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History of Hyperbaric Centers of Texas
Hyperbaric Centers of Texas was established in 2004 to offer treatments for both FDA-approved and “off-label” (non FDA approved) conditions that had previously been unavailable to patients, either due to lack of insurance coverage or to limited income. Many of the “off-label” conditions have been studied extensively and have shown remarkable results with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Some of these conditions include Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Sports Injuries, RSD, and Cerebral Palsy.
History of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has a long history. The first chamber used to treat patients was constructed in 1662 by a British clergyman named Henshaw. And yes, that date is correct, which makes hyperbaric therapy almost 350 years old. Needless to say, there have been a large number of studies conducted, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy’s effectiveness has been well established.
About Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatments
HBOT treatments involve placing the patient in a chamber that increases the atmospheric pressure. During the treatment the patient breathes pure oxygen. This saturates the tissues with oxygen and reverses any areas of hypoxia, or areas with low oxygen levels.
As a comparison, the average person breathes in about 6 pounds of oxygen per day, which is about the same amount they take in by eating food and drinking water. During a single hour of HBOT, a person will take in about 2.4 pounds of oxygen. This increases the oxygen content of the tissues by a factor of 10-15 times that of regular air.
Some of the effects of HBOT treatment include promoting the growth of new blood vessels, decreasing swelling and inflammation, and deactivating toxins. By improving these aspects of your health, HBOT treatments also help increase your body’s ability to fight infections, to clear out toxins, and to metabolic waste products. All of these treatment effects help improve the rate at which your body heals.
To learn more or to schedule hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment in Dallas, call (972) 238-7333, or contact us online.