Bountiful Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

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Filed Under: HBOT, Clinical Therapies
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Bountiful Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

You likely know that hospitals routinely use oxygen. If you go to the emergency room with any kind of chest pain or trauma, you’re given oxygen by mask. This increases the oxygen you breathe from 21 to 28 percent. But if you’re looking to deliver massive doses of oxygen to your entire body—even the tiniest blood vessels and capillaries—you may want to consider hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT).

Here’s how HBOT works: First, as you sit or recline in a specially designed pressurized chamber, you breathe 100 percent oxygen, a four-fold increase compared to normal atmospheric oxygen. Second, as the pressure inside the chamber increases, oxygen dissolves in all your body’s fluids. As a result, the amount of oxygen accessible to your tissues dramatically increases.

This increased level of accessible oxygen provides tremendous healing benefits for a wide range of conditions. At Whitaker Wellness, we use hyperbaric oxygen successfully for stroke rehabilitation, slow or non-healing wounds, Parkinson’s disease, autism, burns, head and spinal cord injuries, diabetic ulcers, spider bites, migraines, decompression sickness (“the bends”), and several other health concerns.

Real-Life Patient Success Stories

I can tell you about the remarkable benefits of HBOT until I am blue in the face. But hearing success stories—from real-life patients from the clinic—is the most powerful testimony of all.

My mobility was greatly improved as my unsteady gate smoothed out to a normal stride. Three days of treatment and I lost my ‘Parkinson’s mask’, regaining my usual big smile. My speech cleared up losing its slur. I woke early in the morning after a refreshing sleep ready to meet the day’s challenges. My appetite improved, my sense of taste picked up and I found the meals served tasted delicious. Each time I was given hyperbaric oxygen therapy my sense of well-being increased until I felt better than I had for many years. – Gerald B.

After receiving 16 hyperbaric oxygen treatments, the pain I was experiencing in my legs due to poor circulation had been reduced by 80 percent. I don’t take any medication for pain, day or night. My lung capacity has improved and my skin has a healthy color. I even look younger! – Pat H.

I really feel hyperbaric oxygen therapy is one of the keys in helping my son recover from autism. There are certain things that he will have to do the rest of his life and periodic treatments might be one of them as a maintenance program. And if that’s the case, then so be it. It’s a miracle! – M.J.

Read more patient success stories about benefits of HBOT here.

Now it’s your turn: Have you tried hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

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