November 14, 2016

What's It Like To Sit In A Hyperbaric Chamber?

In past posts we've talked about the benefits of oxygen therapy in a hyperbaric chamber, including its possible use as an alternative treatment for cancer patients.

Most people understand the concept that breathing pure oxygen can have a positive impact on their health, but what they really want to know is what the hyperbaric chamber experience is really like.

That’s why we’ve put together a few notes about the process of getting hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and how it might feel to be treated in one of our chambers.

How Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Works

As mentioned previously, hyperbaric oxygen therapy consists of entering a pressurized treatment chamber and breathing pure oxygen. By sitting or lying in a chamber where air pressure is three times more than normal atmospheric pressure, the health benefits of pure oxygen are carried more efficiently into your organs and tissues.

What Will Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Feel Like?

While each person’s experience with hyperbaric oxygen therapy is unique, there are some common sensations:

  • Pressure or Fullness In The Ears: have you ever had to “pop” your ears while traveling by airplane? That feeling of fullness occurred because, like hyperbaric chambers, plane cabins are also pressurized chambers. Most hyperbaric oxygen therapy patients can relieve the feeling by yawning or swallowing.
  • Temperature Change - Sometimes the hyperbaric oxygen chamber can feel slightly warm while it’s being pressurized, but it soon returns to normal when treatment pressure is obtained.
  • Fatigue/Hunger - After hyperbaric oxygen treatment is complete, some patients notice sensations of tiredness or hunger. This is normal and shouldn’t prevent you from continuing your day.

Contact NeuraPerformance Brain Center to schedule your hyperbaric treatment today!

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