Treating Autism with HBOT
Autism is a complex disorder with neurological, endocrinological , immunological and gastrointestinal components. The disorder arises from genetic factors, environmental exposures to toxic materials, and an atypical response to common childhood diseases. Nutritional deficiencies can occur that result from severe gastrointestinal dysbiosis that is associated with autism. Back to Top
HBOT is one of the few bio-medical treatments for Autism. Autistic children may sustain birth injuries, similar to those children that have brain injuries at birth (without the other features of Autism). HBOT helps to put the brain back "in balance", similar to individuals who sustain brain injury from ischemic events. Prior to HBOT, significant SPECT imaging changes may be seen within these autistic brains, which demonstrates significant improvement in blood flow following HBOT. Clinically, significant improvements are seen when SPECT imaging demonstrates increased blood flow.A multi-pronged approach to autistic children should be undertaken where HBOT is combined with removing heavy metals, correcting the gastrointestinal dysbiosis, ridding the body of infections, and administering RNA precursors with concomitant correction of methylation defects in the cellular metabolic pathways.
With successful combined therapies there is a gratifying improvement in the level of pain, the child's communication/social skills, and elimination of the troublesome gastrointestinal symptoms. Back to Top