Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability, and may cause those that have it to behave, communicate, interact, and learn in ways that are different from other individuals. According to the data presented by the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, "CDC estimates that about 1 in 44 8-year-old children have been identified with ASD" (Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, 2022).
However, there has been recent studies demonstrating hyperbaric therapy as an effective treatment to help ameliorate the effects of autism. This treatment is non-invasive and simple, making it an ideal choice for parents and physicians both.
The International Hyperbarics Association lists these as demonstrated benefits of HBOT for ASD:
Enhance Brain Healing & Repair With HBOT:
Increases oxygen delivery to hypoxic tissues
Moderates mitochondria dysfunction
Stimulates stem cell proliferation & mobilization
Reduces seizure frequency
Improve Physical Function With HBOT:
Promotes receptive/expressive language
Improves movement & walking
Stimulates better eye contact
Improves gross/fine motor skills
Advance Mental Function With HBOT:
Improves sensory/cognitive awareness
Increases attention span & alertness
Improve Behavioral Function With HBOT:
Improves sleep pattern
Advances social skills & interaction
Improve Digestive Function With HBOT:
Reduces gastrointestinal issues
Enhances nutritional absorption
Curious to learn more? Here is a direct link to research regarding autism and hyperbarics.
You can also check out this video from Dr. Jason Sonners and HBOT USA on autism and hyperbarics:
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Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. (2022, December 15). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/addm.html
International Hyperbarics Association. (2019). Autism & Hyperbarics [Brochure]. International Hyperbarics Association.