Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment
Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment is a well established treatment for a range of medical problems such as brain injuries, burns, skin grafts, radiotherapy damaged tissues, bone infections, treatment of non healing wounds and diabetic foot ulcers. Increasingly it is used for sports injury. Its use in the treatment of cancer is also well established.
In addition, Oxygen Treatment is sought for symptomatic control of other conditions, often as an adjunct to drug therapy. Although the exact mode of action is not known for all conditions, there multiple reported benefits. For example, many patients with neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, report symptomatic improvements including improved bladder function, improved eyesight and reduction in spasms and fatigue. However the lack of funding for large-scale studies limits the evidence base in these areas.
Other conditions reporting benefits are Alzheimer’s, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Fibromyalgia, MND and Parkinson’s.
A survey by the BMA’s Board of science (bma 1993 In Kindwall*) concluded that due to the relative scarcity of provision of oxygen chambers in the NHS doctors may underuse oxygen treatment. In addition, outside of the major referral centres such as Guys and St Marys Hospitals in London, information is often less widely available.
At the Therapy Centre, our Oxygen chamber can accommodate up to 6 people at a time.
If you would like know more about Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment at HMSTC please phone the Therapy Centre on the following number 01462 674 054 and ask for Mark Boscher.
*kindwall E.K Hyperbaric Oxygen; Therapeutic Users – More Indications than Many Doctors Realize. British Medical Journal 307.6903.p512(2)
HMSTC is a registered charity No: 299524 and Company No: 2215165. All profits from our private work support therapies for people with MS.