Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Autism, Cerebral Palsy
Autism describes a spectrum of disorders which affect a child’s ability to speak and communicate. While the source of the damage to the brain cells involved in Autism is unknown, bacteria, mold, viruses, and toxins contribute to the changes in the brain which result in behavior and communication changes. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been used effectively for over ten years in the treatment of Autistic children. The results show improvement in communication and behavior which are sustained after the course of treatment, which involves a minimum of twenty sessions.
Another disorder, cerebral palsy, which affects the motor skills and use of limbs in children, as well as speech and hearing, responds equally well to hyperbaric oxygen therapy. As an adjunctive part of treatment, hyperbaric is administered in combination with physical therapy to restore mobility, use of hands and arms, and communication skills. Again, a minimum of twenty hyperbaric treatments is recommended for the child initially.
The Neubauer Hyperbaric Neurologic Center has pioneered the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of pediatric brain disorders. Children with cerebral palsy, near-drowning brain damage, autism, and head injury have been successfully treated and regained mobility and brain function through hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Dr. Neubauer developed protocols and demonstrated the effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen therapy through before and after scans of the brain and evaluation of the improvement in coordination and communication of children over several decades.
Please contact the Neubauer Center for an evaluation of your child or family member.