Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in Guildford, Surrey

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What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Oxygen is an essential element to every cell in our body. With an increasingly polluted environment this vital ingredient is, as time passes and we age, becoming severely deficient in our bodies. There is no pill or supplement we can take to put the oxygen back into our cells, and at normal air pressure our red blood corpuscles, that transport the oxygen around the body, cannot increase their delivery rate. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy jump starts the healing energies, so is highly regenerative.

By using a hyperbaric system we can place the body gently under pressure so that oxygen is dissolved into the fluids in our whole system, not just the circulatory system, thereby increasing our oxygen levels dramatically. This means a huge delivery of up to 25% more 02 to injured tissues, reducing swelling and inflammation and encouraging the formation of fresh blood vessels in injured tissues, even including the brain and eyes.  

The result is improved healing and resistance to infections, renewal of damaged neurons and speedy elimination of damaging toxins in order to promote regeneration, which means it is a very effective anti-ageing medicine. Hyperbaric oxygen is proven to stimulate fibroblasts and collagen activity, alleviating or preventing major diseases linked to age.

We use a safe level of pressure at 4psi, which has been proven to sometimes be even more effective than stronger pressures.

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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy from Walking on Air Well Being in Guildford, Surrey. For more information please call 01483 454 000.

The benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen gives the body a powerful healing and rejuvenating boost whilst you simply lie back and relax. Its vast range of benefits include:  
  • Anti-ageing to face and whole body
  • No pills, needles or powders – just O2
  • Delivers regenerative oxygen to tissue cells up to 25 times normal levels
  • Supports the function of the immune system 
  • Upgrades and hastens the healing process of wounds, burns and infections
  • Improves resistance to infections of the body
  • Helps the body to renew damaged neurons, including those of the eyes.
  • Promotes and encourages the elimination of toxins from various systems
  • Stimulates the production of stem cells
  • Decreases inflammation and swelling
  • Speeds up recovery from surgery thus improving outcome
  • Helps radiation necrosis (tissue death) after radiotherapy treatment, and eases discomfort.
  • Oxygenates body where acute blood loss has taken place and transfusion is not possible
  • Increases regeneration of injured / broken bones & tissues
  • Speeds recovery from jet lag and similar deep fatigue symptoms 
  • Energises the body and assists in relieving brain fog - particularly helpful in cases of ME, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue and post chemotherapy
  • Reduces healing time of ligament and soft tissue damage
  • Helps traumatic and ischemic brain injuries
  • Assists in the restoration of latent or penumbral areas of brain so may be helpful in the treatment of conditions such as Cerebral Palsy.  
  • Proven to assist in the formation of new blood vessels leading to partial restoration of the brain following injury, ischemic attack or stroke 
  • Encourages cardiovascular and respiratory recovery following heart attack
  • Decreases fatigue levels caused by chronic inadequacy of oxygen levels within cells and body tissues
  • Eases migraine, glaucoma and sudden hearing loss
  • Supports healing and calm body and mind following physical trauma or emotional shock
  • Enhances recovery from smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Reaches parts that other methods cannot reach so that damaged, diseased areas can be saturated with regenerative oxygen
For technical explanations of the services we offer, see the educational films on our associate’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/thewellnesstreegroup 
where you will discover the benefits of the highly advanced technology we have at Walking On Air Well Being to help you feel a whole lot better.

Increased energy leads to more brain stimulation, which leads to and increase in positive thoughts. Mental wellbeing and happiness helps us to heal more quickly.

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How does hyperbaric oxygen therapy work?

The human body is a massive devourer of oxygen. We rely on oxygen for life of course. Before oxygen, there was no life! Without oxygen we do not last many minutes before damage occurs, followed by fatality unless we take another breath. Humans consume roughly 6 lbs of oxygen per day. This gross consumption far outweighs any other nutrient demands made by the body.  

The primary purpose of oxygen within the body is to generate energy. The fats and carbohydrates we consume only generate around 50% of the energy we need. In order to enable our bodies to make stored energy accessible for consumption, our bodily cells have to convert this stored energy into ATP (the body’s recuperative energy currency) through its use of oxygen.

The chemistry law 'Henry's Law' states that fluid absorbs more gas under pressure. Therefore, in a hyperbaric chamber we greatly increase the partial pressure of oxygen, which encourages the vital gas to dissolve into the body’s plasma and other waterborne bodily fluids. Dissolved water and gases are able to cross the semi-permeable cell membrane walls through osmosis and diffusion. 

Every cell in the body is bathed in fluid. The body is roughly 70% water, so we can use the hyperbaric chamber to deliver oxygen under pressure to every tissue in the body. This is so even to areas where the blood vessels are blocked, such as in the case of diabetes, trauma, or surgical intervention. Our bodies then convert the oxygen to healing and rejuvenating currency.  

There is no need to get undressed for this therapy – you simply comfortably lie there and the body does the work!  

“You get oxygenation, decreased swelling and decreased inflammation all in one treatment. If a drug did this a pharmaceutical company would make quite a bit of money.” 
- Dr D. A. Rossignol MD and hyperbaric specialist/Medical Veritas 2006

Hyperbaric oxygen is a cumulative treatment, which means that you will need a number of sessions, all within a reasonable period of time. The regularity will be discussed in the light of your condition, but you do need to take at least 10 hours of oxygen before you begin to really feel the true benefit where a truly debilitating condition is concerned, because by 10 hours many new blood vessels will form in the oxygen deprived areas. We discuss your progress at every visit. 

By 20 to 30 hours of oxygen saturation the restoration can become permanent. We generally suggest that you spend at least one hour in the oxygen tent per session, but longer sessions mean that you will experience the recovery more quickly and economically. For lesser issues, such as a pulled muscle, it may be that a much shorter treatment will suffice.

For hyperbaric treatment you do not need to remove anything but your shoes, although we do strongly recommend loose, comfortable casual attire. You can have music, talk on your mobile, play with your iPad, read, or even sleep in the tent, which means that you should be able to take a nice long session. 
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