What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Brief Summary of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment that enhances the body’s natural healing process by delivering oxygen under pressure, increasing the oxygen content in the blood and flooding the tissues with oxygen.

Easy!

Want to know more? Then read on for a more detailed explanation…

 

Current Worldwide Oxygen Levels

Pollution is slowly killing us however the timescales over which it does this are unnoticeable to the human. The reason why we are seeing such a huge increase in cancers and cardiovascular diseases is what we are breathing in today, is not what nature intended for you and I.

Our earliest records using trapped fossils, show that oxygen levels used to be around 35%, can you believe this! That’s almost 3 times the oxygen levels that have been recorded in the most polluted cities today. I appreciate the average level worldwide is around 20% to 21% oxygen levels, this however equates back to us humans who are living at the start of the 21st century i.e. now, are only getting 57% of the oxygen the earth originally intended for us!

If this doesn’t stop you in your tracks and make you think, I am not sure what will…

Another way to look at it is that we can live for weeks (maybe months) without food, days without water, yet only minutes without air. Oxygen is our lifeblood, it provides the basis for all essential bodily functions, so that we can live fun and fulfilled happy lives.

This is where Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is the remarkably simple answer to many human health issues and complaints. Whether these conditions arise from disease, injury or maybe you were born with them.

Understanding the bodies’ inflammatory reaction is key to comprehending the vast array of applications that hyperbaric oxygen therapy has for the human body.

Oxygen is the key element in human life, it’s an essential life force element.

 

Detailed Summary of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy consists of two components, increased pressure and increased purity of oxygen. In effect hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a combination drug which consists of the independent actions of increased pressure, and the increased levels of oxygen and in turn, the combined effects of both. This leads to two variable factors that can vary the effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy across a wide range of different doses of pressure and increased oxygen.

If we think of what’s required to heal a wound, new tissue. This consists of new blood vessels, new connective tissues, new bone, new skin and if a brain disorder, new brain tissue. To generate new tissue, you have to stimulate cells to divide and multiply. For cells to divide and multiply, the DNA of the cells must be stimulated in some fashion. Well hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a stimulant. Researchers have shown that after hyperbaric oxygen therapy you will experience increases in proteins, hormones and enzymes.

 

HBOT Turns On Your Good Genes & Turns Off Your Bad Genes

Where this gets really interesting is that a single hyperbaric oxygen therapy session will turn on and off as many as 8,101 genes in the following 24 hours in the human cells that line all of our blood vessels. If then the cells are given another hyperbaric oxygen therapy session within 24 hours, even more genes are activated, and the cells begin to roll up and form small blood vessels.

So not one or two genes, or even a handful but over 8,000 genes! Furthermore the turned on genes are those which code for growth and repair hormones, plus the anti-inflammatory genes. However it doesn’t just stop there, the turned off genes are the pro-inflammatory genes, those that code for cell death.

Due to the two variable factors with hyperbaric oxygen therapy, it’s been found that different pressures turn on different and overlapping sets of genes. While different levels of oxygen also turn on different and overlapping sets of genes. Oxygen was mainly responsible for turning on the (good) genes and pressure for turning off the (bad) genes.

 

This Oxygen Sounds Like a Drug?

Effectively hyperbaric oxygen therapy is the oldest, most basic, most enduring, most effective and most extensive gene therapy known to man. And it’s totally organic!

When oxygen is under pressure it acts like a drug, i.e. having a drug like effect on the DNA and other components of each cell, bringing about permanent changes in the cell and surrounding tissue. Over the last few decades of extensive research into hyperbaric oxygen therapy it’s been found that its secret of success is the cumulative effect, meaning that after 25 to 35 treatments, the body’s tissues have been permanently changed.

I will repeat this point again as it’s so profound, after 25 to 35 treatments the body’s tissues have been permanently changed for the better.

Of course Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has other beneficial effects, such as recruiting stem cells to wounded areas. By using hyperbaric oxygen therapy, genes are stimulated to produce growth and repair hormones simultaneously with stem cells acting as a stimulus to tissue regeneration. Ultimately this is what makes hyperbaric oxygen therapy such a versatile treatment.

For treatment of acute conditions, hyperbaric oxygen therapy also effects the person’s DNA. Evidence points to its ability to reverse injury to the DNA or overcome a type of freeze that has been put on the DNA from various injuries or events.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is delivered in the same way regardless of the conditions it’s being used to treat, however it’s the specific dosage of oxygen and pressure that changes.

Let’s dig a little bit deeper on how HBOT actually does this. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy works on 4 main levels…

Hyperoxygenation

HBOT increases the oxygen dissolved in your blood’s plasma (the liquid part of the blood), the oxygen dissolved in your lymphatic fluid, and the oxygen dissolved in your cerebrospinal fluid. Ultimately this means hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases the oxygen available to your body, so for your damaged tissues, it’s amazing for stimulating your healing.

Neovascularisation

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy stimulates your blood vessel formation and your collagen formation, this is what plumps out your skin and is also your connective tissue in areas that were previously resistant due to lack of oxygen.

Hyperoxia Enhanced Antimicrobial Activity

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy reduces and/or eliminates the effects of toxic substances, bacteria, viruses, and yeast in your body by increasing the tissue oxygen levels in your body.

Hyperoxia Enhanced Immune Response

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy activates your white blood cells to help fight infections, promoting your resistance to infection, as well as wound healing. While also helping to reduce any inflammation and oxidative stress you may have.


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