Here at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery, we treat Diabetic Patients who have Chronic Non-Healing Wounds with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). We are extremely proud to share stories of saving limbs and improving quality of life.
Please watch MaryAnn’s video and testimony of her wound recovery at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery. Thank you!
Hyperbaric Oxygenation Follows the Gas Laws of Physics
Because of the several gas laws that determine the importance of HBOT, and angiogenesis.
Angiogenesis is the basis of healing chronic wounds.
Boyle’s Law states that, greater pressure (ATA) directly dissolves more gas (oxygen) in a liquid (plasma, other body fluids).
In Henry’s Law of partial pressures says that, the greater the pressure (while breathing pure oxygen), oxygen is dissolved into all the fluids of the body, with equal pressure to all parts of the body.
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Because of these Gas Laws, Angiogenesis occurs to super saturate the body’s plasma, tissue and organs to provided wound healing and so much more.
Angiogenesis is the key to HBOT ~ wound healing.
Angiogenesis is new blood vessel growth which is critical to wound healing. in chronic wounds we see low amounts of oxygen or hypoxia. Due to Physical gas laws, receiving HBOT induces a 7-10 fold rise in new vessel growth bringing oxygen rich nutrients to wounds as well as anti inflammatory responses to “gobble up” or remove dead waste and infection. Oxygen gradients are observed to continue to move peripherally towards the center of a wound. This is observed in Diabetic chronic wounds, crush injuries, failing flaps (plastic surgery) and more.
The diagram below, left, shows blood vessel restriction due to an injury or other insult event where oxygen is depleted to tissues. The diagram, right, shows how oxygen under pressure (HBOT) forces increase in oxygen into tissues and is known to occur in most cases by the 20th HBOT.
What is Hyperbaric Oxygenation Therapy (HBOT)? Hyperbaric oxygenation therapy is a prescribed medical treatment in which a patient breathes pure oxygen at a greater than normal atmospheric pressure. This treatment allows an increased amount of oxygen to circulate in the body.
The word “hyperbaric” is from the Greek root “hyper” meaning “over, above” and “baro” meaning “weight.” Therefore, hyperbaric is “above the (normal) weight” of the atmosphere.
Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen for chronic wounds:
· Increases oxygen to tissues
· Increases diffusion gradient
· Enhances immune system function for removal of dead tissue
· Enhances bone formation
· Enhances collagen production for repair of tissues
· Is most effective in diffuse micro-vascular arterial disease
· Requires sufficient arterial flow to the extremity
At Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery, we continue to treat
all Firefighters and First Responders who have put their life on the line fighting recent fires in Sonoma, Mendocino,
Marin and Napa County.
Carbon Monoxide and other toxic gas poisoning has serious and numerous symptoms to the central nervous system, sometimes long lasting and sometimes fatal. Some symptoms can delay in showing up. Please donate to support the care we hope to give to any and all who come to see us. thank you!
H.O.P.E. for Healing Institute’s mission is to alleviate suffering and improve quality of life through Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy! Please help us help those Firefighters and First Responders who have taken care of our communities.
HOPE for Healing Institute, a a501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
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HOPE for Healing Institute
900 Larkspur LandingCircle, Ste. 115
arkspur, CA 94939
Call us today for more information or to schedule a consultation with our Medical Hyperbaric Physician!415-785-8652
Jacqueline S Chan, DO Physician, Medical Director
Dr Jacqueline S Chan, DO is Board Certified in Family Practice, Board Certified in Holistic medicine, Board Certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, including Osteopathic Medical Board of California and a DEA License.
Here, Dr. Chan is standing beside the artwork of our dear and very talented patient, Susan Swartz, who continued to check on us amidst the fires to make sure our staff and facility were ok. – The love was greatly appreciated.
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