Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
What is it and who can benefit from it?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical procedure which enhances the body’s natural healing process by delivering oxygen under pressure, increasing the oxygen content in the blood and in the cerebral spinal fluid, and flooding the body tissues with oxygen.
HBOT has been shown to improve conditions such as Athletic Recovery, Autism, Mountain Sickness (altitude sickness), Speech and Language Disorders, Surgical Recovery, Wound Care, and much more.
HBOT has been shown to be effective in:
- Stimulating new blood vessel growth and increasing blood flow
- Elevating the body’s natural immune defenses to fight infection and bacteria
- Reducing swelling that may occur around damaged areas of injury or disease
- Speeding up healing by increasing tissue oxygen levels to areas in the body where they are reduced due to injury or illness
*please note the FDA has approved HBOT for some conditions. Other treatment protocols may be considered off-label use and not within the scope of the FDA approval. Please contact us for further information about your specific needs.
HBOT & Autism?
“The work definitively concluded that (HBOT) provided significant improvements in overall functioning, receptive language, social interaction, eye contact, and sensory / cognitive awareness as compared to children of the same study that did not receive the treatment (only a placebo).”
Double Blind Controlled Trial March 2009 – Dr. Rossignol, BMC Pediatrics. (full study details available upon request)
HBOT is proving to be a promising medical management alternative for patients with Autism, speech, language, and feeding disorders. There are numerous medical studies that compare and contrast the benefits of HBOT in autistic children and adults. Achievement center for therapy can discuss your specific needs and reference many of the large multi-center studies for your review prior to treatment.
HBOT is NOT a cure for autism, speech, language, and other disorders or disease states. It is a relatively new and promising adjunct therapy that has shown to improve many conditions, diseases, and symptoms.
HBOT is also helping athletes increase their performance and recover more quickly from sports injuries and workouts. Many people are using it to expedite the healing process from various surgical procedures and even skin care treatments & procedures.