HyperBaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
The principle of hyperbaric oxygen isn't new, but the way it's applied is definitely cutting edge!
Hyperbaric therapy has been around since 1662, but it wasn't until 1937 when it was first used to help divers with decompression sickness.
Since then, the utilization of hyperbaric has only grown. Currently in the United States, there are 14 FDA approved condition for hyperbaric, which tend to be very severe in nature.
A common problem with hyperbaric is that because it has been reserved for these more severe and acute conditions, it has limited access to this powerful therapy for people struggling with chronic conditions.
That's why at Bodle Integrative Health we're committed to providing this therapy to help and support health challenges that have limited success with other modalities.
Hyperbaric therapy involves pressurizing a chamber with either normal air or with oxygen.
As the chamber pressurizes, we are able to diffuse oxygen into the liquid portion of our bloodstream and transport high levels of oxygen to our tissues.
Normally, oxygen is only transported by our red blood cells, but due to the combination of pressure and oxygen, we can bypass this step and provide advanced support to areas of the body that need to heal.
In addition to the benefits associated with increased oxygen deliverability, there are a number of signaling pathways that are activated to our cells, which over time, increases production of antioxidants, stimulates new blood vessel growth, increases mitochondria function and energy production, and improves neuronal health.