HBOT Healing Victory

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HBOT victoryIn North Carolina, a blind mother of three autistic boys took on North Carolina Medicaid—and won.

Meleah Corner had been taking her sons to a clinic for hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) treatment for their autism. Both Meleah’s pediatrician and a neurologist noted clinically that there was a definite improvement in the boys. But when she submitted the bills to NC Medicaid, they were denied.

After exhausting normal routes of appeal, she decided to sue NC Medicaid in North Carolina Superior Court. Dr. Paul G. Harch, who is on ANH-USA’s board of directors, was able to testify for Meleah in the case. Dr. Harch is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Magna Cum Laude) with twenty-one years of experience in hyperbaric medicine, and is president of the International Hyperbaric Medical Association Foundation.

As powerful as Dr. Harch’s  testimony was, the defense put on quite an ugly show, doing its best to discredit everyone connected with the case with false or misleading statements. The government’s expert witness even gave testimony that appeared to directly contradict his own published research on the effectiveness of HBOT treatment! But the judge listened carefully and found for the plaintiff.

The mother recently received word from her attorney that the state has chosen not to appeal the Superior Court decision—the evidence was clearly convincing. They will cover the HBOT for all three of the children, and the attorney general’s office even asked if they needed any help with provider enrollment or getting the kids on a facility’s schedule.

You may remember that two years ago, Dr. Harch was featured in a documentary on HBOT for brain-injured soldiers. HBOT is a proven treatment for traumatic brain injuries. It is nothing short of monstrous that our government rarely gives veterans, with their numerous head trauma injuries, this life-saving treatment. What treatment is emphasized instead? Drugs—most of them ineffective, most highly toxic, and all approved by the FDA. The head of the military says he deplores the high suicide rate among veterans, but we need look no further than the drugs our vets receive.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is pressurized oxygen delivered to the patient in special tanks. Which countries have taken the lead on the manufacture and use of HBOT tanks? Russia and China. Certainly not the US! Still, many hospitals have such tanks, and the FDA has approved their use for carbon monoxide poisoning and even flesh-eating infections, but they are rarely used even for the latter. How absurd that the tanks sit in hospitals unused—while ignoring their vast potential! As we noted a few months ago, HBOT is an effective treatment for stroke, Lyme disease, major viral infections, MS, heart disease, sinusitis, head injuries, and many other problems.

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  • Kate Jones

    HBOT has been successfully used for treating pulmonary related conditions, inlcuding COPD. Sadly, insurance companies rarely, if ever, cover treatments.

    • rah

      Link mentioned for documentary does not lead to documentary. It says no longer available. Could you post a new location or more sources of medical documentation for laypersons to bring to their doctors?

      Thank you so much for providing this info, I had never heard of it before (not surprising, huh?)

  • I am a veteran with a tbi and I use hbot my brain damage is almost gone and all the va me to do was take a bunch of drugs there was testing done and when I refused the doctor threatend my military career with drugs let’s do a peaceful revolt against the scum in american medicine now is the time stand up.

    • J.J.

      Good luck, Mark, I hope your message gets out. I wonder if this would help with chronic fatigue syndrome, as they say the brain looks similar to stroke.

      • I do not know I have a hyperbaric chamber by oxy health at my home I feel a lot younger then I used to .I think it will it is working for me please help the vets we are being slowly killed for profit there is mental instability in the va medical. System that is my opinion I am in the military I am starting to doubt serving my country please help us vets were starting to doubt america cares please help us !!!!!!!!!

    • Vindi

      Mark, try eating mostly Organic, and leaving alone any & all high fructose added drinks/food. Take a raw, re-natured vitamin too. Use Madnesium Oil everyday. Rub onto your belly. Vit D, 5,000U daily is a must!!! Bentonite Clay works really good to pull toxins out of your system too. Just trying to give you some suggestions, on how to help yourself. The drugs are NOT the way to go. That’s all these doctors get taught….take a pill, push Big Pharma. In fact, people should all learn how to make their own tinctures…Eccinachea, Elderberry, Burdock, etc. It’s very easy, and it doesn’t cost much. Get a Colodial Silver generator too. Make your own!!!
      I’m a retired Nurse, and you cannot imagine the guilt I feel after passing out medications for 38 yrs, then finding out over 1/2 of those meds were harmful to the hearts of the elderly & the brains/nervous systems of the little ones. I tell everyone to NEVER take another vaccine, always question the doctors, and go ALL NATURAL!!!

  • Bonnie

    NOT ONLY ARE THE REPUBLICANS TRYING TO OVER-TURN THE OBAMA HEALTHCARE PLAN, BUT THEY ARE TRYING TO CUT DISABLED BENEFITS ( AND ALREADY HAVE DONE SO IN MANY STATES, ESPECIALLY HERE IN FLORIDA), TO THE MOST NEEDY!

