Giving people back their lives!

Harch Hyperbarics Inc. Will be Exhibiting at the 5th Annual BIALA Conference - Finding Your Way Back


Harch Hyperbarics Inc. Will be Exhibiting at the Brain Injury Association of Louisiana's Annual Conference – March 2012


5th Annual BIALA Conference                      



                       Harch Hyperbarics Inc. Will be Exhibiting at the Brain Injury Association of Louisiana Annual Conference – March 2012


Finding Your Way Back” 

Kenner, Louisiana – March 22 – 23, 2012

Thursday, March 22nd: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Friday, March 23rd: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Doubletree Hotel by Hilton


Visit Dr Harch at BIALA's Annual Conference this year!
Dr Harch will be present from:

  • 2pm to 6pm on Thursday
  • 3pm to 4:30pm on Friday.

This is an opportunity to meet Dr Harch and to ask questions about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

If you can not afford the entrance fee please contact someone at the Harch Hyperbarics table and we will be happy to pay it for you.
See you at the conference!

Juliette Lucarini Harch RN VP





Michelle Obama, Jill Biden Join Forces with LSUHSC for military families

The initiative, announced Jan. 11, 2012 combated post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries, or TBI, in veterans.  Dr. Paul Harch, clinical associate professor and director of LSUHSC New Orleans’ Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Department, has been treating veterans suffering with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress PTSD with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) since 2008.

Will the White House Finally Bring Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to Wounded Vets?

Health pioneer Dr. Paul G. Harch, associate clinical professor of medicine at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, will participate in the White House’s Joining Forces Initiative. The program will teach medical schools better ways to train new doctors to care for veterans’ needs, including Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy treatment (HBOT), the premier therapy for Traumatic Brain Injuries and Post Traumatic Stress.

New Study Reaffirms: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Should Be Standard Treatment for Veterans

Research from health pioneer (and former ANH-USA board member) Dr. Paul G. Harch published in the Journal of Neurotrauma indicates that hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT, is able to dramatically help veterans with post-concussion syndrome (a form of traumatic brain injury) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Harch is an associate clinical professor of medicine at Louisiana State University in New Orleans.
Since January 2007, ANH-USA has been bringing attention to a project to have veterans treated with HBOT. In HBOT, the patient is put in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, which saturates the tissues with twelve times more oxygen than can be absorbed by breathing.

LSUHSC Joins Forces With White House to Combat TBI/PTSD in Veterans

Dr. Steve Nelson, Dean of the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine notes, "LSUHSC faculty/clinician researchers have developed a comprehensive program over the past six years that directly supports the tenets of the Obama Joining Forces Initiative. The program addresses both the biological and psychological wounds of war by targeting the three most pressing problems facing veterans – traumatic brain injury/post-concussion syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder, and the effects of these conditions on veterans' families."

American Legion Deeply Committed to Seeing that Veterans Suffering from TBI/PTSD Get the Care They Deserve

The American Legion is deeply committed to seeing that our veterans who are suffering from head injuries receive the care they deserve. As such, we have called for meetings of the House Veterans Affairs Committee and the Committee Chairman, Congressman Jeff Miller, Florida, has instructed his staff to work with us in preparation for the meetings.

Iraq War Veteran Rusty Ouart to Recieve His Long Awaited, Well Deserved, Purple Heart

Fargo, North Dakota (2011)

Iraq War Veteran Rusty Ouart will finally get his Purple Heart. The North Dakota Congressional Delegation announced Friday, Dec. 1, that Ouart, who suffered a Concussive traumatic brain injury and shrapnel wounds from a mortar attack, will receive the medal.

Hyperbaric Oxygen: Giving People Back Their Lives


Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is the cleanest medicine in the world and makes perfect sense. HBOT has a proven track record of success, has been around for decades, and is natural but versatile.  It can be used on any wounds to the body from chronic non-healing wounds to traumatic brain injuries—along with conditions such as cerebral palsy, autism, stroke, MS and Alzheimer’s. 

So, why don’t people seem to know about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?   Why is this extraordinarily effective treatment all but invisible in the public square?  And why don’t more conventional medicine physicians refer patients who might benefit from treatment?

Dr. Paul Harch Hyperbarics Inc. HBOT Treatments for Brain Injury

Dr. Paul Harch Hyperbarics Inc. HBOT Treatments
for Neurological Disorders




The Family Physicians' Center remains the primary HBOT practice site of Dr. Harch. This facility is equipped with 4 Sechrist monoplace hyperbaric oxygen chambers and TCOM (transcutaneous oxygen monitors). Both off-label and typically reimbursed indications are treated. This hyperbaric oxygen therapy clinic is one half mile from West Jefferson Medical Center with its multiplace hyperbaric department and the high resolution SPECT brain scanner that Dr. Harch uses for Scan-Dive-Scan procedures. Phone interviews, appointments, and New Orleans consultations can be scheduled by calling the office at: 504.309.4948

Wounded Troops Report Relief from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy DoD is Waiting for Results from Studies Before Endorsing it

Wounded Troops Report Relief from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
DoD is Waiting for Results from Studies Before Endorsing it


By Patricia Kime


Retired Army Sgt. Margaux Vair believes breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber eased the manifestations of her brain injury — migraines, memory loss and facial paralysis.

Vair, a military policewoman, was on deployment in Iraq in 2006 when her Humvee struck a roadside bomb, smashing herhead against the turret and briefly knocking her out. Three days later, she returned to duty and served three more months — until her vehicle rolled over another bomb.

“That’s when the nerve problems started,” she said. “I don’t know when the headaches began.”

Today, the Kent, Ohio, resident shows little evidence of paralysis and the headaches have faded — improvements she attributes to treatment in a hyperbaric chamber, the same pressurized units used for healing scuba divers with the bends.

A growing body of anecdotal evidence appears to indicate that hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT, helps patients with traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder.