General Wellbeing and Quality of Life
Oxygen is an element that is vital to every cell in our bodies.
However, as we age and as our environment becomes more polluted, our bodies are becoming deficient in this essential nutrient.
Unlike other elements, we cannot supplement oxygen in our bodies by taking a pill or even changing our diet.
At normal air pressure, our oxygen-carrying cells (red blood cells) are saturated and therefore cannot carry any more oxygen that may be introduced into our bodies.
During Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy the body is placed gently under pressure creating an environment where oxygen can dissolve directly into the blood, tissue and other bodily fluids, thereby increasing oxygen levels in the cells dramatically triggering more available energy over time.
This extra available energy can help support the body’s coping mechanism with the effects of ageing, stress and other conditions that can leave us feeling less than 100%.
Imagine being able to give yourself a lift whenever you’re feeling tired or just under the weather.
A Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy chamber could be the key to shaking off the rigours and stresses of our 21st-century lifestyle and keeping you, and your entire family, fully energised and on top of your game without the need for additional or synthetic stimulants.
As well as helping our bodies internally, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can have extremely positive effects externally too.
The pressurised circulation of oxygen through the body helps to support the skin. And that includes cells in the skin, leading to reduced signs of ageing such as wrinkles and skin blemishes.
Importantly, there has been a substantial growth in the use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to support accelerated healing and repair after plastic surgery or redesign work and skin grafts.
You know that radiant glow your skin takes on after exercise? Well, that’s a result of the increased flow of oxygen. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can deliver the same great results, without the need for a workout!
Specific Clinical Conditions
As well as its general benefits to health, fitness and wellbeing, the hard-shelled chambers are used to support a number of medical conditions due to their ability to achieve greater pressures to further increase the saturation of oxygen into the body.
Here are the 13 conditions approved by the FDA for this type of chamber:
- Air or Gas Embolism
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Compartment Syndrome/Crush Injury/Other Traumatic Ischemias
- Decompression Sickness (Bends)
- Diabetic and Selected Wounds
- Exceptional Blood Loss (Anaemia)
- Gas Gangrene
- Intracranial Abscess
- Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection
- Osteoradionecrosis and Radiation Tissue Damage
- Osteomyelitis (Refractory)
- Skin Grafts and (Compromised) Flaps
- Thermal Burns
In addition, there are promising research results that suggest that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy may be effective in supporting other conditions, including:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Multiple sclerosis
- Lyme disease
- Some forms of cancer
All of these conditions would typically be overseen by medical professionals.
There is no such thing as a ‘silver bullet’ in medicine, no one treatment or therapy that cures all conditions.
However, the effectiveness of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in assisting the body’s natural defences, coupled with its suitability for patients of all ages, and its non-invasive drug-free nature, make it a powerful tool in many circumstances.
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