    THE REASON GOES BACK ABOUT ELEVEN YEARS OR MORE! JUST A SAMPLE OF THE REASONS THAT WE ARE IN THE FINANCIAL SITUATIONS THAT WE ARE PRESENTLY IN…I GIVE YOU THE REPUBLICANS TAKING CONTROL OF THE CONGRESS AND SENATE IN 1996 TO 2006, THEN THEY HAD CONTROL OF THE CONGRESS, SENATE, AND WHITE HOUSE FROM 2000 TO 2008. WHEREBY THEY SIPHONED TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS OUT OF ALL OF THE TRUST FUNDS, INCLUDING, AND ESPECIALLY, OUT OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY TRUST FUND, THE MILITARY RETIREMENT TRUST FUND, THE RAILROAD RETIREMENT TRUST FUND, THE FEDERAL EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT TRUSTS, AND ALL OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN TRUST FUNDS!

    THEN THEY BORROWED FROM 12 FOREIGN COUNTRIES…TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM CHINA, BILLIONS FROM THE U.K. AND JAPAN, AND NINE MORE COUNTRIES! LEAVING NO PLAN TO PAY IT BACK, AND NO WAY TO PAY IT BACK. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THESE TRUST FUNDS WERE NOT GOVERNMENT GIVE-AWAY PROGRAMS, THEY CAME OUT OF OUR PAYCHECKS!!! CAN YOU IMAGINE THE INTEREST PAYMENTS ALONE ON THESE LOANS!
    THEN THEY GAVE TAX BREAKS TO ALL AMERICANS…SO THAT THEY COULD GIVE THEM TO THE RICH! THEN THEY DE-REGULATED ALL OF THE BANKS AND CORPORATIONS AND LET THEM HAVE FULL REIGN ON THE MIDDLE-CLASS!

    THEN THEY INITIATED AND APPROVED TWO WARS…THAT FED THEIR CORPORATE BUDDIES (ESPECIALLY HALLIBURTON), WHO MADE EVERYTHING NEEDED FOR THE TROOPS AND THE WAR….BUT KILLED AND DISPLACED MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AND OUR OWN, AS WELL.

    THEN THEY GAVE TAX INCENTIVES TO CORPORATE AMERICA TO GO ABROAD AND “GLOBALIZE”. THEY TOOK MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF JOBS TO OVERSEAS SITES SO THAT THEY DIDN’T HAVE TO PAY AMERICANS A DECENT WAGE, BUT CHARGE US FOR CHEAP, TOXIC GARBAGE MADE OVERSEAS. MILLIONS OF AMERICANS LOST THEIR JOBS!!!

    THEN THESE CORPORATIONS (ESPECIALLY HALLIBURTON, WHO MOVED TO THE U.A.E. TO AVOID PROSECUTION AND TAX FRAUD) MOVED THEIR MONEY FROM THE VARIOUS OTHER COUNTRIES AND THE U.S. TO TAX FREE ZONES LIKE THE CAYMAN ISLANDS AND SWITZERLAND AND MORE!

    THE PROPAGANDA PRESS IS OWNED BY REPUBLICANS WHO WANT TO CONTINUE RULING THE U.S AND THE UNDER-EDUCATED PEOPLE (THANKS TO NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND, HAVING LEFT ALL CHILDREN (FOR DECADES) BEHIND AND WAS NEVER FULLY FUNDED…AND WAS A PROPAGANDA TRICK TO ELECT AND RE-ELECT BUSH WHO READS BOOKS UPSIDE-DOWN).

    THEN THEY TRY TO BLAME PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR NOT TURNING THIS COUNTRY AROUND IN LESS THAN TWO YEARS…WHEN IT TOOK THEM YEARS TO CREATE ANOTHER “ROBBER-BARON”, DE-INDUSTRIALIZED, NON-GOLD BACKED ECONOMY!!!!

    THEY DON’T WANT TO HELP THE UNDERPRIVILEDGED BECAUSE THAT WOULD MEAN LESS MONEY TO GO TO THEIR CORPORATE BUDDIES!!! THEY HAVE TRIED TO LIE THEIR WAY OUT OF THIS WHOLE THING…THEN CREATED, YES, THE REPUBLICANS CREATED THE TEA PARTY, WHO ARE NOT WHAT SOME PEOPLE THINK, BUT FARTHER RIGHT THAN THE RIGHT-WINGERS ARE TO ENTICE PEOPLE TO VOTE FOR WORSE THAN EVER, LESS THAN AMERICAN VALUE LAWS…CUTTING OUT UNIONS AND HEALTHCARE AND WHATEVER THEY THINK THAT THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH!!!

    THE INTOXICATED AMERICA, WITH PESTICIDES, HORMONES, TOXIC CHEMICALS, TOXIC MEDICATIONS AND ON AND ON…WHO CAN’T THINK FOR THEMSELVES ANYMORE, WHO DON’T READ A PAPER, WHO ONLY LISTEN TO PROPAGANDA…PEOPLE BELIEVE ALL OF THIS GARBAGE AND ARE READY TO THROW THE LEAST OF US…UNDER THE BUS!!!

