One of the most basic elements keeping us alive is the air that we breathe in. Of the five basic elements of life, oxygen is the most vital. If the supply oxygen were cut off, we would die in a matter of minutes. Studies have shown that the amount of oxygen in the air that we breath today has decreased by as much as 50% compared to the days of our ancestors. Many of us today are confined to badly ventilated air-conditioned offices for seven or more hours a day and we are assailed by exhaust fumes in heavy traffic. We don't breathe enough oxygen because of confined environments and exposure to pollutants in the air. The human body is made up of 60 trillion (60,000,000,000,000) cells and oxygen is vital for them to function properly. Deprived of oxygen even for just 3 minutes, our cells begin to die.
Common problems caused by Oxygen Starvation are:
Yeast infection - Poor Immune System - Poor Spiritual & mental Health - Aches & Pains - Allergies - Chronic Fatigue - Cold Hands & Feet - Clouded Judgment - Depression - Digestive Disorder - Dizziness - Poor Stamina - Poor Vitality - Poor Concentration - Poor Memory - Pale Looking - Poor Appetite - Sluggish Movements and High Level of Acid in the Stomach
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized room called a Hyperbaric Chamber. Hyperbaric chambers are a well-established treatment for decompression sickness, a hazard of scuba diving.
In the chamber, the air pressure is increased about two and a half to three times higher than normal air pressure. Under these conditions, your lungs can gather more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure. Prescriptions or a medical license is required to purchase a chamber. Some chambers are for Military members only through the GSA.
Hyperbaric oxygen helps your blood carry more oxygen to organs and tissues in your body and can can help wounds, especially infected wounds, heal more quickly.Chambers are commonly used for burns, skin grafts, carbon monoxide poising, and other purposes as determined by your doctor.