General Wellbeing and Quality of Life
Oxygen is an element that is vital to every cell in our bodies.
However, as we age and as our environment becomes more polluted, our bodies are becoming deficient in this essential nutrient.
Unlike other elements, we cannot supplement oxygen in our bodies by taking a pill or even changing our diet.
At normal air pressure, our oxygen carrying cells (red blood cells) are saturated and therefore cannot carry any more oxygen that may be introduced into our bodies.
During Hyperbaric therapy the body is placed gently under pressure creating an environment where oxygen can dissolve directly into the blood, tissue and other bodily fluids, thereby increasing oxygen levels in the cells dramatically triggering a far greater production of energy.
This increased production of energy can help support the body’s coping mechanism with the effects of aging, stress and other conditions that can leave us feeling less than 100%.
Imagine being able to give yourself a lift whenever you’re feeling tired or just ‘under the weather’.
A hyperbaric chamber could be the key to shaking off the rigors and stresses of our 21st century lifestyle and keeping you, and your entire family, fully energized and on top of your game without the need for additional or synthetic stimulants.
In addition, hyperbaric therapy may support the bodies’ ability to deal with:
- Cellular metabolism
- Immune system
- Bone health
- Mental alertness
- Platelet function
As well as helping our bodies internally, hyperbaric therapy can have extremely positive effects externally, too!
The pressurized circulation of oxygen through the body ensures that every cell receives the necessary dose. And that includes cells in the skin, leading to reduced signs of aging such as wrinkles and skin blemishes.
Importantly, there has been a substantial growth in the use of Hyperbaric Oxygen for accelerated healing and repair after plastic surgery or redesign work and skin grafts.
You know that radiant glow your skin takes on after exercise? Well that’s a result of the increased flow of oxygen. Hyperbaric therapy can deliver the same great results, without the need for a workout!
Treatment of Specific Clinical Conditions
As well as its general benefits to health, fitness and wellbeing, the hard shelled chambers are used to treat a number of medical conditions due to their ability to go to greater depths with greater dose of medical grade oxygen to further increase the saturation of oxygen into the body.
Here are the 13 conditions cleared by the FDA for this type of chamber:
- Air or Gas Embolism
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Compartment Syndrome/Crush Injury/Other Traumatic Ischemias
- Decompression Sickness (Bends)
- Diabetic and Selected Wounds
- Exceptional Blood Loss (Anemia)
- Gas Gangrene
- Intracranial Abscess
- Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection
- Osteoradionecrosis and Radiation Tissue Damage
- Osteomyelitis (Refractory)
- Skin Grafts and (Compromised) Flaps
- Thermal Burns
In addition, there are promising research results which suggest that hyperbaric therapy may be effective in the treatment of other conditions, including:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Multiple sclerosis
- Lyme disease
- Some forms of cancer
The treatment of all these conditions would typically be overseen by medical professionals.
There is no such thing as a ‘silver bullet’ in medicine, no one treatment that cures all conditions.
However, the effectiveness of hyperbaric therapy in assisting the body’s natural defenses, coupled with its suitability for patients of all ages, and its non-invasive drug-free nature, make it a powerful tool in many circumstances.