Published on January 31st, 2017 | by Publisher, Atlanta Edition0
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Enriches the Blood
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is offered by Dr. Miriam Croft at Hands on Wellness Chiropractic, in Chamblee. She specializes in family wellness, combining chiropractic care with HBOT to address a variety of health concerns.
HBOT involves breathing oxygen while under increased atmospheric pressure to enhance the body’s natural healing process. Breathing concentrated oxygen under pressure increases the amount of oxygen inhaled into the lungs, infused into the blood and body fluids, and transported throughout the body to tissues and organs.
It has long been known that there must be adequate oxygen levels in the body for healing to occur. Improved oxygenation through HBOT helps raise and restore blood oxygen levels, enhance recovery of damaged tissues while healing occurs, strengthen the immune system, reduce swelling and inflammation, promote anti-aging, develop stem cells and new blood vessels in affected areas, and enhance the body’s ability to fight infection.
It is a simple, non-invasive and painless treatment used internationally and supported by research for a wide variety of conditions. A typical treatment lasts 60 to 90 minutes, while the patient relaxes in the chamber, breathing normally. HBOT increases oxygen in the blood and stimulates production of nitric oxide and superoxide dismustase making it an effective solution for pain management and reversing inflammation.