Hyberbaric Oxygen Therapy was invented to treat decompression sickness and carbon monoxide poisoning, however since it has been adapted to treat a wide range of medical conditions. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy uses an increase in atmospheric pressue to allow the body to incorporate more oxygen into blood cells, blood plasma, cerebral-spinal fluid, and other bodily fluids. This therapy may be used as a stand-alone treatment or combined with personalized treatment plans for a variety of conditions. At Revivo Neurology Treatment Centre, we use Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy as a supplement to Suit Therapy to treat conditions listed below.
Based on various research studies, Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy showed improvement in patiens with the following conditions:
By placing someone under pressure in a hyperbaric environment, there is an increase in the gas pressure forced into the lungs. This increase in gas pressure, increases the partial pressure of the oxygen gas, and thus forces more oxygen to be dissolved in the plasma. This saturation of oxygen in the blood allows the extra oxygen to be diffused or transported to the surrounding body tissues promoting a healthy, healing environment for the body. Additionally, it can increase the effectiveness of some antibiotics and stimulate new blood vessel growth to increase circulation in areas of poor circulation.
How Soon Does It Produce Results
Typically, some improvement could be observed after 10 sessions of 60-90 minutes each, particularly improvement of sleep. More evident results are observed after 40-120 treatments, depending on severity of the condition treated.
As with most medical treatments, hyperbaric oxygen treatment has some risks and side effects associated with them, and listed below:
A very small risk of seizure exists when using hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Such risk could be minimized if lower pressures are used and session times are shortened to 45 minutes instead of 60 minutes.
Some patients experience ear pain, similar to feelings experienced during descent in an airplane. Ear pain symptoms could easily be reduced by yawning and swallowing in order to equalize the pressure in the ear drum.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy may cause temporary near-sightedness, and may accelerate cataract development.
All hyperbaric sessions are available in 60 and 90 minute sessions.