It is well known that without adequate oxygen reaching injured tissues, no wound can heal. In many instances, providing increased oxygen under pressure can assist in the control of disease, such as Multiple Sclerosis and Lyme Disease, if not the cure.
Hyperbaric oxygen treatments deliver increased oxygen to the lungs and other parts of the body, including the plasma, bone, cells and all body fluids. This pressurized oxygen enters the cerebral spinal fluid and crosses the blood-brain barrier, entering the brain cells. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is excellent for all conditions when there is a loss of blood flow, thus a loss of oxygen.
With an acute condition such as pneumonia, sports injury, or a cold, many symptoms reverse after the second treatment. If the condition is chronic, such as fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, gangrene, or stroke recovery, a series of HBOT treatments are needed before symptoms disappear the body can regenerate.
Contra-indications for HBOT may include patients who are claustrophobic, have an un-treated pneumothorax, ear infections, sinus congestion, on certain chemotherapy agents or on other medications such as suflamylon R or Antabase R. Please tell your doctor if you are fitting any of these conditions before starting HBOT.
HBOT here at Windrose Clinic requires one hour. The pressure can be held at a maximum 4 psi with our Solace 210 chamber.