Hyperbaric for Autism:
The potential for results in hyperbaric studies as it affects autism is astounding, yet for some reason it is limited what you can say hyperbaric does………The problem if there is one with hyperbaric is getting cooperation with the participant.
The typical hyperbaric environment is intimidating for most folks, yet for an autistic child it must be overwhelming. Typical people can have issues with claustrophobia as it relates to hyperbaric.
What we have done is develop a really large walk in, multi person hyperbaric environment that looks more like a play room or living room than a traditional chamber. The plan is to make the environment for the autistic child less intimidating, more inviting, and work towards results.
What many studies often fail to address is the number of visits or hours required to often get significant results from hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The key is likely to use a modified protocol and equipment to extend exposure to the pressure environment. A modified protocol of intense treatment for seven days will change the world of the person in the spectrum.
In essence all hyperbaric employs some simple effects to achieve increased oxygenation. By pressurizing the atmosphere and theoretically the gas molecules one squeezes down the size of the molecules.
More air/oxygen fits in to the hemoglobin as a result, and even more importantly when squeezed down sufficiently the plasma of the blood loads up with oxygen as well. This creates a situation where even slight increases in pressure with 100% oxygen can shift blood oxygen by 5-20 fold. The greater saturation is reached when plasma circulation is reached. Here is a “spin” most won’t tell you about.
It is likely best to increase pressure just enough to get the big boost, but keep in low enough to allow the participant to stay in the atmosphere as long as possible. The length of time is often no encouraged or taught because commercial operations want to turn over their bed and occupants like a hoteling operation. What we have strived to provide is longer stays for greater effect.
We encourage parents to come and stay at the farm while their child is here. We can actually consider treating a parent and a child at the same time. This actually allows a battery of tests on the parent that are measurable. The parent will likely be able to “see” the effects on their child, yet their results will be indicative of what is going on with the child. This is powerful because we help the family get improvement as a unit. It is a very powerful approach.
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