Hyperbaric Oxygen Restorative Therapy (HORT)
Updated: Nov 14, 2021
We have the only FDA approved hyperbaric chamber for life longevity and critical care/wound healing in Arizona.
Oxygen is required for every life form on our planet, when more oxygen is supplied every cellular function is enhanced including energy, healing, rejuvenation, and all other cellular functions.
Our Hyperbaric chamber concentrates oxygen and supplies it at 95-100% while simultaneously using pressure to decrease the molecule size allowing it to be absorbed directly by our cells.
In the post-Covid 19 area we have seen more and more people understand the importance of taking responsibility for their own health. Often people default to trusting in their doctor to monitor their health and subsequent treatment. However, doctors are trained to assess and treat ‘existing’ problems, not in preventative care. I believe most people inherently believe this, but life is hectic and time flies.
As the COVID-19 epidemic starts to wane, we have learned the deficiencies of our existing health care system. As a result many people are looking more and more at preventative health – taking steps to prevent disease and delay health decay rather then treating it after the fact.
As we begin to look at our options, we are learning that in many cases the answers were always there. What was once considered ‘Alternative Medicine’ has been relabeled – and this is important – by the ‘established medical professionals (your doctors)’ as ‘Functional Medicine’!
Functional Medicine IS alternative medicine rebranded as Functional Medicine. Even greater news is that as we explore many of the former Alternative Medicines we are re-learning their intrinsic and absolute value.
Why? Because they work! Period! And in many cases have for centuries upon centuries.
At BestLife Clinics we have invested in a hyperbaric chamber and can now offer that to everyone. Hyperbaric Chambers are one of the greatest of the alternative, now functional medicines. It has both FDA approval and a drove of anecdotal evidence to support its efficacy.
We can trace the history of hyperbaric medicine back to the 1600’s. In 1662, the first Hyperbaric Chamber was built and operated by a British clergyman named Henshaw. He erected a structure titled, the Domicilium, that was used to treat a variety of conditions.
In 1878, Paul Bert, a French physiologist, discovered the link between decompression sickness and nitrogen bubbles in the body. Bert later identified that the pain could be ameliorated with recompression.
The concept of treating patients under pressurized conditions was continued by the French surgeon Fontaine, who later built a pressurized mobile operating room in 1879. Fontaine found that inhaled nitrous oxide had a greater potency under pressure, in addition to his patients having improved oxygenation.
In the early 1900’s Dr. Orville Cunningham, a professor of anesthesia, observed that people with particular heart diseases improved better when they lived closer to sea level than those living at higher altitudes. He treated a colleague who was suffering from influenza and was near death due to lung restriction. His resounding success led him to develop what was known as the “Steel Ball Hospital” located along the shore of Lake Erie. The six story structure was erected in 1928 and was 64 feet in diameter. The hospital could reach 3 atmospheres absolute ( 44.1 PSI ). Unfortunately, due to the depressed financial status of the economy, it was deconstructed in 1942 for scrap.
Hyperbaric Chambers were later developed by the U.S. Military in the 1940’s to treat deep-sea divers who suffered from decompression sickness.
In the 1950’s, physicians first employed Hyperbaric Medicine during heart and lung surgery, which led to its use for carbon monoxide poisoning in the 1960’s. Since then, over 10,000 clinical trials and case studies have been completed for numerous other health-related applications with the vast majority of results reporting resounding success.
The UHMS defines Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) as an intervention in which an individual breathes near 100% pure oxygen while inside a hyperbaric chamber that is pressurized to greater than sea level pressure (1 atmosphere absolute, or ATA).
For clinical purposes, the pressure must equal or exceed 1.4 ATA while breathing near 100% oxygen.
The United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) and Compressed Gas Association (CGA) Grade A specify medical grade oxygen to be not less than 95.0% purity by volume, and the National Fire Protection Association specifies USP medical grade oxygen.
In certain circumstances it represents the primary treatment modality while in others it is an adjunct to surgical or pharmacologic interventions.
According to the UHMS definition and the determination of The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other third party carriers, breathing medical grade 95%+ Oxygen at 1 atmosphere of pressure or exposing isolated parts of the body to 95%+ oxygen does not constitute Hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
The Hyperbaric patient must receive the oxygen by inhalation within a pressurized chamber. Current information indicates that pressurization should be to 1.4 ATA or higher.
At BestLife Clinics our hyperbaric chamber goes to 1.5ATM and allows our patients to breathe double-hepa filtrated medical-grade pure Oxygen at the above 95% purity requirement. The results are nothing short of amazing and we love how many people we have been able to help achieve a better, healthier life.
Almost all FDA approved treatments and recommendations require anywhere from 10-40+ sessions in the chamber to achieve the desired results. Acknowledging this BestLife Clinics offers packages to lessen the financial strain of this life changing treatment. Call us today and speak to one of our nurses about your multiple options to take charge of your health.