Mild Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (mHBOT) is a medical treatment which enhances the body’s natural healing process by inhalation of 100% oxygen in a total body chamber, where atmospheric pressure is increased and controlled. It is used for a wide variety of treatments usually as a part of an overall medical care plan.
Under normal circumstances, oxygen is transported throughout the body only by red blood cells. With mHBOT, oxygen is dissolved into all the body’s fluids, the plasma, the central nervous system fluids, the lymph, and the bone and can be carried to areas where circulation is diminished or blocked. In this way, extra oxygen can reach all of the damaged tissues and the body can support its own healing process. The increased oxygen greatly enhances the ability of white blood cells to kill bacteria, reduces swelling and allows new blood vessels to grow more rapidly into the affected areas. It is a simple, non-invasive and painless treatment that can have dramatic effect.
Why Do mHOBT?
It has long been known that healing many areas of the body cannot take place without appropriate oxygen levels in the tissue. Most illnesses and injuries occur, and often linger, at the cellular or tissue level. In many cases, such as: circulatory problems; non-healing wounds; and strokes, adequate oxygen cannot reach the damaged area and the body’s natural healing ability is unable to function properly. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy provides this extra oxygen naturally and with minimal side effect.
Is mHBOT Safe?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is very safe especially at the lower pressure performed at BridgeTower Chiropractic. Although there are minor risks like all medical treatments, overall hyperbaric oxygen therapy is extremely safe. The risks will be discussed with you before you begin therapy.
The greatest risk is barotrauma to the ears, however, chewing gum, swallowing, and yawning can help you equalize the pressure. You have access to a pressure relief valve to slow the inflation of the chamber if needed.
Should I consider mHBOT?
If you have any of the following symptoms then you may benefit from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy provided in the BridgeTower Chiropractic Chamber.
- Muscle Weakness or Soreness
- Decreased Athletic Performance
- Fatigue unrelieved by rest
- Inability to Concentrate
- Numbness or tingling
- Recent Surgery
- Non-Healing Wound
- Joint Pain
- Trouble Paying Attention
- Digestive Issues