HBOT – Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy or HBOT
is medicine’s most efficient way of transporting oxygen throughout the body. HBOT not only delivers oxygen through hemoglobin, but due to the increased pressure, the oxygen dissolves in the plasma, cerebrospinal fluid in the brain and spinal cord, lymph and other body fluids. This results in increased delivery of oxygen to the tissues, and the additional oxygen is important in supplying the much needed oxygen to areas with limited blood flow.
Hyperbaric oxygen has a multitude of other benefits that include : Curbing infection through it’s boosting the immune system , flooding harmful anaerobic organisms with “unfriendly” oxygen , promoting the growth of new capillaries and blood vessels, especially in areas with poor circulation, and boosting collagen formation for faster wound healing.
Uses of HBOT – Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
There is much more information and research available on this remarkable subject. The New England Journal of Medicine has much documentation on the use of HBOT for the treatment of such indications as multiple sclerosis, acute carbon monoxide poisoning, gas gangrene, air embolism, diabetic foot wounds, infections, burns, ulcers and edema. This is but scratching the surface of the many uses of hyperbaric technology
The Gas Laws of Physics state that more gas is dissolved in a liquid by increasing the pressure of the gas.
Note: Breathing pure oxygen at 2 Atmospheres, gives 10 times the regular amount of oxygen (2 x 100% vs. 21%). In one hour, humans can inhale 2.4 pounds of oxygen! (Normal atmospheric pressure 1 ATA allows 6 pounds/day). 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.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy In San Diego
LotusRain Naturopathic Clinic provides HBOT here at our clinic in San Diego. Call us today to schedule a treatment session.