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WHAT IS HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY (HBOT)?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is the medical use of oxygen in a pressurized environment, at a level higher than 1 atmosphere absolute (ATA). Increased pressure allows for oxygen to dissolve and saturate the blood plasma (independent of hemoglobin/red blood cells), which yields a broad variety of positive physiological, biochemical and cellular effects. This noninvasive therapy is the most trusted way to increase oxygen levels to all organs of the body. The typical treatment lasts for 60-90 minutes, during which the patient lies down and breathes normally.
HBOT has been demonstrated in several clinical studies to enhance the body’s innate ability to repair and regenerate. It is used as an adjunct therapy to complement and enhance the healing process in both chronic and acute conditions.
Is Hyperbarics safe?
Hyperbarics has a very good safety record. Many hyperbaric centers report only mild ear discomfort as a contraindication to therapy. Such a discomfort is similar to the ear pressure felt when ascending or descending in altitude. These discomforts may be minimized by descending at a slower rate. Discuss these concerns with the treating physician and hyperbaric technician.
Is HBOT safe for children?
Yes, hyperbarics yields wonderful results with children. In fact, research with children suffering from brain-injuries, learning and developmental delays, autism and genetic disorders shows positive results and great promise.
Is HBOT safe for the elderly?
Hyperbarics is great for those in their later years. Hyperbarics provides an immeasurable boost which counteracts the signs of aging. In fact, new research indictes that hyperbaric oxygenation slows Apoptosis (cell death), and helps with diabetic neuropathy, dementia, Alzheimer’s and overall energy and healing.
CAN I USE A HYPERBARIC CHAMBER IF I’M PREGNANT?
Until further safety studies are performed, it is not advisable to be inside a hyperbaric chamber during pregnancy.
HOW SOON WILL I SEE ANY BENEFITS?
It is different for every person. Some people will see benefits right away and others may not notice them until completion of their treatment protocol. Most studies have been done with a ’40 hour protocol, but it is common for the majority of people to report the benefits before the 40 sessions and up to 4 weeks following its completion!