Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Benefits
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a process of putting more oxygen into the blood. A person enters a high-pressure chamber and breathes oxygen. The combination of the high pressure and the oxygen results in increased blood oxygen levels that provides many benefits to the body.
Hyperbaric chamber uses treat areas of the body where reduced oxygen or blood flow have caused problems and disorders. Treating fibromyalgia with hyperbaric therapy is beneficial because it treats many of the symptoms that cause sufferers’ pain, including:
- Interstitial cystitis
- Inflammation in joints and general widespread inflammation
- Mental fatigue
These symptoms can contribute to the stiffness in joints causing pain and tenderness. They are main contributors to fatigue too because pain keeps those with fibromyalgia from getting sleep. The Mayo Clinic has said that there is no permanent damage done to joints, but it is still difficult to manage the pain.