MS Cen­tre fundraiser

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THE MS North West Ther­apy Cen­tre in Sligo needs €24,000 to up­grade a vi­tal piece of equip­ment for its users.

The funds are re­quired to re­place a part of the cen­tre’s Hyper­baric Oxy­gen Ther­apy cham­ber. The ther­apy is a med­i­cal treat­ment that im­proves the body’s nat­u­ral heal­ing process by users breath­ing in 100% oxy­gen. By in­creas­ing the con­cen­tra­tion of oxy­gen in the blood more can be de­liv­ered to dam­aged tis­sue. Peo­ple who use the cham­ber have noted an in­crease in over­com­ing fa­tigue, im­prov­ing bal­ance and sight, as well as im­prov­ing well be­ing. The tech­nol­ogy is very well estab­lished with all com­mer­cial air­craft hav­ing hyper­baric cham­bers equipped with oxy­gen breath­ing sys­tems.

The cen­tre, based in Bal­ly­tiv­nan, opened in 1993 and was the brain child of the late Padraic Kil­cullen, who had MS him­self and was aware of the need for a fa­cil­ity in Sligo to cater for peo­ple di­ag­nosed with mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis. Now, the cen­tre of­fers much-needed ser­vices in­clud­ing, phys­io­ther­apy, hy­drother­apy and the Hy­ber­baric Oxy­gen Ther­apy cham­ber, a non-in­va­sive treat­ment that suf­fer­ers find very re­lax­ing.

The cen­tre’s em­pha­sis is on en­rich­ing the lives of peo­ple with mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis and other neu­ro­log­i­cal con­di­tions, by pro­vid­ing much needed ser­vices and sup­ports.

Ac­cord­ing to the team at the cen­tre Hyper­baric Oxy­gen Ther­apy is a vi­tal part of the ser­vices. To do­nate peo­ple can visit www.ms­ther­apy.ie.

The ex­ist­ing oxy­gen ther­apy cham­ber

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