Our Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) safely increases the body’s
oxygen uptake by raising the barometric pressure. Hyperbaric chambers are simply enclosures, which can be pressurized to allow the person inside to experience atmospheric pressures greater than normal environmental pressures. Hyperbaria is based on Henry’s law of physics, which states that more gas is dissolved in a liquid by increasing the pressure of the gas.
Blood is made up of three main components: white blood cells that fight infection, red blood cells that carry oxygen, and plasma, the fluid that carries both kinds of cells throughout the body. Under normal circumstances, only the red blood cells carry oxygen. Since HBOT forces oxygen into the body fluids, under pressure, oxygen dissolves into all of the body’s fluids, including the plasma, the lymph, the synovial (joint) fluid and the cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. These fluids can carry the extra oxygen even to areas where circulation is poor (or blocked), either by trickling past blockages or by seeping into the affected area.
Because a mild hyperbaric chamber utilizes ambient air, purified through filters, combined with an oxygen concentrator, it is completely safe. It can be used regularly without any danger of oxygen toxicity in the body. There is no risk of the negative effects that can be experienced from the elimination of ions and valuable gases such as nitrogen, as with regular treatments in 100% pure oxygen chambers. There are none of the hazards that exist with the pure hyperbaric oxygen chambers
Enhanced Athletic Performance
Hyperbaric therapy helps athletes by forcing more oxygen to reach tissue, organs, cells and bodily fluids providing up to 300% oxygen saturation. Furthermore, it has been shown that the pressurized environment of the chamber allows the athlete to recover more quickly from injury due to swelling, dehydration and jetlag. Many professional athletes travel with a hyperbaric chamber and even sleep in it.
- Improved Concentration
- Decreased Lactic Acid/Increased Oxygen Utilization
- Improved Detoxification
- Increased energy
- Maximized Organ Function
- Oxygen Saturation
- Peak Training
- Reduced Dehydration Up to 300%
- Repair Time Improved
Preparing for Treatment
Dress in loose comfortable clothing. Shoes, jewelry, and any sharp objects should be removed before getting into the chamber. It is recommended that women not wear stockings because it may cause feelings of claustrophobia.
The chamber will fill with air. Once it has expanded to its filled size, it will begin to pressurize. While the chamber is pressurizing, your ears will feel the change in pressure. Otherwise it should be unnoticeable. To equalize
the pressure and avoid the feeling of fullness in your ears, you will need to clear your ears by chewing (gum or food), swallowing, yawning, or the valsalva maneuver which is performed by closing the mouth, pinching the nostrils, and blowing. During the pressurization of the chamber, your mouth may become dry but should return to normal once the chamber is fully pressurized. Additionally, the chamber may become slightly warm while it is pressurizing but will cool at full pressure. You can sleep, meditate, read, watch a DVD or listen to music.
The most common side effect is discomfort to the ears and sinuses caused by pressure changes. To minimize the risk, patients learn to promote the adequate clearing of your ears during pressurization. Some patients who have become sedentary or very toxic may have cells, which do not get good circulation. HBOT provides oxygen to these cells that may in turn cause them to detoxify more quickly. Transient symptoms could be headaches, soreness, or skin rashes, which are good signs usually indicating detoxification.