HBOT to Treat Fibromyalgia
Poseidonia Healthcare has a number of treatments available to treat Fibromyalgia that suites individual patients availability and budgets. Fibromyalgia is a name given to a group of symptoms marked by generalised pain and muscle stiffness. These symptoms can be felt in all different areas of the body. Extreme fatigue (tiredness) and sleep problems are also common in fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia Syndrome is technically classified as a musculoskeletal disorder, but the condition is now also being recognized as an issue relating to the central nervous system also.
It is estimated that nearly 4% percent of the world’s population may be suffering from Fibromyalgia syndrome, but even with all our advancements in medicine, there is still no clear cause for the syndrome and the condition is sometimes very difficult to diagnose clinically.
A past illness could trigger Fibromyalgia or make its symptoms worse. The flu, pneumonia, GI infections, such as those caused by Salmonella and Shigella bacteria, and the Epstein-Barr virus all have possible links to Fibromyalgia.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
During HBOT we increased the pressure inside the Hyperbaric Chamber to 14 meters and this allowed the oxygen to dissolve into the body’s blood plasma independent of haemoglobin/red blood cells, which yields a wide assortment of positive physiological, biochemical and cell impacts. This non-intrusive treatment is the most believed approach to build oxygen levels to all organs of the body.
HBOT has been shown in clinical trials to upgrade the body’s natural capacity to fix and heal and we have recently finished such an investigation on Fibromyalgia.
Because red blood cells are the normal transportation method of Oxygen and they can travels to most areas of the body, however, struggle when they reach a blockage. HBOT, however, allows oxygen to be broken up into the entirety of the body’s liquids, the plasma, your central nervous system, the lymph, and even into the bone marrow. This empowers oxygen to be conveyed to zones where the flow is reduced or blocked. HBOT allows additional oxygen to arrive at all of the damaged areas and empowers the body to help implement its own mending procedure. The expanded oxygen incredibly improves the capacity of white platelets to eliminate microscopic organisms, diminishes expanding and permits fresh blood vessels to develop.
HBOT allows for oxygen levels to be increased in the body which in turn will decrease levels of inflammation and accordingly lessening aggravation and pain that is being caused.
Studies have demonstrated the benefits of HBOT for inflammation with the following:
Support Anti-Inflammatory Process at the Cellular Level
- Decreases Acute/Chronic Inflammation
- Minimizes Pain & Discomfort
- Reduces Inflammatory Proteins
- Promotes Anti-Inflammatory Proteins
- Reduces Swelling
- Accelerates Tissue Repair and Healing
Reduce Brain Inflammation
- Reduces Severity of Autism Symptoms
- Supports the Prevention and Treatment of Stroke
- Reduces Risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease
Decrease Gastrointestinal Inflammation
- Remediates Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Helps Improve Ulcerative Colitis
- Improves Nutritional Absorption
Relieve Soft Tissue/Joint Inflammation
- Remedies Arthritis
- Reduces Tendinitis
- Accelerates Recovery from Sports-Related & High Impact Injuries
Prevent the Onset of Chronic Inflammatory-Related Diseases
- Decreases Cancer Risk & Progression
- Reduces Risk of Coronary Heart Disease, Heart Attack and Stroke
- Improves Diabetic Conditions Linked to Inflammation
Overview of Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterised by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that Fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals.
Symptoms sometimes begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single triggering event.
Women are more likely to develop Fibromyalgia than are men. Many people who have Fibromyalgia also have tension headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depression.
While there is no cure for Fibromyalgia, a variety of medications can help control symptoms. Exercise, relaxation and stress-reduction measures also may help.
Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia has many symptoms that tend to vary from person to person. The main symptom is widespread pain.
There may be periods when your symptoms get better or worse, depending on factors such as:
- your stress levels
- changes in the weather
- how physically active you are
If you think you have Fibromyalgia, visit your GP. Treatment is available to ease some of the symptoms, although it’s unlikely they’ll ever disappear completely.
The main symptoms of Fibromyalgia are outlined below.
If you have Fibromyalgia, one of the main symptoms is likely to be widespread pain. This may be felt throughout your body, but could be worse in particular areas, such as your back or neck.
The pain is likely to be continuous, although it may be better or more severe at different times.
The pain could feel like:
- an ache
- a burning sensation
- a sharp, stabbing pain
Fibromyalgia can make you extremely sensitive to pain all over your body, and you may find that even the slightest touch is painful. If you hurt yourself, such as stubbing your toe, the pain may continue for much longer than it normally would.
You may hear the condition described in the following medical terms:
- hyperalgesia – when you’re extremely sensitive to pain
- allodynia – when you feel pain from something that should not be painful at all, such as a very light touch
You may also be sensitive to things like smoke, certain foods and bright lights. Being exposed to something you’re sensitive to can cause your other Fibromyalgia symptoms to flare up.
Fibromyalgia can make you feel stiff. The stiffness may be most severe when you have been in the same position for a long period of time – for example, when you first wake up in the morning.
It can also cause your muscles to spasm, which is when they contract (squeeze) tightly and painfully.
Fibromyalgia can cause extreme tiredness (fatigue). This can range from a mild tired feeling to the exhaustion often experienced during a flu-like illness. Severe fatigue may come on suddenly and can drain you of all your energy. If this happens, you may feel too tired to do anything at all.
Poor sleep quality
Fibromyalgia can affect your sleep. You may often wake up tired, even when you have had plenty of sleep. This is because the condition can sometimes prevent you sleeping deeply enough to refresh you properly. You may hear this described as non-restorative sleep.
Cognitive problems (‘fibro-fog’)
Cognitive problems are issues related to mental processes, such as thinking and learning.
