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Study Shows HBOT As Reliable Treatment For Fibromyalgia

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posted on May, 5 2016 @ 07:17 PM
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May 2, 2016 by Chloe Paltrow.

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According to researchers of Rice University and some institutes in Israel, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) may be helpful for women suffering from fibromyalgia. A clinical trial carried out on women with this disorder disclosed an improvement in the painful condition for each of the 48 women who underwent 2 months of HBOT for fibromyalgia treatment. Brain scans taken of those women before undergoing the therapy and after completing it supported the theory that any abnormal conditions in the brain’s pain-related regions may be accountable for the syndrome.
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He explains that in about 70% of women who participated, symptoms were related to pain’s interpretation in their brain. He added that these individuals displayed the most remarkable improvement with HBOT, with significant changes in brain activity occurring.
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Another recent study in PLOS One has identified an RNA-based biomarker for the diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Ben-Jacob reported that various treatments, from lifestyle changes to drugs, have been applied to relieve the suffering of patients, with limited success. He also highlighted that most people are unfamiliar with fibromyalgia, and those who are, including many doctors don’t consider it a real disorder. Disorders like fibromyalgia, which affect mainly women, often give way to skepticism among the community of medical professionals. These days, fortunately, efforts to understand the influence of gender on body disorders are increasing.
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The Clinical Trial
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60 women who had been affected by fibromyalgia for at least 2 years were involved in the clinical trial. 12 women left the trial for varying reasons, but the remaining 48 women completed the training. Half of them were given 40 treatments of HBOT for fibromyalgia treatment, for 5 days a week over 2 months. Each treatment, which lasted for 90 minutes, subjected the patients to 100% oxygen at an atmospheric pressure double than the normal.
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Sounds promising.

Evidently some etiology of fibromyalgia cases do not need follow-up treatment and some do.

I have a vague memory trace that there have also been some other alternative treatments of fibromyalgia that have been effective. Does anyone else know of such?

Are there any ATSer's with fibromyalgia who could give us their perspectives?




posted on May, 5 2016 @ 07:27 PM
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Fibromyalgia is caused by a hyperactive Autonomic Nervous System which depletes OXYGEN by tensing muscle tissue at a constant rate.

It was suggested by the great Dr. Sarno and others that followed and expounded on his work, that the oxygen deprivation was minimal, 2%-4% but enough to create pain.

So increase in oxygen makes sense.



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 08:10 PM
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a reply to: BatheInTheFountain

Thanks.

Do you know anyone with the disease/condition?

What treatments are typically given?



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 08:23 PM
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originally posted by: BO XIAN
a reply to: BatheInTheFountain

Thanks.

Do you know anyone with the disease/condition?

What treatments are typically given?




Not a lot, a friend of mine has it and he is only perscribed pain medication and anti depressants, there is very little the medical field know about it therefor there is little to know treatments, as your article mentions it is often the case doctors are unfamiliar with it and or do not believe the condition exists.
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posted on May, 5 2016 @ 08:28 PM
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Incredible. AAAAArrrrrrggggghhhhh

What a tragic situation. Sigh.

I hope this and/or other treatments bring much needed relief.



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 08:29 PM
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a reply to: BO XIAN
I was diagnosed with fibro about 3 years ago. They typically start you with non narcotics like lyrics, nerotonin, basically medicines that calm overactive nerves but in the brain. If those fail to work you are usually moves up to narcotics.

For me no meds worked I've been having more good days then bad mainly due to diet change and exercise. The worst thing you can do with fibro,ms, or anything in that family of diseases is to stay at home and not move around. Even though I could get disability I would never do it because sitting in a house all day makes things 10x worse at least for me.

Thank you OP for this I would have never read about if it wasn't for you posting, and I will be bringing this up to my neurologist on my next visit.



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 08:29 PM
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originally posted by: BO XIAN
a reply to: BatheInTheFountain

Thanks.

Do you know anyone with the disease/condition?

What treatments are typically given?

Don't know about that, but my wife has cut out sugars, wheat, corn, dairy and additives. Her life has improved immeasurably.



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 08:34 PM
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a reply to: JohnnyCanuck
Out of curiosity does your wife suffer from chronic migraines as well. After reading the OP I believe they are related. Migraines are usually due to lack of blood flow/oxygen to the brain. I suffer from at least one serious/ cant go to work vomiting migraine once a month since about 14



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 08:47 PM
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a reply to: 772STi

THANKS TONS for your kind reply.

