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Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBOT) and Autism

The alarming number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders in recent years has tragically increased; from 1 in 150 in 2000 to 1 in 68 by 2012, according to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention. Due to that increase, more and more parents have turned to alternative forms of treatment to counteracted the underlying symptoms of autism. Traditional medicines have often failed at producing desired results fro many patients with autism and their families. However, studies have demonstrated hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) as an emerging treatment that parents and physicians are utilizing to help ameliorate the effects of ASD. This non-invasive treatment is as simple as a one-hour daily session, where the parent and children enter a hyperbaric chamber and receive increased levels of oxygen. HBOT has been shown to decrease inflammation and improve cognitive functions, which have substantially helped thousands of ASD patients. Studies have demonstrated the benefits of HBOT for autism with the following:

ENHANCE BRAIN HEALING AND REPAIR WITH HBOT

  • Increases oxygen delivery to hypoxic tissues
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Moderates Mitochondria Dysfunction
  • Promotes Neurogenesis
  • Stimulates Stem Cell Proliferation and Mobilization
  • Reduces Seizure Frequency
  • Actuates Neuroplasticity

IMPROVE PHYSICAL FUNCTION WITH HBOT

  • Promotes Receptive/Expressive Language
  • Improves Movement and Walking
  • Stimulates Better Eye Contact
  • Improves Gross and Fine Motor Skills

IMPROVE MENTAL FUNCTION WITH HBOT

  • Improves Sensory/Cognitive Awareness
  • Increases Attention Span and Alertness

IMPROVE BEHAVIORAL FUNCTION WITH HBOT

  • Improves Sleep Pattern
  • Advances Social Skills and Interaction
  • Reduces Aggression

IMPROVE DIGESTIVE FUNCTION WITH HBOT

  • Reduces Gastrointestinal Issues
  • Decreases Inflammation
  • Enhances Nutritional Absorption