Rheumatologists publishing in the British Medical Journal and neuroscientist publishing in PubMed recommend hyperbaric oxygen for the treatment of Fibromyalgia. Details of studies are below.
How many sessions?
60 sessions, at 5 per week consecutively is recommended by the world’s biggest Hyperbaric oxygen centre at the Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel. It is attached to the University Hospital in Tel Aviv.
Using before and after SPECT scans of the brain, Professor Shai Efrati, at the Sagol Center found neuro-inflammation and injury in the brain that subsequently showed the signs of healing. This neurological injury is believed to be causing wrong signals to make the patient feel multifocal pain. Hyperbaric oxygen reduces this neuro – inflammation in the brain and Hyperbaric oxygen induced neuroplasticity. It leads to the repair of chronically impaired brain functions. The improvement in the brain scan, match the clinical findings.
Two significant studies were published on Fibromyalgia using hyperbaric oxygen in Tel Aviv in 2015 and 2018. It is recommended to read both studies and watch video lectures on Fibromyalgia by Prof Shai Efrati and Nurse Yair Bechor which are on Vimeo with link below.
The benefit of hyperbaric oxygen for fibromyalgia was discovered by accident. Three people with fibromyalgia taking part in a study relating to traumatic brain injury had benefits.
Efrati et al 2018. Recovery of Repressed Memories in Fibromyalgia Patients Treated With Hyperbaric Oxygen – Case Series Presentation and Suggested Bio-Psycho-Social Mechanism
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00848/full or https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5987035/
Efrati et al. 2015
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can diminish fibromyalgia syndrome–a prospective clinical trial.
Related video talks.
1 Professor Shai Efrati in a 57 second interview in 2017 says 70% made significant recovery.
2 Professor Shai Efrati ‘Hyperbaric oxygen therapy–Basics and neurological applications: The case of childhood trauma’
3 Nurse and Researcher Yair Bechor ‘Brain body and mind: Dual treatment in CSA survivors who suffer from fibromyalgia’
Europe and America
The use of hyperbaric oxygen for Fibromyalgia gained favour in Europe and America as long ago as 2004 due to a study carried out in the Military Hospital in Istanbul. As hyperbaric oxygen leads to significant improvement, it seems reasonable to let patients attempt to benefit from hyperbaric oxygen.
20 sessions: Studies published on hyperbaric oxygen and Fibromyalgia in 2004 in Turkey (15 sessions) , 2015 in Israel (40 sessions) and 2018 in Italy (20 sessions) are all pointing in the right direction for you to use OxyGeneration.
Annals of Rheumatic Diseases.
20 sessions of Hyperbaric oxygen were used in an Italian study published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases in the British Medical Journal (June 2018). The patient’s agreed to come off all drugs for the study. It concluded:
“HBOT led to significant amelioration of all FM symptoms, with significant improvement in life quality.”
Whip lash type motion:
Whip lash type motion according to Professor Efrati can cause fibromyalgia as well as stress and head injury.
Fibromyalgia is not reversed for everyone using hyperbaric oxygen in the studies. OxyGeneration uses pressure of 2 ATA as preferred in Tel Aviv.
Links to other studies.
1 Italy 2018.
Turkey 2004: Yildiz S et al
See the website for the `Tel Aviv centre. http://www.assafh.org/sites/en/clinic/Hifrbaric/Pages/default.aspx
Efrati, S., Hadanny, A., Daphna-Tekoah, S., Bechor, Y., Tiberg, K., Pik, N., Suzin, G. and Lev-Wiesel, R., 2018. Recovery of repressed memories in fibromyalgia patients treated with hyperbaric oxygen-case series presentation and suggested bio-psycho-social mechanism. Frontiers in psychology, 9, p.848.
Efrati, S., Golan, H., Bechor, Y., Faran, Y., Daphna-Tekoah, S., Sekler, G., Fishlev, G., Ablin, J.N., Bergan, J., Volkov, O. and Friedman, M., 2015. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can diminish fibromyalgia syndrome–prospective clinical trial. PloS one, 10(5), p.e0127012.
Other hyperbaric oxygen studies by Efrati et al. are listed below:
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for nonhealing vasculitic ulcers.
Hyperbaric oxygen, oxidative stress, NO bioavailability and ulcer oxygenation in diabetic patients.
Hyperbaric oxygen induces late neuroplasticity in post-stroke patients–randomized, prospective trial.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can improve post-concussion syndrome years after mild traumatic brain injury – randomized prospective trial.
Reflections on the neurotherapeutic effects of hyperbaric oxygen.
Effects of hyperbaric oxygen on blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes mellitus, stroke or traumatic brain injury and healthy volunteers: a prospective, crossover, controlled trial.
Improvement of memory impairments in poststroke patients by hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can diminish fibromyalgia syndrome–prospective clinical trial.
Oxygen–a limiting factor for brain recovery.
Hyperbaric oxygen can induce neuroplasticity and improve cognitive functions of patients suffering from anoxic brain damage.
Hyperbaric oxygen may induce angiogenesis in patients suffering from prolonged post-concussion syndrome due to traumatic brain injury.
The efficacy and safety of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in traumatic brain injury.
Treatment of persistent post-concussion syndrome due to mild traumatic brain injury: current status and future directions.
Reversibility of retinal ischemia due to central retinal artery occlusion by hyperbaric oxygen.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Environment Can Enhance Brain Activity and Multitasking Performance.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Can Induce Angiogenesis and Regeneration of Nerve Fibers in Traumatic Brain Injury Patients.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy ameliorates pathophysiology of 3xTg-AD mouse model by attenuating neuroinflammation.
Carbon monoxide poisoning in a young, healthy patient: A case study of heart failure recovery after Hyperbaric Oxygenation Treatment.
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