HBOT involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber, allowing the lungs to take in more oxygen than normal. This increased oxygen supply is believed to promote healing processes in the body, making it an intriguing option for MS patients.

How it helps

The rationale behind HBOT for MS lies in its potential to reduce inflammation, promote tissue repair, and enhance the delivery of oxygen to damaged areas of the brain and spinal cord. Studies have suggested that oxygen therapy may have neuroprotective effects, potentially slowing the progression of the disease and improving certain symptoms.

A 1983 clinical trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicated that HBOT significantly improved syptoms in MS patients. Research on the use of HBOT for MS is ongoing, with some studies reporting positive outcomes, including neuroprotective effects.