Hyperbaric & SCIENCE
Higher pressure allows oxygen to dissolve and saturate the blood plasma, producing a wide variety of positive physiological, biochemical and cellular effects. It is a reliable way to increase oxygen levels in all organs of the body and avoid hypoxia which is due to a lack of oxygen in the tissues and a major cause in many problems.
Several studies seem to show that pressure of 1.3 ATA (4psi) improves the body’s innate ability to repair damaged tissue. It is also used in a complementary way to increased general, mental and physical well-being.
The physical law behind hyperbaric session
Definition: At constant temperature :
A) The Volume of a gas is inversely proportional to the pressure,
B) The density of gas is directly proportional to the pressure.
BOYLE’s law explains why as the pressure increases, the size of the oxygen molecules will decrease. So more pressure there is, more oxygen molecules there are in concentration in the alveoli (pulmonary membrane), consequently allowing more oxygen molecules to be transferred in the blood by diffusion, which saturates the blood plasma.
Definition: At constant temperature, the quantity of a given gas which dissolves in a given type and volume of liquid, is directly proportional to the partial pressure of this gas in equilibrium with this liquid. Basically, the definition of Henry’s Law explains that pressure is necessary for a gas (oxygen / ambient air) to dissolve effectively in a liquid (blood plasma / our blood). It also says gas will go from a higher density (lungs) to a lower density (tissues) to achieve equilibrium. Mild hyperbaric environment will allow larger amounts of oxygen to penetrate deeper into the body’s tissues.
Definition: The volume of a given mass of a gas is directly proportional to its temperature. The higher the pressure, the warmer it will be inside your chamber. The increasing temperature will have a direct effect on the volume of the gas (the present case being oxygen in ambient air), thus increasing the volume of oxygen available for your cells.
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