Health & well-being
Oxygen Treatment may improve language, eye-contact, social interaction, irritability, or hyperactivity.
In randomised double-blind controlled trials children were measured before and after using the (1) Aberrant Behaviour Checklist Community (ABC), (2) Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC) (3) Clinical Global Impression for changes in overall functioning and subscales, as rated by the parent or primary caretaker. Significant improvements were observed in several domains and in overall functioning.
Daniel A Rossignol et al Hyperbaric treatment for children with autism: a multicentre, randomized, double-blind, controlled trial. BMC Pediatrics 2009, 9:21 doi:10.1186/1471-2431-9-21
Chungpaibulpatana J, Sumpatanarax T, Thadakul N, Chantharatreerat C, Konkaew M,Aroonlimsawas M: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in Thai autistic children. J Med Assoc Thai 2008, 91(8):1232-1238.Case Study
Ohnishi T, Matsuda H, Hashimoto T, Kunihiro T, Nishikawa M, Uema T, Sasaki M: Abnormal regional cerebral blood flow in childhood autism. Brain 2000, 123 (Pt9):1838-1844
"In the 3 ½ years since Roman’s diagnosis we have undertaken many therapies to improve his health and quality of life … Throughout our quest to help our only child we have researched rejected tried and retried virtually every available Autism treatment option.
Roman has made so much progress since we started HBOT that it is incredible.
Roman’s speech therapist kept asking us “What’s different? What new thing are you doing because he’s definitely changed?”
He is a different child since starting HBOT."
Taken from “The Pressure Point” International Hyperbarics Inc. Volume 6 Issue 9 2005 p8
"We believe that “mild” HBOT is the treatment of choice for toxic encephalopathy (and possibly autism) since, contrary to drug therapy, this treatment is devoid of side effects"
”Heuser G, Heuser SA, Rodelander D, Aguilera O, Uszler M:
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Ohnishi T, Matsuda H, Hashimoto T, Kunihiro T, Nishikawa M, Uema T, Sasaki M:Abnormal regional cerebral blood flow in childhood autism. Brain 2000, 123 ( Pt9):1838-1844.
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