Fighting Fibromyalgia, CFS and ME

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Do you have Fibromyalgia, CFS or ME?

Maybe you know someone who does?

You know that chronic pain and extreme tiredness are exhausting.
The Letchworth Fibromyalgia Support Group meets at Herts MS Therapy Centre on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 1 pm to 3pm.  Everyone is welcome.  People with CFS or ME as well as Fibro and people who have not yet received a diagnosis but experience severe pain or fatigue.

For details please contact Karen at letchworthfibro@gmail.com or via the Helpline on 0844 8872 617.

Our Letchworth charity welcomes people with Fibromyalgia, CFS, ME and other long term conditions. Together, we fight fatigue and pain. There are two ways that we do this, supported by a programme of free information events. Our activities include:

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Fibromyalgia, CFS and ME

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy involves breathing pure oxygen under gentle pressure. It is also known as HBOT.

Some people find that Oxygen Therapy helps to:

  • Reduce pain
  • Increase energy
  • Accelerate healing
  • Combat infection
  • Reduce inflammation
The image shows our Oxygen Operator Roger Devereux showing Geoffrey Fairey how to put on his oxygen mask within the Oxygen Chamber.

Showing how the Oxygen mask fits

In a clinical trial, in Israel, 48 people with Fibromyalgia completed two months of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Every one of those 48 people experienced an improvement in their Fibromyalgia. (Source: Rice University, 2015)

Researcher Ben-Jacob said: “The results are of significant importance since, unlike the current treatments offered for fibromyalgia patients, HBOT is not aiming for just symptomatic improvement. HBOT is aiming for the actual cause.”

Sharon H has ME. She said: “I’ve been going to the Oxygen Treatment Service in Letchworth for over a year,” Sharon adds. “The day after my treatment I feel so much better. My head’s clearer, I’m walking faster and I can think more clearly. Plus – I’ve met some great people. Oxygen treatment has worked wonders for my ME and my social life!”

 

Watch this short video to see what’s involved with Oxygen Therapy.

 

APS Pain Reduction Therapy for Fibromyalgia, CFS and ME

APS Therapy (Action Potential Simulation) is an effective, drug free treatment for less pain, more energy and faster healing. Research has found a beneficial result in around 80% of people. (Source: Pain Free Potential)

Brian H has had extreme pain long term.  He had APS Pain Reduction Therapy with us in Letchworth. He said: “I did the six week Pain Reduction Programme. It worked well for me.  I have had pain free mobility for the first time in nine months. I finished five weeks ago. So far I am still pain free, despite moving furniture last week!”

For more details about Oxygen Therapy or APS Pain Reduction Therapy, please call us on 01462 684214.