Likewise it is my theory that it only takes a little bit of increased oxygen tension for viruses to leave.
Studies have shown abnormities in the autistic brain whereby it does not produce and subsequently does not use serotonin properly.
Recent studies have demonstrated that children with autism frequently have neuro-inflammatory and gastrointestinal inflammatory conditions occurring.
Multiple studies demonstrate the beneficial effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in inflammatory conditions.
C-reactive protein and high levels of cytokines have been shown to decrease with HBOT.
One study demonstrates that the anti-inflammatory effect from HBOT is probably due to pressure effects and not necessarily increased oxygen tension.
The literature states that in order to kill viruses 100% oxygen at 2.7 ATA or above is required.
However, there is no reason to believe that even mildly increased oxygen tensions may inhibit viral activity and/or make the host less hospitable to chronic viral inhabitation.
In my clinic improved bowel function is in the top 20 most commonly seen benefits.• Introduction: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Neurological and Developmental Disorders • Articles, Books and Recent and New Research Studies on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy • Modern Medical Advances: The Use of SPECT Scans and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Treatments for Autism and Other Developmental Disorders • Not All Hyperbaric Chambers Are The Same: Mild Hyperbaric Therapy & Soft Chambers • List of Conditions Accepted by Medicare and Insurance Companies for Reimbursement • Organizations, Associations & Additional Resources for HBOT and Hyperbaric Medicine • Editor's Note: A Few Words on How the HBO Treatment Centers Are Listed On This Site Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is classically defined as the inhalation of 100% oxygen at greater than 1 atmosphere absolute (ATA) in a pressurized chamber.This definition is now popularly defined as the inhalation of varying degrees of oxygen at greater than 1 atmosphere absolute (ATA) in a pressurized chamber. Stoller and myself, and a growing number of other physicians who are now using HBOT routinely in their offices, there remains no doubt that HBOT works and that it works well for children with autism.A recent study documented impaired production and abnormal ratios of porphyrins in children with autism.Because porphyrin is involved in the production of functional heme/hemoglobin, and because this appears to be disordered in autism, the impaired delivery of oxygen to cells will be improved when HBOT bypasses hemoglobin-dependent oxygenation.Efrain Olszewer has pre- and post-angiograms documenting collateral circulation beginning as early as ten to twenty hours after initiating hyperbaric therapy for cerebral vascular disease and peripheral arteriosclerosis at pressures lower than 1.3 ATA It is known that one of the problems children with autism have is decreased blood flow to the brain (cerebral hypoperfusion).