The primary healing element in our bodies is simply oxygen. Get too much or too little and we become unstable or die. We all know that the oxygen is absorbed through the lungs and circulated through
the blood in the body. A regulated increase of oxygen therefore helps with healing and assists with the detoxification. Air at sea level is made up of approximately 20% of oxygen and 80% of nitrogen.
There is a minor level of carbon dioxide and other gases but the bulks of the transparent gases that we take for granted are oxygen and nitrogen.
Hyper means an increase in the quantity or quality of something while baric means pressure. Put these together and you have a system that delivers oxygen under increased pressure that often increases and accelerates the body's natural ability to heal from a variety of afflictions.
Main Stream Health Facilities
Orthodox medicine has used oxygen therapy for many years but limited funding means that the majority of the general public will never benefit from using such public facilities. Many professional sports people use private installations for quicker healing and recovery. So it may come as a surprise that sophisticated installations made available in the community at modest charges are being regularly ridiculed by many surgeons and even a few unenlightened doctors. It would be useful if they researched the facilities rather than responding as if it was competition and embraced the benefits of complementary services that they are unable to cater for.
Typical Hospital Applications
High dose oxygen that is breathed at increased atmospheric pressure (hyperbaric), is used clinically to treat several types of disorders. Some of the approved uses of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) for acute medical emergencies include carbon monoxide poisoning, air embolism (sudden obstruction of a blood vessel by an air bubble), decompression sickness (commonly referred to as "the bends" suffered by deep sea divers), and gas gangrene.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has been used to treat a variety of neurological problems such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, and other miscellaneous nervous system problems. The application of HBO2 therapy to neurological problems is still in its infancy and much research plus therapeutic standards are yet to be formulated.
Two critical laws come into play:
Henry's Law states that the quantity of a gas will dissolve in fluid proportionally to the partial pressure of the gas and its solubility; Daltonstated that each gas in a mixture of gases exerts its own pressure as if no other gases were present.
These help to explain why the relatively small increase in pressure exerted on hyperbaric users effectively washes the internal organs with thirty percent more oxygen during the session. The 1.3 atmospheres that the chamber is set to pressurise too is therefore relatively safe, avoiding risks involved with deeper 'dives'.his chamber increases the air pressure and oxygen which can assist with healing the body. Hyperbaric treatment has been used in many sport environments to reduce body repair time and may create a feeling of well-being. We have a chamber that accommodates up to five people or a wheelchair bound client and two helpers.
Sessions are usually one hour long and we have an individual charge per person of $96 and discount is available for bulk bookings. The unit can accommodate up to five people or one wheelchair and two people at the same time. Please telephone reception on (02) 9566 1222 for details.
Hyperbaric Chamber High dose oxygen that is breathed at increased atmospheric pressure (hyperbaric), is used in hospitals to treat several types of disorders. Some of the approved uses of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) for acute medical emergencies include carbon monoxide poisoning, air embolism (sudden obstruction of a blood vessel by an air bubble), decompression sickness (commonly referred to as "the bends" suffered by deep sea divers), and gas gangrene.
Mild hyperbaric therapy has been used to treat a variety of neurological problems such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, and other miscellaneous nervous system problems. The application of HBO2 therapy to neurological problems is still in its infancy and much research plus therapeutic standards are yet to be formulated. The Glebe Healing Centre is therefore only able to supply anecdotal evidence and provides a facility for clients to make their own benefits evaluation.
1 off sessions $110
purchasing 2 sessions in advance $95 each
purchasing 5 sessions in advance $88 each
purchasing 10 sessions in advance $75.60 each
purchasing 25 sessions in advance $63 each
Blue Card Options
1 12 session access for 2 people $945 ($39.37 each/session)
2 20 session access for 2 people $1,450 ($36.25 each/session)
3 30 session access for 2 people $1,950 ($32.50 each/session)
4 40 session access for 2 people $2,455 ($30.69 each/session)
Silver Card = years 1 per week access for 2 people $2,835 (28.35 / session)
An English clergyman, Henshaw, builds the first known hyperbaric pressure chamber.
Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen.
Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, French chemist, reports that highly concentrated oxygen is toxic.
Paul Bert, French physiologist, publishes the first results of hyperbaric experiments, considered the cornerstone publication for diving medicine, hyperbaric medicine, and aerospace medicine.
Behnke and Shaw first use hyperbaric oxygen for treatment of decompression sickness.
Mary Alice and Fred Hitchcock, a high-altitude physiologist, translate Paul Bert's findings into English for the Allied scientists during WWII, a major contribution to the war effort.
Undersea Medical Society is founded and later renamed Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.
The Oxygen Society is organised for scientists with an interest in the field of oxygen free radical biology, chemistry, and medicine.
The International Society of Hyperbaric Medicine is formed.
The Glebe Healing Centre installs a Hyperbaric Healing Chamber.