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The FDA issued a warning yesterday about hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) that includes autism. HBOT has not been shown to cure or be an effective treatment for autism, among the myriad conditions for which HBOT is touted.
The warning is quoted below.
No, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has not been clinically proven to cure or be effective in the treatment of cancer, autism, or diabetes. But do a quick search on the Internet, and you’ll see all kinds of claims for these and other diseases for which the device has not been cleared or approved by FDA.
HBOT involves breathing oxygen in a pressurized chamber. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared hyperbaric chambers for certain medical uses, such as treating decompression sickness suffered by divers.
HBOT has not, however, been proven to be the kind of universal treatment it has been touted to be on some Internet sites…
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