There are many “off-label” uses for hyperbaric treatment as well. HBOT has also been used for improvement of the following conditions:
According to an article published in Targeted Oncology, researchers found “there is evidence that implies that HBO might have tumor-inhibitory effects in certain cancer subtypes.”
In a study published in BMC Pediatrics, children with autism who utilized HBOT showed improvements in terms of overall functioning, receptive language, social interaction, and eye contact compared to a control group.
Post-stroke patients who utilized HBOT showed improvements in neurological functions and quality of life, according to a study published in PLOS ONE. The study showed that HBOT can lead to significant neurological improvements in post stroke patients even at chronic late stages.
HBOT has been used by those suffering from sports injuries to help the athletes return to competition faster than typical rehabilitation treatments. In an article in Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease, researchers report that “results have proven to be promising.”
HBOT has been used as therapy for all kinds of inflammation. In a study published in BMC Pediatric, HBOT “significantly decreased inflammation” in patients as measured by CRP levels.
Perhaps the most promising application of HBOT is in helping those who are affected by neurological conditions. This article, published by Medical Gas Research, states, “There is more evidence for using HBOT for neurological acute… with better clinical outcomes than any other single or combined treatment.”
Neuropathy and Nerve pain
Neuropathy, including pain, numbness, weakness, and tingling in the extremities is a common side effect of diabetes, HIV, sciatica and other conditions. Research shows the oxygen-rich environment of HBOT can reduce nerve pain, regenerate lost nerve endings, improve circulation, reduce infection, and promote healing in the body.
Traumatic Brain Injury
A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can result from auto accidents, sports injuries, or even a simple slip-and-fall. The effects of a TBI can be long-lasting and life-altering. Fortunately, HBOT has been show by recent studies to be effective therapy for the effects of concussions and TBIs.
Last summer I began my journey at Healing Air. Healing Air has allowed me to implement the most sophisticated and legitimate recovery processes into my regiment of training as a USA Boxing athlete. By maintaining a consistent approach to Healing Air’s Hyperbaric Chamber as well as the Healing Lights, all of my training has expanded and improved. Additionally, my overall well being and state of mind has grown in confidence, relaxation, and self- awareness. The recovery procedures and use of the Healing Air facility has helped me turn the corner from “hard working and talented prospect” into an Elite USA Boxing athlete. My improvement in training and recovery has translated to my athletic performance; thus, I am able to train, and spar with other Elite athletes as well as having dramatically improved my athletic performance in competition.
The use of the Hyperbaric Chamber has translated to not only having a physical advantage but also a mental advantage over other Elite competitors that I face in competition. I know that competitors are not getting the extra 600% of oxygen that I receive on a weekly basis. The results speak for themselves. I am able to reach a level of training that far exceeds what is required to compete. I have doubled and sometimes tripled my training output, and doing so in a constructive and safe manner. My USA Boxing coach has charted and recorded all of my improvements in training but especially in my track training. All of my times continue to improve to this day and we do not see any limits to these improvements in sight.
In addition to my enhanced athletic performance, Healing Air has helped me grow substantially in my academics. As a "Student Athlete" I take my grades just as serious as I do boxing, and strive to achieve the highest possible GPA, a 4.0. Healing Air has enabled me to focus for longer periods of time, and with more clarity. As a result of staying up late at night doing my assignments, I often would barley be able to stay awake in class, or even worse have to stay home from school, but with my usage of the chamber every Wednesday I am able to feel rejuvenated and ready to take on the rest of the week despite my lack of ample sleep.
Overall, my experience with Healing Air Hyperbarics has been a very beneficial one. Cheryle and Rocky, the owners of the establishment, are very knowledgeable, and as hospitable as it gets. I would recommend the Hyperbaric treatment to any serious athletes who are looking to recover faster, perform better, and have an edge on their competition. I've made an unreal amount of progress as a student, and as a boxer, with the help of Healing Air, and it has truly made a difference in my life.
Connor F., student athlete
Why choose Hyperbarics?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy uses varying atmospheric pressure levels to help the body absorb more oxygen. You may have heard of hyperbaric treatment if you have ever been SCUBA diving. It’s used to treat decompression sickness, a hazard for deep-sea divers. However, helping the body absorb more oxygen has many more applications.
HBOT allows oxygen to infuse with many types of liquids in the body including blood, plasma, and cerebral fluids. Healing begins when damaged tissue receives much-needed oxygen and circulation returns to the area.
Over 10,000 clinical trials and case studies have been completed to test other health-related applications of hyperbaric therapy. The vast majority of users have reported overwhelming success.
Our experienced practitioners can help you decide if hyperbaric oxygen treatment is right for you.
To receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy, the client lies down in a pressurized chamber and breathes normally. The client will then breathe oxygen through a mask while inside the chamber. The use of medical grade oxygen or an oxygen concentrator will dramatically compound the effectiveness of the therapy. Within the chamber, the air pressure is carefully controlled and monitored to allow for greater absorption of oxygen.
The true benefit of HBOT is the ability of a compromised tissue to receive oxygen. Essentially, oxygen is given a boost to reach areas of the body where it’s needed most. It’s used to help the body heal itself.
The session typically lasts for 60-90 minutes. It’s simple, non-invasive, and effective.
The New England Journal of Medicine has thoroughly documented the many uses of hyperbaric therapy, including for the treatment of:
Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Diabetic Foot Wounds
We consume about six pounds of oxygen every day, far outweighing any other nutrient demands. Oxygen’s primary role is in the production of energy, only 50% of our energy comes from the fats and carbohydrates we consume. In order for our bodies to make stored energy usable, our cells must convert this energy into molecules of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) using oxygen. This is the body’s currency ($$) for energy. The more energy ($$) is has, the more the body will grow, heal, regenerate, and function.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a medically proven technology to deliver more oxygen molecules into your body with EACH breath that you take. Just imagine one hour of breathing extra oxygen into your body, giving it supplemental energy to ALL areas of your body. The body knows how to heal itself. Give it more energy ($$) and it will do its job better, particularly when it comes to faster and more effective healing. Find more information at: ihausa.org.
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