The literature states that in order to kill viruses 100% oxygen at 2.7 ATA or above is required.
However, there is no reason to believe that even mildly increased oxygen tensions may inhibit viral activity and/or make the host less hospitable to chronic viral inhabitation.
SPECT scans demonstrate the relative amount of blood that is able to reach the different areas in the brain.Color coding allows easy visualization of what is occurring with blue areas representing little blood flow and yellow areas indicating normal blood flow.C-reactive protein and high levels of cytokines have been shown to decrease with HBOT.One study demonstrates that the anti-inflammatory effect from HBOT is probably due to pressure effects and not necessarily increased oxygen tension.A growing number of studies are focusing on the mitochondria and its relationship to many disorders The possibility exists that some autistic symptoms may occur if these organelles are dysfunctional or fewer in number than the number found in children without autism.
HBOT may have the potential to activate dysfunctional mitochondria and/or to activate "dormant/idling cells" thereby allowing more "mitochondrial product" to be appreciated by the body.
I explain to my patients that to get cockroaches out of the kitchen, I can either kill them with my shoe or turn on the light.
Interestingly it only takes a little bit of light for them to leave the room.
Children with autism have been shown to have increased oxidative stress and less reduced (active) glutathione HBOT, especially when using pressures less than 2.0 atmospheres, can up-regulate these antioxidant enzymes and afford antioxidant protection against oxidative stress.
Mitochondria are the energy producing organelles of the body.
However, as history has shown repeatedly throughout the years, convention is only convention until challenged, proven wrong, and then changed. A few of the multiple mechanisms demonstrating how HBOT may work for children with autism was originally and thoroughly researched over many months time by Dr. These mechanisms are shown below along with a couple others that have been suggested They include: The growth of new blood vessels has been shown to occur from soft chambers as well as from hard, and is a process that may continue to increase subsequent to discontinuing therapy for a period of time after oxygen loading.