We all know that oxygen is essential to live; without oxygen our bodies will completely shut down. Oxygen is in demand by every cell and tissue in the body. Hyperbaric oxygen delivers much needed oxygen to all tissues of the body for healing and repair. For this reason, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is often an integral part of our functional medicine treatments at Core Health in St. Louis.
Did you know merely increasing the amount of oxygen available in your body can actually improve not only your well-being, but can in fact improve serious health issues and diseases? Numerous patients with diseases such as cancers and autism, experience deprived levels of oxygen. There is science to prove how increasing a patient’s oxygen can alleviate common side effects of these diseases. Oxygen seems like such an obvious answer, since it is so vital to survival, and it is obvious to us! That’s why many alternative healthcare practitioners are striving to employ HBOT in their practices, but at Core Health we’ve already hit that ground running!
What to Expect
Core Health has a relaxing, spacious soft chamber HBOT, which inflates around you. You can comfortably lie on your back and enjoy a good book, or watch an iPad or phone, while you breathe in 100% oxygen through a mask. When the pressure is increasing or decreasing, the sensation you feel is similar to that of an airplane ride; with your ears adjusting to the pressure difference, but nothing uncomfortable. Typical sessions last about 1 hour.
Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is an extremely safe and effective method to naturally restore health.
Conditions that have seen improvement with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Alzheimer’s / Dementia
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Lyme Disease
- Chronic Fatigue
- ADD / ADHD
- Stroke Rehabilitation
- Pre and Post surgery
- Near Drowning
- Increased Mental Clarity and Alertness
- Anti Aging Effects
- Strengthen Immune System
- Faster Repair of Wounds and Injuries
- Improved Sleep
- Kills Certain Harmful Bacteria
- Improves Circulation
- Reduces Inflammation and Swelling
- Detoxifies cells
- Increases Stem Cell Production
- Promotes New Blood Vessel Growth (Angiogenesis)
Harch, Paul et al. (2012) A phase 1 Study of Low-Pressure Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Blast-Induces Post-Concussion Syndrome. Journal of Neurotrauma, 29, pp 168-185.