If you have Fibromyalgia, you may have:
- trouble remembering and learning new things
- problems with attention and concentration
- slowed or confused speech
If Fibromyalgia has caused you to experience pain and stiffness in your neck and shoulders, you may also have frequent headaches. These can vary from being mild headaches to severe migraines, and could also involve other symptoms, such as feeling sick.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Some people with Fibromyalgia also develop irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IBS is a common digestive condition that causes pain and bloating in your stomach. It can also lead to constipation or diarrhoea.
Diagnosis for Fibromyalgia
If you think you have Fibromyalgia, visit your GP. Diagnosing Fibromyalgia can be difficult, as there’s no specific test to diagnose the condition. The symptoms of Fibromyalgia can vary and are similar to those of several other conditions.
During diagnosis, you’ll be asked about how your symptoms are affecting your daily life. Your body will also be examined to check for visible signs of other conditions, for example, swollen joints may suggest Arthritis, rather than Fibromyalgia.
Ruling out other conditions
If your GP thinks you may have Fibromyalgia, they’ll first have to rule out all other conditions that could be causing your symptoms.
These conditions may include:
- Chronic fatigue syndrome (also known as ME) – a condition that causes long-term tiredness
- Rheumatoid Arthritis – a condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – a condition of the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) that affects movement and balance
Tests to check for some of these conditions include urine and blood tests, although you may also have X-rays and other scans. If you’re found to have another condition, you could still have Fibromyalgia as well.
Criteria for diagnosing fibromyalgia
For Fibromyalgia to be diagnosed, certain criteria usually have to be met.
The most widely used criteria for diagnosis are:
- You either have severe pain in 3 to 6 different areas of your body, or you have milder pain in 7 or more different areas
- Your symptoms have stayed at a similar level for at least 3 months
- No other reason for your symptoms has been found
The extent of the pain used to be assessed by applying gentle pressure to certain “tender points”, where any pain is likely to be at its worst. But this is less common nowadays.
Treatments For Fibromyalgia
Here at Poseidonia Healthcare, we offer a full range of treatments for Fibromyalgia , here are a few benefits of the more popular treatments:
HBOT is known to stimulate significant anti-inflammatory effects in certain conditions and pathologies. Studies now show that HBOT may improve the symptoms and quality of life of Fibromyalgia patients. This is done by inducing neuro-plasticity, the brains ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections, and rectifying abnormal brain activity in the pain related areas. HBOT achieves this by decreasing the activity of hyperactive regions and increasing the activity in the underactive region in the brain. HBOT increases oxygen concentration, which in turn affects the brain metabolism and supporting cells of the nervous system, reforming abnormal brain activity.
More than a decade ago, scientists discovered that HBOT produces a significant reduction in the number and threshold of tender points.
HBOT decreases the level of pain relief medication, sometimes removing the need at all. Patients that choose HBOT for Fibromyalgia can expect an improvement in the quality of life and general wellbeing.
Ozone Therapy can help fight the signs and symptoms of Fibromyalgia. Ozone Therapy neutralises toxins and impurities in the body, improves blood circulation, increase oxygen levels in the muscles and reduces inflammation. It also acts as an antioxidant and it energises the mind and body. Ozone Therapy will also help fight other Fibromyalgia symptoms such as IBS, fatigue and headaches.
Poseidonia Healthcare recently conducted a medical trial over 8 weeks with our 58-year-old female client “Patient T” who came to us with a diagnosed case of Fibromyalgia, a disorder characterised by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.
Our trial focused on recording the weekly status of each individual symptom suffered by Patient T, and the results showed phenomenal improvements in comparison to the initial severity and frequency of her problems.
In total Patient T had 40 sessions of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (5 sessions per week for 8 weeks). These appointments consisted of 90 minutes breathing pure Oxygen at a depth of 14 metres (2.4 atmospheres).
We looked at 9 different areas and these are the results after the 8 weeks of treatment;
Joint Pain Issues
Joint Swelling Issues
General Pain & Weakness
Other Sign and Symptoms
This is what our patient said at the end of the treatment:
I have the feeling of so much more energy. I am able to do more activities without feeling exhausted such as walking for 1 hour three times per week (albeit slow walking). This is a huge improvement as previously I could only walk for 15mins. I am also able to relax in the evenings without falling asleep, so at night I have a better quality of sleep and wake less frequently.
Overall, I have a greater sense of wellbeing and being able to cope with any minor aches. My rib and groin pains have almost disappeared to an extent that if it does occur after a strenuous day (housework) I hardly notice because it is nothing like the pain prior to the treatment.
Researchers believe repeated nerve stimulation causes the brains of people with fibromyalgia to change. This change involves an abnormal increase in levels of certain chemicals in the brain that signal pain (neurotransmitters).
In addition, the brain’s pain receptors seem to develop a sort of memory of the pain and become more sensitive, meaning they can overreact to pain signals.
Stem cells are considered the building blocks of life due to their amazing creative and natural tendency to regenerate our bodies in case of injuries and illness. They are essentially the bodies pharmacy.
Poseidonia Healthcare offers an effective treatment protocol for Fibromyalgia. Our treatment is unique because our protocol introduces a series of Pluripotent Stem Cells delivered intravenous into patient’s body for a very targeted regeneration therapy. The Stem Cells begin homing in on the areas and the healing process begins. This “homing” function helps the newly introduced stem cells in your body to travel to the appropriate areas for repair duties.
Fibromyalgia fog – also known as “fibro fog” or “brain fog” – is a term some people use to describe the fuzzy feeling they get. Signs of fibro fog include:
Trouble staying alert
According to a 2015 study Trusted Source published in Rheumatology International, some people find mental fogginess from fibromyalgia more upsetting than pain.
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