Welcome to HBOT in Wound Care
Episode 4: Oxygen Epigenetics
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been a misunderstood therapy for over 300 years. As a wound care treatment that simply uses oxygen in a pressurized chamber it was clear that HBOT makes wounds heal faster, and that’s it. Many people have benefited from this fact, however it somehow wasn’t enough to gain the attention of the medical community. In fact it was given a bad name – like snake oil.
Welcome to our podcast series where it is our aim to discredit the dogma and bring awareness to the many uses of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. In this episode Dr. Paul Harch talks about the science that he and other Doctors of Emergency Medicine have come to discover after years of dedication to this practice, and the help of advances in technology.
It is here and now that Dr. Harch introduces the re-branding of hyperbaric oxygen therapy by showing us how the healing is attributed to gene therapy. Epigenetics is the study of changes in organisms caused by modification of gene expression rather than alteration of the genetic code itself. Under hyperbaric medical conditions it has been found that the healing takes place on the DNA level. “Hyperbaric oxygen through increases in pressure and oxygen are acting at the epigenetic level to express and suppress genes, therefore we should re-brand hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the 21st century as Oxygen Epigenetics or O2 Epi” PGH M.D.