Autism, as we know, is a symptom of deficient oxygen supply to the brain and other organs of the body which impairs the normal development process of a child. The signs are generally manifested in the early years of childhood, that is, by the time the child reaches three years of age. This neurological disorder prevents children from socializing and interacting. There are many ways of treating autism, but there is no definite cure. Each autistic child has a special requirement and it is only by the trial-and-error method that the correct mode of treatment can be decided. Let us have a look at the different ways of treating autism.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy In HBOT Chamber
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy works on the principle of breathing in pure oxygen under atmospheric pressure that is raised to a full 100%. SPECT scans prior to, and after HBOT sessions have revealed that there is a marked improvement in the oxygen content in the brain tissues with regular therapy. The antioxidants in oxygen help to detoxify the body and improve blood circulation. The accelerated blood and oxygen supply helps in quick recovery of damaged cells and tissues. If recommended, then the patient has to go for these sessions on a regular basis. Doctors decide on the frequency and number of therapy sessions that the patient has to undergo depending on the severity of the situation. While some autistic individuals might start showing signs of improvement after 10 sessions, others might have to undergo as many as 40 to 80 sessions to how any marked signs of improvement.
Other Methods Of Treating Autism
HBOT Therapy is not the only method of treating autism. It is only one of the ways of providing relief from painful and chronic autistic conditions. Other methods like strict following of diet charts, physiotherapy, counseling also help in the overall development of autistic children. This complementary methods of treating autistic children help them to develop their communication skills and interact more freely with non-autistic children. Medical centers and caregivers for autistic individuals must be chosen after careful research and consultation.
Autistic patients require care and constant attention. Therefore, if you are planning to outsource the job of taking care of an autistic patient, then choose a center or individual by paying utmost attention to every details.