You can live weeks without food, days without water, but only minutes without oxygen. There’s nothing the body needs more than oxygen and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (hbot) made a dramatic difference in my recovery from a brain injury.
Yes. It is that space capsule like thing Michael Jackson reportedly used to sleep in.
I wish I could tell you that my incredible intelligence and research led me to hbot, but as with most everything in my miraculous journey of recovery, I was guided to it. An insistent, inner voice told me “You have to watch Oprah today. There’s something on there you need.” When Dr.Oz started talking about the benefits of hbot, I knew immediately that was my message.
In hbot, a body is exposed to increased atmospheric pressure in an inflatable chamber. In this pressurized environment, the blood is able to dissolve up to 10 times more oxygen allowing it to pass into tissue, cells, and the brain more readily. In addition to increasing the availability of oxygen, hbot therapy also permits oxygen to reach areas of the body normally difficult to reach drastically improving healing.
Hbot can aid the body with just about any health challenge, but has proven to be especially effective with autism, autoimmune diseases, brain injuries, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, slow-healing wounds and injuries, and surgical and stroke recovery.
Hbot is widely used and part of the established medical systems in most European countries and Canada and there’s a wealth of research world-wide confirming its substantial benefits. The US medical community, however, has failed to accept it as of yet.although research is beginning to be conducted in the US, with promising results, and the Federal Government is utilizing hbot more and more for injured war veterans.
My practitioner has seen what she refers to as many little miracles from hbot therapy. One client post stroke came in using a walker and couldn’t speak or write because she had very little feeling in her hands. Within about a year, she was walking with no aid and speaking normally. She also felt it when she burnt her hand on the stove. Who would have thought burning your hand could actually be a thing to celebrate?
My hbot practitioner has also witnessed autistic or brain damaged children begin to speak and seen people with paralyzed limbs regain use as a result of hbot therapy. Powerfully good stuff! Why aren’t doctors here using this already, I want to know?!?
At first, I completed three, hour long sessions a week until I got the recommended 50 under my belt. Now I do one session for two hours about every other week, and I still feel it working.If My speech, which is still slightly impaired from the brain injury, improves immediately after a hbot session. Hbot therapy is like being in a cozy cocoon where I get to read, listen to my iPod, nap, and meditate. I love it still and find it so rejuvenating.
For more info visit: www.hypertc.com
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