Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment
Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment: A Review from a Special Needs Father
When you are the parent to a special needs child, you are always doing research in some form or another. Researching medical documents, Internet searches and connecting with other parents are just some of the ways of researching possible solutions for a special needs parent. One never knows when they might find the solution they have been searching for.
For my wife and I, our search led us to: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. After going through piles of research and speaking to different references, we decided to go forward with this treatment.
A Summary Of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Now then, what is Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT)?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment is not a new process; it has been around for years in the treatment of many different conditions. Some of the conditions that have been treated previously include: skin graphs and flaps, decompression sickness, burns, severe anemia, wound healing and more. Recently, the following areas are being treated with this treatment: Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Crohn’s Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, ADD/ADHD and many more. The main benefit of the treatment is the application of oxygen to speed up the healing process.
There have been case studies that show the treatment has produced more dramatic results for children with such conditions as Cerebral Palsy or Autism. This and other research has led more and more parents and patients to use this therapy for a possible, long-term therapy to assist them with the various conditions.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy or HBOT, is a non-invasive method of using 100% oxygen while under an increased atmospheric pressure in a managed and controlled body chamber. The chamber is a container that the patient can sit or lie in while absorbing the 100% oxygen under a prescribed pressure.
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