What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is 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 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. Dramatic benefits can result for strokes, head and spinal cord injuries, diabetes and other conditions in which poor circulation plays a role.
How Does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Work?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy takes place inside a chamber in which you breathe oxygen while the pressure inside the chamber is slowly increased to 1.4 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, cerebro-spinal fluid (in the brain & spinal cord) and lymph system. Oxygen is transported to all tissues, even those with poor blood supply.
The typical treatment session lasts about one hour, during which the patient can listen to music, read, or simply relax. You may notice slight pressure in your 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 HBOT because there are no negative side effects that can be damaging to you. Sessions may be repeated, depending on the patient’s condition (anywhere from 5 to 40 times).
HBOT 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 documented cases, HBOT has been clinically proven to produce a more efficient immune system, a rapid regeneration of cells, and a potent anti-aging benefit. Most people enjoy improved health and vitality. Patients witness peak wellness and mental acuity. Healing from any illness or post surgery will occur faster. You’ll discover amazing, restful rejuvenating sleep with continued treatments over a period of time.
What Conditions Benefit From Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is not a temporary fix. Case histories demonstrate that the procedure produces progressively more dramatic results with continued use. Many children with severe autism or cerebral palsy see remarkable progress. Heart attack victims have been known to leave the hospital in half the time and return home instead of needing long term care in nursing homes. Brain scans show marked improvement in the cellular trauma associated with multiple sclerosis. Athletes have been known to use HBOT for the rapid recovery of sports’ injuries and to gain optimal performance.
Because oxygen is inhaled under pressure into the fluids of the body and is more efficiently absorbed into all the body’s cells, HBOT 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 show up as skin blemishes, so discover the aesthetic benefits of the appearance of your skin when your body has been detoxified by HBOT. This is definitely anti-aging therapy. 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, productive lives. It just makes you feel and look younger!
The history and documented cases of successfully treated conditions with HBOT is 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. Here is just a partial list of conditions that may benefit from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy:
Optimal Sports Performance
Head & spinal cord injuries
Carbon monoxide poisoning
Decompression sickness (Bends)
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