Oxygen therapy helps to restore and maintain health, fitness, stamina and endurance. The body can begin to utilize oxygen better. This helps reverse the physical and psychological effects of oxygen deprivation from air pollution, water pollution, food pollution and aging.
Researchers have found that besides people with specific oxygen-deficient related health problems those who live in certain areas or work under certain conditions are more at risk of becoming oxygen depleted and are therefore candidates for the hyperbaric chamber. These include:
- the elderly
- those who participate in sports or regular heavy exercise
- those who work in a sealed building, in a high-stress environment or those who work excessive hours
- those who live at high altitudes
- those who are frequent airplane flyers
- those who frequently travel across time zones
- those with frequent work schedule changes from day to night
- those who live in cities with high pollution.
Oxygen deficiency is often overlooked as a cause for: acid stomach; anxiety or hostility; circulatory problems; digestive disorders; drowsiness; fatigue; forgetfulness; headaches; high blood pressure; muscle or tendon aches; skin disorders; stress; anger or sadness; dizziness; bacterial, viral or parasitic infection; depression; excessive colds and infections; exhaustion; heart palpitations; inflamed, swollen or aching joints; memory loss; premature aging; sleeping disorders and weakened immune systems.
Atmospheric oxygen is declining: This is caused by toxic gases and pollutants from industrial factories, auto exhaust, pesticides, an increase in polluted water tables, rivers, streams and oceans as well as the cutting and burning of the earth's rain forests and woodlands.
Today's lifestyle of convenient and tasty fast foods depletes oxygen from our bodies: By eating more over-processed foods which are low in oxygen and high in toxins our bodies require more oxygen to eliminate the toxins and absorb the few nutrients in these foods.
An increase in daily stress, lack of rest and a lack of proper exercise depletes oxygen: Physical, mental and emotional stresses all leave the body oxygen deprived. Lack of proper exercise prevents organs, muscles and cell tissue from absorbing more oxygen needed to revitalize. The absence of proper rest means all body systems must continue to work. This requires more oxygen and leads to oxygen deprivation.
Aging decreases our oxygen level: With aging our ability to consume sufficient oxygen decreases 5% to 10% per decade between the ages of 25 and 75. The respiratory tract deteriorates as does lung function. Cells lose the ability to carry sufficient oxygen and, as a result, all body systems must work even harder to eliminate the toxins and wastes.