Hyperbaric treatment is a modality that applies pressurized oxygen to treat various ailments of the body. Recently, hyperbaric medicine has been gaining notice for its use as an additive therapy for a wide variety of ailments from decompression sickness to non-healing wounds. With new treatment options on the horizon, like hyperbaric oxygen therapy, the road to recovery could arrive sooner.
What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment?
Hyperbaric oxygen treatment works by placing the patient in a pressurized environment with oxygen. These environments allow oxygen to penetrate body tissues and oxygenate parts of the body which may require more oxygen.
What Are The Benefits?
The human body requires oxygen to heal and maintain bodily tissues. Some of these bodily functions include destroying bacteria, prevent death of tissue and even restore blood supply to organs. As you might imagine, this holds promise for conditions where oxygen deprivation is a serious concern, of which there are many:
Many bacteria are unable to survive in highly oxygenated environments. In cases where you may be infected with these types of “anaerobic” bacteria, it is possible to reduce and fight the infection. Well documented studies have proven that oxygen therapy reduced mortality rates and reduced infection in people suffering from these types of bacteria.
Reperfusion injuries is tissue damage that occurs when blood supply is cut off or arrested to any tissue or organ. One well known type of reperfusion injury is the myocardial infaction, otherwise known as a heart attack. Studies show that hyperbaric oxygenation improves the functioning and repair of heart tissue after such attacks. In fact, one study found that hyperbaric oxygen treatment even helped to restore function to the heart after a sudden heart attack.
Even more remarkably, in a 2003 study, hyperbaric oxygen therapy was used to speed up the healing process in liver transplant surgeries. Liver function returned faster than normal in the recipients and were able to return to normal without significant side effects.
The benefits don’t stop at restoring organ function. Many patients who received hyperbaric therapy as an additive to regular treatment for foot ulcers showed dramatic improvement and reduced the chances of amputation. This is a boon to diabetic patients who regularly suffer from non-healing wounds.
Compromised Flaps and Grafts
According to guidelines from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, hyperbaric oxygen therapy can also be used to help with compromised flaps and graft treatment. For instance, some wounds that require grafts in order to heal may not be ready until a certain amount of healing has occurred. Additionally, blood supply to the new graft would need to be established. For these reasons, a hyperbaric physician may consider using this therapy to augment growth and healing.
What Conditions Does It Help?
Hyperbaric oxygen treatment has been proven to benefit many conditions as mentioned previously. Fortunately the list of conditions this therapy could potentially benefit is long. Below is a list of conditions that hyperbaric oxygen therapy could benefit:
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The nervous system is responsible for controlling the larger part of our vital functions (breathing, heartbeats, hunger, thirst, posture, etc.) as well as for our emotions (happiness, sadness, etc.), it is imporant to strengthen it naturally to ensure a good quality of life.
THREE BENEFICIAL FOODS
There are some specific foods that positively regulate our nervous system:
Alterations in the nervous system, such as insomnia, anxiety, hyperactivity, worry, or panic attacks can be symptoms of a lack of magnesium in our bodies.
It is recommended, in these cases, to daily consume foods rich in magnesium, such as:
We can also opt for a magnesium supplement. In this case, we will take three grams every day, orally, three times a day so the body can absorb it properly, which is one gram per meal.
MEDICINAL PLANTSThe following medicinal plants act as relaxants and boosters of the nervous system. We can take them as infusions or extracts, or use as air fresheners in our home, and on our skin as essential oils:
Sunlight is an excellent regulator of the nervous system and it also provides us with vitamin D. To benefit from it, we can sunbathe for 10 to 15 minutes per day, preferably in the morning or late afternoon.
WALKING BAREFOOT IN A NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
Walking barefoot on moist earth, dewy grass, beach sand, in a river, in the sea, etc.,during at least half an hour a day is the most economic and healthy way to balance our nervous system. In addition, it helps us to eliminate elctromagnetic radiation that we absorb in our body from continuous contact with electronic devices. We recommend that you test it out, as the results can be noticed from the first day.
