We have treated dozens of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) over the last 20 years and have seen significant improvement in the quality of life for children with ASD, and their families.
Traditional treatment for autism spectrum disorders appear largely ineffective, and can be quite costly. On the other hand, the parents we have met want so badly to help their children lead normal lives. Fortunately, both research and case studies show that hyperbaric oxygen therapy significantly improves the quality of life for both children with ASD and their families!
Parents with children suffering from ASD have been deeply moved by the results they have seen from providing their children with hyperbaric oxygen therapy for autism. In some cases, we see improvements after just a few treatments. In others, it can take multiple treatments to oxygenate the brain and body enough to provide visible improvements to the mother or father. Often, a teacher, speech therapist or healthcare provider is the first to mention that they have seen improvements in attention span, eye contact, social interaction, concentration, body movement, walking, interactive communication, endurance and energy levels.
HBOT at Bay Area Hyperbarics has helped dozens of autistic patients by improving oxygenation saturation in the brain, thereby oxygenating otherwise hypoxic tissue, thus reducing inflammation in the brain. HBOT also decreases inflammation in the intestines and other parts of the body, upregulates hormones and improves cognitive functions overall.
When we talk with parents, we also encourage them to continue integrating their other healing modalities into their child’s HBOT program. Give us a call to discuss your options. Our warm and friendly staff can walk through the studies with you, and can talk about the right HBOT treatment protocol for your child. We feel profound relief watching children with autism improve at Bay Area Hyperbarics.
As a provider, your office fills out and faxes back the Patient Referral Form. Have questions? Call us!
We make sure the patient understands treatment and then follow the prescribed protocol to get the patient on the road to recovery!
Our medical staff meets with the patient to ensure that HBOT is appropriatre, and contacts Medicare or private insurance to receive authorization.
Hyperbaric medicine, also called hyperbaric oxygen therapy or HBOT, is a medical treatment where a patient sits or lies in pressurized chamber and breathes 100% oxygen. In HBOT, oxygen dissolves into the blood, thus raising the oxygen concentration to very high levels.This increased oxygen is a primary building block for tissues, muscle, and bone repair. Among other benefits, it kicks off cell reproduction, heals injuries and infection more rapidly, and decreases inflammation.
Hyperbaric treatments help heal neuropathy by regrowing small blood vessels and nerves that have died from disease, injuries from radiation and aging. Patients often experience numbness and or pain when they start treatment. Hyperbaric treatments most often bring back sensation and make, for example, walking easier and more enjoyable.
Current research indicates that hyperbaric oxygen does not kill cancer cells. However, there has been a small amount of research indicating that hyperbaric oxygen might reduce the size of certain tumors. Also, there has been a study on mice using hyperbaric oxygen, along with a ketogenic diet, to reduce tumors. Hyperbaric oxygen causes many different healing modalities to kick into gear. Could its effect on strengthening the immune system inhibit the growth of cancer cells? Nobody knows. There are numerous studies conclusively showing that hyperbaric oxygen does not encourage cancer cells or tumors to grow. Some patients claim the hyperbaric oxygen makes them feel a lot more comfortable and functional after chemotherapy and also during healing. Note that some chemotherapy drugs are not to be used with hyperbaric oxygen, as the chemotherapy drugs can be enhanced and thus become toxic. A good hyperbaric oxygen facility (such as Bay Area Hyperbarics) will always call the chemotherapy manufacturer to ensure that hyperbaric oxygen therapy will be helpful and not damaging to the patient.
A physician would consider using hyperbaric chamber therapy under a variety of situations. Physicians most typically refer patients to hyperbarics when the patient is not healing with traditional medical interventions and hyperbaric chamber therapy is approved by Medicare for this condition.
Some patients experience significant unresolved pain and unremitting disease states that the mechanisms of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in a hyperbaric chamber are known to affect, such as the down regulation of inflamatory genes. For an example, some patients have experienced severe, unremitting hives with itching, which did not improve with any specialists interventions.
Some physicians will consider hyperbaric chamber therapy if the patient has no other good avenues for improving their failing health, and they know the hyperbaric chamber therapy is safe and will not harm the patient.
The CPT code for HBOT is G0277.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HB0T) is a medical treatment where you inhale 100% oxygen in a chamber with increased atmospheric pressure. HBOT injects 400x the oxygen into your tissues and bones and mobilizes stem cells. It regrows healthy tissues in the brain, blood vessels, skin and bones. It also reduces pain and swelling, and speeds recovery.
It is simple, effective and painless.
Medicare covers Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for approved conditions, and many insurance companies also cover approved conditions. If your condition is not approved by your insurance, we can discuss our special rates. Give us a call at (408) 356–7438. We are happy to discuss your options with you.