Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy



Fibromyalgia is known as a syndrome and it has puzzled researchers and physicians since it first began to be recognized as a legitimate syndrome, and given a name. Even today, the scientific community does not know much more about Fibromyalgia than it did 15 years ago. And I certainly do not have all the answers either. Using SPECT Scans, a study from the University of Alabama found that there is a lessened brain blood flow in people suffering from Fibromyalgia than in people without Fibromyalgia. Hyperbaric therapy works by greatly increasing cellular oxygen intake, which is one of the main results of increasing blood flow. Perhaps this is one explanation as to why hyperbaric oxygen has been found to help people suffering from Fibromyalgia. Hyperbaric oxygen is not a cure; but it does help patients to feel better and do more, and this often revives their desire to do even more. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a safe, effective method of delivering increased oxygen to the bodys cells, tissues, organs, and fluids. •Breathing oxygen in a hyperbaric chamber gives us up to a 400% increase from the amount of oxygen available in normal air. •Hyperbaric oxygen therapy dissolves oxygen directly into the plasma, brain and cerebrospinal fluids. •The increased pressure causes the blood plasma and other liquids of the body to absorb MUCH LARGER QUANTITIES of oxygen, greatly increasing oxygen uptake by the cells, tissues, glands, brain, other organs, and fluids of the body.