HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY
Oxygen is essential to life and the air we breathe is only 21% oxygen. Therefore, most people are not receiving as much oxygen as they think from just simply breathing! Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is an opportunity for your body to receive significantly more oxygen. This is achieved by relaxing inside a Sechrist chamber, which is pressurized above normal atmospheric pressure, while oxygen is delivered to you through a lightweight mask. The gradual increase of atmosphere pressure during treatment allows oxygen to reach areas of the body difficult to oxygenate, thereby improving immune system response, aiding the body in detoxification, increasing stem cell activity, supporting regeneration of tissues, and facilitating healthy brain cell function.
HBOT can increase the effectiveness of other therapies, including functional neurology and neurofeedback therapies offered at SWBPC. The goal of using HBOT is to get healthy and to stay healthy!
While HBOT is an completely off-label use at SWBPC, this type of therapy has been used with variety of conditions, including:
- Athletic Conditioning
- Brain Injury
- Chronic Pain
- Injury Healing
- Memory Loss
- Seizure Disorders
- PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- Pre-Surgery/Post-Surgery Healing
- Traumatic Brain Injury