Hyperbaric Treatment for Fibromyalgia

hyperbaric treatment for fibromyalgia

For decades now, there have been rumors of celebrities sleeping in a hyperbaric chambers for health benefits. According to some people, this treatment can help you look younger, reduce wrinkles and improve your health. Others even claimed that this treatment can help in dealing with brain trauma associated with certain sports.

New research showed that hyperbaric treatment may also be suitable for fibromyalgia. Read on to find out what is hyperbaric treatment and how does it help fibromyalgia.

What is Hyperbaric Treatment?

Hyperbaric treatment, also known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy/treatment, is a treatment which requires the patient to be in a hyperbaric chamber. The hyperbaric chamber is sealed and pressurized to increase air pressure up to three folds of normal air pressure. As a result, your lungs will be able to take in more oxygen. Consequently, as oxygen in your blood increases, more oxygen enters into your body tissues. The increase of oxygen in body tissues can help to encourage the production of growth factors and stem cells which facilitate healing, and are considered leading edge technology in treating sports injuries.


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  • It’s should be about choice, with pain medicine it’s a one side fit all. Some people need more and others need less. We nee better choices safer choices.

  • Unfortunately for most patients this is not even close to being an affordable option and treatment locations are few and far between unless you are in a large city.

  • I went and had a session of this last week, and it took all of my pain away. I am still painfree and not feeling like an old woman. I would certainly do it again.

  • I had 10 treatment at a total cost of $1250. The improvement in fibromyalgia symptoms was minimal. I was told I would need about 40 treatments to see any serious results.
    I did, however, talk to several veterans with traumatic brain and other injuries as well as someone with Parkinson’s all who reported slow but substantial improvement with 40-80 treatments.

  • I haven’t tried hyperbaric chamber treatment but I recall being at my best when I was able to regularly scuba dive which I guess is the same thing. I think I will give this a go. But it may need ongoing therapy and not be a permanent cure. Guess that takes time to establish in research.

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