Oxygen feeds the body, supports the immune system, destroys toxic substances and promotes new cell growth. Oxygen is our primary source of energy; it is the fuel required by the body for the proper operation of all major systems. Oxygen is essential. Usually we get all the oxygen we need from breathing atmospheric air. Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (mHBOT) is a form of oxygen therapy intended to make more oxygen available to the body.
Our oxygen therapy safely increases the body’s oxygen uptake by raising the barometric pressure. Hyperbaric chambers are simply enclosures, which can be pressurized to allow the person inside to experience atmospheric pressures greater than normal environmental pressures. Hyperbaria is based on Henry’s laws of physics, which states that more gas is dissolved in a liquid by increasing the pressure of the gas. Under normal circumstances, only the red blood cells carry oxygen.
Since oxygen therapy forces oxygen into the body fluids, under pressure, oxygen dissolves into all of the body’s fluids, including the plasma, the lymph, the synovial (joint) fluid and the cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. These fluids can carry the extra oxygen even to areas where circulation is poor (or blocked), either by trickling past blockages or by seeping into the affected area.
Family Health Center is proud to now offer Oxygen Therapy. Visit their website to learn more.
Benefits of Oxygen
Bacterial & Viral Infections
Boost Immune Function