properly. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy provides this extra oxygen naturally and with minimal side effects.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves the quality of life of the patient in many areas when standard medicine is not working. Many conditions such as stroke, cerebral palsy, head injuries, and chronic fatigue have responded favorably to HBOT.
How does HBOT Heal?
Inflammation can act as a barrier for oxygen to heal. Hyperbaric oxygen chambers pressurize oxygen to move into the liquid part of the blood (plasma), cerebral spinal fluid and lymphatic system, allowing oxygen to flow freely throughout the body and brain to restore health.
Under pressure, inflammation is no longer a barrier towards healing and the body can restore its innate healing abilities. Now able to travel throughout the body and brain in areas where it was unable to reach. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps to widen arteries and creates new routes for blood to flow while eliminating and removing harmful chemicals from our tissues.
Reduce inflammation, pain, neuropathy, heal wounds, regenerate tissue, optimize brain function with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT).
A brief history of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
British physician Nathaniel Henshaw reportedly used compressed air in a chamber called a dumicilium.
2 centuries later the first hyperbaric chamber was built in the U.S. by Neurologist James Leonard Coming after witnessing the success in treating decompression illness among Hudson Tunnel workers.
Physician Orval J. Cunningham built a chamber after observing morbidity and mortality rates from the “Spanish influenza” pandemic was greater at higher elevations.
- Cunningham believed that many organisms can be killed with exposure to oxygen.
Dutch Cardiac Surgeon Boerema reported HBOT as an aid in cardiopulmonary surgery.
HBOT is now used with non-healing infections, blood perfusion insufficiencies, orthopedic injury and surgeries, and neurological conditions, etcetera.