Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Oxygen is essential for life. Our health rapidly deteriorates if we are deprived of oxygen. First, Oxygen is one of the body’s basic building blocks. All of the body’s major components – water, protein, carbohydrates and fat – contain Oxygen. Second, Oxygen is needed in the production of energy. Energy is needed for functions of the body – circulation, respiration, digestion, and repair.
When there is an injury to the body, Oxygen consumption goes up to meet the increase metabolic demands to repair the injury. That is why trauma patients are given Oxygen. The same goes for a possible heart attack, stroke, or chest infections.
However, the delivery of 100% Oxygen is not remotely close to what is actually delivered. For example, 100% oxygen delivered by Nasal prongs at 2 L/min delivers only 21-26% Oxygen.
This is due to the mixing of the oxygen with room air and the patient’s expired air. And, if there is nasal obstruction, for example a deviated septum, the oxygen delivery can be negligible. Even by an Oxygen mask at 6 L/min gives only about 35% Oxygen delivery.
Oxygen delivery is further limited by the person’s circulation. Low blood volume, damage blood vessels or swelling from trauma can still limit the oxygen delivery to tissue.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is the administration of 100% Oxygen under pressure. The air we breathe is made up of 21% Oxygen and 79% Nitrogen. This percentage is constant. At higher elevations it is harder to breathe because the air is ‘thinner’ and the Oxygen and Nitrogen molecules are further apart. You have to breathe in more ‘air’ because of the large empty spaces between the molecules. In a HBOT Chamber, the air is pressurized and this forces the air molecules to come much closer together and it is less work to breath. Adding pure Oxygen to the pressurized chamber further enhances Oxygen delivery.
This not only allows the maximum oxygen binding to the red blood cells, pushes extra Oxygen into the plasma. The Oxygen dissolves into the plasma, the lymphatics, and cerebrospinal fluid. Oxygen transported by plasma allows oxygen delivery to tissue that is blocked to the relatively large red blood cells
For example, damaged or blocked (ie. Atherosclerosis) blood vessels, blood vessels squeezed by swelling or edema, or scar tissue.
The second important aspect of HBOT is that the pressurized chamber helps squeeze excess fluid out of the damaged tissue and into the lymphatics. Decreased edema and swelling then results in improved circulation and healing.
Thirdly, HBOT has shown to decrease in-vitro pro-inflammatory cytokine release. This then decreases inflammation, swelling and toxin build-up
HBOT Improves the body's natural healing process. The increased oxygen greatly enhances the body's ability to kill bacteria, decrease inflammation and improve circulation. Used to enhance healing after a stroke, diabetic performance, and general health.
May improve Autism and Cerebral Palsy and learning disabilities.
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|COST||15% off Pkg of 10||Cost per Treatment||30% off Pkg of 20||Cost per Treatment||50% off Pkg of 40||Cost per Treatment|
|Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)||$80||$680||$68||$1,120||$56||$1,600||$40|
IMPORTANCE OF FREQUENT TREATMENTS
• Brain injuries / Stroke/ Spinal Cord injury
• Arthritis / Fractures / Bone Infection
• Diabetic complications / Ulcers
• Heart Disease / Atherosclerosis
• Sport injuries / Performance Enhancement
• Recovery from surgery
• Anti-Ageing / Maintain optimal physical and mental health.
As healing and reversing all the adverse effects of toxins does not happen overnight, it is recommended to have at least 40 – 1 hour treatments. Adding decompression therapy with the Anatomotor table and HBOT is an excellent combination to treat chronic back and neck pain.
*HBOT does not replace your doctor's recommended treatment. Results will vary