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Summary and recommendations using the BioBarica Medium Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber

 

The Biobarica (RevitalAir) 430 chamber is a soft chamber that goes to a maximum of 1,4 ATM and uses 90% Oxygen enriched air from an Airsep Oxygen concentrator. The BioBarica chamber is an ancillary therapy and no claims, either real or implied are being made. This type of hyperbaric therapy is considered medium pressure Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (mHBOT).

 

There are 15 classified medical conditions for which hard chamber HBOT is officially approved (arterial gas embolism, decompression sickness, Carbon monoxide poisoning, Clostridial Myositis and myonecrosis (Gas gangrene), crush injuries, compartment Syndrome and other traumatic ischaemias, enhancement of healing in selected problem wounds, necrotising soft tissue infections, refractory osteomyelitis, delayed radiation injury, compromised skin grafts and flaps, acute thermal burns, severe blood loss anaemia, inoperable brain abscesses, central retinal artery thrombosis, idiopathic sudden, sensorineural hearing loss). More information on accredited hard chambers can be obtained from the Southern African Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Association (www.sauhma.org).

 

In recent years, it has become internationally accepted that many other conditions may benefit from the process of “hyperoxia”; which is the process of increasing the level of Oxygen within the body.

 

mHBOT assists as a co-adjuvant therapy with a very large number of conditions where mHBOT has proved very successful but are not yet endorsed by the medical schemes as medical treatments due to ongoing clinical research.

 

A brief summary of conditions where mHBOT serves as a co-adjuvant therapy includes but are not limited to: 

 

General use: Stress, Depression, Rejuvenation.

Neurology: Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease.

Wound Care: Burns & Grafts, Diabetic Ulcers.

Musculoskeletal Recovery: Sports Injuries, Muscle, tendon & bone injuries

Chronic Conditions: Cancer, Arthritis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Varicose Veins, Sleep Disorders, Circulatory Disorders, Migraines & Headaches

  

Entering a Biobarica (RevitalAir) 430 chamber signifies a clear understanding and acceptance of these recommendations and a declaration that there are no conditions present that would impede or harm a person from using the chamber. 

 

General

 

Biobarica hyperbaric sessions invoiced directly through Oxygenate (Pty) Ltd will be treated as private and are not medical aid claimable. All packages carry a three-month expiry period from date of purchase. Sessions not cancelled at least 24 hours in advance will be fully charged. Late sessions will be cut down in time accordingly. There will be no reimbursement of packages after three sessions have been used.

 

Medical Aid

 

At present, mHBOT administered by a Biobarica chamber is not covered by medical aids in South Africa.

 

Session duration and frequency

 

mHBOT consist of a series of sessions inside the Biobarica 430 chamber for period from 60 to 90 minutes. The amount of sessions and their duration will vary from person to person.

 

Informed Consent declaration

 

I hereby authorize Oxygenate (Pty) Ltd and any agent, employee, franchisee or otherwise nominated person thereof to perform medium pressure hyperbaric Oxygen therapy on me using a Biobarica 430 chamber.

 

I fully understand the pressurization and de-pressurization process and the associated risks thereof.

 

I acknowledge that the Biobarica system is considered Medium Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy; and is not considered Hyperbaric Medicine.

 

I have been informed of the risks, benefits and foreseeable complications. I recognize that no guarantees or claims have been given to me with regards to the results of Medium Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. I acknowledge that medium Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy is an adjunctive therapy and should be used in conjunction with other primary modes of healthcare.

 

I understand that hyperbaric Oxygen therapy, and specifically Medium hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a complimentary therapy and does not constitute a treatment on its own. I understand that no guarantee of healing or cure of any disorder can be given and understand that Oxygenate (Pty) Ltd and any agent, employee, franchisee or otherwise nominated person can be held liable in the absence of healing.

 

Prior to each session, before entering the Biobarica 430 chamber, I undertake to inform the operator if I have a cold, otitis, coughing or other recent pulmonary infection, sinusitis or if I have other symptoms at the moment outside of the ordinary that I consider has to be reported.

