blossom wrote:thanks for your input on oxygen therapy EJC. does it seem to give EMMA a little boost? hopefully it has helped to slow progress. i'd like to try it sometime for reasons. some have had help from it i've read. unfortunatly here the fda does not agree i'm sure for the usual reasons we all recognize in this greedy realm of sickness.
I'm not too impressed with the portable home ones. there again, sooo pricey.
The main response most "divers" report is a reduction in fatigue levels and higher levels of alertness.
The thing with any type of preventative therapy is it's a little like hanging garlic over your front door to keep Vampires out, If you've not seen a Vampire since you first hung it up it must be working!
However, what is obvious is if for some reason Emmas misses a dive, say she has a cold, then her fatigue levels increase noticeably.
The jury is out on any other benefits as there's been no blined study and it's unlikely there ever will be, there's no money in it! There is a theory that's it slows progression a little, but it's only a theory.
You will have these chambers avaialble around any seaport, they are similar to the chambers used to decompress divers suffering from the "bends"