Autistic Science - December 14th, 2014
It's Another unscientific, unproven, dangerous "therapy" for Autism, HBOT is a therapy that's well established for treatment in decompression sickness (The bends) for deep sea divers....... It is not an approved therapy for autism.
HBOT involves a chamber,often called a decompression chamber. It was first developed in the 1940s by military, and
pilots and miners have been known to have decompression sickness too. Inside the chamber pure oxygen is administered at pressures 1.5 to 3 times what would be considered normal atmospheric pressure. A session usually lasts about 90 minutes. It has been approved as a treatment for some medical conditions, but not for autism.
SIDE EFFECTS - Can include claustrophobia, fatigue, headaches, ear problems and nausea. It can also rupture the eardrums, short sightedness may occur, heart problems can be known to worsen. and people with diseases of the lung may acquire a collapsed lung. Babies as young as 12 months can be subjected to this therapy to "prevent" autism as well as "cure" it.
Source: Autistic Science: What is HBOT ?
Keenan M Lorraine, December 14, 2014.
What is HBOT - Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy ?
by Keenan M Lorraine