I love first person narratives.

Please keep us posted on your welfare and your Doc's response. I don't know of many such chambers in the USA but I know that they are around. If your local regional medical center doesn't have one, they should not be too difficult for a hot-shot handyman to build for you. I don't know of the implications, hazards and cautions about that--other than a fire hazard. But you should be able to ferret out that info on the net.

I pray you get increasing relief.



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 08:49 PM
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a reply to: JohnnyCanuck

That's interesting.

How long has she been afflicted with the condition?

What % would she label her degree of relief from her diet changes?



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 08:50 PM
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a reply to: 772STi

I've read some on migraines . . . I have several friends who have them quite badly. I used to have them in my younger years.

I had not come across the link to lack of oxygen. Thanks. Will pass that along.

If you folks try the Hyperbaric Chamber, Please let us know the results.



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 09:13 PM
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a reply to: BO XIAN
I will keep you up to date but my next appointment is a little under 2 months away. Ill save this thread so I can let you know what my neuro says.

Ive already written down the information from this thread in my fibro journal so I wont forget, another horrible symptom, sometimes I feel like I've forgotten more than half my life then it come back.

Once agian thank you. If anyone has anymore questions I wont be able to get back to you tomorrow maybe around lunch time. I'm calling it a night. Goodnight everyone hope everyone has a good night and day tomorrow



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 09:31 PM
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a reply to: 772STi

I pray you have a restful, restorative sleep and a pleasant workday next.

No big sweat about your follow-up--avoid stressing over it. If you can recall and get to it, I'm sure at least some would appreciate your personal view and input.

Cheers.



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 09:34 PM
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originally posted by: BO XIAN
a reply to: BatheInTheFountain

Thanks.

Do you know anyone with the disease/condition?

What treatments are typically given?


I had it for 5 years.

Treatments? None in traditional medicine.

Dr. Sarno was the final key and since then pain free.



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 09:35 PM
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originally posted by: BO XIAN
a reply to: BatheInTheFountain

Thanks.

Do you know anyone with the disease/condition?

What treatments are typically given?


And I've mentored roughly 15 people out of chronic pain conditions. The most common being "Fibro"..


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posted on May, 5 2016 @ 09:41 PM
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Sorry but, there is no 'cure' to "fibro" on the physical level. You can spend years looking, but you won't find it.

Because it's not a mechanical/physical 'disease' or disorder.

I say this as someone who has helped heal people from chronic pain conditions and has heard and researched dozens of cases and studied personal testimonies and given Skype lectures on the subject.

Pills and therapies will most likely lead to disappointment and stress, and further exacerbate the 'syndrome'.




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posted on May, 5 2016 @ 09:42 PM
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a reply to: BatheInTheFountain

I think I'm not keeping all this in my active memory.

What were the main ways Dr Sarno helped you?

It sounds like the treatments were lastingly effective with no need of follow-up?



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 09:44 PM
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a reply to: BatheInTheFountain

I've read of folks mentally "pushing" the pain out of their body.

I'm not sure what you're describing. Am interested.



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 09:45 PM
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originally posted by: BO XIAN
a reply to: BatheInTheFountain

I think I'm not keeping all this in my active memory.

What were the main ways Dr Sarno helped you?

It sounds like the treatments were lastingly effective with no need of follow-up?


I don't know too much about Oxygen therapy. If it works, it works. Before this though, I only heard anecdotal stories from other therapies. But I have to admit, I walked away from the whole subject for the past 3 years.

As far as Sarno. You can check him out online. His understudy, Dr. Brady is more advanced though. There is also a Dr. Schecter in Los Angeles and a few others.

The main heading of the 'syndrome' falls under what is called TMS (Tension Myositis Syndrome) or AOS (Autonomic Overload Syndrome)

I would star there



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 09:49 PM
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originally posted by: BO XIAN
a reply to: BatheInTheFountain

I've read of folks mentally "pushing" the pain out of their body.

I'm not sure what you're describing. Am interested.


Chronic pain syndromes cannot exist outside of verifiable Immune diseases or arthritic diseases.

Chronic pain cannot be 'chronic', it's not biologically possible if there is no injury left or you are past a healing stage.

So it has to come from somewhere else. Most, close to ALL chronic pain syndromes which involve muscle pain, fatigue (outside of Lyme disease or Mono) are of a Autonomic origin.

Not to say that pain is "in your head"...but your head can create it, and the end result is very physical.




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