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Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Welcome to Apex Chiropractic & Wellness Center, your premier destination for Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. and enhanced well-being. We are dedicated to helping you optimize your health and quality of life through the power of oxygen. Our advanced mHBOT treatments provide a safe and effective way to deliver concentrated oxygen at above normal atmospheric pressure, unlocking a myriad of potential benefits for your body and mind.

Introduction

Your body has a remarkable ability to heal naturally with a little help and under the right conditions. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy uses the most abundant element on earth – oxygen - at increased pressures to effectively enhance your body’s healing powers to rehabilitate an injury or chronic condition, or to rejuvenate your body to optimal health and peak performance. This non-invasive treatment can increase your body’s oxygen concentration by 1,200 percent, leading to a variety of benefits, such as increased blood flow, tissue regeneration, stem cell mobilization, decreased inflammation, and more.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is delivered in a specialized chamber, where you simply breath oxygen at an increased atmospheric pressure. 

What is Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Mild Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing 90-95 percent concentrated oxygen while pressurizing the body to pressures greater than normal (the pressure at sea level). The process is achieved inside a specialized chamber within which the patient comfortably breathes 90-95% concentrated oxygen while the pressure inside the chamber is gradually increased.  Based on laws of physics – Boyle's law, Henry’s law, and Dalton’s Law – breathing oxygen under pressure allows oxygen to be dissolved into plasma portion of the blood.  Under normal conditions, plasma does not carry oxygen, that is left to the red blood cell and hemoglobin.  Dissolving oxygen into plasma allows it to carry oxygen at least four times further into the body’s tissues which results in a much higher concentration of oxygen within the body – as much as 1,200% higher! 

But why would you need or want to increase the concentration of oxygen in your body? Under normal conditions, the air we breathe contains a mixture of gases, of which only about 21% is oxygen. This is generally sufficient for the body’s basic functions in those with normal lungs.  However, elevating the oxygen level in the body creates a whole cascade of benefits both in the immediate short term as well as more long term (if done enough times).  It is this cascade of benefits that enhances and accelerates the body’s ability to repair itself, generate energy, and create an environment in which inflammation is suppressed and regenerative healing is promoted. 

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Benefits of MHBOT

The power of HBOT is that it provides the body with the necessary energy and the optimal environment to heal wounds no matter where they are or how they got there; from the inside out.  This healing power can help those struggling with a variety of diseases as well as those seeking to simply optimize their health.

Hyperoxygenation

As discussed above, mHBOT increases the amount of oxygen carried into the blood stream, enabling more oxygen to dissolve deep into the body’s tissues, including the lymphatics and the cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. This reverses hypoxia (areas of the body that are low in oxygen) helping to oxygenate cells and tissue that are at risk of dying (such as tissue damaged during surgery, or from loss of blood supply) or that are in a quiescent or non-functioning state.  

Anti-inflammation

In the short term mHBOT down regulates inflammatory pathways and constricts blood vessels to allow less leakage of fluid thus decreasing swelling.  In the long term mHBOT has epigenetic effects turning off the genes responsible for inflammation.  Inflammation is a key factor in why our body’s degrade with time.

Reducing inflammation and swelling, strengthens the immune system and enhances mitochondrial function.

Antimicrobial Effect

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves the immune system by weakening infection-causing bacteria. It also increases the body’s natural antioxidants and free radical scavengers, which increases the ability to fight disease and infection.  It can also synergize with certain antibiotics improving their efficacy.

Neurovascularization (New Blood Vessels)

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy stimulates the growth of new blood vessels in the body, which increases circulation, allowing revitalized tissue to thrive even after the treatment protocol has been completed.  

Stem Cell Mobilization

During treatment, HBOT has the power to increase stem cells in circulation eight-fold. These stems cells already exist in the body and have the unique ability to differentiate into any type of tissue, making them a valuable tool for regeneration and healing.

Mitochondrial Support

mHBOT allows mitochondria, the batteries of our cells, to generate adenosine triphosphate, or ATP. ATP is the chemical that stores and releases energy necessary for many cellular processes and is the main energy source for our body. When you have experienced cellular damage and oxygen-carrying capacity is threatened, your body is in jeopardy of not creating enough ATP.  Breathing 100% oxygen under pressure allows 1,200% more oxygen to enter your circulatory system directly into your plasma. Thus, by providing super high levels of oxygen, HBOT helps optimize cellular energy production.

Off Label Conditions

These conditions, which can be referred to as “off-label”, have not yet been approved by the FDA. 

• Anoxic Brain Injury
• Arthritis
• Cerebral Palsy
• Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
• Chronic Pain
• Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
• Concussion & Traumatic Brain Injury
• Crohn’s Disease
• Fibromyalgia

• Inflammatory Bowel Disease
• Interstitial Cystitis
• Lyme Disease
• Migraine/Headache
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Spinal Cord Injuries
• Sports Injuries
• Stroke
• Surgery Preparation & Recovery
• Ulcerative Colitis

How Long Do The Effects Of HBOT Last?

The effects of HBOT can vary depending on the condition being treated and individual factors. Here are some general considerations regarding the duration of HBOT effects:

 

Immediate effects: After a session of HBOT, you may experience short-term effects that can last for a few hours. These may include a temporary increase in energy levels, improved cognitive function, and a feeling of relaxation. 

 

Cumulative effects:  The therapeutic benefits of HBOT accumulate. This means that the impact of HBOT may become more pronounced and longer-lasting with repeated treatments. New blood vessel formation (angiogenesis) and other signs of healing occur after multiple treatments.

 

Condition-specific effects: The duration of HBOT effects can also vary depending on the condition being treated. For acute conditions, such as decompression sickness or carbon monoxide poisoning, the effects of HBOT may be immediate and can last until the situation is resolved. In chronic conditions, such as non-healing wounds or neurological disorders, the effects of HBOT may be more long-term but could require ongoing or periodic treatments to maintain the benefits.

 

Individual response: Each person's response to HBOT can differ. Some individuals may experience longer-lasting benefits, while others may see more temporary effects. Factors such as overall health, underlying medical conditions, and compliance with post-treatment care can influence the duration of HBOT effects.

 

It's important to note that the research on the long-term effects of HBOT is still evolving, and the duration of benefits may vary depending on individual circumstances. It is best to consult with a healthcare professional who can assess your specific situation and provide more tailored information regarding the potential duration of HBOT effects in your case. 

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1725A Oregon Pike, Suite 104, Lancaster, PA 17601

717-945-7807

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