Aiden is like many children in the world battling autism. He came to New Life Medical Group in Jackson, TN, after undergoing diet change, and chelation therapy, but was still unable to speak well. His mother shares that she was told by doctors he would never be potty trained and he would never talk. After undergoing HBOT, he is now able to speak in full sentences and conversations. “We are thrilled with the results and it has improved his life,” his mother states.
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A growing numbers of parents are using hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for their children with autism, according to the Wall Street Journal. One mom of a child with autism interviewed said that before her son, now 5, received HBOT in 2013, communicated by screaming, biting and slapping. These days, she says, he can speak in sentences and dress himself. His treatment also included dietary changes.
An estimated one in 150 children in the U.S. have autism in what some are calling an epidemic of the disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Numerous studies have shown that individuals with autism have hypoperfusion compared to others not affected by autism. This hypoperfusion has been correlated with certain repetitive behaviors, impairments in facial expressions and emotions, and decreased language development.
Much research is currently being conducted with autism and HBOT. One such research was highlighted in BMC pediatrics which supports the credibility of HBOT for autism. A randomized, double-blind controlled study of 62 children found that those who received 40 hours of treatment over a month were less irritable, more responsive when people spoke to them, made more eye contact and were more sociable than kids who did not receive it. They were also less sensitive to noise (some autistic children experience a kind of sensory overload from loud sounds and background noise). The most improvement was observed in kids older than five (the study included children ages two to seven) who had milder autism.
Another study of 20 Egyptian autistic children, studied in depth MRI images to determine if HBOT was beneficial. The study concluded that HBOT did show a statistically significant increase in the ratio of regional cerebral blood flow to white matter in several brain regions when compared to their levels before HBOT. This would show an improvement in language, awareness, behavior and socialization that is affected by autism.
How exactly HBOT helps with autism is not fully understood, but it may be due to the increase oxygen pressure will reduce inflammation. This inflammation is thought to restrict blood flow to regions of autistic children’s brains that control speech and other behaviors.
At New Life Medical Group in Jackson, TN and Nashville, TN, we have seen firsthand the benefits from HBOT for autistic children. Young children usually go into the chamber with a parent. The oxygen is administered through a mask and treatments usually last one-hour long. We strive to see the smile on their faces as well as their parent’s face. Our office has a state of the art HBOT with trained medical professionals who will answer any questions.
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