When is a good time for Hyperbaric Treatment?
Hyperbaric Therapy has been shown to benefit in the following areas among others:
- Increased Stamina
- Increased Alertness
- Strengthens Immune System
- Improves Circulation
- Reduces Inflammation
- Repairs and Rejuvenates Damaged Cells
- Builds New Blood Vessels
- Increases Production & Circulation of Stem Cells
Studies suggest that patients of hyperbaric therapy have a reduced risk of Stroke, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s as well as some cancers.
When is a good time to try Hyperbaric Therapy?
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
What is the benefit of mild Hyperbaric Therapy (mHBT)?
~ Hyperbaric chambers provide up to 300% more oxygen saturation, allowing wounds to heal faster, swelling to be reduced much more quickly, restoration or increased blood flow to injured areas therefore hastening healing, aiding in detoxification and promoting general wellness. Furthermore, bacteria, viruses and yeast cannot survive in an oxygen enriched environment and the pressurized environment of the mild hyperbaric chamber allows many to recover much quicker from surgery or injury.
Who needs Hyperbaric Therapy and what can be treated with it?
Do doctors use and believe in the benefits of Hyperbaric Therapy?
Do you need a medical condition to benefit from Hyperbaric Therapy?
Furthermore, many people utilize hyperbaric therapy for detox, anti-aging, post-cosmetic surgery, to boost their energy, increase stamina, and to improve their mood. Some use hyperbaric therapy as a preventative measure against cancer, wrinkles, Alzheimer’s, etc.
Are there any Contraindications (reasons not to use hyperbaric therapy)?
Upper respiratory infections: these conditions can make it difficult for the patient to clear their ears, which can be uncomfortable.
History of thoracic surgery: we require written permission from a patient’s doctor prior to treatment.
History of spontaneous pneumotherax (collapsed lung).
Severe COPD or bullous emphesema.
Severe cardiomyopathy or decompensated congestive heart failure (CHF).
Also, patients who are taking the following medications:
Doxorubicin (Adriamycin) – a chemotherapeutic drug
Disulfiram (Antabuse) – Used in the treatment of alcoholism
Cis-Platinum – a cancer-related drug
Mafenide Acetate (Sulfamylon) – Suppresses bacterial infections in burn wounds.
Finally, in regards to pregnancy: to err on the side of caution, we will not administer hyperbaric treatments during the first trimester. After this time it may be beneficial to both mother and child. Please contact our offices for additional information.
Is mild Hyperbaric Therapy safe?
Most people feel very comfortable and relaxed in the chamber, and leave our clinics with a smile on their faces. This therapy is non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical, and there are no dangerous side effects reported with mild hyperbaric therapy.
How does mild Hyperbaric Therapy work?
The resulting uptake of oxygen allows for improved circulation for areas with swelling or inflammation. Oxygen is then utilized by the body for vital cell functions. Healthier cells create healthier tissues and organs.
The human body is capable of healing itself when it has what it needs. There is NOTHING the human body needs more than OXYGEN!
Are there any negative side-effects from mHBT?
-Some people experience a mild discomfort to the ears when pressurizing the chamber, not unlike during the descending part of an airplane ride. Usually, this goes away after a few treatments as the ears grow accustomed to the experience. Our technicians are specifically trained to make our patients as comfortable as possible.
-Some people following their first few sessions experience slight fatigue as the body sweeps itself clear of toxic debris that has built up in the body. This is safe and necessary. We highly recommend that patients consume a greater amount of water than normal post-treatment to help with the flushing of toxins from their body, and to stay hydrated during their treatments.
-It is advisable that you wear comfortable, loose clothing. (Pantyhose and other tight garments may contribute to feelings of claustrophobia.) Bring something to read, as the sessions last about 60 minutes. You may want to bring a favorite cd, dvd player, portable game, etc.
-Do not drink large amounts of fluids just prior to entering the chamber. While you may exit the chamber mid-treatment to use the restroom, this will cut down on your treatment time available.
-Please do not wear heavy perfumes or colognes when you are coming for your session.