HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical therapy that utilizes oxygen in a pressurized environment. In this pressurized environment, exponential levels of oxygen are able to saturate the blood system; well-beyond what the human body is normally capable of accepting.
All of the fluids in the body -including blood, plasma, synovial, lymph and spinal fluids, become saturated with oxygen, which allows for all of the body’s vital cell processes to be performed at an optimal level. Swelling and inflammation of cells are reduced, while circulation and blood flow are increased, or restored to previously restricted areas. As a result, wounds and injuries heal more rapidly, recovery from surgery is much faster, and detoxification is also promoted; thus reducing the risk of any post-procedure complications or infections.
BENEFITS OF HBOT
80% of energy used in cellular metabolism comes from oxygen. When cells and tissues are deprived of blood and oxygen, the metabolism comes to a halt and cells stop functioning properly. This lack of oxygen, or hypoxia, is a major component of disease and aging. The benefits of HBOT go far beyond restoring oxygen to depleted tissues and cells though. HBOT is the only non-hormonal DNA signaling drug that has been shown to regulate antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, growth, and repair gene expression. HBOT has also been shown to:
The majority of neurological conditions are caused by damage to our circulation and neurons. This reduces the amount of oxygen available to our brain and neurological system. HBOT significantly enhances oxygen absorption, providing our neurological system with the fuel it requires to mend and rejuvenate.
- Cerebral Palsy
- Bell’s Palsy
- Erb’s Palsy
- Disc Herniation
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Stem cells
- Post surgical Recovery
- And Others
- And Others
HBOT FOR SPORTS & ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE
Many of our patients notice improvements after only a few sessions of HBOT therapy. Today, we are witnessing an increasing number of patients who are looking for a natural way to get maximum performance increase. Athletes and others from all walks of life are discovering the many benefits of HBOT. HBOT may be the answer you’ve been looking for, whether you’re looking to treat an illness or simply improve your performance.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) may provide a form of therapy to allow a faster return to pre-injury activity levels as well as enhance the injury’s short and long term prognosis.
Increasing the oxygen supply to a fatigued musculoskeletal system boosts cellular activity, improves adenosine triphosphate (ATP) synthesis, and accelerates fatigue substance metabolism.
Many health benefits result from enhanced oxygenation, including cell development and regeneration, detoxification, immunological support, new capillary growth, and improved brain functioning.
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Is HBOT safe?
Generally, HBOT is considered safe when administered by trained professionals in a controlled environment. However, like any medical treatment, it may carry certain risks, such as ear injuries, changes in vision, and oxygen toxicity. These risks are typically low and can be managed effectively.
What should I expect during an HBOT session?
During an HBOT session, you will be placed in a pressurized chamber where you’ll breathe pure oxygen. The session typically lasts for about 30 to 90 minutes. You might experience a sensation of fullness in your ears, similar to what you feel during takeoff and landing in an airplane.
How many HBOT sessions are needed?
The number of HBOT sessions required depends on the specific condition being treated. Some acute conditions may require only a few sessions, while chronic conditions might need multiple sessions over several weeks or months. Your healthcare provider will determine the appropriate treatment plan for your specific case.
Are there any side effects of HBOT?
Some individuals may experience temporary side effects, such as ear discomfort, sinus congestion, and mild fatigue. In rare cases, there can be more serious complications like oxygen toxicity or changes in vision. However, these risks are usually minimal and can be managed by the healthcare team.
Can HBOT be combined with other treatments?
Yes, HBOT can be used in conjunction with other medical treatments to enhance their effectiveness. It is often used as a complementary therapy alongside standard medical interventions for various conditions, as it can promote healing and improve overall outcomes.
Is HBOT covered by insurance?
In some cases, HBOT may be covered by insurance, particularly when it is used as a treatment for approved medical conditions. However, coverage may vary depending on the specific insurance plan and the indication for treatment. It’s essential to check with your insurance provider to understand your coverage options.
Who is not a suitable candidate for HBOT?
Individuals with certain health conditions, such as untreated pneumothorax, certain types of lung disease, and certain types of cancer, might not be suitable candidates for HBOT. It’s important to consult with a healthcare provider to determine whether HBOT is appropriate for your specific situation.