Your body's tissues need an adequate supply of oxygen to function. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases the amount of oxygen your blood can carry. An increase in blood oxygen temporarily restores normal levels of blood gases and tissue function to promote healing and fight infection.
Mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy (MHBOT) is a medical treatment which enhances the body's natural healing process by inhalation of 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.
Mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used to treat several medical conditions. Hyperbaric treatments are by prescription only by an authorized medical professional.
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Question: How does the Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy work?
Answer: Blood is made up of three main components; white blood cells that fight infection, red blood cells that carry oxygen and plasma, the fluid that carries both kinds of cells throughout the body. Under normal circumstances, the red cells carry the majority of oxygen while the plasma carries about 3% of oxygen. Since mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy forces oxygen into the body fluids under pressure, more oxygen is dissolved into the plasma greatly increasing the oxygen levels. The fluids then carry the extra oxygen throughout the body to enhance the body’s natural healing process.
Question: How does Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Improves Healing and Function?
Answer:Increased oxygen levels in the blood plasma gives the body tissues the ability to become more concentrated with oxygen creating a more effective environment to support normal healing and cell function.
In addition to helping patients heal post-surgery and athletes recover from injuries and fatigue, Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can provide effective treatment for some medical conditions. It helps to reduce hypoxic areas (insufficient oxygen for function) of the body to improve metabolic function of cells, support and strengthen immune response and enhance normal healing processes.
Question: How does it feel in the chamber?
Answer: You may feel a change of pressure in your ears, similar to the sensation of descending in an aircraft or diving deep in a pool. During treatment you may feel slightly warm whilst the chamber is pressuring, comfortable when the chamber is at pressure and slightly cool as it depressurises. Your heart rate and blood pressure will settle as the pressure increases helping you to relax.
Question: Is Mild Hyperbaric Therapy Safe?
Answer: Yes, it is safe for every body – from the very young to the elderly. There have been no known side effects reported for Mild Hyperbaric Therapy.
Question: Are there any side effects?
Answer: Not at all, it is completely comfortable and safe. Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has many healing and therapeutic benefits. The chamber can be utilised without the danger of oxygen toxicity. And as it is completely safe, can be combined with most other therapies without the side effects associated with some treatments.
Question: How long is a session?
Answer: Sessions usually last an hour, however you can use the chamber for much longer without any adverse effects. After each session you can carry on with your day as normal – there are no restrictions.