How it works
Wound healing occurs through seemingly magical yet precise sets of processes and rules which usually work flawlessly in most instances. The majority of the steps and phases of these regenerative processes depend upon adequate oxygen in order to proceed.
In disease as well as injury, the affected tissues many lose their ability to utilize this required oxygen. The outcome of this can range from minor subtle changes which may be hardly noticed initially ... to devastating organ failure.
Hyperbaric oxygen raises the oxygen concentration through the entire circulation of the body, which results in a many changes and "resets" which damaged tissue can enjoy. Over time, with the repeated "pulse" challenge of pharmacologic doses of oxygen which are delivered with each hyperbaric oxygen treatment, many suppresed and delicate cellular functions can be reawakened from dysfunction or no function, and restore the automatic repair solutions which may have been temporarily unavailable to these cells.
Recent scientific work is helping us to understand that oxygen, this very simple 2-atom molecule, has profound messaging and control capabilities affecting numerous biological functions.
This is permitting clinicians to more clearly identify cellular signaling and guide exposure to extremely high oxygen concentrations intermittently to achieve health benefit.
These are topics of the work of Medical Oxygen Research, the not-for profit organization which fostered the creation of the clinical facility Medical Oxygen Repair.
Regardless of the underlying cause of problem wounds, a pathway to non-healing commonly involves a hampered blood supply, resulting hypoxia (insufficient oxygen delivery), and infection.
An unusual twist achieved by intermittent hyperoxygenation of hypo-perfused wound beds is the ignition of a cascade of biochemical events which often leads to wound healing.
This process is only achievable by exposing them to a series of hyperbaric oxygen treatments.
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