You may wonder what is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy also known as HBOT and why does House of Freedom incorporate it into it’s treatment. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized room. In a hyperbaric oxygen therapy room, the air pressure is raised up to three times higher than normal air pressure. Under these conditions, your lungs can gather up to three times more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure.
Your blood carries this oxygen throughout your body (including your brain), stimulating the release of substances called growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing. Because of this benefit we utilize the hyperbaric oxygen therapy to promote and increase oxygen to the brain, which results in higher blood flow activity, which is something you want, especially for those who have suffered or are suffering from an addiction to alcohol or/and other drugs or traumatic brain injures.
Given that addiction is a chronic brain disease that lives in the brain, we at House of Freedom always give importance and emphasis to modalities that increase blood flow to the brain, especially if a brain SPECT demonstrates hypo-diffusion in certain areas of the brain that are essential for a successful recovery and state of wellbeing.
Did you know, that on average our brains consume anywhere from 20 to 30 percent of our calories and about 20 percent of our blood flow? Because of this, it is why we give such importance to the brain and utilize hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a modality to obtain the goal of increase blood flow whenever it seems appropriate.
In addition, your body’s tissues need adequate supply of oxygen to function. When tissue is injured, it requires even more oxygen to survive. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases the amount of oxygen your body can carry. An increase in blood oxygen temporarily restores normal levels of blood gases and tissue function to promote healing and fight infection.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy may be helpful in treating the following conditions:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Sports Injuries
- Lyme Disease
- Near Drowning
- Multiple Sclerosis
- And many others.