What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

HBO Therapy involves breathing, medical grade, pure oxygen through a mask whilst sitting, for an hour, in a Hyperbaric chamber at 1.5 to 2 normal atmospheric pressure. We all live under the pressure of the atmosphere and the extra pressure required for the therapy is small. The technology is well-established and has a 100 year history. It is only relatively recently that it has been recognised that even when the level of oxygen in the blood is normal there can be severe deficiency in tissues. Now the science is understood, the use of HBOT is expanding rapidly around the world.

HBOT has been found to benefit a wide variety of conditions, listed here, including Multiple Sclerosis.

Patients spend on average one hour at a time in the chamber. Sessions are simple, non-invasive and painless. Once accustomed to the procedure most people find the sessions pleasurable and relaxing. Therapy begins with 20 sessions in close proximity, preferably 5 days a week. This prepares the body for the subsequent top up sessions which usually happen once a week. Before your first session an experienced member of our team will explain the procedures in detail.

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In spite of having MS, I've managed to remain upbeat about things & one of the reasons for this has undoubtedly been receiving hyperbaric oxygen therapy at the Suffolk centre. Better sleep, reduced fatigue and bladder urgency.
Mark Jarman