Athletes and Hyperbaric Oxygen
Over the past few months there have been news reports about athletes who are using hyperbaric oxygen chambers to support recovery from their day to day regimens of intense training and competition. As a avid tennis fan I found a newsworthy article in the Wall Street Journal about Novak Djokovic and other players at the 2015 Australian Open.
Recently, Family and Environmental Medicine has brought another similar yet more effective oxygen treatment into our clinic called Oxygen Multistep Therapy (also known as Exercise with Oxygen Therapy or EWOT). It is quicker, deeper, and ultimately more effective because of the pumping action of the lungs, heart, and cardiovascular system. While hyperbaric treatments are typically 60 – 120 minutes, Oxygen Multistep Therapy takes only 15 minutes while riding a stationary cycle and breathing 75% – 90% oxygen. During this time we monitor heart rate, intensity, and oxygen saturation. The treatment is very safe and is available to anyone who is able to exercise.
EWOT is Anti-Aging and Longevity Medicine
Oxygen is the necessary material that every cell in the body uses to make energy efficiently. If oxygen doesn’t reach the tissue, diffuse into the fluids, then shuttled into the cell, energy efficiency is disrupted. When energy is inefficient the function of cells declines. It is well-established that by 50 years old, a person is absorbing about 50% of the oxygen that was available during their 20’s. This decline in oxygen absorption leads to many diseases as well as aging. Oxygen Multistep Therapy reestablishes oxygen absorption and is well-established as an “anti-aging” therapy (I like to call it aging gracefully).
Here is a short video that explains inflammation and poor oxygenation of tissues:
Exercise with Oxygen Treatments
Treatments: The patient’s treatment plan is thirteen 15-minute sessions, either once or twice weekly. The total cost of the treatment plan is $975.00. Therefore, the average cost per session is $75.00. Additional sessions after the initial treatment plan will be charged at $75.00 per session. The payments will be cash or credit only, i.e., no insurance reimbursements.
The treatments do not include the cost of oxygen mask, oxygen hose, and supplements. These costs will be charged separately. After the first session, the oxygen mask is required to be purchased. While certain supplements are recommended they are not required.
Family and Environmental Medicine help patients with Holistic Solutions that support health and well-being. Dr Gary Gruber provides private appointments for patients from around the country who seek health and healing with Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The majority of patients are from the local area of southern Fairfield County (including Greenwich CT, Stamford CT, Darien CT, Norwalk CT, New Canaan CT, Wilton CT), Westchester County, NY, NYC, and Northern NJ. For personal questions about Exercise with Oxygen Therapy, please contact us at (203) 966-6360.