HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY (HBOT)
We are one of the only chiropractic offices in Georgia to offer HBOT.
- South Lee Street
The question then for many people is, “what is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?” Used to treat diseases or injuries using pressures higher than local atmospheric pressure inside a hyperbaric chamber. A safe way to provide pure oxygen (100%) to your body at a cellular level. Provides the optimal environment for your body to carry out vital cell processes, thereby increasing the capacity for you to heal yourself. The hyperbaric chamber utilizes filtered, pressurized air to dissolve oxygen directly into your body’s cerebral and spinal fluids, as well as the plasma within your cells. Once this happens, the body’s tissues and vital organs are flooded with oxygen. Allows for healing at the cellular level, which enables healthy tissue formation that will not only benefit your organs, but your entire body as a whole. So how does HBOT work? Normally, when we breathe air (usually at sea level), in order for the oxygen contained within that air to be absorbed by our cells, it must travel from our lungs to our bloodstream; however, our cells are only capable of absorbing about 25% of that oxygen. Therefore, to use it, the organelles inside of our cells, called mitochondria, create energy in the form of ATP which is what our body uses during everyday functioning. When inside an inflatable hyperbaric oxygen chamber, however, the pressure of the chamber not only forces oxygen into our lungs, but into our bloodstream and cells, which increases absorption rates from 25% to 40-50%. When this happens, there is an increase in the load of available oxygen to our cell’s mitochondria, which enhances overall energy production. In fact, only 50% of our energy comes from the fats, carbohydrates and protein that we eat on a daily basis. The rest comes from energy stores in our body, so in order to make this stored energy useful, our cells must be able to convert it into molecules of ATP by using oxygen. Therefore, with an influx of oxygen available, our bodies become more efficient at converting those energy stores into something which can be used for enhanced performance. Helps athletes, pre and post-op patients, and patients with slow healing wounds.
4325 S Lee St, Buford, GA 30518, USA