HEALING UNDER PRESSURE
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) helps the body heal from conditions in which low oxygen in the tissues inhibits or complicates the healing process. HBOT does not replace traditional therapies but is used in conjunction with and to enhance these therapies.
The Gas Laws of Physics state that more gas will dissolve in a liquid in the presence of pressure. A can of soda is a vessel that contains a sweetened liquid. When held under pressure, the gas (CO2) dissolves in the liquid, producing soda.
This concept may also be applied to HBOT in that the hyperbaric chamber is the pressurized vessel. The body’s fluids become the liquid and the dissolvable gas is oxygen. When oxygen dissolves in the blood stream, it travels wherever the blood travels, effectively saturating all tissues. The delivery of oxygen using pressure does not require the use of red blood cells. As pressure increases, more oxygen is pushed into the tissues.
Inside a pressurized chamber the body begins to receive a healing dose of oxygen through the body’s fluids and plasma even if the blood vessel system to the needed tissue is compromised and/or constricted.
Medical insurance, Medicare & Medicaid do not reimburse for many diagnoses for which there is strong evidence of benefit with HBOT. Sara’s Garden is dedicated to providing quality services to those who are under insured, medically limited and/or financially unable to acquire services elsewhere. Clients are treated for elective, scheduled treatment rather than emergency treatment.
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