Friday, May 14, 2010

Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments Commence

This is the hyperbaric oxygen chamber that pumps pure O2 into me at twice normal atmospheric pressure for an hour a day. It's for treating my Lyme disease and Parkinson's. I am noticing interesting things. Emotions are waking up. Positive ones. Feelings I had forgotten existed. Don't know if it's the dopamine agonist (Parkinson's med) or chamber, but it's pleasant, so I don't really care!

The staff who run the place are Lyme literate, and very helpful.

"The San Francisco Institute for Hyperbaric Medicine is a state-of-the-art healthcare treatment facility located in the South Beach area of San Francisco. We operate with the dual missions of providing hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) treatments to private patients, as well as advancing the field of HBOT through clinical research. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is the use of intermittent, high-dose, oxygen as a drug. By giving pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber, HBOT delivers a massive influx of oxygen -- even to areas of poor blood flow -- and results in remarkable benefits that cannot be achieved with any other therapy."