Top 3 effects and benefits from Hyperbaric Chamber Oxygen Therapy.
Hyperbaric chamber oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a well documented treatment for the past 100 years. Historically it has been used by the deep sea water divers for decompression sickness and used by the medical field for neurological disorders such as alzheimer’s. In regards to the anti-aging properties of HBOT, it has gained great popularity through Michael Jackson (King of Pop) sleeping in these so called anti-aging chambers. NFL superstars such as Terrell Owens has also been recommending the benefits of hyperbaric chamber oxygen therapy for the sports enhancement properties. San Diego has its very own clinic specializing in hyperbaric oxygen therapy, where they treat a vast array of diseases such as alzheimer’s, autism, stroke, cancer, parkinson’s, sports injuries, and many more. Click Here for more information!
Sports performance has always been a passion of mine and natural therapies in improving athletic performance is on the steady rise. Athletes are getting better and stronger each and every year. How does one creative a competitive edge in regards to sports performance? In most sports, it depends on a few inches or a slightly better reaction time. Hyperbaric chamber oxygen therapy can be that difference, for instance, in a study performed on triathletes - it showed a 3% overall improvement over 14 months of treatment. 3% may not be a large percentage but in the sports world that is a drastic difference. Studies have shown faster recovery times, performance enhancement, lower resting HR, increased fat burning, decreased lactic acid production, supersaturates tissues with oxygen, facilitates soft tissue healing, and perceived exertion levels are lower when compared to athletes not using therapy. HBOT allows athletes to gain a competitive edge safely and within regulatory guidelines of every major league sport.
The anti-aging properties of HBOT is done through the mechanisms of increasing stem cell production, anti-inflammatory properties, increases natural killer cell activity, increases angiogenesis, improves detoxification pathways, and improve mitochondrial function. MEANING, with more oxygen in the blood stream the body is able to rid toxins and produce more stem cells. Thus allowing the body to heal and make the body to feel and look more youthful. We hear a lot about oxidative stress and damage to the cellular integrity of human cells. I like to explain this process like a banana left out in an open room. If a banana sits out too long, it begins to turn brown - this is done by the process called oxidation (free radicals). This process happens at a cellular level due to our environment such as chemicals, toxins, and our FOOD. This stresses the importance of anti-oxidants and natural therapies such as HBOT to counter-balance these biological processes. HBOT is an outstanding modality for its anti-aging properties and for neuro-cognitive decline.
Lastly, HBOT is obviously beneficial for neurological conditions. The brain needs 3 things - glucose, activation, and oxygen for it to thrive and survive. Any missing component and a person may feel fatigue, brain fog, decreases cognitive function, memory loss, dizziness, headaches, visual changes, and speech impairments. This stresses the importance of hyperbaric chamber oxygen therapy. This therapy allows not just pure oxygen but the pressurized oxygen to filter through the body efficiently and safely. When a patient is suffering from neurological concerns it is important to seek a medical provider for a thorough assessment such as San Diego Chiropractic Neurology. In combination with a thorough medical workup and hyperbaric chamber oxygen therapy, we soon hope to cure many patients neurological conditions.
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