Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy delivers a massive influx of oxygen – even to areas with poor blood flow – and results in remarkable benefits that cannot be achieved with any other therapy.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is medicine’s most efficient method of transporting oxygen cells throughout the body. Safe and painless, it involves breathing concentrated oxygen inside a specially designed, pressurized chamber. (Hyperbaric means “under pressure”). The result is dramatic benefits for stroke, traumatic head and spinal cord injuries, slow-healing wounds, burns, and a broad range of other conditions.
The typical hyperbaric oxygen treatment session lasts one hour. During this time, the patient sits or reclines comfortably in a pressurized hyperbaric chamber while breathing normally. When the session ends, the pressure is slowly returned to normal. Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments may be repeated, depending on the condition, anywhere up to 40 times and treatments may be given twice daily with minimum 4-hour intervals.
When oxygen is inhaled at normal atmospheric pressure, this gas is transported on hemoglobin in the red blood cells. Under pressure, however, oxygen dissolves in the plasma, cerebrospinal fluid in the brain and spinal cord, lymph, and other body fluids. It is therefore easily delivered to all tissues, including those with a poor blood supply. Therefore, even areas that have been deprived of oxygen are afforded the tremendous healing benefits of oxygen.
Stroke is perhaps the most dramatic example of what can happen when oxygen delivery to a vital organ is cut off. During a stroke, a blockage or bleeding in blood vessels in the brain interrupts the flow of oxygen – and nutrient-rich blood. As a result, cells in affected area die or are damaged, resulting in speech, vision, mobility, or other problems. When these areas are infused with massive amounts of oxygen during a hyperbaric oxygen treatment, damaged brain cells literally wake up.
But even more subtle oxygen deprivation resulting from poor circulation, injury, surgery, and other causes can retard healing and impair function. That’s why HBOT benefits so many diverse conditions.
For more information on HBOT and its advantages, please visit www.hvmed.com
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