HYPERBARIC CHAMBER: THE OXYGEN TREATMENT THAT RELAXES YOUR BODY
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INJURIES CAUSED BY DRUG ADDICTION
Currently, long-term drug use is a constant problem that is the cause of thousands of deaths and severe health effects. The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that there were nearly 35,000 deaths from opioid overdose in 2015. Prolonged use of drugs or alcohol negatively influences the brain cells’ chemical balance over time, leading to brain damage.
The brain comprises billions of cells, called neurons, which are organized into circuits and networks. Each neuron acts as a switch that controls the flow of information. If a neuron receives enough signals from other neurons connected to it, it “triggers,” sending its signal to other neurons in the circuit.
Different brain circuits are responsible for coordinating and performing specific functions. Networks of neurons send signals to each other and between different parts of the brain, the spinal cord, and the nerves in the rest of the body.
To send a message, neurons are released to the neurotransmitter in the gap (synapse) between it and the next cell. The neurotransmitter crosses the synapse and binds to the receptors of the receptor neuron.
THE AFFECTION OF THE DRUGS IN THE BRAIN
Substance abuse interferes with the way neurons send, receive, and process signals through neurotransmitters. These chemicals mimic the brain’s chemicals and do not activate neurons in the same way as a natural neurotransmitter. They lead to sending anomalous messages creating affectations at the neuronal level. The affectations can occur in different essential areas of the brain, necessary for life support functions.
The affected areas are the basal ganglia, which play an essential role in positive forms of motivation, pleasure, habits, and routines. These areas form a crucial node of what is sometimes called the “reward circuit” of the brain.
The drugs over-activate this circuit, producing the euphoria of the high drug; but with repeated exposure, the circuit adapts to the drug’s presence, decreasing its sensitivity and making it difficult to feel pleasure for anything besides the drug.
WHY DOES DRUG USE INCREASE PSYCHOLOGICAL SENSATIONS?
The extended amygdala plays a role in stress, anxiety, irritability, and discomfort, characteristic of abstinence, and the circuit becomes increasingly sensitive with the increase of drugs. The pre-frontal cortex enhances thinking, planning, solving problems, making decisions, and exercising self-control over impulses.
The change of balance between this circuit and the stress circuits of the basal ganglia and the extended amygdala make a person with a substance use disorder compulsively look for the drug with reduced control of the impulses.
Excessive abuse of substances such as alcohol and drugs is a cause of decreased brain function. Research has proven that the hyperbaric chamber helps and accelerates recovery at the neuronal level.
WHAT IS A HYPERBARIC CHAMBER?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment based on the theory that a supply of 100% pure oxygen to the body under elevated atmospheric pressure boosts its ability to recuperate quickly and stimulates the capacity of its cells to fight against disease-causing bacteria.
HBOT involves inhalation of 100% pure oxygen using a mask in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, either single or multiple. While a single chamber is made for one user, multiple chambers are tailor-made to house two or more users simultaneously in an HBOT session.
HOW IS A HYPERBARIC CHAMBER SESSION?
When a recipient receives the therapy in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, an expert medical practitioner is present for supervision throughout the session, which may last for hours. As a recipient breathes pure oxygen in an oxygen chamber, it gets dissolved with the body fluids and the blood’s components. It is then carried to those parts of the body that are devoid of oxygen.
This technique promotes the cells’ self-healing property and enables the body’s affected cells to recuperate quickly. Besides, it also boosts the ability of the cells to fight against disease-causing microbes.
WHY IS THE HYPERBARIC CHAMBER FAVORABLE?
One of the reasons why the therapy takes precedence over others is because it is painless. Further, it does not involve any surgery. Adding the fact that it is simple and does not cause any significant side effects explains why HBOT is gaining ground as a favorable treatment among patients with different complications in the United States.
WHY IS THE OXYGEN IN THE HYPERBARIC CHAMBER BENEFICIAL?
At present, the quality of oxygen in cities is deficient due to industrialization and carbon dioxide in the air, which is detrimental to our health. The oxygen generated by the hyperbaric chamber being 100% pure will release toxins present in our body through the blood and respiratory routes.
THE TREATMENT OF ADDICTION
Addictive behaviors begin when the lack of oxygen begins to interrupt brain functions, which leads the individual to feel some discomfort, and that is where the addiction starts. The role of the hyperbaric chamber’s treatment is to alter the course of withdrawal that the patient has and thus improve the chances of eliminating the addiction or at least preventing a relapse.
The treatment helps with the patient’s body’s detoxification process, opening the circulation to the damaged tissues with 100% pure oxygen and normalizing the enzyme systems. It is there when metabolically healthy cells will participate in the body’s natural chemical processes to detoxify the brain, thus avoiding addictive behaviors.
ENEFITS AND ADVANTAGES OF HYPERBARIC CHAMBER
As we mentioned before, this treatment helps detoxify the brain and eliminate addictive behaviors; however, it is also used to help wounds (even infected ones) heal more quickly. More benefits of Hyperbaric Chamber are:
- It accelerates the detoxification process as it helps clear toxins stored in the brain due to alcohol and drug abuse and is especially beneficial for liver-damaged patients.
Years of alcohol and drug abuse can result in brain damage and cognitive impairment. Research points to the renewal of brain tissue under HBOT, otherwise known as neurogenesis.
- It helps repair affected cells by increasing tissue regeneration, generating new blood vessels, decreasing swelling and inflammation, and supplying damaged organs with a highly oxygenated blood flow.
- Increases stem cell production by 800%. Stem cells regenerate tissues damaged by alcohol and drug abuse in organs like the pancreas, liver, and brain.
- Increases serotonin, the feel-good hormone in the brain.
- The brain-altering effects of drugs and alcohol consumption cause disruptive sleep patterns. Breathing pure oxygen enhances the quality of sleep, leading to superior decision-making and emotional control.
USE THIS TREATMENT AND INHALE 100% PURE OXYGEN.
We have mentioned everything about this treatment and how you can use it to obtain wonderful benefits without risks or worries, so do not miss all the benefits that the hyperbaric chamber has for you and detoxifies your body.
We invite you to read our other articles, such as DMT, to be aware of all the treatments you can use to deal with diseases and addictive behaviors or depression.