Harnessing the healing power of hyperbaric O2

How Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy works

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a medical treatment in which concentrated oxygen is inhaled within a pressurized chamber to increase the oxygen in your blood.  This extra oxygen throughout your body helps to fight bacteria and stimulate the release of substances such as stem cells, which promote healing and the generation of new
tissue.

How Hyperbaric therapy works

Tissue Repair occurs through seemingly magical yet precise sets of processes and rules which usually work flawlessly. The various phases of these regenerative processes require oxygen as an integral part. Hyperbaric oxygen raises the oxygen concentration in a person's blood, and subsequently in the tissues in the areas that need to be healed.

SUPERCHARGE BACTERIA KILLING

  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is an effective treatment to enhance the action of certain antibiotics in managing stubborn bacterial infection such as chronic bone infection (osteomyelitis).
  • It acts to supercharge the natural bacterial killing function of white blood cells (leukocytes). It does this by using oxygen as a potent fuel which allows the body to supercharge that bacterial killing function.

TREATMENT 

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is delivered through the lungs to the bloodstream and served to fuel oxygen deprived tissues, but more importantly it creates a systemic wide “wake-up call.” This is a biochemical shift affecting all of the cells in the body preparing them to perform tasks which they should be able to, but through various conditions and exposures, they have lost the ability to perform basic repair functions.

Recent scientific work is helping us to understand that oxygen, this very simple 2-atom molecule, has profound messaging and control capabilities affecting numerous biological functions. This is permitting clinicians to more clearly identify cellular signaling and guide exposure to extremely high oxygen concentrations intermittently to achieve health benefit. These are topics of the work of Medical Oxygen Research, the not-for profit organization which fostered the creation of the clinical facility Medical Oxygen Repair



Note: Oxygen breathed in through your lungs, is distributed through your blood supply and is vastly different than blowing oxygen on the surface of a wound hoping that the damaged tissue visible will respond.