You can survive weeks without food and days without water, but only minutes without oxygen–the basic building block for healing, which makes oxygen therapy essential and logical for patients whose healing is compromised. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is quickly becoming the preferred adjunct therapy for patients with stroke, non-healing wounds, radiation damage, chronic illnesses, and many more conditions. HBOT increases the oxygen gradient in damaged, oxygen starved tissues. The oxygen you breathe in the chamber dissolves into your blood more efficiently, acting as a cellular energy catapult so that your plasma and tissues are saturated beyond a cellular level. A cascade of healing mechanisms are then triggered which include an improvement in auto-immune response, a reduction in inflammation and swelling, and inhibition of bacteria–all of which are very important for cancer patients undergoing treatment! My guest is Diane Pechenick, President of Healing Dives.
Archive for July 11th, 2012
HEALING DIVES on TREATMENT S.O.S., Thurs., July 12th, 2:00 p.m. EST on www.W4WN.com and www.W4CS.com
Male Caregiving on CAREGIVING S.O.S., Wed., July 11th, 2:00 p.m. EST on www.W4WN.com and www.W4CS.com
Rob Harris is the newly published author of We’re In This Together: A Caregiver’s Story. This book is written from the male caregiver perspective, and includes 70 Caregiver Tips developed during the author’s journey as a caregiver for his wife as she confronted not one, but two very deadly battles with cancer. Rob’s passion is to reach out to caregivers, patients, and members of the medical community to create and enhance a cohesive team, all with the same mission in mind: assisting the patient during the medical journey.