- Improves sleep pattern
- Advances social skills & interaction
- Reduces aggression
- Reduces gastrointestinal issues
- Decreases inflammation
- Enhances nutritional absorption
Study: HBOT Reduces Autism Symptoms
In 2009, a multi-center, randomized, controlled, double-blind trial was published, investigating the introduction of HBOT with 56 children diagnosed with ASD, ages 2-7. The study consisted of six separate HBOT centers that treated 30 children with 40 one hour sessions over the course of four weeks; whereas the remaining 26 children underwent sham treatment. Upon completion of this study, 80 percent of the treatment group’s mean physician Clinical Global Impression (CGI) scores for overall functioning, receptive language, social interaction and eye contact significantly improved. Major improvements within the Aberrant Behavior Checklist (ABC) were observed in irritability, stereotypy, hyperactivity, and speech. Finally, the treated children’s rating on the Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC) with respect to sensor/cognitive awareness, exemplified substantial improvement.
Hyperbaric treatment was confirmed safe and well tolerated by the children and their parents in both groups.