Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a long established and studied medical treatment program that delivers enriched oxygen to a patient through increased atmospheric pressure. When the pressure is increased above normal, the body is able to assimilate more oxygen into the blood plasma, blood cells, cerebral-spinal fluid and other bodily fluids. The increased oxygen cellular intake significantly increases the body’s ability to assist in its own healing process. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has been found to work wonders for patients suffering from decompression sickness, problems with air bubbles trapped in your blood vessels, wounds that will not heal due to radiation injuries associated with cancer, the ravages of diabetes and some people praise it’s role in detoxification for autism. This increased oxygen to the cells aids tremendously in the healing process.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Increases Health and Wellness
Post surgical and injury recovery & HBOT
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been used for decades as an FDA approved and widely accepted therapy for crush injury, wound care and other serious tissue diseases. Clearly, this therapy is so effective that is is considered standard of care for those injuries. The increased oxygen levels during HBOT increase blood flow to the entire body. Tissues and wounds are able to heal faster, with less brusing, swelling, pain and complications. Many physicians recommend HBOT therapy to their patients undergoing elective surgery, plastic surgery or have an unexpected injury or surgery.
Cancer & HBOT
In 2013, over 1.6 million people were diagnosed with cancer and over 500,000 cancer related deaths occurred in the U.S. alone. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death, world-wide, and new integrated treatments are being utilized to help combat its devastating effects. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is currently being utilized in conjunction with conventional treatments, including radiation and chemotherapy, to attain optimal dosages for patients, stimulate tumor regression and reduce the side effects of treatments. Cancer thrives in hypoxic or low-oxygen environments and HBOT has been shown to increase these oxygen levels to weaken tumors and reduce their aggressiveness.
Diabetes & HBOT
Diabetes affects more than 12 million people and is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. With diabetes primarily affecting the small blood vessels, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO’I’) has been demonstrated to stimulate the creation of new blood vessels to help combat compromised blood flow and prevent organ failure. Research has shown that HBOT can lower blood sugar levels by increasing cellular sensitivity to insulin and skeletal muscle reception of glucose. Additionally, recent reports have provided evidence towards linking HBOT to regenerating pancreatic islets, thus potentially producing more insulin. HBOT is often beneficial in treating bone and tissue inflammation, in addition to preventing systemic toxicity and permanent disability. With chronic diabetes, impaired circulation reduces wound healing capability and promotes internal and external wounds.
Autism & HBOT
The alarming number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in recent years has tragically increased; from 1 in 150 children in 2000 to I in 88 children in 2008. Due to that increase, more and more parents have turned to alternative forms of treatments to counteract the underlying symptoms of autism. Traditional medicines have often failed at producing desired results for many patients with autism and their families. However, studies have demonstrated hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) as an emerging treatment that parents and physicians are utilizing to help reduce the effects of ASD. This non-invasive treatment is as simple as a one hour daily session, where the parent and child enter a hyperbaric chamber and receive increased levels of oxygen. HBOT has been shown to decrease inflammation and improve cognitive functions, which have substantially helped thousands of ASD patients.
Stroke & HBOT
Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and has remained a leading cause of adult disability with 800,000 cases reported every year. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been shown to help prevent and treat stroke through a number of different mechanisms. HBOT can be used to precondition the brain by producing more circulatory pathways to potentially decrease the chance of stroke. Also, this has been shown to benefit post-stroke patients, as compromised blood flow to the affected area of the brain and its functionality are recoverable by introducing increased levels of oxygen.
Neurology & HBOT
Approximately 1 billion people, of all ages, are currently affected by neurological disorders, with an estimated 6.8 million deaths that occur every year worldwide. This staggering statistical evidence illustrates the substantial impact of neurological disorders throughout the world.
New evidence presents how hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is helping individuals regain neurological activity and functionality. For neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders, in addition to neurological injuries, HBOT provides the brain with increased levels of oxygen to help recover/repair brain tissue, proliferate the creation of new brain cells and improve cognitive functioning.
Inflammation & HBOT
Inflammation is an integral part to numerous medical conditions and coincides with nearly all types of injuries and insults to the body. Some studies have reported inflammation in Autism, Stroke, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Traumatic Brain Injury and many other conditions. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO’I’) has been demonstrated to substantially decrease inflammation throughout the body. HBOT drives increased levels of oxygen into the body, which travels through the plasma, subsequently reducing inflammation and pain. Studies have shown that HBOT increases antiinflammatory levels and provides increased cellular aid to heal target regions. As oxygen serves as one of the primary mechanisms to reduce inflammation, HBOT creates the environment where this process is stimulated and enhanced.
Stem Cells & HBOT
Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into numerous different cell types and serve as the body’s primary internal repair system. The innate ability of stem cells to differentiate into other types of cells with specialized functions (blood, brain or tissue cells) replenishes and regenerates the body from the effects of aging and disease. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been shown to significantly increase the concentration of circulating stem/progenitor cells within the peripheral circulation system. By increasing blood plasma oxygen levels, bone marrow derived stem cells were shown to significantly proliferate and mobilize. The proposed mechanism of action was through a nitric oxide dependent mechanism. This evidence plays a key role in regenerative medicine as the increased number of stem cells in the body have the ability provide enhanced and accelerated physiological repair.
