Do you know what Fibromyalgia is? Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder associated with symptoms of pain and fatigue. However, the Fibromyalgia is still a mystery while the amount of its patients is growing day by day.
Based on some studies, there are approximately more than 5 million Americans are suffered by the Fibromyalgia. They have been or are struggling against this disease. They use what called not-evective conventional treatments. The Fibromyalgia is linked to a kind of traumatic effects, either physical or emotional. There are two things thought to be main factors of the disease: bad diet and abnormality in the blood vessels of a person’s palm.
The Western medicine uses such a combination of some medications, such as pain drugs, potentially prescription medications, and anti-inflammatory drugs. They have been allowed to treat some diseases out of Fibromyalgia.
Some people use what called alternative medicine. Some alternative medications are used to treat so called incurable diseases, one of them is Fibromyalgia. Some have proved that the combination of therapies could give amazing results in battle of Fibromyalgia.
Some of them are traditional massage, the Feldenkrais method, acupuncture, chiropractic, and the use of certain herbs and supplements that should be chosen first by naturopathic doctors. There is a most recommended therapy also called Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). The amazing therapy created success in many cases of Fibromyalgia treatments.
The possible cause of Fibromyalgia
Researches from Tel Aviv University have showed that the use of HBOT would greatly decreased pain symptoms commonly found on women with Fibromyalgia. The researchers showed that it is possible for patients to turn off their pain therapies.
Sometimes later, a group consists of researches from many universities explored the information released by Tel Aviv University’s researchers. Other researchers said that the main factor or cause of Fibromyalgia is disability of the human brain in processing pain properly.
Dr. Shai Efrati from TAU’s Sagol School of Neuroscience and Assaf Harofeh Medical Center said that 70% of patients could recover from Fibromyalgia symptoms and what most exciting finding from his study is that he and his team could map regions of malfunctioning brain that are responsible to the mysterious syndrome.
For info, that was not the first time a researcher noticed different responses among patients. A study published at 2013 in Arthritis & Rheumatism said that all patients had experienced what
called brain signal disruptions that have a relationship with pain sensitivity. The 2013 study have explained why most pain medications were not effective for some conditions. Dr Marco Loggia said that his team’s findings showed that many patients exhibited altered brain responses regarding punishing and rewarding events. Two samples of them are expectancy and relief of pain.
The use of HBOT
HBOT functions as pure oxygen provider for patients given in higher-than-atmospheric pressures. The HBOT are usually given to patients with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, burns, decompression sickness and embolisms.
Another clinical trial released by Tel Aviv University treated 60 women as sample. They were treated with HBOT for 2 months and researchers found a significant reduction in symptoms and increased brain activity. To note, the increased brain activity occurred in 70% of those women.
Dr. Efrati said also that the intake of the drugs so far didn’t reverse the patient’s condition although eased the pain suffered. The HBOT has reversed the patient’s condition. Researchers have found that HBOT works well for patients suffering from brain injuries. For other causes, patients need what called maintenance treatment.
The HBOT was designed to address Fibromyalgia’s main cause, namely the brain pathology. By repairing the brain, including neuronal regeneration, it is possible for us to solve chronic and long lasting pain syndromes in the future.
Where we can receive the HBOT therapy
We can find them in every state that offers HBOT, such as hospitals, independent clinics, and outpatient centers. Hospitals can perform HBOT on patients whose conditions allowed by the FDA to be given this amazing therapy. The FDA allowed this therapy for treating some symptoms and causes such as diabetic ulcer, chronic refractory osteomyelitis, soft tissue radionecrosis, osteoradionecrosis, crush injuries, and carbon monoxide poisoning.
Meanwhile, the independent centers provide “off-label use”; one of them is the Oxford Recovery Center in Michigan, using HBOT for almost the entire of patient’s conditions. I will give a last advice to you, please consult a naturopathic doctor first before doing the HBOT.