Five Interesting Uses for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy That You May Not Know About
Although it may sound strange, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which is an FDA approved therapy, has been used to treat a variety of wounds and diseases. Hyperbaric chamber treatment is a process by which the body is exposed to a much higher oxygen level than normal. Usually as much as 95 percent. Though a newer form of treatment, hyperbaric oxygen therapy centers are becoming more common throughout the country. Here are some of the more interesting uses for the therapy.
1. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for wounds has become popular because the treatment helps to repair and rebuild damaged cells. Though the therapy can not save a cell once it has died, it can sve the cells that are almost gone.
2. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for cancer. Hbot treatment has been used in tandem with anticoagulation therapy for the treatment of radiation necrosis. HBOT stimulates the bodys production and circulation of stem cells which are one of the main healing forces in the human body.
3. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for treatment of Lyme disease. HBOT works against he bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi which causes Lyme disease and is spread through black legged ticks.
4. HBOT is not as expensive as one might think. Because of the fact that it is an FDA approved therapy, US Medicare recognizes it as a legitimate treatment and provides reimbursements for the treatment of 14 different conditions.
5. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the treatment of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. RSD is a chronic pain disorder which results in a multitude of symptoms including skin color and temperature changes, abnormal swelling, weakness, light sensitivity, and depression as a result of the symptoms.
6. Oxygen therapy for brain injuries. HBOT treatments also help to improve brain function and stamina by forcing more oxygen into the brain.