WHY ATLASPROFILAX FOR NECK & BACK PAIN?

By Kathleen Lewis DC | June 2, 2020

By Kathleen Lewis, D.C. There are many factors involved in creating neck and back pain. Some of these include:  Abnormal posture Changes in connective tissue (fascia) Tight muscles Compensation patterns  Abnormal stress across the discs between the vertebrae  Pressure on spinal nerves Pressure on the dura mater (the layer of connective tissue around the brain and spinal cord) Inflammation  Abnormal blood flow                                     Local release…

HOW HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY HELPS IMMUNITY

By Kathleen Lewis DC | May 29, 2020

Did you know that hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help the immune system? The subject of immunity is a hot topic today due to Covid-19. How do you optimize the functioning of your immune system? Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (AKA HBOT) increases oxygen levels in tissues. Increased tissue oxygen levels inhibit the growth of bacteria and also…

WHY HYPERBARIC OXYGEN?

By Kathleen Lewis DC | May 29, 2020

Mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy is helpful for many conditions. Studies have shown that it is able to:  Strengthen the immune system  Improve wound healing  Promote formation of connective tissue and new skin  Encourage fracture repair  Cause new blood vessels to grow (angiogenesis), improving   circulation  Aid recovery after traumatic brain injuries and concussions  Increase stem cell…

WHAT TO EXPECT IN AN HBOT SESSION

By Kathleen Lewis DC | May 29, 2020

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is oxygen under pressure. The increased pressure increases the concentration of oxygen in the tissues, which has multiple benefits described in other posts. Dressed comfortably, you lie down on a cushy mat in a roomy cylinder-shaped chamber. The chamber has windows on the top and at the ends. Outside the chamber are…