Hyperbaric Chamber2

1. What is Mild Hyperbaric Therapy?

  • Mild Hyperbaric Therapy (HBT) is a safe method   of delivering more oxygen to the body at the cellular level.
  • HBT provides the optimal   environment for the body to carry out vital cell processes, thereby increasing the capacity for the body to heal   itself.
  • HBT   utilizes filtered pressurized ambient air to dissolve oxygen directly into the   plasma, cerebral and spinal fluids, flooding tissues and vital organs with   oxygen.
  • Mild Hyperbaric Therapy allows for healing at the cellular level, which is   critical for changes to be made which in turn affect healthy tissue formation,   making it possible for  healthier organs   and ultimately a healthier body overall.

2. Is it safe?

  • YES! The   hyperbaric chamber uses filtered ambient air, so there is no risk of oxygen   toxicity to the body even with regular use.
  • The chamber can be depressurized and opened from the   inside.
  • Once inside the chamber, both visual and verbal communication   is possible with the outside, and there is also a buzzer for help.
  • Most people report a comfortable, relaxing experience and   emerge from the chamber feeling refreshed.
  • This therapy is non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical, and there are no dangerous   side effectsThis treatment is non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical, and   there are no dangerous side effects   reported.

3. How Does It Work?

  • The mild hyperbaric chamber is filled with compressed ambient air from 2 to 4.5 pounds per square inch. (1.3 ATA max) This is the equivalent of 11 feet below sea level.
  • The increased pressure allows the blood plasma and other   liquids of the body to absorb additional oxygen thus greatly increasing oxygen   uptake by the cells, tissues, glands, organs, brain, and fluids of the   body.
  • The resulting uptake of oxygen allows for increased   circulation to areas with swelling or inflammation. At the same time, the   increased pressure decreases swelling and inflammation.
  • Oxygen is then utilized by the body for vital cell   functions, healthier cells equals healthier tissues, and   organs.
  • The human body is capable of healing itself when it has what   it needs. There is NOTHING the human body needs more than   OXYGEN.

4. Why does it work?

Henry’s Law of Physics:

  • An   increase in atmospheric pressure allows for more gas to be dissolved into any   given liquid.
  • Oxygen, the 8th element on the Periodic Table, exists as a   gas  at room   temperature.
  • The human body is composed almost completely of   water.
               Gas   … under pressure …    dissolves in   water
5. Are there any side effects?

No dangerous side effects have been reported with Mild Hyperbaric   Therapy. However, there   are a few things to keep in mind when preparing for your first session in a   chamber:

  1. Some people experience a mild discomfort to the ears when pressurizing the   chamber, not unlike during the ascending part of an airplane ride.
  2. Some people following their first few sessions experience slight fatigue as the   body sweeps itself clear of toxic debris that has built up in the body. This is   safe and necessary.
  3. It is advisable that you wear comfortable, loose clothing. (Pantyhose and other   tight garments may contribute to feelings of claustrophobia.)        Bring   something to read, as the sessions last about 60 minutes. You may want to bring   a favorite cd, dvd player, portable game, etc.
  4. Do not drink large amounts of fluids before entering the chamber.
  5. Do not wear perfume or cologne when you are coming for your session.

6. What can I expect to happen during my session?

The chamber will seem smaller when deflated than it is when   fully pressurized. Within one minute the chamber will inflate completely,   allowing enough room for an adult to sit upright or lie fully   extended.

After the chamber inflates, it will begin to pressurize. This   is the time when you may experience pressure in your ears. The easiest way to   relieve any discomfort this may cause is to equalize your ears using one or more   of the following methods:

  1. Close your mouth and firmly clamp your nose shut with your fingers and thumb.   Blow, as if you were blowing your nose, but keep nose and mouth closed. You will   feel the air come out through your ears when you have done this procedure   correctly, and this should relieve the pressure.
  2. Yawn. Stretching your mouth as wide as possible, even stretching your tongue   out. This will cause the sinus passages surrounding your ears to drain and   relieve the pressure.
  3. If you are the parent of a small child who is having trouble with their ears   during pressurization, try massaging the area just below the ears and right   behind the jaw. A baby still on the bottle or pacifier should be given either of   these, but if your child is likely to spill drinks in the chamber please try to   monitor them with liquids.
  4. Sit upright. Turn your head completely to the right, then completely to the   left. Repeat earlier steps until the ears are cleared.

7. How long does a session last?

    The sessions last around 60 minutes.
8. What can I do during my hyperbaric session?

  1. Listen to music, (we have CD players and a selection of music, or you may bring   your own)
  2. Talk on your cell phone.
  3. Play handheld games.
  4. Watch movies on portable DVD player.
  5. Work on laptop computer.
  6. Read books or magazines.

9. Are there any reasons a person should NOT go into the chamber?

    Yes. You should NOT go into the chamber if you are inebriated (drunk), if you have ear canal problems or an ear infection, or if you are experiencing flu or cold symptoms. Also please do not enter the chamber wearing perfume or cologne. We do have individuals who are sensitive to chemicals that might enter the chamber after you.
10. How frequently should I schedule my sessions?

    We will make a recommendation for you based on your needs after an initial evaluation.
11. How much do sessions cost?

    Sessions vary in cost according to the package purchased. Please contact the center by visiting the Contact Us page. Special rates may apply.
For more information visit hypertc.com