Apologies for the long post!
So today I went for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). Once you get over the initial claustrophobic feeling in the chamber and relax it’s an amazing treatment that has many scientific proven results. I’m lucky enough I have an MS Centre that offers this treatment for £10! This treatment privately can be around £200-300 per session (approx. 1 hour).
It’s a charity run facility and as long as you fit the criteria (you don’t have to have MS) and suffer with a life long illness you can register to use all there facilities. I’ve been accessing counselling since February. Had my 4th session of HBOT and am booking in for acupuncture next week. All the staff are lovely with many volunteers and they really have helped me through a difficult time. Here’s a little info on it that I thought would be of interest.
HBOT involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized room or tube. In a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber, the air pressure is increased to three times higher than normal air pressure. Under these conditions, your lungs can gather more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure.
Your blood carries this oxygen throughout your body. This helps fight bacteria and stimulate the release of substances called growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing.
It’s great seeing what alternative treatments are out there. There are many MS centres throughout the UK. To find your nearest one have a look at msntc.org.uk/