Posted in Triplett & Carothers on June 3, 2022
Our Better Health, Longer Life feature this month is all about oxygen therapy. While our work at Triplett & Carothers often includes drafting estate plans to provide for disability and death, our goal is to put off using them as long as possible!
“Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (mHBOT)” involves breathing concentrated oxygen in a pressurized chamber or pod. The increased pressure in the chamber allows oxygen to flood the body because all fluids carry oxygen, not just red blood cells. The increased oxygen accelerates bone, skin, and muscle regeneration; it helps the body fight infections more effectively and has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect. This therapy accelerates the healing process, strengthens and normalizes the immune system, and allows bodily functions to improve.
Triplett & Carothers operations manager and client concierge Reggie Garcia took the plunge, … getting zipped into the chamber-pod with a mask for oxygen flow.
The website explains what to expect: “Breathe normally into the oxygen mask as the chamber is zipped and begins to pressurize. While the chamber is pressurizing, it is a similar feeling to ascending or descending in an airplane. After a few minutes the chamber will be fully pressurized. While in the chamber you can read, meditate, listen to music or simply sleep.”
Reggie left the one-hour experience feeling alert and clear-headed. He notes that some may find the experience a bit claustrophobic, at least initially, but then the pod inflates. The conditions treated with oxygen therapy range from brain fog and concussion, to inflammation and surgical recovery, to Lyme disease and stroke. The fee for one hour is typically $100 but discount packages are also available.