Could oxygen therapy help you?

Oxygen therapy is being used by ever more people throughout the world. It’s not a cure, it supports the body’s natural healing process, and is complementary to prescribed treatment plans.

Here at the centre, we provide therapy for a wide range of conditions including cancer, long Covid, multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions. But it’s not just medical conditions, oxygen therapy is also proven to benefit sports rehabilitation and general well-being.

One of the main symptoms of long Covid is joint pain and muscle aches. Oxygen therapy is well known for its anti-inflammatory powers and can help with pain management of long Covid. It also helps with inflammation, in studies the appearance of COVID-19 pneumonia on CT scans was seen to be clearing three to five days after starting oxygen therapy.

Cancer cells require a low-oxygen environment to grow and thrive. By increasing the oxygen levels in the body’s tissues, oxygen therapy can help make it more difficult for cancer cells to survive and grow. It’s a supplementary therapy to support and enhance traditional cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy and can also reduce the side effects of radiation therapy by improving tissue oxygenation.

Oxygen therapy can extend the body’s ability to heal and limit some of the damage which the disease causes. Some of the symptoms of MS such as fatigue, bladder urgency and frequency can be improved as well as having a positive effect on general mobility. Oxygen therapy helps dilated and leaky blood vessels to constrict back to normal size and swelling is reduced.

Oxygen therapy is being used more frequently to help quicker recovery from injury and better performance. Studies have shown that oxygen therapy can speed up recovery by up to 50%. It can reduce muscle fatigue and strain, pain and inflammation, and also heals soft tissue, ligament damage and fractures faster.

Oxygen is the essence of all life. If we do not receive enough oxygen our bodies become depleted. Oxygen therapy has been clinically proven to improve mental function, helping with depression, anxiety, stress and concentration. It can be helpful for jet lag and hangovers with its restorative, relaxing and rejuvenating effect.

This isn’t an exhaustive list, oxygen therapy can help with many conditions and whilst we see first hand the impact the therapy can have, everyone is different. Many of our members have been referred to us by healthcare professionals, whilst others come to us on their own initiative. We have our own National Medical Consultant here at the Centre but we always suggest talking to your own doctor to see how oxygen therapy can support your wellness journey.

You can read more here about how to start your oxygen therapy journey, or call Fiona our Membership Coordinator on 01473 830359 for a chat.