Hyperbaric Oxygen

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What is  Hyperbaric Oxygen?

By Steve Marmor, herbalist, iridologist, nutritional consultant

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a natural therapy that was first utilized in the treatment of decompression sickness for deep sea divers. For those you that don’t know, a hyperbaric chamber is an enclosure with portholes that is pressurized to allow the person(s) inside to safely experience higher than average atmospheric pressure. The result is one of the most natural and effective healing modalities available today.

No drugs! No operations! Just lie down and relax while pressurized oxygen saturates your body tissues and improves healing from within. The oxygen energy cycle has become more critically important today, compared with any time in human history. This is primarily because of the relatively sudden and unnatural decrease in atmospheric oxygen. It is estimated that the air breathed by our distant ancestors contained approximately 50% oxygen.

Reports suggest that a little over two hundred years ago our air was 35% oxygen and 1% carbon dioxide. Oxygen levels measured by Swiss scientists in the 1940’s reported oxygen levels to be around 22%. Most recently report measurements have fallen to 19% with carbon dioxide levels in some areas reaching 25%.

Otto Warburg, a noted German doctor won the Nobel Prize in 1931 when he proved that cancer cells do not survive in a highly alkaline, oxygen-rich environment but the same cancer cells thrive in an acidic, oxygen-deprived environment. This would also apply to microbes, bacteria, fungi, parasites and virus. He was working specifically on cancer. Why haven’t we heard more about Otto Warburg’s prize winning research more in recent years? Especially since cancer has doubled in this country in the last two-three decades.

In recent years there has been an increase in the amount of research conducted on the medicinal applications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy in modern practice. Published studies in leading journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, document 66 known applications for the use and value of Hyperbaric Oxygen.

*The following are just some of the applications noted to receive benefit from hyperbaric oxygen, including but not limited to. Add/adhd, autistic spectrum, chronic fatigue, Lyme disease, MS and other auto immune disorders, sleep problems, stroke, tissue healing problems, Crohns, Colitis, jet lag, neuropathies, carbon monoxide poisoning, ulcers, edema, copd, burns, asthma, cystic fibrosis, infections, elective cosmetic surgeries, diabetic leg and foot ulcers and many other conditions.*

In addition, we can become oxygen deprived for reasons such as lack of exercise, over-acidification of body tissues, subluxations of the upper cervical vertebrae, occlusions of the vascular system, stroke and dehydration to name some of the most common reasons. Hyperbaric oxygen is helpful in countering or compensating for some of these forms of oxygen deprivation.

During HBOT the fluids and tissues throughout your body receive a safe infusion of readily available oxygen. In fact, even cells and areas of the body with limited circulation become saturated with oxygen. The effect is the uptake of oxygen into the blood, plasma, cerebral-spinal fluid, bone marrow, mitochondrial DNA, as well as oxygen crossing the blood brain barrier to the brain. When this is done safely under pressure, the net effect is more health giving oxygen into our cells and metabolic waste that departs from our cells more efficiently.

Hyperbaric oxygen is very cost effective, non-invasive, safe, and works well with other treatment therapies.

For more information or to get more oxygen, contact Steve Marmor at Herbs & More—Your Natural Health Center in Encinitas. Located at: 388 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas, Ca. 92024. See adjacent ad for more info and special introductory pricing. Phone: 760 753-7272. Herbs & More has served North and San Diego County since 1993. In addition to hyperbaric oxygen, has other services and products that include: personal health consultations, whole body vibration, alkaline ionized water, free weekly health classes (call for schedule), a broad array of quality supplements, organic bulk herbs and many health safe products.


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