Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for autism provides a safe way to allow oxygen to enter the body. This process benefits people with autism by enabling the body to circulate oxygen more effectively and efficiently. It promotes blood flow to the brain and reduces inflammation of tissue.
HBOT has also been shown to improve immune system function. It increases the production of new cells and improves neurotransmitter abnormalities. HBOT for autism is extremely low risk and includes a multitude of benefits. Mehed’s story is a typical example of HBOT’s usefulness for children with autism:
“My son has severe Autism and has learning difficulties. He struggles with poor communication, auditory processing difficulties and self injurious behaviour. In June 2012 he spent 5 days at Advance centre for TST and HBOT. The results were surprising and amazing. After 5 days HBOT I felt his articulation was very much improved. I started understanding what he was trying to say, He had more words then he usually had before.
“Recently I visited the centre again for HBOT. My son was very happy in the HBOT Chamber. It was very surprising for me when he went on his own into the Chamber. This was a very huge improvement. There was a lot of improvement in his behaviour compared to the first time and noticeable improvement in his understanding and language.
“I am very pleased with his progress and I would like Mehed to continue on HBOT and TST treatment. My hope for him was that one day he would speak and his behaviour would diminish. It seems to me that my dream will come true. I do not think that without the help and support of Advance centre, his quality of life would have changed. I am very thankful to Linda and team who devoted lot of her time to help Mehed and me.”
Advance Centre has 2 HBOT chambers. The smaller ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ chamber fits a responsible adult and child comfortably. Both parents, caregivers and child can breathe the oxygen freely and relax and enjoy the benefits of the therapy.
Both our hyperbaric chambers are fully insured and our chamber operators are trained to the specification as required by our insurers and current UK Government regulations. They are further annually serviced by qualified Engineers to retain their optimal and safe operation.