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Phone:  720-413-0819

 

2801 Youngfield St., #320

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MILD HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY

REQUIREMENTS FOR HBOT:

HBOT is a class II Medical Device and requires a prescription from your physician, either a prescription from a M.D. or a recommendation from your Chiropractor.  If you are unable to get a prescription or recommendation, you can be approved by PWR's Medical Director by filling out the HBOT Approval Form below.  Click on the button below and print the form.  Once you have it filled out, scan and email to:  info@proactiverockies.com.

HBOT HAS BEEN USED FOR THE FOLLOWING (STUDIES BELOW):

  • Alzheimer's

  • Anti-Aging

  • Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Cancer

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Chemical Poisoning

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Concussion

  • Cosmetic Surgery

  • Crohn's Disease

  • Diabetes

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Inflammation

  • Inflammatory arthritis

  • Lyme disease

  • Migraines

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Neurological disorders

  • Parkinson's Disease

  • Sports Rehabilitative Care

  • Stem Cell 

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

 

BENEFITS OF HBOT:

 

  • Decreasing swelling and inflammation:  Local vasodilation (when blood vessels in the body become wider) following damage to tissue increases blood flow and together with an increase in vascular permeability (the movement of fluids and molecules in and out of blood vessels), increases extravascular (outside blood vessels) proteins, fluid and produces swelling. This swelling contributes to the pain felt. As the oxygen supply reduces, blood flow increases which will only serve to exacerbate the swelling following injury and impede the inflammatory process that assists the commencement of healing. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy reduces vascular vasodilation and permeability by increasing the oxygen content within the blood.Promotion of growth of new blood vessels

 

  • HBOT significantly shortens the inflammatory process:  The body’s initial response to any injury involves inflammation and attempted repair. Inflammation is the process by which cells such as phagocytes (white blood cells) gain access to the damaged/injured tissues and cells in order to prevent infection and enable healing to commence. Decreased oxygen supply impacts greatly upon the inflammatory process as the cells involved in inflammation are oxygen dependent. Should oxygen supply be decreased, this will greatly impair and slow the inflammatory process and healing. Increased oxygen availability promotes vasoconstriction (when blood vessels in the body become thinner) and this causes tissue fluid reabsorption and helps reduce oedema and swelling whilst keeping the tissue well oxygenated due to the high oxygen content within the blood. Hence supporting the cells of the inflammatory process to remove cell debris and micro-organisms impeding infection.

 

  • HBOT improves range of motion:  Following hyperbaric oxygen therapy, range of motion is improved and returned more rapidly as the inflammatory process is accelerated. Swelling and oedema are also decreased and resolved more rapidly. As a result, pain will be less allowing for the return of range of motion as the healing process gains momentum.

 

  • HBOT increases the production of collagen:  Following the initial healing process of the inflammatory response and the prevention or removal of infection, comes the next chapter in tissue/wound healing. Collagen is the connective tissue developed and laid down by fibroblasts, the repair cells of the body. Collagen acts as a base layer in the healing wound and assists the wound to close and repair. The formation of collagen and hence wound healing/recovery is highly dependent on the presence of adequate amounts of oxygen. The actual production of collagen by fibroblasts is also extremely dependent on oxygen availability. As hyperbaric oxygen therapy markedly increases the oxygen available within the blood this in turn enables fibroblasts to produce increased amounts of collagen required for healing of wounds and tissue damage.

 

  • HBOT increases growth of cells that form reparative tissue (Fibroblastic proliferation):  Clinical research has demonstrated that a number of days following injury there occurs a migration of fibroblasts (connective tissue cells responsible for collagen production) into the area of damage. These cells then divide and replicate producing large amounts of collagen (connective tissue used to repair damage to tissue) that acts as the building block for the healing of tissue and wounds. The development and migration of fibroblasts is assisted by the influx of oxygen resulting from hyperbaric oxygen therapy, this then supports the development and action of these particular cells which play a vital part in the healing/recovery process.

 

  • HBOT promotes greater tissue strength:  As the oxygen concentration of the blood increases during hyperbaric oxygen therapy, cells further from blood vessels are more adequately oxygenated. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy allows for increased oxygen availability in more extensive areas enabling fibroblasts to carry out their part of the healing process for tissue damage and injury, more rapidly covering larger areas. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy saturates the blood plasma with oxygen, this in turn reaches the areas of damage/injury with greater efficiency than red blood cells, providing all cells and tissues with the much needed agent for healing, oxygen. The cells responsible for the development of scar tissue for healing are then able to carry this out more rapidly and the resulting tissue integrity is stronger.

 

  • HBOT increases oxygen levels in tissues (Hyperoxia):  With an increase in oxygen availability resulting from both blood that is highly saturated in oxygen dissolved in the plasma, and an increase in the number of blood vessels due to new vessels being created as well as the healing of damaged blood vessels, tissues and cells become highly saturated in oxygen.

 

  • HBOT stimulates new capillary growth:  During the time of injury and damage the microcirculation and the blood vessels of this circulation (capillaries) are vital to the healing process through the supply of nutrients and oxygen and the removal of waste and debris to enable the cells responsible for healing to successfully complete their function. Growth of new, and repair of damaged capillaries are stimulated within the damaged tissues by hyperbaric oxygen therapy, providing increased oxygen availability to these areas. The increased oxygen supply and increased pressure employed by hyperbaric oxygen supply are both responsible for the stimulation of new capillary growth and the repair of existing capillaries.

 

  • HBOT increases production and improves the action of Osteoblasts and Osteoclasts:  Osteoblasts are the cells responsible for bone formation and osteoclasts are the cells responsible for bone reabsorption. Both these cells work together to form bones and control the amount of bone tissue. The provision of increased levels of oxygen allows for increased production of these cells and enables them to conduct bone repair and formation more adequately through the reduction of oedema and growth of new blood vessels in the micro-circulation.

 

  • HBOT increases white blood cell production:  The major players in the bodies immune response are the white blood cells. Providing the body with increased oxygen availability increases the production of white blood cells providing benefit to the bodies immune response. High-dose oxygen delivered under pressures greater than sea level (hyperbaric oxygen therapy), stimulates and enables the bodies immune response.

 

  • HBOT enhances ability of white blood cells to remove bacteria and debris (Leukocyte activity):  Without oxygen or in a hypoxic (shortage of oxygen in the body) environment the function of white blood cells becomes diminished. This in turn provides a significant threat of infection as the bodies immune response is impaired. The increased oxygen supply offered by hyperbaric oxygen therapy assists in bacterial killing through improving leukocyte (type of white blood cell) function.

 

  • HBOT destroys harmful bacteria (Antimicrobial effect):  Hyperbaric oxygen therapy provides direct bactericidal (substance that kills bacteria) and bacteriostatic (hampers the growth of bacteria) effects against bacteria due to the generation of oxygen free radicals. These free radicals are able to damage the membranes and make up of the bacteria rendering them ineffective or killing them. Anaerobic (without oxygen) organisms find an increased oxygen environment toxic and are unable to survive.

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Resources:

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