It is one of the most common rheumatic diseases. In Switzerland, it is estimated at 2 to 4% of the population with a strong female predominance.

Characteristics of fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a condition of unknown origin that causes pain and stiffness throughout the body, trouble sleeping, fatigue, and depression. Patients are often anxious and report problems with concentration, memory and difficulty thinking. Sometimes there is bloating, abdominal pain and constipation.

Aim of treatment

Ideally, treatment should be prescribed by a therapeutic team led by a rheumatologist with the goal of improving pain and quality of life. Patients are prescribed painkillers, physiotherapy, yoga, exercise, psychotherapy, and strategies for self-management of stress and pain.

Clinical studies on HBOT


Practical use of HBOT

The most recent studies tend to show that 60 sessions bring the best results.

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