This is a well-known treatment, formally known as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) not only for people with MS but also for other conditions and injuries where an increase in the percentage of oxygen in the blood stream can have a tendency to speed up the natural process of healing.
Oxygen therapy is the medical use of oxygen in a pressurised environment. This can benefit a range of health conditions such as MS, ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Polymyalgia, Parkinsons, Stroke, Autism, Cerebal Palsy, Cancer, Leg Ulcers/Wound Healing, Fibromyalgia and various sports injuries.
We find that most benefit is derived from regular treatments where our Members breathe 100% oxygen, through a face mask, inside our Chamber which has been pressurized to the equivalent of a fixed depth below sea level. This substantially increases the absorption of the oxygen into the tissues and bloodstream.
Where it is not appropriate for someone to be in a pressurised environment, people can however benefit from a simple oxygen session -breathing 100% oxygen through their mask at room atmospheric pressure.
Oxygen therapy can also be used in treatments to accelerate the body’s natural healing responses, eg. many professional sports facilities now include this therapy as a means of reducing the recovery period following an injury or certain kinds of surgery.