What is happening during Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, or HBOT? Under pressure, increased amounts of oxygen are transferred into the plasma of your blood, which usually contains about 3% oxygen. This increases to about 97% oxygen during hyperbaric therapy, allowing oxygen to diffuse into tissue 400% deeper than would normally be allowed. This allows tissue to heal that normally would not be able to achieve these levels of oxygen concentration.
There is a lot of research showing the efficacy of HBOT for treatment of the Autism spectrum of disorders, showing changes in regional blood flow and function within the cortices of individuals. SPECT and PET scans are used to measure these results and show tremendous findings, usually after 40 visits. Bilateral temporal lobe hypoperfusion has been described in two independent studies in autistic children (Gendry Meresse et al., 2005 Ann Neurol 58:466-69) (Wilcox et al., 2002 neuropsychobiology 46(1):13-6).
Most of the research has found that 1.3-1.5 ATA is the most effective for neurological conditions. It is common to treat TBI (closed head trauma) and Post-concussision syndrome, or mild TBI; Other Brain Injury, Stroke, Peripheral Neurological conditions, Autoimmune disorders(lyme’s disease), Developmental disorders (Autism spectrum), Musculo-skeletal conditions (Chronic pain), Multiple Sclerosis, Headaches, Migraines, Alzheimer’s disease, digestive disorders (Crohn’s disease), Movement disorders (Parkinsonian type) and overall Brain wellness for the countless nameless conditions that plague our society.