Radically increase your oxygen intake, treat infection, grow new blood vessels and speed healing from degenerative disease in this popular talk with naturopath Russell Kolbo. Hearhow hyperbaric oxygen sessions assisted in Cherie Kolbo’s stroke recovery in 2008 and why they now offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy at Mount Rainier Clinic in Gig Harbor, WA.
Thursday, August 21
6:30 pm, FREE
From Dr. Kolbo’s website:
Hyper” means increased and “baric” relates to pressure. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) thus refers to intermittent treatment of the entire body with 100-percent oxygen at greater than normal atmospheric pressures. The earth’s atmosphere normally exerts approximately 15 pounds per square inch of pressure at sea level. That pressure is defined as one atmosphere absolute (abbreviated as 1 ATA). In the ambient atmosphere we normally breathe approximately 20 percent oxygen and 80 percent nitrogen. While undergoing HBOT, pressure is increased up to two times (2 ATA) in 100% oxygen. In the Sechrist monoplace chambers utilized at our facilities, the entire body is totally immersed in 100-percent oxygen. There is no need to wear a mask or hood. This increased pressure, combined with an increase in oxygen to 100 percent, dissolves oxygen in the blood plasma and in all body cells, tissues and fluids at up to 10 times normal concentration—high enough to sustain life with no blood at all (from 20% to 100% oxygen is a 5-fold increase, from 1 ATA to 2 ATA can double this again to a 10-fold or 1,000% increase).
While some of the mechanisms of action of HBOT, as they apply to healing and reversal of symptoms, are yet to be discovered, it is known that HBOT:
1) greatly increases oxygen concentration in all body tissues, even with reduced or blocked blood flow;
2) stimulates the growth of new blood vessels to locations with reduced circulation, improving blood flow to areas with arterial blockage;
3) causes a rebound arterial dilation after HBOT, resulting in an increased blood vessel diameter greater than when therapy began, improving blood flow to compromised organs;
4) stimulates an adaptive increase in superoxide dismutase (SOD), one of the body’s principal, internally produced antioxidants and free radical scavengers; and,
5) aids the treatment of infection by enhancing white blood cell action and potentiating germ-killing antibiotics.
While not new, HBOT has only lately begun to gain recognition for treatment of chronic degenerative health problems related to atherosclerosis, stroke, peripheral vascular disease, diabetic ulcers, wound healing, cerebral palsy, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, macular degeneration, and many other disorders. Wherever blood flow and oxygen delivery to vital organs is reduced, function and healing can potentially be aided with HBOT. When the brain is injured by stroke, CP, or trauma, HBO may wake up stunned parts of the brain to restore function. Air or Gas embolism* (in divers, but can also occur during bypass surgery) Other conditions treated with HBOT are but not limited to:
Bends in divers (Decompression sickness) Burns (thermal burns) Carbon monoxide poisoning Cyanide Poisoning Cerebral edema , Closed head injuries (traumatic brain injury) , Crisis of sickle cell anemia, Exceptional Blood Loss Anemia, Blast injury, Gas gangrene, Hydrogen sulfide poisoning , Near-drowning , Near-electrocution , Severed limbs , Smoke inhalation Stroke (cerebral infarct, with benefit even long after the event), autism, Air embolism, Decompression induced (divers) , Iatrogenic (bypass surgery, injected, etc.) cerebral edema , Cerebral Palsy (CP), fetal alcohol syndrome, Stroke (acute and chronic residuals) Vegetative coma (acute and prolonged) , Closed head injury , Hypoxic encephalopathy (suffocation, drowning, strangulation, cardiac arrest, near hanging, near choking, lightening strikes, etc.) multiple sclerosis (all phases),Cranial nerve syndromes , Retinal artery occlusion , Peripheral neuropathy , Crush injuries (vascular compromise) , Cellulitis, Acute necrotizing fasciitis ( so-called “flesh-eating bacteria”), Necrotizing soft tissue infections, Clostridial myonecrosis (gas gangrene) Severed limbs and digits, Acute and chronic osteomyelitis (bone infection) , Bone grafting Fracture healing and nonunion, Aseptic necrosis , Tendon and ligament injuries, post-surgical repair, Delayed wound healing ,Peripheral vascular ulcer, Decubitus (bed sores) Gangrene (wet and dry, atherosclerosis, more common in diabetes) , Compromised Skin Flaps and Grafts, Autism , Fibromyalgia , Frostbite , Diabetic retinopathy , Glaucoma with visual field loss, Diabetic ulcers, Gulf War Syndrome , Lyme disease , Migraines, Osteoradionecrosis* (post radiation damage) , Pancreatitis, Plastic surgery (speed healing, reduce scar and infection) , Rheumatoid arthritis (acute) , Brown Recluse Spider Bite, Scleroderma, Sickle cell crisis and hematuria , Peptic ulcer , Plastic Surgery, speeds healing with less scar , Myocardial infarction, Slow healing wounds, Refractory mycoses (fungal infections) , Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Cerebral palsy , Post-polio syndrome , Cirrhosis, Immune System Enhancement, Crohn’s disease , Ulcerative colitis, ALS, Parkinson’s Syndrome……