Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Cancer
It is well known that most cancer cells do not like oxygen. Most tumours have blood supplies that leave parts of the tumour starved of oxygen, or “hypoxic”, making them resistant to radiotherapy.
The vessels are also leaky, stopping chemotherapy drugs from penetrating deeply enough to kill the growth. This means that tumours well supplied with oxygen are actually more vulnerable.
· Assists healing by raising tissue oxygen levels to normal in areas where they are reduced through illness or injury
· Encourages new blood vessels to grow and carry additional blood
Oxygen is a powerful anti-inflammatory which can help cancer as well as inflammation in other tissues in the body.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy works by greatly increasing cellular oxygen intake, which is one of the main results of increasing blood flow
General guidance, especially on protocols and the likelihood of benefit, is obtained from the coordinator of the Oxygen Helpline Petra Kliempt BSc MPH PhD, who is the Hon. Specialist Trainer in Hyperbaric Medicine to the NHS in Scotland. The Oxygen Helpline and MS National Therapy Centres are also assisted by the Hon. Medical Adviser Emeritus Professor Philip B.James
Our centre operates a self-referral process.
It is always recommended that clients visit their GP or Consultant before commencing HBOT.
There is no intention implied or otherwise that HBOT is given so with the intention of it being a cure diagnosis or as a preventative for any disease. Any references, studies or testimonials on our website, or in our literature does not imply that similar results will occur when the same therapy is experienced by another.