The benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy are being discovered every month. Not very long ago, the medical researchers at the Tel Aviv University have seen the cognitive abilities of healthy and ageing people improve significantly after undergoing HBOTherapy. Following are the areas of improvement they have observed in older people after HBOT:
- Test candidates were more attentive
- They processed information faster
- Execution speed in activities was improved
- Global cognitive functioning of the brain increased significantly. This was mainly attributed to improved blood flow to specific parts of the brain.
What happens during HBOTherapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a totally non invasive, alternative treatment method that involves no medicine of any kind. The person is made to sit or lie down in an enclosed oxygen chamber. The chamber is then filled with 100% medical grade oxygen and the pressure of the chamber is set at 1.5 to 2 times that of absolute atmospheric pressure. This leads to breathing 5 times higher amounts of pure oxygen which then gets dissolved in the blood and plasma. As a result every cell and tissue (even the weakest tissue) is supplied with oxygen. Supplying oxygen to the body rejuvenates the cells, tissues, muscles in the body.
If you are having aged parents or elders at home and if you notice a decrease in their cognitive abilities, memory or anything related to the brain, you can get in touch with us for a consultation and check with our doctors to find out if HBOT can help them.