Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a preferred treatment option for patients afflicted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
There are several instances of autistic individuals having benefited from this effective treatment. Here we are sharing the inspiring story of little David.
How HBOT Helped David – A Child with Autism
David, an adorable seven year old, was just two when the doctors diagnosed him with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Since his infancy, David had the habit of expressing himself through hand movements instead of communicating his needs verbally. In due course, David’s condition deteriorated as his memory retention dropped drastically to the point of being totally incommunicado.
As David stopped overall communication, his doctors recommended a few changes in his lifestyle that included a healthier diet with enhanced B12 supplements. David responded to these changes in a positive manner.
David’s doctors were pleased to see the slight improvement in his condition and suggested the popular hyperbaric oxygen therapy to his parents. Since David was young, the medical professionals felt that he would react positively to this therapy if the administration is commenced from a nascent stage.
Initially, David’s parents opted for a mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy session on a trial basis. On conclusion of the first session, his parents were amazed with David instantly indulging in verbal communication with them. It had been months since they had even heard his voice.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy was the ray of hope that David’s parents had been searching for since the confirmation of his positive diagnosis. His parents decided to invest in an in-house hyperbaric chamber immediately.
The chamber enabled David’s parents to administer hyperbaric oxygen therapy on him, twice a day with each session lasting for over an hour. The results were remarkable! David started regaining his cognitive abilities at a rapid pace. He was comfortable using multiple words and started forming small sentences on completion of his 24th HBOT session. After his 25th session, David started maintaining focused eye contact while communicating verbally. Over time, David’s doctors observed significant improvements in his condition.
Today, the hyperbaric oxygen therapy sessions are a regular part of David’s daily routine. Of the few treatment options available for autistic individuals, hyperbaric oxygen therapy provides the required relief with the option of easy home administration.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a spectacular alternative treatment option that has given hope to many individuals afflicted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their caregivers.
David’s courageous struggle with autism and his improved cognitive abilities are awe-inspiring. The Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) sessions have been an integral part of his recovery process, thereby reinstating hope in millions of individuals battling Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
David’s incredible journey has been shared in detail on the AutismWeb Forum by his parents. His success story can be accessed here.