Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatment:
Low Pressure Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, is used for Pediatric and Adult Brain Injury and Rehabilitation. HBOT is also used as therapy for numerous other disorders. Oxygen whether breathed, created through hydrogen peroxide IV, or acquired through the skin, such as a bath with sea salt and 3% hydrogen peroxide added to the water, will all be effective in helping the recipient achieve a higher state of wellness. In most cases, it has been shown to speed up the healing process for many disorders. It is important to keep in mind that most disorders took a long time to develop and therefore the body cannot be healed overnight. This therapy will help over time.
Since 1990 we have witnessed an explosion in the use and application of HBOT to chronic conditions of all types. This has been accompanied by widespread negative sentiment in the allopathic medical establishment. This is primarily due to gross ignorance of HBOT and HBOT effects on brain and other metabolic disorders. The propagation of old misperceptions of HBOT, and the irresponsible public proclamations of uninformed doctors. The published information in medical journals has been similarly negative and lacks a basic understanding of the fundamentals of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. In addition, none of the articles in medical journals have applied the known mechanisms of HBOT therapy.
The Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Process
At the Unit, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is administered by pressurizing the multiplace (multiple patient) chamber with air to an equivalent of 2.4 atmospheres and having patients breathe 100 percent oxygen using a mask or hood. This increases the level of oxygen delivered to the tissues and augments wound healing repair.
The multiplace chamber allows hands on medical care to be provided in the hyperbaric environment and enables more patients to be treated at one time, improving comfort, medical support and cost effectiveness.
The Hyperbaric Medicine Unit's primary clinical use centers around its application in wound healing. In the case of soft tissue radionecrosis, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is administered to promote angiogenesis and neovascularization in compromised areas.
The Multiplace Chamber
The Unit's environmental chamber is a multiplace hyperbaric chamber capable of accommodating up to seven patients at one time. Chamber operations are monitored by advanced computer systems. Equipment for managing medical emergencies inside the chamber includes cardiac monitoring, suctioning and mechanical ventilation.
The chamber is equipped with a large screen TV so patients may view movies during the treatment.
Currently Accepted Indications For Treatment
The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society's Committee on Hyperbaric Oxygen has approved the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy as adjunctive or primary treatment for the diseases and conditions listed below. The Committee's report is accepted by most national insurance carriers and Medicare as a guideline for reimbursement.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Is Currently Indicated As The Primary Mode Of Therapy For The Following Conditions:
- Air Or Gas Embolism
- Decompression Sickness
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Is Currently Indicated As An Important Adjunctive Therapy For The Following Conditions:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Bell's Palsy
- Cerebral Palsy
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Wound Healing
- Diabetes (foot and other problem non-healing wounds)
- Sports Injuries
- Cosmetic And Periodontal Surgery
- Meniere's Disease
- Lyme Disease
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
- Radiation Tissue Damage (soft tissue and osteoradionecrosis)
- Clostridial Myonecrosis (gas gangrene)
- Compromised Skin Grafts And Flaps
- Crush Injury (compartment syndrome, acute traumatic ischemias)
- Necrotizing Soft Tissue (subcutaneous, muscle, fascia) Infections
- Osteomyelitis (refractory)
The Following Is From Dr. Majid Ali's Web Site.
Oxygen Therapy Information: Majid Ali, M.D. - The Oxygen View Of Pain
Oxygen Therapy Information: Majid Ali, M.D. - Seven Aspects Of Oxygen And Oxidation