With June health awareness month designating many Brain Health Awareness Days; PTSD, Alzheimer's, Migraine & Headache, and Brain Tumor . . . and a recommended self-care treatment modality being Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, we at WholesomelyU! are offering a HBOT special for the month of June!
I couldn't help but give this favorite modality of mine a June Promo! Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a fabulous way to enter more oxygen into the body in a peaceful, relaxing, non-invasive way and getting a "two-fer" (two for one) meaning allowing your body to get into parasympathetic mode - the only time the body can heal is when we are in parasympathetic. The parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for relaxation and recovery. This system is activated when we engage in activities like yoga, meditation or deep breathing with the mindfulness of being present and not thinking of stresses of job, relationships, finances, etc. Being in Parasympathetic helps with digestion, immune response, and tissue repair.
The most use our soft-shell HBOT (1.3 ATA) receives is for brain health. Most of our clients are recommended this treatment from Dr. Daniel Amen's clinic. Keep in mind this is not a "one and done" modality. It is a cumulative treatment, usually any where from 10 - 40 sessions as close together as possible. If time allows, clients have been know to do one session in the am and 4 hours later another session in the afternoon. Sessions run 60 or 90 minutes, again if time allows.
Here is Dr. Daniel Amen's words on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: "What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)? Whether you’re struggling with a mental condition, an athlete recovering from an injury or concussion, or you want to stay in optimum condition, HBOT may be for you. People all over the world have recovered from serious diseases and conditions with the help of HBOT. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing oxygen in a pressurized chamber in which the atmospheric pressure is raised up to 3 times higher than normal. A hard chamber delivers about 2.7 times atmospheric pressure, and a soft chamber delivers up to 1.3 times atmospheric pressure. Under these conditions, your lungs can gather up to 3 times more oxygen than would be possible breathing at normal air pressure. The increased oxygen facilitates the healing process. HBOT therapy can be used to treat all conditions which benefit from more oxygen being available in the body’s tissues. It has been used to improve many disorders including, but not limited to: Traumatic Brain Injury, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Sports Injuries, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Alzheimer’s Disease, Stroke, Lyme Disease, Migraine, Multiple Sclerosis, and Vascular Dementia. RESULTS FROM HYPERBARIC OXYGEN TREATMENT (HBOT) can increase energy by enhancing mitochondrial function, enhance healing and boost immune system, decrease inflammation, boost stem cell and ATP production. Patients report reduced headaches, depression, irritability, improved sleep, cognition, mood and memory as a few of the benefits of using HBOT."
--Dr. Daniel Amen, Founder of Amen Clinics, Double Board-Certified Psychiatrist, Neuroscientist
What a typical HBOT session is like at our studio: after scheduling online or over the phone you will submit two forms: m-HBOT intake form and m-HBOT informed consent. On appointment day, you will have vitals taken (B/P, temp., PO2) before entering the chamber. Once inside the chamber, you lay down on a Temperpedic pad, pillow for your head and a weighted cozy blanket is placed for your comfort (can put aside if not needed). Nasal canal for your nose or oxygen mask for your face is placed or go without. You are then tripled zipped closed, oxygen generator, oxygen condenser & air cooler are all turned on and the chamber starts to inflate. The Chamber takes approximately 10 minutes to get to pressure. Once to pressure, your time (60 or 90 minutes) will start. Enjoy! My ideal HBOT session is with a guided mediation or hertz frequencies playing, the weighted blanket covering my body, eyes closed with a jade mask over my eyes and the nap begins. I absolutely love it! Like I mentioned earlier, it is a much needed parasympathetic recharge. Are you ready to try it?