Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) utilizes concentrated oxygen to increase the amount of
oxygen in the blood. The concentrated oxygen is absorbed through the skin and
from breathing and goes directly into the blood. The superficial capillary beds
get "supersaturated" with oxygen. This higher O2 level increases the
circulation of blood and lymph. The oxygen nourishes cells and cleanses as it
circulates. The chamber is inflated to 1.3- 1.4 ATM (atmospheric pressure). The
chamber is filled with concentrated oxygen so no tanks are necessary.
Treatments are one hour long and are generally relaxing. Most people rest well
and then feel energized after a session.
Hyperbaric Oxygen is used for......
HBOT is an excellent modality to improve immune function and to support
cleansing. Any comprehensive cleansing program includes some form of oxygen
Weight gain, insulin resistance, diabetes and obesity result from inflammation
a crippled metabolism. Oxygen increases cellular respiration, also called
aerobic reactions. Cells need oxygen to create clean energy. Without adequate
oxygen, the cellular reactions ferment, leading to acidic and toxic residues.
These toxins then damage and disrupt the intricate metabolism of cells, leading
to weight gain and toxicity.
I find good results in treating nerve problems, especially those related to
scar tissue. I have also noted improved nerve function for certain types of
neuropathy. The nerves themselves are fibrous. I believe the oxygen improves
conduction by stimulating the conductive fibers.
Oxygen treatments have been used in Europe for
decades to treat immune problems. Because oxygen inhibits bacteria, yeasts, and
cells infected with a virus, it helps the immune system destroy and process
harmful bugs. I had Lyme disease my recovery was dramatically improved from
specific breathing techniques that increased the oxygen in my system. I
recommend increased oxygen for people with hepatitis, HIV, herpes, shingles,
Lyme disease, parasites, candida, etc.
Clods and flu can respond to oxygen therapy since the boost in oxygen helps
cells scavenge and eliminate the bacterial or viral cells that are causing the
At The Healing Point, we do not have the capacity to treat severe wounds
including gangrene, diabetic ulcerations and bed sores. Grossmont Hospital
has a chamber that is suited to these patients.
Brain and nerve problems
Conditions like MS, Parkinson's, epilepsy, dementia and some types of anxiety
involve lesions on the brain. Brain cells are especially sensitive to oxygen
depletion. Increasing oxygen to the brain is paramount for these conditions to
Any trauma, whether it is a fall, a car accident, a bruise, a surgery, or
overuse injuries, causes damage to tissue. When your body's tissues are
compromised, they do not perform their functions well and some other part of
your body suffers. One of the most basic ingredients needed to repair tissue is
Hyperbaric oxygen even helps heal old traumas that have scarred over and become
avascular (no blood supply). The oxygen supercharges the capillaries so that
they can penetrate the dense, fibrous scar tissue and create vital, innervated
tissue. To heal scars we have to get the body to grow blood vessels into the
scar so that skin (or muscle) can be sustained. It has been proven by the
medical establishment that oxygen rich capillaries are better able to penetrate
the dense scar. Once the capillaries grow through the scar, skin cells can grow
Many cancer cells have been shown to dislike oxygen so it stands to reason that
increasing oxygen levels in the blood would tend to inhibit those cells. At the
present time, the FDA does not approve oxygen therapy as a treatment for
Hyperbaric Oxygen also supports healthy skin. Oxygen therapies are useful for
skin rashes, including psoriasis and eczema.
HBO is used in spas for increasing radiance and for reducing wrinkles. It is an
integral part of complete facial rejuvenation packages including: advanced
nutritive facials, lymphatic massage, acupuncture with micro-current
stimulation, and hyperbarics. For more on these services.
World-class triathletes have used hyperbaric oxygen for many years with
excellent results. Clinical trails have shown: increased recovery time after
workouts, decreases in resting heart rate, better sleep, less muscle soreness,
and of course, increased speed and endurance.
I recommend the use of oxygen for metal toxicity although I don't know of any
studies or evidence that directly relates cleansing heavy metals and oxygen
therapy. I find that it plays a role in improving oxygen levels in the brain
which could help regulate and repair tissue damaged from metals. There is
likely a protective aspect to increasing oxygen that helps safeguard cells from
damage due to exposure.