HBOT is a therapy that has been proven to be effective in treating various health conditions. It is not only for physical ailments but also for mental health. Many studies have shown HBOT’s effectiveness in treating depression and other mental disorders like anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. These studies have shown that HBOT can reduce depressive episodes.
In this article, we will look at how HBOT works and how it helps people with depression.
What is HBOT?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a protocol that involves treating multiple conditions without using any medication whatsoever. The user must sit in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber typically filled with 100% oxygen. However, Oxyhelp’s chambers ensure your safety by supplying you with 95% thorough medical grade tubing, thus decreasing any fire hazard or burns caused by inhaling pure Oxygen. The user stays in the chamber with 2 ATM pressure for 60 to 90 minutes.
By breathing higher oxygen concentration during this period, the oxygen saturation of your blood is increased as more Oxygen is absorbed. The oxygen-rich plasma helps heal different injuries and wounds and prevents many conditions from developing. HBOT has been used for decades in different forms, but we at Oxyhelp have it a class apart. With the latest innovations, we have designed world-class hyperbaric chambers which are perfect for homes, gyms, aesthetic clinics, and spas.
How does it Work?
HBOT works by providing oxygen-rich plasma to every part of the body, even poorly perfused ones. This, in turn, promotes regeneration, the building of new blood vessels, collagen production, new skin cell production, strengthening your immune system, and much more. All this in just a few sessions of 60 to 90 minutes each.
How to Prepare Before the Protocol?
The protocol itself is pretty simple and does not require any special preparation. However, you will be asked to remove any electronic products or flammable materials such as petroleum-based hair and skin care products. Similarly, the user should mention if they have any condition like claustrophobia or anxiety.
What to Expect during the Procedure?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a great way to deal with chronic pain, rejuvenate your skin, feel good about yourself, and much more. Typically, it can be performed in two chambers; monoplace chambers and multiplace chambers.
Monoplace and Multiplace Chambers:
Monoplace chambers treat just one user at a time and are smaller than multiplace chambers. On the other hand, multiplace chambers can be used for oxygen therapy for several people at once, either with a helper or an observer to assist with therapy and emergencies. Monoplace chambers are ideal for houses and gyms, while multiplace chambers are more suitable for commercial settings such as Spas or hospitals.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a painless healing process therefore no extensive aftercare is required. However, you may feel your ears pop during the therapy, like in an airplane. It happens due to higher atmospheric pressure inside the chamber than outside and can be reverted to normal by swallowing or chewing. Once you are done with the therapy, your blood pressure, blood glucose, and oxygen saturation, and if the results are suitable, you are good to go home. During this period, you may feel slightly dizzy, light head or hungry, which is nothing to worry about.
Can it Cure Depression?
Depression is a leading mental health condition affecting how you feel, behave and act. It produces severe emotional, mental, and even physical strain on your body that can badly affect your daily life. It is a common perception that depression is something you can snap out of. However, such is not the case. Depression is a mental illness that requires a proper protocol to be cured.
But, if you want to win the war against a depression without any meds, that’s where hyperbaric oxygen therapy comes in. Depression is associated with a chemical imbalance in the brain that causes the symptoms such as feeling sad, restless, empty, guilty, irritable, loss of interest, low energy, mood swings, severe fatigue, loss of sleep, waking up tired suicidal thoughts, unexplained physical pain and much more. HBOT has been considered an effective protocol for depression and higher oxygen concentration. Your blood promotes increased secretion of chemicals in your brain such as Serotonin and dopamine that play a vital role against depression. Similarly, Oxyhelp’s chambers provide a calm, soothing, and quiet environment with a comfortable and high-quality interior that wonders for your mental health.
Some other Conditions:
For decades, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been a painless and cost-effective protocol for healing many conditions without side effects. It has been used for
- Enhancing sports performance
- Promoting wound healing
- Chronic pain
- Caron monoxide poisoning
- Gas embolism
- Healing bone and skin infection
How often should you take HBOT?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be used anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes, whereas some prefer that your blood reach a certain oxygen saturation level. The number of sessions depends entirely on the user. For CO poisoning, a single session is enough; for burns or aesthetic purposes, multiple sessions might be required.
Are Hyperbaric Chambers Safe for Home Use?
A Hyperbaric chamber can be dangerous for the home without any precautions. Most of the hyperbaric chambers in the market are filled with higher pressure of 100% oxygen which is highly flammable, and even a spark can lead to a fire. Oxyhelp’s hyperbaric chambers are perfectly safe for use at home. Our chambers are filled with 2 ATMs of normal air instead of Oxygen. In contrast, Oxygen is saturated outside the chambers in oxygen chambers designed in the USA and supplied to the user through medical-grade tubing.
They may be used anywhere, from homes to spas, as they are secure and simple to install. With the aid of the mirror control system, which enables the user to monitor and change the device’s settings continuously, permanent control is achieved. Additionally, our chambers are vulnerable to power outages. Automatic depressurization and door opening occur during a power outage, increasing safety to a new level.