Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen
Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (mHBOT) is a specialized therapy that uses an increase in atmospheric pressure to allow the body to incorporate more oxygen into blood cells, blood plasma, cerebral-spinal fluid, and other body fluids. The greater the pressure (above 1ATA) the more easily the lungs absorb the oxygen, and at a greater volume. Mild Hyperbaric Therapy is a safe method of delivering more oxygen to the body at the cellular level. mHBOT speeds recovery of the body, increases energy and provides the optimal environment for the body to carry out vital cell processes, thereby increasing the capacity for the body to heal itself. Mild Hyperbaric Therapy allows for healing at the cellular level, which is critical for changes to be made which in turn affect healthy tissue formation, making it possible for healthier organs and ultimately a healthier body overall.
Consider this analogy:
A bottle of soda-pop is a pressurized vessel. In the bottle there is liquid. There is also there is a gas ‘carbonation’ and pressure. According to Henry’s Law, a gas (oxygen) under pressure will dissolve into liquid (80% of our bodies). Certainly the pressure in the bottle is quite high and the nature of the gas (carbonation) is a different than the 21% oxygen in the ambient air. However the concept is the same. In the hyperbaric chamber, as the pressure goes up, more oxygen from the air is ‘pushed’ into the fluids of the body.
The healing process occurs when a severely compromised tissue in the body begins to receive oxygen, and blood circulation to the tissue resumes. Note: The damaged tissue may not have been receiving enough blood for it to heal, due to a lack of blood circulation caused by the initial trauma.
If you are…. or have been diagnosed with Autism, ADD/ADHD, and/or Cerebral Palsy.
- Anyone seeking general health improvement and relief from non life threatening conditions, such as headaches, fatigue, arthritis, asthma & allergies and more.
- Athletes desiring peak performance and rapid recovery from workout or injury.
- Persons requiring rapid recovery from injury, trauma, or those preparing for or recovering from surgery.
- Sufferers of chronic and/or serious medical conditions or illnesses such as Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Lyme disease, and more.
- A mother that recently gave birth.
Conditions which may benefit from mild Hyperbaric Therapy include:
Autism, ADD/ADHD, Arthritis, Asthma, Allergies, Acute Mountain Sickness, Acne, Brain Injury, Bell’s Palsy, Chronic Fatigue, Cerebral Palsy, Crohn’s Disease, Fibromyalgia, Frequent Air Travel, Hypoxia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease, Anti-Aging, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Joint Pain, Loss of Limb, Lupus, Immune deficiency, Multiple Sclerosis, Sports Injury, Stroke, Surgery: Pre/Post, Wound Healing, Diabetes, Circulation Problems, Headaches, Acid Stomach, Candidiasis, Body Detoxification, Skin Disorders, Sleeping disorders, Cosmetic Surgery, Lyme Disease
Here lies the healing magic of Hyperbaric Oxygenation.
Inside the pressurized chamber, the story unfolds. The injury site now begins to receive a healing dose of oxygen through the surrounding body fluids and plasma—even if the blood supply to the tissues is compromised.
Furthermore, to boost the oxygen concentration in oxygen chambers, supplemental oxygen may be added into hyperbaric chambers during treatment. Doctors and therapists commonly use enriched oxygen or an oxygen concentrator, also called an oxygen generator to help supplement the oxygen. As explained before, this oxygen will become infused into the numerous types of liquids in the body—blood, plasma, cerebral fluids. Red blood cells instantly fill with oxygen and the extra oxygen dissolves directly into the blood fluid. In a few minutes, this extra oxygen builds up tissue oxygen levels far above normal.
The Principle of HBO is simple. Increase the atmospheric pressure and get a directly proportional increase in available oxygen. In other words, a twofold increase in pressure equals twice the available oxygen molecules to breathe.
How long the treatments last depends on the doctor’s particular protocol for that individual. Every person and every condition is unique. Hyperbaric treatments may require a one-hour or two-hour session. A treatment program may require 3 treatments a week for several weeks or more.