This comfortable and relaxing treatment has been featured on "Oprah" with Dr. Oz, utilized by NFL football teams after games to speed recovery and by Lance Armstrong to help heal his cancer. It has been shown to help with a wide variety of conditions including stroke, cancer, arthritis, diabetes, autism, allergies, hypertension, migraines, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. It is utilized to help heal chronic non-healing wounds and to combat the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Most people are familiar with the use of the chamber for scuba diving accident victims and its use for anti-aging and cellular regeneration is gaining popularity world wide.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, or HBOT, is a wonderful health enhancing treatment that increases the oxygen delivery to the body. Patients enter a chamber that is pressurized and infused with 95% oxygen. When under greater than atmospheric pressure, the body's ability to take up oxygen is greatly enhanced. Under normal atmospheric conditions, your hemoglobin molecules take up oxygen and deliver it to the tissues needing it the most. In this day and age, with our polluted environment and the reduced oxygen level of our air, (significantly lower than it was 100 years ago), this can result in some areas being starved for oxygen.
When pressurized, your serum takes up oxygen as well as your cerebrospinal fluid, your eyes, your skin, etc. This does not happen under normal atmospheric pressure. Your serum also lets go of oxygen more readily, so areas of your brain and all other tissues that may be lacking in oxygen are supplied with the life giving substance. Our patients report more energy, better vision, more acute hearing, better memory and clearer thinking, in addition to better sleep and speedier wound healing . It is a great anti-aging tool as well. Now, if you are thinking about how important oxygen is to every cell in your body, just hold your breath for a moment...it will come to you!
Treatments are very relaxing and by many considered to be the ultimate "power nap". Generally you are in the chamber for one hour and people can read or just rest, it is extremely refreshing and many people report increased energy immediately afterward. We have used it for patients with memory deficits, cancer, stroke and for general wellness all with great results. The therapy is endorsed by the National Autism Association for improvement in brain function of autistic children.