Asperger’s Syndrome: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Helps
In our technological era and access to any information, we read constant stories of children overcoming autism with help of different treatments. Whether it is heavy metal detoxing, allergy elimination, chiropractic care, brain and hormone balancing the list goes on and on. I personally think there are multiple steps that need to be taken to help pull these individuals out of the brain fog that consumes them day and night.
I would like to share one of our first clients’ experiences with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and the changes she experienced to her Asperger like symptoms.
Brandon and Bethany Price arrived at our facility the day of our grand opening in June 2016. After a consultation, they had decided that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy was the next step in trying to get some help for their 20-year-old Kassidy.
Kassidy was extremely high functioning in academics, borderline genius level if you ask me. She had recently returned home early from her spring semester of college. The feelings of isolation and loneliness had finally taken their toll.
Brandon and Bethany had done several things before hyperbaric oxygen therapy to help their daughter out; everything from exercising, allergy testing, vitamin and mineral supplementation (with very high-end products), chiropractic care, extremely clean diet and the structured home environment.
And even though they witnessed some improvements in Kassidy’s day to day life, they were still searching for that one thing to help her get over the hump of the symptoms known as Asperger’s.
Brandon found many facts about huge benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy proved by medical research including The Johns Hopkins University.
Kassidy started her treatments right away, fall semester at Utah State was coming up quickly and they wanted to get as much time in a hyperbaric chamber as possible.
At first, it was Brandon or Bethany would not only call and make the appointments for Kassidy but they would also drive her to the initial visits. After Kassidy’s sixth visit, I noticed it was her on the other end of the phone scheduling her appointment, and it was Kassidy behind the wheel when she arrived at the office.
I got Kassidy settled into our pod chamber and when I returned to the lobby Brandon, her father, was there waiting, smiling from ear to ear. He pointed out that not only did she make the appointment herself, but she also drove alone and perfectly parked between the lines in front of our office. Now, this may not seem like such a big deal, but to the Price family and myself, it was undeniable the improvements to her quality of life after such a small amount of sessions.
We were able to get Kassidy into the chambers a total of 16 sessions before it was time for her to return to college. After, a week of college I began to notice something completely new on Kassidy’s Facebook page. There were friends, and I mean numerous friends in most every picture she added to her wall. A phone conversation with Brandon a few days later confirmed that the social side of her life was finally coming into to full swing.
Yesterday we had the pleasure of having Kassidy back into our chambers during Thanksgiving break. She is a constant reminder of why it’s so important to never, ever give up!
There is always an answer!