Hyperbaric: information in relation to traumatic brain injury and inflammatory conditions associated with autism (CME track/practitioner registrants only)

Multiple factors need to be considered when trying to solve the puzzle of autism spectrum disorders. Many mediators add to inflammation in the body, which affects the gut-brain axis. After considering which factors might affect the function of the intestines, including harmful infections and triggers, I will discuss the current research on detoxification and hyperbarics in ASD.

I will also present evidence-based information on how hyperbaric therapies helped reverse the damage of traumtic brain injury of a 2-year-old drowning victim, illustrating how hyperbaric therapies affect the function of the brain and inflammatory conditions. 


David Dornfeld , DO

Dr. David Dornfeld has been preventing and reversing illness at Family Wellness Center in Middletown, NJ, for 31+years, while focusing towards environmental medicine concerns and how to repair those exposure-related insults. Throughout this time, he has developed a special interest in working with children with autism spectrum disorders, and encompasses many aspects of family medicine, osteopathic spinal manipulation, chelation therapy, IV infusions therapy, and hyperbaric therapies to help many improve. He received his medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Maine and completed his residencies in Ohio and Colorado in 1986. He is board certified in family medicine (ACOFP) and board certified in anti-aging medicine by the International Society of Anti-Aging medicine in 2000. Dr. Dornfeld has been a member of ACAM, the Ameician College for the Advancement in Medicine, since 1994 and became double certified in chelation therapy through his training. He completed his Fellowship from MAPS (Medical Academy of Pediatric Special needs) in 2013, and helps train many professionals and parents in safe hyperbaric therapies, chelation therapies, Lyme related disorders (ILADS trained) and preventive medicine, both nationally and internationally. Recently, Dr. Dornfeld was the only US physician asked to partcipate in an autism summit in Cairo, Egypt, expanding his guidance to help physicians in the Middle East combat the issues associated with recovering children and adults with autism spectrum disorders.