Hyperbaric Breathing is a breathing technique invented by Be Be in the early 1980's. During research into extracurricular activities in the environment of a floatation tank, also known as a sensory deprivation tank, Be Be observed the unique ability of a floater to retune mental sensors of the mind to detect stimuli that goes by unnoticed. She began to investigate ways to sharpen the clarity of that perception by increasing the oxygen content of her body, namely the circulatory system and the brain.
This approach to increased quantities of Oxygen occurs by performing a breathing technique Be Be calls HyperBaric Breathing. In her fresh air breathing clinics she teaches the skill of HyperBaric Breathing. By performing a specific manner of breathing and pairing it up with a simple 16 beat rhythm... participating breathers experience a heightened sense of awareness, an extraordinary ability to focus and so much more.
The reason Be Be grandstands Hyperbaric Breathing comes from years of observation. Looking around at John and Jane Q. Public and seeing that no-one was breathing correctly. It's like there's a missing link or a missing trigger device that results in breathing wrong; i.e., incorrectly.
The Trigger Device!
There is a trigger device goes off in our brain that signals the body to take a breath, to expel the carbon dioxide buildup from the lungs. Carbon dioxide is a gas that results from spent oxygen. Plants thrive on carbon dioxide and turn it back into oxygen.
A myriad of problems develop in those who, through no fault of their own, maintain a poor oxygen content in their body. Shallow breathers, those crippled by fear and smokers experience behavioral problems resulting from oxygen deprivation to the brain for thinking clearly.
Smokers interpret the signal from this trigger device as a need for another cigarette. Shallow air breathers are overcome by the trigger devices' signal and take a very quick breath trough the mouth to simply relieve the lungs from too much carbon dioxide. And those who allow themselves to become paralyzed by fear simply pass out and go brain dead! Most people who live in fear breathe very infrequently and when they do, they invariably breathe through their mouths.
By increasing the amount of oxygen in our bloodstream (and keeping ourselves properly hydrogenated by drinking plenty of water) we enjoy ever increasing benefits of warding off cancers, bacteria's and viruses that thrive in an anaerobic environment. An atmosphere devoid of oxygen affords those predators with a walking, talking, petri-dish of tissue culture to invade and destroy; the body.
Long established as the primary therapy in the treatment of medical disorders, such as carbon monoxide poisoning and gas gangrene, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is now increasingly being used on an adjunctive basis in the management of a variety of disorders refractory to standard medical and surgical care. HBO (HyperBaric Oxygen) has been shown to be particularly effective in treating problem wounds, chronic bone infections and radiation injury.
In traditional HBO therapy, the patient is placed in a specially designed chamber (Photos) costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. The pressure in the chamber is increased, and 100% oxygen is breathed. Alveolar oxygen pressure is increased, causing a rise in plasma oxygen content which results in enhanced tissue oxygen delivery. The amount of pressure increase and the length of time under pressure being determined by the condition being treated. Treatment pressures are typically between 2 and 3 times local atmospheric pressure.
Treatments in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber usually last from 1 to 2 hours.
Effects of HyperBaric Oxygen therapy
1. Mechanical effect of increased pressure
free gas trapped in a body will decrease in volume
as pressure exerted on it increases (Boyle's Law).
Reduction in bubble size may allow it to pass through the circulation,
or at least travel into a smaller vessel which will reduce the size of any resulting infarction.
This effect is useful in the management of gas embolism and decompression sickness.
2. Mass Action of gases
the body with oxygen forces the rapid elimination of other gases,
thus reducing damage caused by toxic gases such as carbon monoxide.
This is what we breath all day while driving or riding in traffic.
The elevated pressures used during hyperbaric oxygen therapy
further accelerates the elimination process.
oxygen acts as an alpha-adrenergic drug.
Vasoconstriction can result in reduction of edema following burns or crush injuries.
Even with a reduction in blood flow, enough extra oxygen is carried by the blood
so a net increase in tissue oxygen delivery occurs with hyperbaric oxygen.
4. Antibacterial effect
bacteria don't contain the natural defenses
to protect them from the superoxides, peroxides
and other compounds formed in the presence of high oxygen tensions.
More importantly, many of the body's bacterial defense mechanisms are oxygen dependent.
When tissue HO2 drops too low, effective ingestion and killing by phagocytic leukocytes is retarded.
Reoxygenation of those tissues allows phagocytosis
and other host defense mechanisms to come back into play.
5. Anti-ischemic effect
oxygen physically dissolves extra oxygen into the plasma (Henry's Law).
The quantity of oxygen carried and transferred to ischemic tissue by the blood is increased.
Relieving the ischemia with this increased oxygenation
promotes osteoclastic and osteoblastic activity,
collagen matrix formation and the breakdown of many toxins.
The extra oxygen also helps the ischemic tissue
meet the increased metabolic need required by healing processes.
Indications for HBO.
HBO is generally used as an adjunctive therapy.
HBO does not compete with or replace other treatment methods.
Accepted indications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy
encompass a wide range of clinical conditions including:
or Gas Embolism
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Compartment Syndrome, and other Acute traumatic Ischemias
Enhancement of Healing in Selected Problem Wounds;
Acute Peripheral Arterial Insufficiency.
Thermal Burns Preparation For Skin Grafting in previously compromised tissue.
· Selected Refractory Infections
· Exceptional Blood Loss Anemia
· Gas Gangrene
· Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
· Radiation Necrosis: Osteoradionecrosis and Soft Tissue Radiation Necrosis.
Skin Graft and Skin Flap Compromise.
Refractory Diabetic Wounds
Also included are the following psychotic disabilities including but not limited to:
Attention Deficit Disorder
Mental breakdowns, etc.
Helps to cope with the following psychological conditions:
& performance anxiety
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