Myself, along with some friends from the local MS group took a trip to our local MS Therapy centre the other day. Must say we were very impressed with the staff who were very friendly and caring, they showed us around and advised us of the treatments/therapies we could have.
We were reviewing the therapies on offer afterwards which I think are very reasonable priced considering the centre is self funding and relies on donations and charity.
I believe that 20 sessions in the Hyperbaric Oxygen chamber costs around £75.00, (the first 5 sessions are free). Now everyone I have spoken to who has used this therapy say it has helped them. (We spoke to a few regulars who swear by it).
Obviously you have to have £75 and I fully understand that not everyone does in these days of austerity but what price some relief from your MS?
The others in our group thought it very expensive but I do wonder whether people in this country are so used to getting everything free on the NHS that they can't see that it could be beneficial to use this type of alternative therapy. I say alternative as the NHS do not sanction it for MS as they say there is not enough scientific proof that it helps us! A bit like Cannabis I suppose.
I know that my friends find the money for other things in their lives and regularly help financially with the costs of grand children. I do not have grand children and I suppose I would do the same if I did but when you are unable to have any other treatment (DMDs aren't suitable) or have progressive or benign MS, then surely it's worth saving up for some treatment to make your life more bearable.
Or is it just a middle class luxury?
I'd be interested to know what other people think?
Thank you for your thoughts on the subject.