Oxygen May Improve Autism, According To Study

March 14, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – A new study has shown that autism may be improved with the use of hyperbaric oxygen chambers.

It is the first study to use a tightly monitored control group. Researchers took a 62 children diagnosed with autism, from ages two to seven, and gave them 40 hours worth of oxygen treatments. 80% improved, while the other 8% in the control group so no difference.

While the data is promising, it isn’t yet known whether or not the improvement this caused in social development, cognitive behavior, language skills, and eye contact are long term, or if they are short term treatments that would have to be done frequently.

“We know this kind of therapy is useful in a number of neurological conditions and that’s been well established,” Research Autism physician Richard Mills said.

“What we don’t know is how useful it is in autism, what we could be seeing is an improvement in other neurological conditions that go alongside autism. We also don’t know about long-term effects – it could be a transitory effect.”


Comments

One Response to “Oxygen May Improve Autism, According To Study”

  1. Alexandra on April 9th, 2009 2:57 pm

    Hi,

    This is very interesting and i would like to know what are your sources? Where did you take these statistics?

    Take you very much.

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