It’s a myth that we’re looking for the fountain of youth. What we are looking for as we get older is the ability to rebound from injury and illness, and to thrive into old age. Aging doesn’t have to be something that instills worry; instead, it should be about embracing this next chapter of life. A chapter in which we live li . It’s a myth that we’re looking for the fountain of youth. What we are looking for as we get older is the ability to rebound from injury and illness, and to thrive into old age. Aging doesn’t have to be something that instills worry; instead, it should be about embracing this next chapter of life. A chapter in which we live li . We were all born with a certain amount of “biological capital” (that is, biological energy) but we each also have an element of “social capital” – our social networks and relationships – and we can use both to make it easier to age well and to enjoy the benefits of being alive for longer periods of time in good health, having higher quality lives, and living more active and productive lives at whatever age we find ourselves now or in the future.
Why does aging happen to the body?
Our bodies are made up of cells; these cells constantly replicate in order to replace damaged old or damaged ones (1). When this replication occurs, structures called “telomeres” that serve as protective caps on our chromosomes, become shorter. Shortened telomeres have been linked with increased incidence of disease, worsened health, and shorter life expectancy.
“Oxygen (O2)” is the second largest component of the modern Earth’s atmosphere, accounting for about 21% of its volume or 23% of its mass; it is also an essential element for human survival – it mainly provides human cells for “respiration” )” to generate “energy (ATP)” to meet the needs of all life activities such as cell “metabolism/biochemical reactions”.
Therefore, it is reasonable to estimate that…
” Sufficient Oxygen → Sufficient Energy → Vitality of Cells (Life Force)” = able to cope with all challenges!
Therefore, in the medical field, “Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)” is used to provide patients with “100% pure oxygen gas in a “>1 atmospheric pressure environment”, so that patients can “blood- Dissolved oxygen “increase to promote the improvement of related diseases, including: improving tissue hypoxia, reducing tissue edema, promoting wound healing, accelerating the discharge of carbon monoxide/nitrogen or other toxic substances, enhancing the bactericidal ability of white blood cells… Wait. (See → Gengxin Hospital “What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy” )
It is also because of one of the medical purposes of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT): it is helpful for “skin wound healing/repair” and can promote the synthesis of collagen – so in the medical beauty industry, some people also use it as a “beauty means”.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) vs. Skin Aging
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy vs. UVB-induced photoaging
From the report ” The development of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for skin rejuvenation and treatment of photoaging “:
“Hyperbaric oxygen therapy” can inhibit the expression of UVB-induced “Hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs)” – thereby preventing the “angiogenesis” reaction mechanism from starting, preventing the surrounding skin tissue from being reacted by the process Wrinkles appear due to the fate of “released protease → degradation of collagen/elastin”.
“Hyperbaric oxygen therapy” can inhibit the activation of “Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)” after UVB stimulation – preventing the loss of collagen and the appearance of aging wrinkles. in addition…
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy vs. telomere length, number of senescent cells According to the study ” Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases telomere length and decreases immunosenescence in isolated blood cells: a prospective trial “:Thirty-five subjects (≥64 years old) had a 20% increase in the “telomeres length” of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) after 60 sessions of “Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy”;
this was associated with a significant decrease in lymphocyte senescent cells (“senescent T cell”).
How does HBOT promote anti-aging?
- Lengthens telomeres up to 20%. This means HBOT actually reversed aging
- Reduces excessive skin damage from ultraviolet radiation
- Promotes collagen production and maintains skin elasticity
- Improves wound healing and reduces scar formation
- Oxygen is an important component in skin rejuvenation, treatment of photoaging skin, & improvement in skin complexions
- Can offer protection from future ultraviolet exposure which develops anti-aging technology that is driven by science, research, and peer-reviewed studies. The results from years of studies are clear: HBOT is an important component in fighting aging. It not only treats current signs of aging and prevents future aging, but can even reverse aging. As more researchers work to replicate these results and experiment with more patients, we will learn even more, and continue to fight aging-related ailments and pain.
A breakthrough study from Tel Aviv University confirmed that a 90-day course of HBOT significantly affected the aging process at the cellular level. The lead researcher noted, “Until now, interventions such as lifestyle modifications and intense exercise were shown to have some inhibiting effect on telomere shortening, but in our study, only three months of HBOT were able to elongate telomeres at rates far beyond any currently available interventions or lifestyle modifications.”
At Holistic Hyperbaric, we are implementing the protocol with patients now, and have a waiting list for anyone who is interested in starting the process. Give us a call for more details about our HBOT protocol for anti-aging, and to book your first treatment. Our state-of-the art spa features knowledgeable staff, a relaxing environment, and comfortable hyperbaric chambers. We’d love to answer your questions, and look forward to working with you.
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Yafit Hachmo, Amir Hadanny, Ramzia Abu Hamed, Malka Daniel-Kotovsky, Merav Catalogna, Gregory Fishlev, Erez Lang, Nir Polak, Keren Doenyas, Mony Friedman, Yonatan Zemel, Yair Bechor, Shai Efrati. “Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases telomere length and decreases immunosenescence in isolated blood cells: a prospective trial.” Aging-US. November 18, 2020. https://www.aging-us.com/article/202188/text