Oxygen is the life-supporting component of the air we breathe. Our blood carries oxygen to organs and tissues in our body to nourish it, maintain it, and heal it if it’s injured. Although it is the most abundant element in the Earth’s crust (by mass), our bodies need to be able to breathe it in in order to reap its benefits. A “hyper-intake” of oxygen would give our body a great boost, and a Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is the way to get it.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a process where a person breathes in pure oxygen in a pressurized room or chamber. The pure oxygen is the same oxygen from the ambient air, but filtered from the air’s other components. During the treatment, the patient is isolated inside the chamber where he or she can either relax, listen to music, read, or even sleep. The pressure inside the chamber is increased, which allows the body to absorb higher concentrations of oxygen. The pressure increase is mild and is absolutely safe and well within the tolerances of what a person can handle. The patient stays in the chamber for about an hour and has a comfortable experience, with the ears popping when the pressure is increased and decreased just like in an airplane.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions, and its benefits have been scientifically documented. If you are interested in obtaining the benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, contact us and schedule an appointment.