Frequently Asked Questions About H3 Oxygen Therapy
1. What is Mild Hyperbaric Therapy?
• Moderate Hyperbaric Therapy (HBT) is a safe way of supplying more oxygen to the body at the cellular level.
• HBT provides the best environment for the body to handle vital cell processes, therefore improving the capacity for the body to heal itself.
• HBT uses filtered pressurized ambient air in order to dissolve oxygen into the body system, flooding tissues and essential organs with oxygen.
• Mild Hyperbaric Therapy provides healing at the cellular level.
2. Is Mild Hyperbaric Therapy Safe?
• YES! The hyperbaric chamber uses filtered ambient air, therefore there is absolutely no danger of oxygen toxicity to the body even with regular use.
• The chamber can be depressurized and opened from the inside.
• When inside the chamber, both visual and verbal communication is possible with the outside, and there is also a buzzer regarding guide.
• Most of the people report a comfortable, soothing experience and emerge from the chamber feeling refreshed
• This therapy is non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical, and there are no dangerous side effects reported.
3. How Does it Work?
• The mild hyperbaric chamber is filled with compressed ambient air from 2 to 4.5 pounds per square inch. (1.3 ATA max).This is the equivalent of 11 feet below sea level.
• The enhanced pressure enables the body plasma as well as other essential fluids in the body to absorb additional oxygen as a result enormously raising oxygen uptake by the cells, tissues, glands, organs, brain, and fluids of the body.
• The resulting uptake of oxygen allows for increased circulation to areas with swelling or inflammation resulting in a decrease of the swelling and inflammation.
• Oxygen is then utilized by the body for vital cell functions, healthier cells equals healthier tissues, and organs.
• The human body is capable of healing itself when it has what it needs. There’s NOTHING the human body desires more than OXYGEN.
4. Why Does it Work?
Henry’s Law of Physics:
• An increase in atmospheric pressure allows for gas to be dissolved into any given liquid.
• Oxygen, the 8th element on the Periodic Table, exists as a gas at room temperature.
• The human body is composed almost completely of water.
5. Are there Side Effects?
No dangerous unwanted effects have been reported having Mild Hyperbaric Therapy.However, there are a few things to keep in mind when preparing for your first session in a chamber:
1. Some people experience a mild discomfort to the ears when pressurizing the chamber, not unlike during the ascending part of an airplane ride.
2. Some people, during their initial dive may encounter minor fatigue for the reason that the body sweeps itself clear of toxic debris that has built up the body.
3. It is better that you wear comfortable, unfastened clothes. (Pantyhose as well as other tight clothes contribute to feelings of claustrophobia.) Bring something to read, as the sessions last about 60 minutes. You may want to bring a favorite cd, dvd player, portable game, etc.
4. Do not drink large amounts of fluids before entering the chamber.
5. Do not wear perfume or cologne when you are coming in for your session.
6. What can I expect to happen during my session?
The chamber will seem smaller when deflated than it is when fully pressurized. Within 60 seconds the chamber will inflate completely, enabling enough room for an adult to sit upright or lie fully extended.After the chamber inflates, it will begin to pressurize. This is the time when you may experience pressure in your ears. The simplest way to relieve any discomfort this may cause is to equalize your ears using one or more of the following methods:
1. Pressurize your ears by closing your mouth and firmly clamp your nose shut with your fingers and thumb then blow, as to clear out your ears.
2. Yawn. Stretching your mouth as wide as possible, even stretching out your tongue. This will cause the sinus passages surrounding your ears to drain and relieve the pressure.
3. If you’re the parent of a small kid who is having trouble with their ear during pressurization, try massaging the region just below the ears along with right behind the jaw. A baby still on the bottle or pacifier should be given either of these, but if your child is likely to spill drinks in the chamber please try to monitor them with liquids.
4. Sit upright. Turn your head completely to the right, then totally left. Repeat earlier steps until the ears are cleared.
7. How Long Does a Session Last?
The sessions last around sixty minutes.
8. What Can I Do During My Hyperbaric Session?
1. Listen to music, (we have CD players and an array of music, or you may carry your own)
2. Talk on your cell phone.
3. Play handheld games.
4. Enjoy movies on portable DVD player.
5. Work on laptop or mobile computer.
6. Read books or publications or journals.
9. Are There Any Reasons a Person Should NOT Go Into the Chamber?
Yes. If you have a specific health issues, you should always consult with your hyperbaric chamber specialist prior to entering the chamber.
10. How Frequently Should I Schedule My Sessions?
We will make a recommendation for you based on your needs after an initial evaluation.
11. How Much Do Sessions Cost?
Sessions fluctuate in cost according to the package purchased. You should contact the center by visiting the Contact Us page.