 

Once I have entered the Biobarica 430 chamber I shall immediately inform the chamber operator if I suffer any earache or any other relevant medical symptoms.

 

I note that I should come to each session bathed and wounds dressed. I further note that I should be free of uncontrolled high blood pressure and dizziness and must have eaten within the hour previous to treatment if I am Diabetic.

 

I consent and will comply with the aforementioned conditions to enter a Biobarica 430 chamber. I have been given the opportunity to ask all questions pertaining to the session and all have been answered fully and satisfactorily in easy terms for my understanding.

 

BioBarica and Oxygenate (Pty) Ltd hereby indemnifies themselves, members, directors, instructors, employees, officers, franchisees and agents from all liability or responsibility whatsoever for bodily injury, damage to or loss of property or death, howsoever caused, and indemnifies and holds harmless the indemnified parties against any claim, loss, demands, liability, costs and expenses of whatsoever nature which may be made against any of them (including the costs incurred in defending or contesting any such claim) arising out of or connected with any agreement undertaken. I hereby confirm that I accept the above disclaimer.

Payment and Reimbursements, Cancellations and no shows. 

 

Once payment has been received by Oxygenate or any of its affiliated branches, NO CASH will be refunded for unused sessions. All endeavors will be made to accommodate clients preferred sessions times and locations. Packages expire within 3 months of purchase. Late cancellations and no shows (less than 24 hours) will be charged in full. Monthly package holders will be invoiced separately at standard rates. 

Pain Management

Managing pain is one of the most important tasks we always seem to avoid.

Less pain equals more productivity. 

Take a look below at some of our rules for avoiding pain.

Headaches
Migranes
Depression
Insomnia
Fatigue
Headaches
Migraines

Headaches tend to come and go, but constant pain is never something to live with. Studies show that headaches are caused by increases in normal blood flow to certain brain areas. Oxygen therapy increases the oxygen count in the brain and reduces the cerebral blood flow back to normal, more comfortable levels. This increase in oxygen levels often leads to relief from headaches.

Depression

Migraines disrupt our entire lives when they take hold. Studies show that migraines are caused by disruptions in normal blood flow to the brain and therefor fluctuates oxygen levels. Oxygen therapy increases the amount of oxygen available, ensuring that blood oxygen levels don't fall too much, and aids in reducing headaches and migraines.

Insomnia

1 in 3 adults will go through depression in their lifetime. This leads to a host of feelings and emotions that can wear us down over time and cloud our outlook on life. Oxygen therapy was found to have a similarly effective result as Psychotherapy when treating patients with depression and anxiety.

Insomnia can be one of the most frustrating conditions to shake off. Oxygen therapy has been found in studies to relax the mind and body, putting it in a better state to fall asleep and benefit from deeper sleep. Our chamber serves as a great place to receive higher levels of Oxygen and also to sleep at the same time.

Fatigue

Over worked and under rested is commonplace in today's world. Studies show that Oxygen therapy improves energy levels and aids in achieving deeper sleep. This is important to those suffering from feelings of fatigue. By being able to rest more and improve our body's energy producing systems, fatigue can be overcome.

General advice for managing pain

Enough Sleep

Exercise

This is the most important part of managing pain. Your body recovers at its best during good amounts of sleep and rest.

Make sure you're getting to bed before 11pm and aiming for 7-8 good hours.

Physical Rehabilitation

30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise, 3 times a week is enough for the majority of health benefits. Find something you enjoy and invest in your health - the best investment you can make.

Healthy Diet

Biokinetics, Physiotherapy and Sports Massage. Any of these three can relieve tension and stress locked up in the body. Coupling this with mindful activities can switch off the stress tap.

Avoiding sugars, highly processed foods and anything that doesn't feel healthy is the best advice we can provide. A healthy diet and optimum hydration levels leads to lower levels of stress and greater energy levels.

Side effects of pain

Low energy

Headaches

Aches & pains

Chest pain

Rapid heartbeat

Insomnia

Frequent colds