The outcomes of the study suggest that the treatment is effective in reducing problems with speech, behavior and eye contact. Headlines suggest that HBOT could be a major new breakthrough in the field of autism treatment.
New research in today's BMC Pediatrics is giving hyperbaric therapy more credibility as a treatment for autism in children.
The randomized, double-blind controlled study of 62 children found that those who received 40 hours of hyperbaric treatment over a month were less irritable, more responsive when people spoke to them, made more eye contact, and were more sociable than kids who didn't receive it.
The most improvement was observed in kids older than five who had milder autism. You can also know more information about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatment by visiting poseidonia.healthcare/hbot.
Despite the lack of scientific evidence for HBOT as a useful treatment for autism in children, anecdotal evidence and word-of-mouth have made this an increasingly interesting option to parents of children with autism.
"Personal hyperbaric" oxygen chambers and expensive courses of HBOT treatment are being offered by various hyperbaric centers in Cyprus with anecdotal evidence of positive outcomes.
Because this treatment has not been scientifically verified, it seems premature to get involved. According to Rossignol, there are risks of side effects when using HBOT, including ear pain, reversible myopia (nearsightedness), and seizures.
If parents do decide to consider HBOT before more research is completed, however, it makes sense to do so in the context of a formal autism clinic or children's hospital or a hyperbaric therapy center in Cyprus – both to ensure proper methodology and to reduce the risk of side effects.