Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Just waht is hyperbaric
oxygen therapy?
Bound oxygen vs. Dissolved oxygen
There are two types of oxygen in the body-oxygen which is bound to hemoglobin and oxygen which is dissolved freely in the blood. Normal respiraton only involves transport of oxygen which is bound to hemoglobin. However, because hemoglobin is larger than the size of most capillaries in such vital organs as the lungs, kidneys, liver, and skin, hemoglobin-bound oxygen transport is not sufficient to attain full-body blood circulation.
Bound Oxygen
– Bound to hemoglobin in the blood.
– Cannot be transported in a greater amount than that of hemoglobin it self.
– Hemoglobin is a large molecule that has difficulty passing through capillary walls. (cannot pass through about 90% of capillaries in the body)
– About 99% of oxygen in the body is bound to hemoglobin.
Dissolved Oxygen
– The body cannot get sufficient oxygen through normal respiration.
(increased inhalation cannot solve this deficiency)
– Beause oxygen is a small molecule. if it is dissolved in the blood,
it can easily pass through capillary walls.
– Abount of dissolved oxygen in the blood does not depend on amount of hemoglobin.
Further more, poor diet, lack of exercise, and other such lifestyle factors lead to cholesterol accumulation in the blood, attach-ment of debris to red blood vessels, and blood vessel blockage, further hindering proper blood ciculation in the body. Ultimately, the deficiency of oxygen due to the combination of such factors leads to accelerated aging and the onset of a multitude of diseases.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
If the atmospheric pressure of oxygen is high, oxygen will not only readily bind with hemoglobin in red blood cells, the content of dissolved oxygen will be increased, transport across capillary walls will efficient, free movement into the smallest areas of the circulatory system will become easier, and cellular activity will also be increased.
In hyperbaric oxygen therapy, purified oxygen is inhaled under high atmospheric conditions, increasing oxygen concentration within the body, and alleviating the effects of oxygen deficiency.
Typical fields in which hyperbaric oxygen therapy is applied
– Cosmetic surgery / orthopedics / rehabilitation
Edema reduction (finger reconstruction surgery), cell regeneration after microsurgery, treatment of muscular or skeletal damage
Internal medicine
Chronic asthmatic bronchitis, acute exogenous pneumonia poisoning (carbon monoxide poisoning, gas poisoning in the case of fire), aftereffects of stroke, cerebral hemorrhage, cerebral infarction, gardening of arteries, diabetes, ischemia, heart disease, etc.
Neurosurery / neurology
Senile dementia, apoplexy, paralysis, neurosis, autism, schizophrenia, headaches, migraines, etc.
Surgery
Infection from external injury, acute soft tissue damage, ulcer, burns, wounds, skeletal problums, etc.
Dermatology
Acne, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, pattern hair loss, beautification, etc.
Ophthalmology
Diabetic retinitis, corneitis, etc.
Other
The bends (from diving), improving athletic performance (currently used by countless well-known athletes), stress alleviation and recovery from fatigue, improving mental activity and ability to focus, promoting metabolism and blood flow.