Unique Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
At Pearl Recovery Retreat and Wellness, we offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy to the clients who choose to recover with us at our retreat. This type of therapy stimulates cell growth and helps you heal faster. Throughout hyperbaric oxygen therapy, you lie in a chamber that emits high levels of oxygen. The atmosphere in this chamber reaches levels of 95% oxygen at 1.3 times the pressure of the atmosphere outside the chamber. In comparison, oxygen makes up only 20% of the air around us. This increased level of oxygen proves extremely beneficial for not only surgery recovery but also many other medical conditions.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, when performed in conjunction with other treatments, offers comfort and added healing benefits to patients undergoing cancer treatment.
When combined with chemotherapy, oxygen therapy helps patients recover, heal, and keep their cells healthier. Chemotherapy radiates the area in which cancer metastasized, but this radiation weakens healthy cells as well as cancerous cells. The high dose of oxygen in the hyperbaric chamber will help those weakened healthy cells recover from the toxins of chemotherapy. This helps you feel healthier and more energetic and gives your body the power to fight the cancerous cells and put up with chemo a little longer.
The ketogenic diet reduces the intake of sugar and carbohydrates. Cancer cells depend on glucose (aka sugar) for survival. The ketogenic diet acts to reduce the amount of sugar you eat and, in doing so, slows the growth of cancerous cells. Healthy cells, however, can metabolize both glucose and oxygen. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy coupled with a ketogenic diet allows the healthy cells to thrive while cutting off energy to cancerous cells. Peer-reviewed studies show that a ketogenic diet alone reduces tumor growth and increases survival time in mice by 50%. The same diet supplemented with oxygen therapy increases survival time by 77%.
The brain thrives off of oxygen. Without the proper levels of oxygen, we feel lightheaded, cannot think straight, and the easiest motor skills seem difficult. When we get extra oxygen, however, our brain acts in the opposite way. Increased oxygen to the brain improves both blood cell growth and nerve growth. This has been clinically shown to speed the recovery of patients who have suffered a brain injury. Studies regarding autism and hyperbaric oxygen therapy revealed that increased oxygen levels also help kids with autism improve their communication skills, social awareness, and overall functioning.
Get Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at Pearl Recovery
When recovering from surgery, nothing kickstarts your cells into regenerating quite like hyperbaric oxygen therapy. If you want a comfortable, healthy, and regenerative surgery recovery, contact Pearl Recovery Retreat and Wellness Center today.