Are hyperbaric oxygen treatments (HBOT) useful for neurological recovery in children?

Although HBOT has a potential place in treating adults with brain injuries and combat PTSD, I discourage its use in my pediatric patients for a few reasons. First, the primary four components of The Nemechek Protocol (balance intestine bacteria + fish oil + olive oil + vagus nerve stimulation) are usually all that is needed to help children recover. Secondly, it can be expensive, requires a significant time commitment every day, is not portable, and without it, subjects usually will begin to relapse. And finally, I’ve had many parents report their child seemed to do well during the first few weeks of HBOT, only to be followed by severe deterioration in their child’s behavior over the second and third months.

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