Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Cancer

In 2015, over 1.6 million people were diagnosed with cancer and over 500,000 cancer-related deaths occurred in the U.S. alone. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death, world-wide, and new integrated treatments are being utilized to help combat its devastating effects.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is currently being utilized in conjunction with conventional treatments, including radiation and chemotherapy, to attain optimal dosages for patients, stimulate tumor regression and reduce the side effects of treatments.

Cancer thrives in hypoxic or low-oxygen environments and HBOT has been shown to increase these oxygen levels to weaken tumors and reduce their aggressiveness. Studies have demonstrated the benefits of HBOT for cancer.

While the FDA has not approved HBOT for the treatment of cancer. In 1930, Dr. Otto Warburg, MD in Europe received the Nobel Medical Award for his research in preventing and treating cancer as a result of increasing the oxygen levels in the blood.

There are several documented studies showing the benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and cancer.

The pressure in the chamber causes the oxygen that is breathed to be dissolved in your blood .

When a patient breathes 100% oxygen, at pressures from 1.5 to 3.0 atmosphere’s (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) , red blood cells carry 98% of their capacity for oxygen.

It has long been known that healing cannot take place without appropriate oxygen levels in the tissues. In many cases, such as circulatory problems and strokes, adequate oxygen cannot reach the effected area and the body’s natural healing process does not function properly.

Here are a few ways that Hyperbaric Oxygen potentially helps your body fight against cancer:

  • · Potentially Weakens Hypoxic Tumors [1]
  • · Targets Metastatic Tumors [2]
  • · Increases Reactive Oxygen Species Production [3]
  • · Amplifies Cancer Cell Death [4]
  • · Regresses Tumor Volume [5]
  • · Reduces Radiation Therapy Side Effects [6]
  • · Reduces Chemotherapy Side Effects [7]
  • · Reduces Chemo-Brain Syndrome Symptoms [8]
  • · Accelerates Post-Operative Healing & Prevents Infection [9]
  • · Decreases Inflammatory Markers [10]
  • · Normalizes Intracellular Oxygen Levels [11]
  • · Stimulates Cellular Detoxification [12]

  • Call today for more information on how Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can be used as an adjunctive therapy with cancer: (949) 328-4268

[1] http://europepmc.org/articles/pmc4247798

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