Hyperbaric medicine, also known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy is the use of oxygen at a higher than atmospheric pressure. Hyper means increased and baric relates to pressure. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) refers to intermittent treatment of the entire body with 100-percent oxygen at greater than normal atmospheric pressure. That pressure is defined as one atmosphere absolute (1 ATA). In the ambient atmosphere we normally breathe approximately 20 percent oxygen and 80 percent nitrogen. While undergoing HBOT, pressure is increased up to two times (2 ATA) in 100% oxygen. This increased pressure, combined with an increase in oxygen to 100 percent, dissolves oxygen in the blood plasma and in all body cells, tissues and fluids at up to 10 times normal concentration.
22 reasons why Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) will help you.
HBOT increases Stem Cell Growth
HBOT significantly reduces swelling
HBOT significantly reduces edema
HBOT significantly shortens the inflammatory process
HBOT improves range of motion
HBOT increases the production of collagen
HBOT increases growth of cells that form reparative tissue (fibroblastic proliferation)
HBOT supports scar tissue rehabilitation
HBOT promotes greater tissue strength
HBOT enhances the growth of new blood vessels (angiogenesis)
HBOT increases oxygen levels in tissues (hyperoxia)
HBOT increases oxygen perfusion area around wounds
HBOT stimulates new capillary growth
HBOT improves the survival of tissues in the 'grey area' of crush injuries
HBOT increases production and improves the action of Osteoblasts and Osteoclasts
HBOT improves bone regeneration for faster recovery
HBOT helps prevent infection
HBOT increases white blood cell production
HBOT enhances ability of white blood cells to remove bacteria and debris (leukocyte activity)
Normal blood flow There is 21% oxygen in the air that we breathe, and our lungs transfer this oxygen to our red blood cells (via hemoglobin). These oxygen-filled red blood cells are carried around the body by the plasma (fluid), which travels through the blood vessels. The oxygen diffuses into the surrounding tissue ensuring that it is delivered to where it is needed most.
Restricted blood flow (ischemia) causes Hypoxia When there is a restriction (occlusion) in blood flow due to surgery, illness, or injury, the red blood cells block the blood vessel and are unable to transfer oxygen to the cells on the other side of the occlusion. This causes swelling and starves the area of oxygen, causing hypoxia (a lack of oxygen); when this occurs the tissue begins to break down. Hypoxia triggers ‘apoptosis’ (programmed cellular degeneration – clumping and clustering of damaged nerve cells surrounded by healthy neuronal tracts). Apoptosis modifies the expression of plasticity (the ability of the body to repair). Apoptotic bodies and altered DNA fragmentations are observed in the avascular ischemic region with increased inhibitory biochemical factors (proteins) released into the damaged parts of the brain and spinal cord causing further deterioration. Apoptosis has been identified in all neurodegenerative disorders including brain and spinal cord injury. Apoptosis fosters the cycle of continued dysfunction, degeneration and ultimate neuronal death.
Hyperbaric Oxygenation Breathing 100% oxygen under pressure causes the oxygen to diffuse into the blood plasma. This oxygen-rich plasma is able to travel past the restriction, diffusing up to 3 times further into the tissue. The pressurized environment helps to reduce swelling and discomfort, while providing the body with at least 10-15 times its normal supply of oxygen to help repair tissue damaged by the original occlusion or subsequent hypoxic condition. Hyperbaric Oxygenation (HBOT) directly increases the saturation of tissue oxygenation, slowing and reversing hypoxic induced apoptosis - restoring blood supply to the compromised region by the development of new capillary networks (neovascularization) enabling the body to alter the course and impact of the disease process.
Reviews: 5 star rating by J.L. 10/20/2014 If you are looking for Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment do yourself the biggest favor ever and call Ed right now! I think its safe to say that Ed's amazing genuine caring personality and skilled medical expertise were as beneficial to my well being as the oxygen itself. No, really. ESPECIALLY if it is your first time doing an oxygen chamber Ed is the professional for you! It can be intimidating to get into the chamber for the first time. Ed made me feel so comfortable it was an amazing experience. If you are suffering from jet lag, depression, anxiety, swelling from surgery or a long list of other challenges oxygen will transform your health. In fact if you have an ailment that hasn't been treated sufficiently it is worth giving Ed a call and asking if oxygen will help.
Reviews: 5 star rating by J.D. 6/10/2015 Was recommended to come here from my surgeon to help with post-operative wound healing and swelling. The minute I walked in I was greeted warmly by Ed. You can tell he is very passionate about healing people and is very knowledgeable. Once I got inside the chamber what happened was magical, my wound started feeling better and the pain went away. I loved my experience here. I suggest bringing a water bottle to sip on once the pressure starts raising to help equalize your ears. I would definitely recommend coming here for any kind of wound healing!
Reviews: 5 star rating by F.B. 8/25/2015 I wanted the best healing result possible for my upcoming surgery and came here from my surgeon's recommendation. The place is extremely clean and Ed is absolutely great. I had some anxiety (probably a little claustrophobia) but Ed checked on me every minute or two while it was pressurizing and talked me through everything. I watched a movie on NetFlix and couldn't believe when my hour was up. I've been twice now and will be coming back post surgery for another two sessions. Ed is the best!
Reviews: 5 star rating by M.D. 6/26/2014 My family loves Ed and the Hyperbaric Center. First of all Ed is incredibly knowledgeable, having been involved in hyperbarics for years. He also has a background as a neurosurgeon nurse. Second: Ed is a very kind and upbeat person. We brought my 75 year old mother for a series treatments and he instantly put her at ease. He is that rare combination of expertise and true enthusiasm to help people. I am happy to say that we got results from the treatment (which considering that nothing else has helped my mother, this feels like a miracle). If you are interested in hyperbaric therapy this is the place to go!
Reviews: 5 star rating by Sarah H. 1/17/2017 Ed Wildrick, the certified technician at Beverly Hills Hyperbaric Center, is a true healer who genuinely cares about the health and well-being of each of his clients. In addition to being an expert on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), Ed is extremely knowledgeable about both medical and holistic approaches to healing and wellness. I am thankful that my doctor referred me to Ed at Beverly Hills Hyperbaric Center... Because of my HBOT appointments with Ed, I have recovered from a dangerous medical situation. So long as Ed remains the technician at Beverly Hills Hyperbaric Center, I will continue to be a client. I highly recommend Ed Wildrick at Beverly Hills Hyperbaric Center to anyone looking to improve their health with HBOT.