Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
One of the most popular services we offer is our Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber. The benefits of receiving Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy are overwhelming! It is crazy to think of the wonders that the body can perform after being exposed to compressed, pure oxygen. Read more to learn about the benefits of this spectacular procedure!
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is an effective way of transmitting pure oxygen to the body. Most people think that we breathe pure oxygen every day with every breath. However, that is not the case. The air we breathe contains just 21% oxygen. The oxygen is typically accompanied by other toxins such as carbon dioxide and argon gas. The Hyperbaric Chamber pressurizes the air up to three times the amount of “normal” air. When exposed to this pure oxygen, the human body goes through a state of accelerated healing. As the compressed air is inhaled into the lungs, the oxygenated blood is filtered throughout the entire body.
In other words, the compressed oxygen finds its way to the most inflamed body part. For instance, if you broke your arm, the oxygenated blood would rush to the bone that was broken. This is our body’s natural instinct when presented with a healing agent (pure oxygen in this case).
How is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Performed?
Revitalize Paradise Valley is the home to an individual hyperbaric oxygen unit. The unit lays horizontally on the ground. This ensures comfort for the patient as they are able to lay down. James “Kimo” Keanini is our Certified Hyperbaric Safety Coordinator. Kimo explains how to prepare and receive your treatment safely. He also stays with you the entire treatment. Once the patient is in the unit, the pressurization commences. When you are in the chamber, the decompression starts right away. After that, you will feel your ears pop as if you were ascending in an airplane. Therefor, swallowing for the first three to five minutes will release the pressure in your ears. Once you feel relaxed, you are more than welcome to sleep or watch a movie for the hour to hour-and-a-half treatment.
The most important thing is to relax as your body goes into a deep healing state immediately. Some patients require a 2-hour treatment for more serious conditions. Take deep breaths as you are lying down in the chamber and feel your body thanking you!
What are the benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is used to treat a number of ailments and disorders. The FDA does not approve many of the benefits of this procedure. However, some of the most noteworthy benefits we see on a daily basis include
- Overall improved wellness
- Inflammation reduction
- Help with chronic infectious diseases like Lyme and Mold
- Improved immune system
- Starves cancer and significantly compliments conventional treatments
- Accelerated wound healing
- Enhanced healing of strokes
- Enhanced healing of broken
- Improves weakness and fatigue
- Reduces inflammation
- Diabetes wound healing
- Elimination of air bubbles in blood vessels (original use was to treat the “bends”)
- Radiation exposure treatment
- Carbon monoxide poisoning treatment
- Anemia treatment
- Improves memory compromise
- Hangover cure (seriously!)
Obviously, the list doesn’t stop there. The benefits of the procedure could consume an entire article. Above all, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy increases the amount of pure oxygen in the body which optimizes the overall health of the immune system and nervous system.
We take a lot of pride in owning a Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber at Revitalize Paradise Valley. This rare therapy is a luxury that many centers do not have. For that reason, we urge our patients to try out Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. For more information on the extended list of benefits of this procedure, visit the Mayo Clinic’s article on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
Schedule your Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy today and get REVITALIZED!