Hyperbaric Therapy 101: The Basics
How does HBOT Therapy help?
Most illnesses are caused by microbial organisms. Because of the environmental pollutants and the preservatives in our foods, our cells are toxic. When cells become congested with toxins, they don’t allow for sufficient oxygen to enter the cell, and the cell becomes predisposed to disease. HBOT increases the strength of the cell and forces oxygen into the cell to aid in the detoxifying process. Our cells love and need oxygen to thrive! The good news is that bacteria, fungi, microbes, and viruses cannot survive in an oxygen-rich environment!
Getting a treatment involves lying in a windowed, tube-like chamber, in your own clothing, for one hour. The treatment is non-invasive and painless. People can read, talk on their cell phones, or even sleep during the process.
What does oxygen do for us?
Oxygen is our greatest energy source. Oxygen increases stamina and endurance.
A vital ingredient to health, vitality, physical stamina and endurance is maintaining proper oxygen levels in the body. Oxygen is our primary source of energy. It is the fuel required for the proper operation of all body systems. Oxygen is our Life Force. We can only live a few precious moments without oxygen. 90% of our energy comes from oxygen…only 10% comes from food and water.
Oxygen gives the body the ability to rebuild itself, detoxifies the blood, and strengthens the immune system.
Oxygen displaces deadly harmful free radicals, neutralizes environmental toxins, and destroys anerobic (the ability to live with little oxygen) infectious bacteria, parasites, microbes and viruses. Oxygen greatly enhances the body’s absorption of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, proteins, and other important nutrients.
Oxygen affects the brain and memory. Oxygen affects learning ability.
One of oxygen’s most important functions is that it allows the brain to process billions of pieces of information every second. Even our ability to think, feel and act are all dependent on oxygen. It also calms the mind and stabilizes the nervous system. Oxygen heightens concentration and alertness. Without oxygen, brain cells die quickly…and unlike our liver cells, brain cells cannot regenerate, which results in memory loss. More severe loss of oxygen in the brain can result in speech impairment and loss of motor skills. As we age, and oxygen deficiency increases, it takes longer to learn, and retention span is decreased.
Oxygen strengthens the heart.
Increased oxygen delivery to the heart lowers the resting heart rate and strengthens the contraction of the cardiac muscle. The American Heart Association reports that nearly a million people die of heart conditions every year, and 70% of our population has some evidence of heart problems. Virtually all heart attacks come down to a failure to deliver oxygen to the hard-working heart muscle. Dr. Richard Lippman, renowned researcher states that a lack of oxygen (hypoxia) is the prime cause of 1.5 million heart attacks each year. Research studies show that mild hypoxia increases the heart and respiratory rates. However, prolonged or severe hypoxia results in lung or heart failure.
Why are we not getting enough oxygen?
Atmospheric oxygen is declining.
This is caused by toxic gases and pollutants from industrial factories, auto exhaust, pesticides, and increase of polluted water tables, rivers, streams and oceans, as well as the cutting and burning of the earth’s rain forests and woodlands. A few hundred years ago the oxygen content of our atmosphere was about 35%. Today it is about 21%! In this oxygen deficient environment, we are not getting the optimum levels of oxygen from breathing…even when we exercise.
Today’s lifestyle of “Convenient, Tasty Fast-Foods” depletes oxygen from our bodies.
Fruits and vegetables contain high oxygen levels. However, Americans prefer to eat more over-processed and just foods that are low in oxygen and high in toxins, like hamburgers and pizza. The body requires more oxygen to eliminate the toxins and absorb the few nutrients in the junk food. Foods extremely low in oxygen range from processed sugar, white flour and alcohol, to coffee and colas. These foods require large amounts of oxygen in order to be metabolized by the body.
Increases in daily stress depletes oxygen. Lack of proper exercise and rest depletes oxygen.
Physical stress due to illness and infections consumes more oxygen as the body fights the invading bacteria. Stress produced from chemical toxins in the body reduces oxygen as the liver works harder to filter out toxins and waste. Emotional stress puts more strain on major organs such as the brain and heart which requires more oxygen to function. Emotional stress also produces adrenaline and adrenaline-related hormones that trigger the use of more oxygen. Lack of proper exercise prevents organs, muscles and cell tissue from absorbing more oxygen needed to revitalize. Without adequate rest, all body systems must continue to work hard, which requires more oxygen, and leads to oxygen deprivation.
Aging decreases our oxygen level.
With aging, according to research studies, our ability to consume sufficient oxygen decreases 5% to 10% per decade between the ages of 25 and 75. The respiratory tract deteriorates – as a result, lung function decreases. This causes an imbalance in the exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen and less oxygen is absorbed into the system. Cells lose the ability to carry sufficient oxygen. As a result, all body systems must work even harder to eliminate the toxins and waste, which depletes precious oxygen levels.
Why oxygen therapy is essential?
Maintaining proper oxygen levels in the body is a vital ingredient to health, vitality, physical stamina and endurance. Oxygen as our primary source of energy is the fuel required from the proper operation of all body systems. We must have a means of replenishing the depleted oxygen through oxygen therapy.
Researchers, scientists, molecular biologists, nutritional specialists, and others have reported benefits from increased oxygen uptake at the cellular level. World-class professional athletes, universities, renowned fitness trainers, coaches and “average” citizens also reported experiencing many of these benefits:
Are you among those considered at “high risk” of oxygen deficiency?
Researchers have found that besides people with specific oxygen-deficiency health problems, those who live in certain areas, or work in certain occupations or under certain conditions, are more at risk of becoming oxygen deficient. Those include:
Oxygen deficiency is often overlooked as a cause for symptoms of:
What are the doctors saying about oxygen deficiency?
Many of today’s sharpest scientific minds are growing concerned that the human body is not getting anywhere near the levels of oxygen needed for peak health, vitality, immune system function, and longevity. They point to a growing body of evidence which suggests:
1. The human body is meant to function at far higher concentrations of oxygen than it’s currently getting.
2. The total dissolved oxygen content of most people’s bodies today is considerably lower than what’s needed to maintain health, high energy levels and superior metabolism.
3. The lower the dissolved oxygen content is in a person’s body, the greater the body’s susceptibility to chronic illness and disease.