WHAT IS HYPERBARIC THERAPY?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, also known as HBOT, utilizes oxygen at an air pressure higher than 1 atmosphere absolute (ATA). Under the pressurised environment, the oxygen dissolves into the blood plasma saturating the fluid and bringing about a wide range of positive cellular, biochemical, and physiological effects. HBOT has been demonstrated as a trusted, non-invasive form of treatment to increase oxygen levels in the organs of our body.
Several clinical research demonstrated HBOT’s innate capability of enhancing the body’s natural healing abilities. HBOT is used as a supplementary form of therapy to boost the healing process in both acute and chronic health conditions.
When you buy a bottle of carbonated drink, say pop, the extreme pressure inside the bottle reduces the size of the CO2 gas bubbles so that it can get dissolved in the liquid. However, when you open the bottle and release the pressure the size of the bubbles increases making them visible to the eye. The same theory works in case of HBOT. When a person breathes in unadulterated oxygen under high-pressure environment, the gas molecules reduce in size, dissolving in the blood plasma and other body fluids. The oxygen saturated blood plasma increases the oxygen delivery to the inflamed and injured tissues and also enhances organ and cellular functionality of our body.
HOW LONG DOES A TREATMENT LAST?
A treatment in the hyperbaric chamber lasts between 30 and 60 minutes.
HYPERBARIC CHAMBER BENEFITS
Every cell in your body needs oxygen – and not just oxygen, but the right level of it. Low levels of oxygen are linked to many conditions and is generally known to cause discomfort, low energy, slower healing, decreased concentration, impaired immune function and general un-wellness, so it’s vital to maintain your oxygen levels and keep them at a healthy place. Hyperbaric chambers are comfortable and non-invasive; they are spacious enough to lie in and provide a bubble window at face level so you can still see outside, which is helpful for those who suffer from claustrophobia.
OTHER USES OF HYPERBARIC OXYGEN
The uses of hyperbaric wellness don’t just stop here – there are countless studies suggesting that mild HBOT can help support the body in multiple areas. Even a short time without oxygen can cause irreversible damage to the body and especially to the brain as often seen with people suffering a near-drowning experience. Therefore, supporting your body’s oxygen levels should be a top priority, alongside making sure to get enough sleep every night, eating a nutritious diet, physical activity, and maintaining high levels of personal hygiene. These things in combination could give you a much better chance of staying healthy both now and in the long term.
Because hyperbaric wellness increases your direct oxygen levels, thereby allowing your body to send extra oxygen to all its cells, mild hyperbaric wellness could be connected to increased brain function. This is supported in various studies, and other studies have produced evidence suggesting that mild hyperbaric wellness can also help in wound healing, post-workout recovery, and general detoxification. Increased oxygen has also been linked to anti-ageing and a calmer demeanour – look younger and feel happier!
Improves the oxygen content in cells and tissues, thereby opening up the blockages and accelerating the process of recovery.
Creates conditions that are congenial for the growth of new blood vessels in areas that had a limited supply of blood.
Causes arterial dilations to rebound, thereby increasing the diameter of the blood vessels and improving blood circulation.
Activates the production of superoxide dismutase which is an internally produced free radical scavenger and anti-oxidant.
Accelerates the production of white blood cells that help in the healing of internal wounds and injuries.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves the overall circulation of blood inside the human body and the oxygen content of the various cells and tissues. This treatment is highly effective for treating patients suffering from autism, air embolism, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, skin diseases, strokes joint aches etc.