What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is an innovative therapeutic approach designed to enhance the delivery of pure oxygen to the body’s tissues. The HyperCube allows patients to breathe in 90%+ concentrations of oxygen at an increased level of atmospheric pressure. This may facilitate oxygenation of the blood, helping to speed healing and improve overall health.
Why use Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapies?
Oxygen is essential for the proper function of every cell in the body. Oxygen plays a critical role in cell metabolism, especially energy production by means of ATP, and is vital for nearly all wound-healing processes. Tissue oxygen levels play a fundamental role in the regulation of cellular proliferation and differentiation, particularly immune cell function.
HBOT has been clinically proven to enhance physical performance due to significant improvements in mitochondrial respiration and increased mitochondrial mass. It is used to speed repair of damaged tissues and assist in restoring healthy bodily function.
How does hyperbaric oxygen therapy work?
Hyperbaric therapy is simple, relaxing, and painless. The patient enters a hyperbaric chamber and breathes in concentrated oxygen at increased pressure levels. Air pressure levels within a Hyperbaric Chamber are about three or more times higher than normal air pressure, permitting highly efficient delivery of oxygen to the body’s cells.
Increased pressure enhances the oxygenation of all of the body’s fluids, including blood plasma, the central nervous system fluids, and the lymph.
This can stimulate production of white blood cells (WBCs), particularly in areas of reduced or blocked circulation. White blood cells play a crucial role in countering harmful bacteria, reducing inflammation, and promoting tissue repair and regeneration.
Studies have shown that hyperbaric oxygen therapy can assist with the healing of infections, particularly in oxygen-deprived tissues. It is effective in treating diabetic lower extremity wounds and delayed radiation injuries.
The elevation in hydrostatic pressure to the human body is shown to have a direct impact on treating pathological conditions in which gas bubbles are present, such as arterial gas embolism and decompression sickness.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapies may also treat ischemia-reperfusion injury in the central nervous system due to carbon monoxide poisoning. It has been used to effectively treat gangrene and slow-healing wounds.
Benefits of the Hyperbaric Cube
Research suggests that hyperbaric therapy can have a powerful effect on the cells lining the blood vessels.
One study identified 8,181 genes that were significantly changed following one treatment, showing strong antioxidant and pro-survival effects of HBO on endothelial cells. Further treatment after 24 hours is shown to activate even more genes.
Injury to the body’s tissues results in trauma and the release of toxins. This secondary injury results in loss of blood flow and deprivation of oxygen to the affected area.
HBOT targets the secondary injury process that is responsible for the majority of tissue damage in all acute and chronic conditions. It has been shown to help reduce chronic inflammation, which can have serious long-term effects on the body.
Other conditions that may benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy include:
- Chronic skin ulcers
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Post-stroke recovery
- Cortical blindness
- Reflex symptomatic dystrophy
- Lyme disease
- Diabetic ulcers and neuritis
- Gastric ulcer
- Traumatic injuries to the head and spinal cord
- Acute peripheral traumatic ischemia
- Infected and migrating prosthesis
- Soft tissue injuries and wounds
- Neurological insufficiencies
- Fractures and bone grafts
- Pre-and post-surgery edema
- Bacterial infection
- Cerebral palsy
- Acute cerebral edema
- Intestinal obstruction
Introducing the HyperCube
Alive Innovations is proud to offer HyperCube oxygen therapy with one of the newest low-pressure chambers on the market, the HyperCube.
The HyperCube is a low-pressure ambient air pressure system that offers a greater degree of safety than previous high-pressure oxygen chambers. The spacious, comfortable chamber is fitted with oxygen concentrators which allow the client to breathe in 90%+ oxygen as they relax within. This innovative pressure system delivers oxygen-rich air to the body’s tissues.
The HyperCube features optional wireless audio communication for optimal safety. There is also the acoustic light wave modality for radio frequency therapy, as well as the optional color therapy mode with special chamber lighting that the client can select for their comfort.
Other features of the Hyper Cube include:
- USB and regular AC power outlets
- Acoustic radio wave technology
- Insulation to reduce ambient noise
- Ambient purified air
- Decompression within five minutes
- Air-conditioned, relaxing environment
- Hardshell design
- Easy access via transparent door
- Interior lighting
- Control console with interior display
- Fast pressurization (within 8 minutes) to 1.75 atmospheres (4.5 psi)