Circle City Chiro is now offering fifteen- and thirty-minute oxygen therapy sessions using supplemental oxygen. Oxygen is required for nearly every mechanism within our body and by ensuring your body has the optimal levels of oxygen will improve your general medical health and well-being. We measure blood oxygen levels with a pulse oximeter test – a painless, noninvasive method in which the oximeter is placed on the finger and ultraviolet light is used to measure oxygen in the capillaries. Read on for further details on the importance of oxygen to our health and well-being!
When you breath, oxygen in the lungs is picked up by red blood cells that travel through the heart to all the cells in the body. Carbon dioxide, a by-product of this process, is transported back to the lungs and eliminated when you breath out.
Oxygen has multiple uses throughout our bodies: creating energy, metabolizing fat and carbohydrates, moving muscles, removing pathogens and viruses, keeping the heart pumping and healthy, and enabling the nervous system to function normally.
The body works very hard to maintain optimum oxygen levels and has its own checks and balances. If there is a decrease in the normal oxygen level the following health issues can occur:
Increasing your oxygenation levels can be important for your health as optimum oxygen levels can improve wound healing, vision, mental clarity and intelligence, boost your immune system, help fight cancer cells, reduce stress levels, improve your heart function and respiration, and help you to lose weight.
Recent research has also discovered other benefits of increased oxygenation: