Did You Know? Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Autism

The term “hyperbaric” literally translates to “increase pressure.” It is a treatment modality that works by putting the patient in a special room and increasing the pressure of the gas around them and the gas that they are breathing. This increased pressure can actually signal the DNA in our cells to perform healing tasks that the body normally can’t do. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy increases oxygen levels in the tissues; enhancing neuron and brain cell repair processes, which are dependent on higher levels of oxygen as well as various nutrients. This therapy could help reverse brain damage by reviving the cells in the brain.

Currently, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is not offered at the Riordan Clinic.