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Dr Paul Harch M.D. speaks to Congress about value of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Dr. Paul G. Harch, New Orleans was invited and presented evidence for a restorative effect of low pressure Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment on chronic brain injury before the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, Human Services, and Education of the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee. The testimony consisted of functional brain imaging (SPECT) documentation of improvements in brain blood flow in 15 patients with a variety of chronic brain injuries.

Dr Harch spoke at a picnic hosted by the Blue Star Mothers Association


On Memorial Day 2008 Dr Harch spoke at a picnic hosted by the Blue Star Mothers Association

Memorial Day, 2008 Picnic hosted by the Blue Star Mothers Association.  The President of the Louisiana chapter is Sandra Hearn.

Dear Dr. Harch:

Our family would like to thank you and your staff for the greatest gift you could possibly give to a person – the gift of life. We thank you not only for your outstanding skills in the HBOT profession, but also your compassion for our troops that have given us our freedoms that we have today. You and your team have brought commitment and compassion to the table. My son, CPL Jake Mathers was injured in several explosions, one being on April 17, 2006. He went through a lot of testing, but no real treatment was offered. He was honorably discharged on November 10, 2008. He began treatment on December 1, 2008 and completed treatment last week.

My son who is now 21 years old, enlisted in the Marines at age 17. All he wants is to be able to live a “normal” life again. Dr. Harch and his team members treated him with the utmost respect and honor. Jacob always talked highly of those he came in contact with, and actually looked forward to taking his treatments daily.

Oxygen Provides New Hope for Brain Injured Soldiers

Getting soldiers back on their feet and fit for duty with an HBOT treatment regimen that is good government. The money that would have gone for more traditional and expensive treatments of veterans suffering from a head injury can now be used to fund other medically urgent injuries and illnesses.

So, what exactly is Hyperbric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)? HBOT treatments are similar to the treatments given to treat victims of “the bends”, the condition divers sometimes suffer. Patients are placed in a chamber filled with 100 percent oxygen at a positive pressure of one-and-a-half-times normal sea level atmospheric pressure, or what you would experience if you were SCUBA diving at a depth of around 16.5 feet. The treatment involves up to 80 one-hour sessions administered in two blocks or phases over 120 days.

The New Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

The New Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy HBOT

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy HBOT has been traditionally used in the United States for a narrow list of 13 typically reimbursed indications. However, in Russia, China, the Far East, the U.K., and Europe HBOT has been applied to a variety of neurological and non-neurological diagnoses since the 1970s. In the United States Dr. Harch has been applying HBOT to the typically reimbursed indications since 1986 and a wide range of neurological and other off-label conditions since 1989. In addition, he has performed research on HBOT in 50 or more neurological conditions.



Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery - Astounding Results Made After HBOT

Curt Allen, Jr. was a 17 year old man who was involved in a high speed motor vehicle accident in June, 2004, in which he sustained severe traumatic brain injury. Curt was in a coma at the scene of theVideo shows positive improvement from HBOT and TBI accident. He was admitted to an acute care hospital, underwent brain surgery to relieve pressure and placed in the ICU in critical condition. After one month he was transferred to a highly regarded post-acute brain injury rehabilitation center in Southeast Louisiana where he remained for 3 months. During these three months he made such minimal progress that he was discharged as a failure of standard intensive traumatic brain injury therapy. The day before discharge from this center his mother attended a local church where she asked the priest to request that the congregation pray for her son’s recovery. After the priest fulfilled this request during Mass Mrs. Allen was approached by a physician patient of mine to whom I had delivered low-pressure HBOT years before for his stroke and subsequent traumatic brain injury. My patient referred Mrs. Allen to me and the following week Curt was evaluated at my clinic.

The video you will view records the astounding recovery that Curt made as he underwent a course of HBOT. The segments of the video were edited from the running VHS tape I recorded of Curt’s progress beginning 4 months after his severe traumatic brain injury through 89 HBOT’s. Since the voices on the tape are hard to discern in places and Curt is speaking in hushed tones the following narrative accompanies each segment on the tape...



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