I explain to my patients that to get cockroaches out of the kitchen, I can either kill them with my shoe or turn on the light.
Interestingly it only takes a little bit of light for them to leave the room.
A growing number of studies are focusing on the mitochondria and its relationship to many disorders The possibility exists that some autistic symptoms may occur if these organelles are dysfunctional or fewer in number than the number found in children without autism.
HBOT may have the potential to activate dysfunctional mitochondria and/or to activate "dormant/idling cells" thereby allowing more "mitochondrial product" to be appreciated by the body.
, not only due to the competing mechanisms of vasodilation and vasoconstriction, but also due to decreasing the inflammation that secondarily constricts blood vessel lumens in a closed spac.
Because inflammation is accompanied by swelling, tissue expansion or compression will occur.
You will hear many terms used interchangeably by lay people and professionals alike: hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy (m HBOT), hyperbaric therapy (HBT), hyperbaric oxygen (HBO), hyperbaric air therapy (HBAT), hyperbaric enriched air therapy (HBEAT), etc. There is also no doubt that it works well at low pressures with varying degrees of oxygen concentrations as well as at varying degrees of high pressures with 100% oxygen.
However, the most common way the term is used by the autism community is to just say "HBOT". Kartzinel, and the tremendous number of children that have been treated by physicians such as Dr. The reason I recommend HBOT for all my patients is because there is scientific evidence that pressure, independent of the concentration of oxygen, decreases inflammation and that any concentration of oxygen under any increased amount of pressure will allow more oxygen to dissolve into the extracellular fluids of the body: plasma, lymph, cerebrospinal fluid, and interstitial fluid.
It has been postulated many times that children with autism have a chronic low grade viral gastroenteritis and viral encephalitits. I speculate that one of the primary reasons HBOT works so well for so many children whose abnormal stools improve once they start HBOT is because the chronic, low-grade, smoldering live viral load harbored in the intestinal mucosa (Wakefield/Krigsman hypothesis) does poorly when surrounded by higher oxygen concentrations.
Therefore, whenever inflammation brings more fluid to a region of the body that is comprised of solid tissue and hollow blood vessels, the first thing to happen is that the hollow blood vessel lumens will be compressed and deliver fewer red cells carrying oxygen to the area.
Once inflammation is reduced the secondary vascular narrowing is improved allowing increasing amounts of red blood cells carrying oxygen to reach the hypoxic areas and SPECT scans will once again "light up" turning from blue to yellow.
Then most parents will state what they are doing, e.g. Because dissolved oxygen is not confined to a hemoglobin molecule, it can go wherever "body water goes" and therefore reach 'deeper tissues' more easily and more consistently than ever before Because no test is able to predict which child may and which child may not respond to extra pressure and/or extra oxygen (in contrast to excessive oxygen), I let nature take its course and prescribe a clinical trial of HBOT for all my children Though I let "nature take its course", I would not consider prescribing or administering HBOT to children with autism unless there was good scientific evidence to support its use.
"we're using 1.5, 1.75, or 2.0 atmospheres in a hard chamber with 100% oxygen, or we're using a soft chamber (also referred to as a mild chamber) at 1.3 atmospheres 'with or without a mask' to which 'concentrated oxygen' is be supplied at concentrations varying from 24% to 70%." Conventional wisdom states that unless one receives HBOT in a hard chamber with 100% oxygen at atmospheric pressures greater than 1.5 ATA, little or no benefit will be seen. Fortunately such evidence does exist, the body of which continues to accumulate, and the mechanisms of action by which HBOT may work for children with autism, as described below, may already be outdated by the time you read this.
Recent studies have demonstrated that children with autism frequently have neuro-inflammatory and gastrointestinal inflammatory conditions occurring.