Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a procedure in which we breathe pure oxygen inside a chamber with increased atmospheric pressure to improve the natural healing powers of our body.
The air we breathe contains volumes of about 20.9% oxygen, 78% nitrogen and small amounts of argon, carbon dioxide, neon, helium and hydrogen. The breathing air we inhale contains oxygen particles that travel from our lungs into the red cells of our bloodstream.
In normal conditions, cells absorb only 25% oxygen into their mitochondria – the power house of our cells – that convert oxygen and nutrients into ATP (Adenosine triphosphate), the high-energy molecule that stores and gives our body energy to function. This process is called aerobic respiration, the principal reason we breathe oxygen.
Inside a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, the pressure forces the oxygen into our lungs, bloodstream and cells to increase the absorption rates within the cells. More 0xygen is supplied to mitochondria, thus enhancing the production of energy.
Under conditions of pressure (1,5 – 2 ATA), lungs can absorb more oxygen than breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure. The circulatory system carries oxygen throughout the body to help fight bacteria and stimulate the release of substances called growth factors (like vitamins, hormones) and stem cells, which promote healing.
Our bodies depend on oxygen for survival. A lack of oxygen can decrease blood flow, damage tissue, cause premature aging, cause hair to thin and even affect the memory. When we age, our cells are starved of nutrients, but supplying oxygen to our cells can provide health, energy and vitality.
Most illnesses and injuries occur and linger in the tissue level, within the cells. In cases of non-healing wounds, strokes or problems with blood circulation, not enough oxygen can reach the affected area and as a result, natural healing does not happen. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy solves this problem by providing an increase in oxygen naturally.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy works in areas where other medications are simply ineffective. It improves the quality of life of the sufferer and conditions such as stroke, chronic fatigue, palsy etc, have all shown dramatic changes.
HBOT can treat any condition where an increase in oxygen is needed, it can treat infections where it is used as an antibiotic or can be used in conjunction with other medicines.
The OxyLife I mild HBOT chamber is a certified non-medical device, easy to install and operate, perfect for clinics, hospitals, therapy centers, professional sports centers, wellness salons, also safe for home use.
We deliver and help install the OxyLife I chamber, also supply the necessary know-how to operate and manage your HBOT chamber.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is recommended for patients according to a treatment protocol issued by a medical authority to address specific medical conditions based on treatment program that prescribes operational parameters such as atmospheric pressure, duration of treatment and number of treatments, including safety of treatment.
Medical conditions require different protocols, with treatments that last from 60 to 90 minutes, administered according to a calendar, at variable pressures (1-2.5 ATA) with daily sessions for 10 to 30 days.
Before starting any HBOT protocol, a medical consultation is required to determine the potential patient is safe to use the HBOT chamber and does not have any conditions that prohibit such treatment – claustrophobia, pneumothorax, significant pulmonary obstructive disease, history of ear surgery, uncontrolled high fever, chronic sinusitis and upper respiratory infections etc.
Patients are advised against flying, diving or smoking for at least 24 hours, before or after therapy. Inside the OxyHelp HBOT chamber, the patient is subject to controlled ventilation and continuous monitoring from a medical assistant for barotrauma, breathing difficulties, joint pains, reversible problems of visual acuity, gastrointestinal pain, numbness or other complications.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is generally a safe procedure.
Complications are rare. But this treatment does carry some risk.
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