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An increasingly popular alternative treatment for those suffering from this chronic condition.

HbOT and fibromyalgia

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HbOT) has been used for decades around the world to help patients suffering from a variety of health issues, including fibromyalgia.

HbOT is provided in a pressurised chamber, and the patient is only required to breathe in pure oxygen.

The procedure is pleasant and relaxing and does not require either surgery or medication.

HbOT for fibromyalgia helps to increase oxygen levels carried by blood to tissues in the body and can aid in healing.

Research has shown that HbOT reduces inflammation, which is a major factor in fibromyalgia, enhancing the quality of life for patients by:

  • Relieving exhaustion
  • Alleviating pain
  • Reducing anxiety
  • Improving sleep quality
  • Is non-invasive

Please Note: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy complements conventional treatments. We do not recommend it as a replacement. If you are unsure, please consult your doctor.

HbOT for fibromyalgia – the benefits

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. The illness is characterised by widespread pain, exhaustion, and sleep disruption.

There are many physical and emotional stressors than can aggravate symptoms of the condition, including:

  • Infections (such as viral illnesses)
  • Emotional trauma
  • Physical trauma

Traditional treatment techniques, such as medication and physical therapy, can help some people to manage their symptoms, but conventional treatments may not work for everyone. HbOT provides a viable alternative.

HbOT for fibromyalgia not only relieves pain and exhaustion, but also improves sleep quality in people with this painful condition. HbOT enhanced sleep quality scores and left patients feeling more refreshed in the morning.

Additionally, HbOT has been proven to improve cognitive performance in fibromyalgia patients, as well as reduce anxiety and depression symptoms, improving quality of life scores

HbOT for fibromyalgia – the research

According to this 2015 study in the U.S National Library of Medicine, a trial consisting of 60 females received 40 treatments of HbOT, comprising 90 minute sessions.

The findings state that there was a significant improvement in fibromyalgia symptoms and in their quality of life and wellbeing.

It also concluded that HbOT for fibromyalgia induced neuroplasticity and rectified abnormal brain activity in pain-related areas of the patients.

Whilst a later study (2019) with a smaller number of patients, concluded that HbOT ‘is an effective, rapid and safe means of treating various symptoms of FM (fibromyalgia syndrome.)

To sum up, these two studies concluded that HbOT for fibromyalgia is a viable treatment option for those suffering from the condition.

It was shown to alleviate pain and exhaustion, improve sleep quality, and improve the overall quality of life.

In addition, HbOT is a safe and efficient therapy option that is worth investigating because of its non-invasive nature and limited adverse effects.

Why choose Oxify?

Our clients highly recommend our HbOT treatments for a number of debilitating health conditions.

HbOT not only reduces inflammation and relieves pain and exhaustion, but also can improve sleep quality for fibromyalgia patients, enhancing their quality of life and wellbeing.

With clinics in Leeds, Manchester, Retford, York and Newcastle/Gateshead you can book a taster session by choosing a location, then following the instructions on screen.

If you’re ready to learn more about how HbOT for fibromyalgia can help you or a loved one, contact our friendly team today.