We have had a lot of success with our hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). Positive clinical responses have been varied.
There of course is no research regarding the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for patients suffering with Lyme disease, but I think this study can be used as a good surrogate.
There is some evidence that low pressure may be more effective than higher pressure with less risk of toxicity. The pressure of 2.4 ATA may be associated with toxicity in the brain.
There is evidence that pressures of 1.3 ATA with room air are effective. This therapy has mistakenly been used as the placebo control group (in another study) but in fact rather than acting as a placebo was found to be beneficial.
Many of our sickest patients have cellular dysfunction with glutathione inadequacy. This can be measured with a blood level. MTHFR mutations with decreased methylation and elimination of toxins may be an issue. HBOT is another way of increasing glutathione and promoting cellular detoxification. Other benefits include: increased tissue oxygenation, decreased inflammation, beneficial effects on cytokines and lymphocyte functioning (enhancing the immune system) and improving neuroplasticity. HBOT works well with antibiotics and may increase antibiotic penetration into tissues. The therapy may obviate the need for intravenous antibiotics.