Cancer and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

By Joe Borlinha

November 19, 2015

O2Plus Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Clinic

Posted In: Spiritual Wellness, White Rock

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a method of administering pure oxygen under pressure (in a chamber) to a patient and that allows the fluids (cerebral fluid, spinal fluid, blood plasma, cellular fluid) in the body to absorb oxygen and improve tissue oxygenation.

The air we normally breathe is 21% oxygen and is almost exclusively carried by the red blood cells. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy causes vasoconstriction (controlled blood flow) but provides increased oxygen that is absorbed in the bodily fluids thus reducing inflammation. Higher concentration of oxygen reaches the blood plasma, organs, injured muscle and bone tissue, damaged tendons and joints, supporting the body’s natural healing process at a much faster rate. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy also increased ability of white blood cells to fight infection and increase growth of cells involved in wound healing.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) increases the amount of oxygen absorbed into your body and the effect of the additional oxygen is:

-increased immune function
-increased healing from chemotherapy and radiation damage
-increased body energy
-increased function of all tissues
-reduced inflammation throughout the body

But most importantly HBOT creates an environment that helps fight cancer. Cancer is an anaerobic growth- meaning it thrives in environments with little oxygen, by saturating the body with oxygen the cancer’s ability to metastasize is lessened.

Also defective apoptosis (programmed cell death) represents a major cause in the development and progression of cancer. The ability of tumor cells to evade cell death can play a significant role in their resistance to conventional therapies. Studies have shown that Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may help fight cancer by promoting apoptosis.

Hyperbarics should be part of a multi therapeutic approach to fight cancer. Often is not one thing that will cause cancer and not one therapy will stop cancer from progressing.