Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Bend, Oregon
Dr. Erich Lieberknecht
Effective, Non-Invasive & Painless Treatment
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment which enhances the body’s natural healing process. This is achieved by the inhalation of oxygen enhanced air in a chamber where atmospheric pressure is increased and controlled. It is used for a wide variety of treatments, usually as a part of an overall care plan.
Oxygen is normally transported throughout the body only by red blood cells. With HBOT, oxygen is dissolved into all of the body’s fluids, the plasma, the central nervous system fluids, the lymph, and the bone. This enables oxygen to be carried to areas where circulation is diminished or blocked. HBOT allows extra oxygen to reach all of the damaged tissues and enables the body to 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. HBOT is a effective, non-invasive and painless treatment.
Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
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The Science Behind Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is the medical use of oxygen in a pressurized environment, at a level higher than 1 atmosphere absolute (ATA). Increased pressure allows for oxygen to dissolve and saturate the blood plasma (independent of hemoglobin/red blood cells), which yields a broad variety of positive physiological, biochemical and cellular effects. This noninvasive therapy is the most trusted way to increase oxygen levels to all organs of the body. The typical treatment lasts for 60-90 minutes, during which the patient lies down and breathes normally.
HBOT has been demonstrated in several clinical studies to enhance the body’s innate ability to repair and regenerate. It is used as an adjunct therapy to complement and enhance the healing process in both chronic and acute conditions.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Areas of Treatment & Benefits
Inflammation and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Inflammation is an integral part to numerous medical conditions and coincides with nearly all types of injuries and insults to the body. Some studies have reported inflammation in Autism, Stroke, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Traumatic Brain Injury and many other conditions. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been demonstrated to substantially decrease inflammation throughout the body. HBOT drives increased levels of oxygen into the body, which travels through the plasma, subsequently reducing inflammation and pain. Studies have shown that HBOT increases anti-inflammatory levels and provides increased cellular aid to heal target regions. As oxygen serves as one of the primary mechanisms to reduce inflammation, HBOT creates the environment where this process is stimulated and enhanced. Studies have demonstrated the benefits of HBOT for inflammation with the following:
Support Anti-Inflammatory Process at the Cellular Level
- Decreases Acute/Chronic Inflammation
- Minimizes Pain & Discomfort
- Reduces Inflammatory Proteins
- Promotes Anti-Inflammatory Proteins
- Reduces Swelling
- Accelerates Tissue Repair and Healing
Reduce Brain Inflammation
- Reduces Severity of Autism Symptoms
- Supports the Prevention and Treatment of Stroke
- Reduces Risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease
Decrease Gastrointestinal Inflammation
- Remediates Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Helps Improve Ulcerative Colitis
- Improves Nutritional Absorption
Relieve Soft Tissue/Joint Inflammation
- Remedies Arthritis
- Reduces Tendinitis
- Accelerates Recovery from Sports-Related & High Impact Injuries
Prevent the Onset of Chronic Inflammatory-Related Diseases
- Decreases Cancer Risk & Progression
- Reduces Rick of Coronary Heart Disease, Heart Attack and Stroke
- Improves Diabetic Conditions Linked to Inflammation
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