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Oxygen Treatment

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Regular oxygen under pressure can be received from inside one of our two oxygen chambers.  Alternatively oxygen can also be received outside the chamber, known as surface oxygen. Oxygen therapy can be beneficial for people with a variety of health conditions and injuries. Oxygen can offer an important and effective addition to the treatment plan.

More About Oxygen Therapy

Reported benefits of regular oxygen therapy:

  • Symptomatic Relief: Oxygen therapy may be used as a supportive treatment to alleviate a number of symptoms experienced by people with long-term conditions. Oxygen therapy will help improve oxygenation, particularly in cases where there are respiratory or breathing difficulties.
  • Oxygen and Fatigue: Fatigue is a common symptom experienced by individuals with some long term conditions and has been demonstrated to be useful as part of a comprehensive approach to managing fatigue symptoms.
  • Healing and Recovery: Increases the amount of oxygen your blood can carry, which helps promote healing and fight infection. This can be particularly beneficial for wound healing.
  • Reduction of Swelling and Inflammation: Can reduce swelling and inflammation, which can be particularly beneficial for certain sports injuries.

How does it work?

The object of giving a concentrated dose of oxygen is to restore the level of oxygen in the affected area to normal and interrupt the progression to scar formation. Oxygen is necessary, not only for all metabolism, but also for the regulation of many aspects of blood vessel and blood cell function. The blood-brain barrier requires energy and oxygen to maintain its integrity. Giving more oxygen constricts the diameter of blood vessels and yet paradoxically improves the transport of oxygen to the tissues. Oxygen also modulates the behaviour of white blood cells and the inner lining of the vessels.

Individual Considerations

If considering oxygen therapy most Therapy Centres offer oxygen on a self-help basis.  As a matter of courtesy we ask that those wanting to access our oxygen chambers inform their GP, or consultants, for opinion rather than permission, and we have a form that we ask you to get stamped which can be obtained from info@mstherapynw.org.

Contact from individuals or healthcare professionals welcomed.