20 Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygenation in Child Neurology

Several scientific studies have evidenced the positive effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in clinical conditions of child neurology.

HBOT helps in rehabilitation in patients with cerebral palsy, enabling them to re-acquire skills. In addition, it reduces spasticity, improves communication and interaction with the environment. The HBOT also improves sociability indicators in patients with ATS and TGD

HBOT EFFECTS ON AUTISM PROBLEMS

  • Increases cellular perfusion
  • Decreases neuroinflammation and inflammation
  • Increases immune function
  • Reduces oxidative stress
  • Increases mitochondrial function
  • Decreased neurotransmitter abnormalities

 

HYPERBARIC TREATMENT BENEFITS

  1. Improves abstract thinking
  2. More appropriate and spontaneous reactions. Self-Initiated Interactions
  3. Increase in age-appropriate activites
  4. More contact with the environment
  5. Increases appetite, greater variation in diet
  6. Greater awareness of needs
  7. More attentive to others
  8. Greater control of the body
  9. Improves bowel function
  10. Increases ability to solve problems
  11. Greater understanding: understands more complex thoughts and concepts
  12. Increases conversational language. Speech flows freer
  13. More cooperation
  14. Improves eye contact
  15. Improves fine motor skills
  16. Greater participation in the home, in the school and in the game
  17. More expressive
  18. More inquisitive and curious
  19. Increases ability to express opinions
  20. Greater firmness: more self-assured and more independent

How is the Hyperbaric Oxygenation Treatment indicated?

The doctor evaluates each case and indicates the number and periodicity of sessions. Usually 10 to 20 sessions are indicated, according to the pathology of the patient. Sessions last approximately 60-90 minutes.

Sources:

  • “Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may improve symptoms in autistic children”. Daniel Rossignol
  • “The effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on oxidative stress, inflammation, and symptoms in children with autism: an open-label pilot study”. Daniel Rossignol
  • Role of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in severe head injury in children. Advait Prakash, Sandesh V. Parelkar, Sanjay N. Oak, Rahul K. Gupta, Beejal V. Sanghvi, Mitesh Bachani, and Rajashekhar Patil

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