WHAT IS MILD HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY - HBOT --- (see photo below)
Our Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) safely increases the body’s Oxygen uptake by raising the barometric pressure. Hyperbaric chambers are simple enclosures which can be pressurized to allow the person inside to experience atmospheric pressures greater than normal environmental pressures. This allows concentrated oxygen to deeply penetrate the blood, tissues, and organs of the body which can rapidly accelerate healing of all tissues, especially those affected by most mental and psychological trauma, mental conditions, physical ailments, surgery and scar tissue, burns and burned tissue, ligament and tendon injuries, and much more!
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.
Since 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 are none of the hazards that exist with the pure hyperbaric oxygen chambers. 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 some OTHER oxygen chambers which use 100% pure oxygen only.
AUTISM AND HYPERBARIC OXYGEN
Hyperbaric oxygen has been used throughout the world as a treatment for Autism. Oxygen helps the body to clear out heavy metals and deal with toxins, which are common in Autism. It also increases blood flow and oxygen to all areas of the body and brain. This process is known to "wake up" parts of the brain that are not being utilized. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, along with other recommended dietary changes and therapies, help many autistic children to return to a more normal state. It elevates mood and has been shown to increase brain activity in areas of the brain that were previously inactive. We have found that autistic children make more eye contact and recognize their siblings and parents more readily after only a few treatments. These children also may find speech and communication comes more readily. Of course, every situation is different, and results do vary depending on the individual.
BENEFITS OF OXYGEN - ATHLETES, SEE BELOW
There is little in the physical universe that is more important to sustaining life than oxygen. Physiologists sometimes remind us of the 3, 3 & 3 rule: the body survives without food for three weeks, without water for three days, but without oxygen for only three minutes. Our body needs energy and 90% of our body’s energy comes from oxygen, only 10% from food and water. The average adult consumes six pounds of oxygen per day. Anaerobic bacteria, toxins, fungi, and viruses all have one thing in common. None can survive in oxygen rich environment. Oxygen feeds the body, supports the immune system, destroys toxic substances, and promotes new cell growth. Oxygen is our primary source of energy, and is the fuel required by the body for the proper operation of all major systems. OXYGEN IS ESSENTIAL. Usually we get all the oxygen we need from breathing atmospheric air. The atmosphere is 21% oxygen out in the middle of the ocean. Only a few hundred years ago, oxygen was almost 35%. But the sad, fact is that our air isn’t what it used to be. It’s more. There’s more pollution, more toxins, more particulate matter but less of what we need most. Today most cities have 15-18% oxygen. Proponents of HBOT doubt that the human body has been able to evolve quickly enough to require less oxygen. HBOT is a form of oxygen therapy intended to make more oxygen available to the body.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED
The number of treatments a patient needs differs depending on the individual patient's specific diagnosis, history, and needs. The average number of treatments (dives) is 10 to 40. (SEE BELOW). The number of treatments is also dependent on the patient's response to the therapy, and the amount of initial degree of trauma/injury.
HOW LONG IS TREATMENT
Treatment times are usually a minimum of 1-hour per treatment session. Every patient's treatment plan is CUSTOMIZED to their specific diagnosis, history, and needs. Therefore, some patient's benefit from 1.5, 2.0, or even 3.0 hours per treatment session. All service fees are billed per 1-hour of treatment plus additional minutes are included for no extra charge as listed below. Your scheduled treatment time is 60 minutes; you can expect 5 to 12 minutes added for compression and another 5 to 12 minutes added for decompression. The 60-minute treatment lasts an average of 75 minutes. Therefore, schedule yourself an hour and a half.
WHAT SHOULD I DO TO PREPARE FOR A TREATMENT
A person can go into the chamber fully clothed. It is recommended to wear loose comfortable clothing. Shoes, jewelry, or any sharp objects should be removed before getting into the chamber. It is recommended that women not wear stockings in the chamber, because it may cause feelings of claustrophobia.
HOW WILL THE HBOT TREATMENT FEEL
The chamber will fill with air. Once the chamber has expanded to its filled size, it will begin to pressurize. While the chamber is pressurizing, your ears will feel the change in pressure in the chamber. 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 valsalva maneuver. 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. Once the chamber is fully pressurized, your salivation should return to normal. Additionally, the chamber may become slightly warm while it is pressurizing. Once it is to full pressure, the release valves will begin to pull the warmer air out of the chamber. Then you can sleep, meditate, read, watch a DVD, listen to music, etc.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS
Due to the holistic, natural, & non-invasive nature of this treatment, there are rarely any side effects or contraindications at all. However, 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. Therefore, HBOT provides oxygen to these cells. They may in turn detoxify more quickly. Transient symptoms could be headaches, soreness, or skin rashes, and these are usually good signs indicating detoxification.
This is a photo of the type of chamber we have at our office.
BENEFITS OF HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY CAN INCLUDE:
HBOT Has Been Shown To Be Effective For The Following:
……….JUST TO NAME A FEW
ATHLETES: ENHANCE YOUR PERFORMANCE
What Does It Do?
The pressurized environment of the hyperbaric chamber promotes healing and general wellness by allowing wounds to heal faster, reduces swelling at a much quicker rate by restoring/increasing blood flow to restricted areas. 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 them and sleep in them.
Decreased Lactic Acid/Increased Oxygen Utilization
Increased ATP (energy)
Maximized Organ Function
Output Increase in Energy
Reduced Dehydration Up to 300%
Muscle Repair Time Improved *** (Body Builder's Recovery Time Reduced up to 80%) ***
CALL TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION, YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF TO STRIVE FOR FASTER HEALING AND BETTER HEALTH !!!
Dr. Scott Hollis, DC, DABCI, FICPA
Chiropractic Internal Functional Medicine / Chiropractic Family Health Care / Chiropractic Pediatrics
Blue Springs Chiropractor | Above All Family Chiropractic, LLC
1412 SW State Route 7, Suite F
Blue Springs, MO 64014
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