Giving people back their lives!


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.


A study on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in veterans with TBI/PTSD published in the Journal of NeurotraumaA study on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in veterans wight blast-induced traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post traumatic stress (PTSD) was conducted by Dr. Paul G. Harch and colleagues at LSU School of Medicine New Orleans, the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and Amen Clinics. Sixteen active duty and retired U.S. veterans were treated with HBOT nearly three years after brain injuries and PTSD caused by improvised explosive device (IED) and rocket-propelled grenade explosions. All veterans had been diagnosed by military and/or civilian specialists with PCS and PTSD before entering the New Orleans study. Diagnoses confirmed by study authors before treatment.