Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
It is a safe, powerful, non-evasive alternative treatment that is used for a wide variety of different symptoms and disorders.
With this treatment you are entirely enclosed in a chamber either sitting up or laying down and given oxygen to breathe at a greater pressure than one atmosphere. It is necessary to have both the enclosed chamber and pressure.
A HBOT diffuses oxygen throughout the body, even into damaged tissues.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) serves four primary functions:
- It increases the concenttration of dissolved oxygen in the blood, which enhances perfusion.
- It stimulates the formation of a collagen matrix so that new blood vessels can develop.
- It replaces inert gas in the bloodstream with oxygen, which is then metabolized by the body.
- It works as a bactericide.
Precautions and Contraindications of HBOT treatment:
- Never use the chamber while you are suffering from a head cold or flu symptoms or history of Pneumothorax.
- Never use the chamber if the ear canals are blocked for any reason.
- Never use the chamber if any alcohol has been comsumed.
What are the safety rules about getting into the chamber?
- Patient should be clean and showered prior to entering chamber.
- Patient should avoid drinking large amounts of water, coffee, tea or other forms of diuretics prior to enterinng the chamber so the urge to urinate won’t shorten treatment time.
- No Metal of any kind, money, purses or wallets inside the chamber.
- IF DIABETIC or Hypoglycemic must have normal blood glucose levels of 105. Please eat or drink juice before entering chamber.
- NO GUM OR FOOD in chamber
- ALL RULES MUST BE STRICTLY ADHERED
Conditions Treated with HBOT
Acute Acoustic Trauma
Acute And Chronic Anemia
Acute And Chronic Arterial Insufficiency
ALS "Lou Gehrig’s Disease"
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Candida And Fungal Infections
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Flesh Eating Bacteria
Gastric And Duodenal Ulcers
Hypoxic Birth Disorders
Hypoxic Induced Epilepsy
Peripheral Nerve Injury And Neuropathies
Peripheral Vascular Disorders
Post Surgical Instability
Silicone Induced Disorders
Spinal Cord Injury
Surgery Healing, Pre And Post
Traumatic Brain Injury