Sports & HBOT
Injuries caused by sports related activities are a substantial concern among players, coaches and parents alike. As inflammation and pain play primary roles with respect to recovery, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been shown to significantly reduce inflammation and ameliorate pain. Additionally, HBOT can accelerate and enhance healing from surgeries and wounds. New evidence supports HBOT as an adjunct and practical treatment to help moderate the effects of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and enhance brain scan results. HBOT is often utilized by physicians and individuals to help reach a full recovery from high-impact insults to the body and is currently used by some of the U.S. Olympic Teams to treat sports related injuries as a part of their official medical techniques and equipment.
Anti-Aging & HBOT
Age-related diseases are a growing concern world-wide. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been shown, in some studies, to help combat degeneration by contributing to the regeneration of tissue and blood vessels. HBOT stimulates the development of new blood vessels in areas of the body where circulation is compromised and is utilized by some physicians to help treat Coronary Heart Disease, Macular Degeneration, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Arthritis and immune related diseases. Additionally, HBOT helps promote collagen activation to help battle the signs of aging including skin damage and elasticity. Clinical studies have demonstrated the benefits of HBOT for age-related degenerative conditions by providing cellular aid to all organs in the body to promote health and beauty.
Ways in which the body utilizes the surplus oxygen:
Repair, Regeneration, Metabolism & Function. -Regeneration of new tissue and new blood vessels, effectively bypassing blockages caused by atherosclerosis (arterial plaque). -Oxygen molecules are tiny compared to red blood cells and can get deep into places where red blood cells can’t. Inflammation, Atherosclerosis, Wounds & Brain conditions: The dissolved oxygen can easily pass through the blood/brain barrier into cerebrospinal fluid. Optimally, treatment incorporates rest, fluids, nutrition with the oxygen therapy, because the repair is part of the cycle. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has also been found to be beneficial for anti-aging, stroke, recovery and detoxification, though the formal studies have not been done.
The exchange of increased oxygen absorption during Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy means more energy for cells. This increase in energy results in an abundance of oxygen being delivered into cells, specifically to the mitochondria. When the oxygen reaches the mitochondria it becomes the catalyst to convert the energy in food into cellular energy as Adenosine TriPhosphate (ATP). The organ with the most mitochondria is the brain, then the liver, then the heart. The greater the oxygen, the greater the amount of energy that is available to the cells. The body is amazingly designed to heal itself so when it gets extra energy in the form of oxygen, it knows how best to utilize the surplus energy. Optimally, treatment incorporates rest, fluids, nutrition with the oxygen therapy, because the repair is part of the cycle. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has also been found to be beneficial for anti-aging, stroke, recovery and detoxification, though the formal studies have not been done.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
“Off Label” Internationally Accepted Conditions:
- Wound Care
- Cerebral Palsy / C.P.
- Closed Head Injury
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy / R.S.D. / C.R.P.S
- Lyme Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis / M.S.>
- Traumatic Brain Injury / T.B.I.
- Post-Surgical Healing
- Diabetic Conditions
- Spinal injury and sports injury / Conditioning Therapy
- Migraine / Headaches
- Amputation Recovery
- Macular Degeneration
- Auto Immune Diseases
HBOT is considered investigational for the above listed disorders
Other categories are constantly being added for experimental “off label” Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
FDA Approved Conditions:
- Air or Gas Embolism
- Exceptional Blood Loss/Anemia
- Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Inhalation
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Complicated By Cyanide Poisoning
- Crush Injury
- Decompression Sickness (The Bends)
- Clostridal Myositis and Myonecrosis / Gas Gangrene
- Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
- Intracranial Abscess / Osteomyelitis
- Complications of Radiation Therapy / Radiation Tissue Damage
- Skin Grafts and Flaps
- Thermal Burns
- Sudden Hearing Loss / Tinnitus
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USE OF INFRARED LIGHT THERAPY & HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY
PRODUCES EXTRA ENERGY (ATP)
Supporting Function, Repair & Regeneration
Without Energy we don’t have life. The power house of every cell in the body is the mitochondria. It produces ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) the body’s currency for energy.
Physiologically speaking, there are two natural therapies that can provide the body with a significant rise in ATP: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Low Level Light therapy. Both of these therapies have been shown to physiologically provide a high level of ATP for the body.
Infrared LED Light Therapy
Focused energy shown to benefit localized tissue healing & repair by helping to:
+Reduce pain & inflammation
+Increase blood flow & circulation
+Promote wound healing tissue healing and repair
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Shown to promote wound tissue healing by:
+Helping with the creation of new blood vessels and blood flow to damaged areas of the body
+Helping with the formation of new tissue and collagen
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HBOT Lyme Disease Studies
Before the hyperbaric sessions the brain fog was so sever I could barley finish a sentence. Dr. Gonzalez’s amazing staff were always patient and kind. Their smiles and positive attitudes were contagious and kept me going. The hyperbaric chamber has played a vital role in my recovery. After three sessions, I became strong enough to get in and out of the chambers on my own; and after 20 sessions, I was reading (and retaining what I read) again! I strongly recommend that the hyperbaric chamber be a core part of therapy for lyme disease. Thanks to the chamber and a combination of antibiotics along with herbal microbial defense, I am starting to get my life back!