New fibromyalgia treatment could reduce symptoms in up to 70% of patients

Written by Alice Weatherston

Currently few effective therapies exist for relieving the symptoms of fibromyalgia, which is also incredibly difficult to diagnose. Research published recently in PLoS ONE however, has highlighted that through the use of hyperbaric oxygen treatment, individuals with fibromyalgia may be able to reduce or even eliminate their use of pain medication all together. The trial involved 60 women who had been diagnosed with fibromyalgia for at least 2 years. Each participant was exposed to pure oxygen at twice atmospheric pressure in 90 minute treatments, 5 days a week for 2 months. In total, the 48 patients who completed the trial...

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