Autism is a neurological disorder that affects language, social skills, and development. It is usually diagnosed in the first three years of life and is a complex developmental disability. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for autism has had success assisting with autism-specific concerns.


Hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment has been known to improve:

  • verbal communication
  • direct eye contact
  • reasoning ability
  • motor skills
  • balance
  • attention
  • reduce aggressive behavior

Who Will Benefit from HBOT Therapy for Autism?

There are many beneficial reasons to receive a hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment at Hyperbaric Centers of Texas. Children or adults with autism can benefit from HBOT treatments for the following concerns:

A common link exists among children with autism and chronic inflammation of areas of the brain and intestinal tract. The anti-inflammatory effects of hyperbaric oxygen make it an attractive treatment option for autism.


In studies, 79% of autistic children improved on many levels including communication, cognition, and motivation after HBOT treatment.

  • Severe birth trauma to the central nervous system
  • Seizures (there are some exceptions, so consult with a doctor to be sure)
  • Children with a severe present sinus infection or cold (once symptoms subside, HBOT treatments can begin or continue)