Hyperbaric Oxygenation Therapy

Hyper-baric Oxygen Therapy (HBO) involves breathing pure oxygen, through a mask or mouthpiece, under an increased level of pressure. Under pressure the body is able to absorb more oxygen and the whole body is saturated, both tissue and blood, with oxygen.

It is believed that the oxygen disperses any fat globules in the blood, thus reducing the risk of damage to the nerves and myelin sheaths. Pressure is the crucial part of delivering oxygen to the body in sufficient quantities. HBO is not a cure for MS but it can help limit damage to the nervous system and promote healing. Many people find it helps relieve symptoms like fatigue, blurred vision and bladder problems.

Ideally, to obtain the most benefit of HBO therapy it is best to saturate the body with oxygen by having as many sessions as you can during the first four weeks.  However, we understand that you may not have the time to come every day, so try to do as many as you can initially.  Afterwards "top up" sessions of one per week are usually advised. Most patients do find some relief of symptoms which ultimately leads to a better quality of life.

Oxygen sessions are: Monday 9.30, 10.30 and 11.30
Tuesday 10.00 and 11.00
Wednesday morning10.30 and 11.30
Wednesday evening 5pm and 6pm
Thursday 10.00 and 11.00
Friday 10.30 and 11.30

Extra sessions are sometimes available. Ask at the therapy centre.

For more details of our HBOT, please read our HBOT booklet by clicking on the image:
   


Oxygen Chamber