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OXYMED Australia

Malcolm Hooper

South Yarra VIC 3141

OXYMED Australia




OXYMED Australia

OXYMED is Australia's largest private outpatient facility specialising in the modern applications of Oxygen delivery and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. 

We continue to lead the field in the 'science-based' applications of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (increased O2 under pressure) with over 23-years experience in using Oxygen modalities combined with integrative approaches to assist clients from elite sports to patients suffering complex neurological and autoimmune related illness. Protocols are tailored to the individual.

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"A picture is worth a 1000 words! These are side by side pre and post HBOT Metabolic scans showing the improvement over time in the brain function of the individual with 40 hyperbaric therapy treatments"

Dr. Ted Fogarty, MD IHMF President & Dr. Paul Harch, MD IHMA Executive Board

HBOT2017 The Oxygen Revolution 

11th International Hyperbaric Medical Symposium

Malcolm R Hooper OXYMED Australia - Key Note Speaker

OXYMED provides professional consultancy globally from elite athletes, corporate health and wellness, to individuals with complex health challenges and disabilities.

OXYMED places priority and focus on "wellness and anti-aging" and, those suffering complex autoimmune challenges are encouraged to consider SPECT functional brain imaging coupled with specific gene expression Cytokine Bio-Marker blood testing to monitor the benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. 

Oxygen, Pressure and Epigenetics (March 2018)

OXYMED recommendations for optimal health, recovery & performance include lifestyle and dietary changes. Ketogenic Diet & specific Supplements are based on individual Cytokine Gene Markers.

  • Hyperbaric Oxygen increases dissolved oxygen into the blood plasma by 10-15 fold (1,000-1500%).

  • Normal blood plasma carrie only 2% oxygen with red blood cells carrying approximately 98% oxygen. The effect of increased oxygen tension into the blood plasma has significant Epigenetic effects on immune modulation.

  • The term hyperbaric literally means high pressure. A person living at sea level is at 'one' atmosphere of air pressure absolute (ATA). This can be expressed as 760 mm of mercury, or 14.7 pounds per square inch of air pressure. These numbers express the weight (or measure) of the vast envelope or "ocean" of air that surrounds the globe. We live at the bottom of this air layer. This air pressure is not noticeable because it is equally distributed over the body.

  • Because of the various physical laws governing temperature, pressure and volume of gases, it was discovered that if the partial pressure of oxygen coming in contact with lung alveolar capillaries was increased there was a corresponding increase in the amount of oxygen that will be forced into the plasma (liquid solution) in the blood. The hemoglobin of the red blood cells in a healthy person is already 98% saturated, so the only place the additional oxygen can go is in the plasma (liquid part of the blood).

  • At one ATA of pressure (sea level), the partial pressure of oxygen in alveolar air amounts to about 673 mm of mercury (mmHg). However, when a person is placed in a hyperbaric chamber and delivered pure oxygen at 2 atmospheres (ATA) (a pressure of 10 m of sea water or 1520 mm of mercury) the alveolar oxygen pressure will increase to about 1433 mm of mercury. This is a dramatic increase in the amount of oxygen going into the blood plasma 10-15 fold and up towards 20-fold (2000%) depending on the pressure and physical capacity of the individual..

  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) is the therapeutic administration of 100% oxygen at pressures higher than 1 absolute atmosphere (ATA). It is administered by placing the patient in a multiplace or in a monoplace (one man) chamber and typically the vessels are pressurized to 1.5–3.0 ATA for periods between 60 and 120 minutes once or twice a day [Bennett et al. 2005a].

  • At 2.0 ATA, the blood oxygen content is increased and sufficient oxygen becomes dissolved in plasma to meet tissue needs in the absence of haemoglobin-bound oxygen, increasing plasma oxygen tensions 10-15 fold (1000- 1500%).

  • In brief, the beneficial effects derived from hyperbaric oxygen therapy are due to: 1) the role of oxygen in energy production within the cells of the body, and 2) the availability of adequate quantities of oxygen to the tissues of the body because of a pressurized system operating at optimum levels.  Oxygen, Pressure and Epigenetics (Harch 2018)

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) induces immune modulation

  • Hyperbaric Oxygenation (HBO @ 1.5-2.4 ATA using 100% O2) is safe and effective. The upper level of HBOT pressure adopted at OXYMED is 2.0 ATA .

  • HBO is non-invasive.

  • HBOT 'reawakens' the body's immune system so it is able to target cells that are compromised or destructive - HBOT modulates immune responses.

  • HBOT reactivates; 'jump-starts' cellular mitochondrial respiration, function and regulation. Hypoxia is the lack of Oxygen at a cellular level resulting in mitochondrial (energy power house) dysfunction. Suppressed mitochondrial function due to hypoxia rapidly leads to an over-expression (excess production) of inflammatory cytokines, accumulation of toxic debris (apoptosis), altered DNA fragments inducing a host site for chronic opportunistic infections and cellular mutations (disease).

  • HBOT promotes patient specific 'homing' bone marrow stem cell production, mobilization and circulation accelerating healing time. 

  • After the initial 'cytokine wash-out' (herxheimer's reaction); HBOT down-regulates pro-inflammatory cytokines associated with autoimmune disorders.

  • HBOT reduces chronic pain, edema and cellular degeneration.

  • HBOT inhibits bacterial replication and hospital based infections.

  • HBOT accelerates regeneration by upregulating 'anti-inflammatory gene expressions' including vascular growth (VEGF) and brain derived neural growth factors (BDNF).

  • HBOT promotes blood brain barrier integrity and function promoting antioxidant effects.

  • HBOT is NOT promoted as a 'cure' but synergistic to 'orthodox' and 'complimentary' treatments and therapies.

  • HBOT is combined with the principles of neuroplasticity to drive functional changes. SPECT functional brain imaging is recommended initially when commencing HBOT and later at interval to monitor functional changes coupled with Cytokine Biomarkers.

Professor Paul Harch MD

HBO Effects Traumatic Brain Injury: Oxygen, Pressure & Gene Therapy 2015

  • As many as 8101 genes were either up- or down-regulated over 24 h after a single exposure to HBOT'. 

Up~Regulated genes were primarily growth and repair hormones and the anti-inflammatory genes,

Down~Regulated genes were the pro-inflammatory and apoptotic genes'. 

HBO enhances Mitochondrial function,

HBO proliferates Vascular Endothelial Growth Factors (VEGF) & Neural Growth Factors (BDNF & GDNF),

HBO reduces Telomeres degeneration and more ...

  • HBO Down~Regulates toxic intra and extracellular inflammatory Cytokines (IL1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 17), Tumour Necrosis Factor Alpha (TNFα), GlycA, S100B, chronic opportunistic Anaerobic (MRSA, VRE) and co-infections (Viral, Bacterial, Parasitic), Cell Sepsis and more ...

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