Regular visits to check for nerve weaknesses should be part of your preventative care. When weak nerves are left undetected, injuries may occur and recovery time can be extended. Just as you visit your dentist for a checkup, it's important to see your nerve doctor for full 88 nerve checkup to see what can be causing your symptoms. With the revolutionary technology of Quantum Neurology, the Nerve Health Institute is able to help patients who walk in hobbling feel better in minutes. A cricked neck can be painful and debilitating but if you get tested and rehabilitated with the advanced light therapy, you may be helping your body heal itself and feel better within minutes.
How does this work?
We restore the connectivity from the nerves to the brain. Just as if your wifi is online, we are able to bring you back online by awakening your nerves. Call us for an appointment and discover the power of nerve rehabilitation today at 337-456-6555.
REASONS WHY WOMEN HAVE HEADACHES
Here is an important video from Dr. Angelique Miller, D.C. to find out the cause of your headaches.
One of the biggest reasons why women get more headaches is hormone fluctuations. Estrogen is a hormone that has been closely linked to headaches, and this hormone is much more prevalent in women. It seems that levels of pain tend to vary based on a woman’s menstrual cycle, and that some pains feel most severe during the premenstrual period and during menses.
There’s also a phenomenon called cortical spreading depression (CSD) that is believed to cause headaches, and females may have a lower threshold for CSD compared to males. Another theory is that females have thicker gray matter in parts of the brain that manage pain processing, whereas other studies point to adverse childhood experiences and more exposure to physical abuse as reasons why women have more headaches.
Researchers have also found that women tend to experience stronger episodes of chronic pain that lasts longer than their male counterparts. This goes beyond pain in the head and extends to the neck, back, knee, and shoulder too. Other conditions, like fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and irritable bowel syndrome, are more common among women.
When several of these conditions occur simultaneously in the body, the pain can become unbearable and lead to psychological problems and permanent disability.
Your body is smart. It was designed to give you signals when it is off balance or the nervous system is not connecting well. With careful attention and finding the cause of the problem, we can start the recovery process and bring your body back to health.
Neuropathy is a common complication of a number of different medical conditions. It can involve the autonomic nerves, the motor nerves, and the sensory nerves. Sometimes a single nerve, or nerve set is affected, for example, in Bell’s Palsy, which affects a facial nerve.
Physical trauma, repetitive injury, infection, metabolic problems, and exposure to toxins and some drugs are all possible causes.
Did you know tat people with diabetes have a high risk of neuropathy?
It's important to pay attention to your body's signals. These symptoms are signs from your body and nervous system that need to be addressed to avoid further complications.
Are you experiencing these signs? What can they mean?
Tingling and numbness: Usually in the hands and feet. This is because the nerves at the extremities are most vulnerable to damage. Will most likely occur at night.
Loss of balance: Researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University recently published their findings on the link between peripheral neuropathy and balance. Researchers observed that patients suffering from neuropathy have a greater separation between the body’s center of mass and the center of pressure during movement. Muscle weakness, leading to unsteadiness and difficulty performing small movements, such as buttoning a shirt.
Lightheaded or dizzy: Neuropathy can also affect the muscles that help regulate blood pressure – rending them unable to expand or constrict to control the pressure. Especially when standing from a sitting postion.
Constipation: Nerve damage can disrupt normal digestive functions and slow the process by which the stomach is emptied.
Loss of ability to detect changes in heat and cold.
Extreme sensitivity to touch
What should you do if you experience these signs?
Contact the Nerve Health Institute as soon as you notice unusual tingling, weakness or pain in your hands or feet. Early diagnosis and treatment offer the best chance for controlling your symptoms and preventing further damage to your peripheral nerves.
It's all about the nerves and we address these issues by first checking your nerves for weaknesses and applying the technique of Quantum Neurology Rehabilitation, we can stimulate and awaken the weak connections from the nerves to the brain and start the recovery process. Treatments can vary from one to multiple visits but they are pain free, no surgery, and no medications involved. It is our speciality that gives hope to so many patients.
In addition to our Nerve Rehabilitation treatments, we also suggest the following.