A hyperbaric oxygen chamber available in select hyperbaric centers in Cyprus is a pressurized, oxygen-filled chamber or tube.
It's speedily turning out to be an effective tool for the treatment of autism in children along with treating the "bends" (a disorder among SCUBA divers who surface too quickly, causing oxygen bubbles in the bloodstream).
Over the years, medical researchers found a number of additional therapeutic uses for the hyperbaric oxygen chambers, which force large quantities of oxygen into the body very quickly.
For example, hyperbaric therapy (HBOT) can speed the development of blood vessels, thus improving outcomes for certain types of wounds, gangrene, cardiac illnesses, and other conditions.
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Typically, HBOT is conducted in a hospital setting such as a hyperbaric center in California, in a large non-portable chamber, under high pressure.
In recent years, some doctors theorized that HBOT could improve symptoms of autism and thus be utilized for the treatment of autism in children by increasing oxygen intake and thus reducing inflammation and hypo-perfusion (lack of oxygen) in the brain.
Of course, there is no agreement within the scientific community that inflammation or lack of oxygen cause autism – or are even generally associated with autism.
To investigate the possibility that HBOT could treat symptoms of autism. Studies are still in the very earliest stages. The most that can be said is that they offer some support for continuing, larger studies.