During hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), you sit or lie in a pressurized setting, like a room or chamber, while breathing 100% oxygen for a designated amount of time. As oxygen flows through your body, it kills borrelia and other microbes. This therapy works by creating a high-oxygen environment in the body so that borrelia can’t survive. Research suggests it may also stimulate the immune system and reduce inflammation in certain diseases.
HBOT is reasonable to consider, but in my experience, the results are often transient, and many people need additional therapies. Because of cost and long-term safety issues, I wouldn’t place this procedure at the top of my list.
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