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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
By Jean Brandau, About.com
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Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber
"Hyper" means increased and "baric" relates to pressure. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) refers to intermittent treatment of the entire body with oxygen at greater than normal atmospheric pressures. As Dr. Cranton explains: "This increased pressure, combined with an increase in oxygen, dissolves oxygen in to the blood and in all body tissues and fluids at up to 20 times normal concentration-high enough to sustain life with no blood at all."
You've probably heard about Michael Jackson's use of a Hyperbaric oxygen therapy. I remember reading that he slept in an oxygen chamber. Many athletics can't afford to be sidelined for very long in their sport and need to recover as quickly as possible from any injuries. Professional athletes, like Lance Armstrong, own their on Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber and get back on their feet quicker than those who don't.
In Dr. Morton Walker's book Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, he says:
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is known to reverse the effects of strokes and head injuries. It has helped damaged tissues, fights infections and diseases. HBOT uses pressurized oxygen administered in special chambers, It has been used for years to treat divers with the bends. As time has gone on, doctors have discovered other applications for this remarkable treatment.