Rapid Skin Healing with Hyperbaric Oxygen
March 7, 2011
“Generally a picture can communicate a more memorable concept which is easier for us to remember. I’ve been telling you on this blog that HBO heals via both oxygenation as well as stem cell regeneration. Here is some visual evidence to help you understand. This patient was treated at our Melbourne, FL hyperbaric center.”
Image on the left is prior to treatment. Image on the right is after only (2) treatments.
“I know it is a bit graphic, but it demonstrates my point so well I felt it was important to share it.
HBO is a powerful tool in healing. This child did not receive extra stem cells – although he he may benefit from them since this is a chronic autoimmune type of skin disorder.”
About Dr. Bradstreet:
Dr Bradstreet is a graduate of the University Of South Florida College Of Medicine and received his residency training at Welford Hall USAF Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Arizona. He is extensively published in the peer-reviewed literature on subjects of autism, oxidative stress, mitochondrial disorders, virology, hyperbaric oxygen, and toxicology (especially heavy metal chelation). He is trained in the isolation and use of stem cells.
Hyperbaric Therapy in the Treatment of Non-Healing Wounds
Hyperbaric therapy is used as an adjunctive treatment for problematic, non-healing wounds. During the treatments, the patient breathes oxygen at a much higher level than normal in a pressurized chamber. This quickly increases the concentration of oxygen in the bloodstream, where it is delivered to a patient’s wound site from within for faster healing. Essentially, hyperbaric therapy helps heal the wound from the inside out. This therapy can help reduce swelling, fight infection, and build new blood vessels, ultimately producing healthy tissue.
Hyperbaric therapy is also effective in fighting certain types of infections, improving circulation, in stimulating growth of new blood vessels, and in treating crush injuries, osteomyelitis, compromised skin grafts and flaps, brown recluse spider bites, and diabetic wounds of the lower extremities.
Healing with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Chronic wounds heal faster with Hyperbarics
Some people develop sores or wounds that just won’t heal. This may be due to low oxygen in damaged tissues. HBOT restores the body’s ability to heal the wound by increasing oxygen to the area.
HBOT Speeds Up The Healing Process in Smokers
People who smoke do not heal as well as non smokers. HBOT can help smokers undergoing some types of surgeries such as cosmetic surgery heal more normally. Burn Victims Improve With Hyperbaric Oxygen HBOT has been used for years to speed up healing in burn victims. It is also beneficial for patients with smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning. Diabetic Ulcers Heal Faster With Hyperbaric Oxygen Diabetes is a disease that affects the small blood vessels in the tissues which results in wounds or ulcers that may last months to years. These wounds often develop from incidental injuries to the body and may become infected which can spread to the deeper tissues and the bones and may even require amputation. HBOT can help heal these wounds frequently without surgery.
Damaged Tissues from Cancer / Radiation Therapy Improve with Hyperbaric Oxygen HBOT can restore tissues and cells damaged from chemotherapy and radiation treatments in cancer patients. Head, neck and other cancer treatments that damage the jaw bone may require HBOT to restore the tissues. Side effects of cancer therapy may cause damage to the bladder (hemorrhagic cystitis), damage to the intestines (radiation enteritis) and other conditions that may be improved by HBOT. Breast cancer patients undergoing reconstruction may need HBOT to allow radiation damaged tissues to heal.