Oxygen Treatment for other conditions
Although primarily used for patients suffering from MS and other neurological conditions, Oxygen Treatment under pressure can help in other cases too. In recent years, more and more patients with non-MS conditions have been accessing our Centre.
Oxygen is the natural antibiotic of the body and, therefore, reduces inflammation and infection. The air that we breathe usually provides enough oxygen for both normal body metabolism and the repair of tissue damage after injury or illness. However, tissue damage or disease also involves the blood vessels within the tissue and this may reduce blood flow.
So, just when more oxygen is needed, the supply is reduced and recovery may be limited or even prevented. By increasing the concentration of oxygen in the blood more can be delivered to damaged tissue to establish normal oxygen values and so allow recovery to take place. Oxygen controls over 8000 genes in our bodies. A course of 20 Oxygen Treatment sessions has been shown to increase our stem cells eightfold.
You may be able to obtain advice on the suitability of oxygen for any particular condition by directly contacting the Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Trust, HBOTT.
Further advice can be found at hyperbariclink.com
Information on Oxygen Therapy in cancer treatment can be found at CANCERactive – Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Some commonly treated conditions:
- Cerebral palsy
- Crohn’s Disease
- Diabetic ulcers (recommended treatment by NICE)
- Difficult wounds
- Leg Ulcers
- Lyme Disease
- Macular Degeneration
- Non-healing wounds
- Post-op Infection
- Raynaud’s Disease (white fingers)
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
- Sports Injuries
- Torn ligaments
- Traumatic Brain injury
….and many others
However, any condition where the tissues are suffering from lack of oxygen and which is improved by breathing the normal concentration of oxygen in air, is likely to improve faster and more completely when a higher concentration is breathed in a chamber.
What happens in an oxygen session?