Rheumatoid Arthritis is a disease all over the body, mainly causing pathologic change in the joints. Its incidence is 2.5% in the world.
By giving the high concentrations of oxygen possible in a chamber, the blood flow to the damaged area can be reduced but the supply of oxygen can paradoxically be increased
This unique property of oxygen is a major factor in reducing tissue swelling and returning the tissue to normal.
Oxygen is a powerful anti-inflammatory which can help Rheumatoid Arthritis 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.
Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
The most essential substance in the repair of any tissue is oxygen. The body cannot store oxygen in the same way that it can store other substances. Without sufficient oxygen the strength of the tissue repair is much weaker than normal.
Breathing oxygen in a Hyperbaric chamber gives us up to 400% increase from the amount of oxygen available in normal air.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy dissolves oxygen directly into the plasma, brain and cerebrospinal fluids.
During a HBOT session, the body receives pure oxygen at increased atmospheric pressure. This boosts the body’s ability to circulate oxygen, allowing it to seep through into areas where the blood flow is poor or blocked.
HBOT also helps to reduce swelling and inflammation, improve circulation, boost the immune system and suppress infection.
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.