    IT IS A SIN IN THE EYES OF GOD…WHO SAID, “IF YOU DO UNTO THE LEAST OF ME, YOU HAVE DONE UNTO ME”!!! THEY WILL HAVE PEOPLE DYING IN THE STREETS AND LIVING IN TENT CITIES (ALREADY HAPPENING PEOPLE), WHILE THEY LIVE IN PALACES AND DRINK CHAMPAGNE AND EAT CAVIER!!!

    THEY DON’T CARE, THEY THINK THAT THEY ARE PRIVILEGED…AND THE REASON AMERICA BROKE AWAY FROM ENGLAND WAS TO BE DIFFERENT…NOW THEY ARE TRYING TO BE EXACTLY LIKE ENGLAND…A TWO-CLASS COUNTRY!!! WAKE UP ALL OF YOU BRAIN-DEAD IDIOTS OUT THERE!!! STAND UP, READ, FIND OUT THE TRUTH AND STAND UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT IN GOD’S EYES…NOT IN THE EYES OF SOME PROPAGANDIST ON TELEVISION!!!

    PEOPLE ARE HURTING AND THEY ARE CUTTING EVERYTHING BECAUSE THEY STOLE US BLIND…NOW PEOPLE WANT TO BLAME THE GOOD GUYS…AND RE-ELECT THE BAD ONES!!!
    I HOPE AMERICAN’S WAKE UP IN TIME…I GUESS THEY WILL, WHEN IT IS TOO LATE AND WE ARE LOCKED INTO “BIG BROTHER”!!! IS THIS WHAT JESUS WOULD DO???

  • I continue to be amazed that modern medicine claims to be “evidence based” and is blind to any evidence that contraindicates their dangerous, ineffective or marginally effective treatments. None are so blind as the blind that can see.

  • I’ve had the honor of running Hyperbaric Therapy for the past 6 years. There has been nothing short of miracles come from this therapy. The saddest thing is the US establishment says there hasn’t been enough research done for the US to embrace this therapy. But the truth is many other countries have performed well documented research as to the effectiveness of Hyperbaric on many conditions. Wake up America we are suppose to be the Leaders. Disease can not live in an oxygenated environment. “Life is in the blood” Why aren’t we doing EVERYTHING we can to help people heal? Health is a puzzle, HBOT can be a piece of that puzzle.

  • B.Sessums

    Why would insurance not allow a proven effective treatment when it is so cost effective????

  • Lisa Biggers

    Ii was just wondering if this treatment could help with COPD or Emphesyma? That would be great because there is no cure for these diseases.

  • Dave Buckingham

    You’re on to something, Bonnie! The problem with our economy today is that middle and lower class incomes have been undermined for the last couple of decades by 1)American industry selling out American workers by offshoring production, importing foreign labor, undermining labor unions; 2) legislators being bought out with the $3.4billion/year lobbyist spending to deregulate commerce to allow business to employ every underhanded practice against the consumer. Remember, the consumer is 70% of the economy. Middle class Americans were in denial about their shrinking incomes and for several years bolstered their incomes with home equity loans. Like Warren Buffet says, “There is class warfare in this country and my side is winning!” While it appears the bulk of fault should go to Republicans who get the lions share of lobbyist contributions and initiate pro business legislation (expect more of the same from “Mr. Business” John Boehner), many Dems are elected with lobbyist contributions. Drug and insurance lobbies, no doubt, are the reason no natural medicine health cures were not included in the health care reform bill even though natural medicine could improve American health and dramatically reduce health care costs. Throwing out the bums in office (mostly Dems) and voting in Republicans who have financial support and, you can be sure, plenty of drug industry/FDA politically strategic advice from lobbyists has created a political monster.

    Now the Republicans are aggressively shifting the tax burden to consumers and lifting the burden from prosperous industries and their wealthy barons (purportedly to “stimulate the economy”). Industries have cut work forces to the bone and are making record profits; they don’t need further tax breaks. The concept that tax breaks to the wealthy provides capital to spend on capital equipment is a myth. No business manager worth his/her salt will purchase capital equipment when there is weak demand unless it will eliminate more workers and reduce costs for yet more profit. How can anyone believe that the CEO of a corporation would take his quarter million tax break and buy company machinery? It doesn’t work that way – the dough goes into his personal account. Even a private business owner probably would not commingle his tax gains with company money. Company tax breaks most likely go directly into company bonus funds for management. George Bush “stimulated the economy” with tax breaks for industry and company barons and then had to send out tax rebate checks (all of which built the national debt) to keep the economy from crashing. The only prosperity during the Bush years was for the top 1% income earners. Republican policy has created the foundation for our staggering debt. Now they’ve got religion and want to cut spending (much of which is education and social programs) which will likely stall the recovery at least until the 2012 election – how convenient…

  • doc skidmore

    where in houston area can i go for hbot therapy? or try to buy the equipment from where and treat myself of diabetes and lyme disease

  • I too think it is a shame that our system is so one-sided. I was wondering if this treatment might have any positive effects on Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy? If anyone has any experience with this disease and this treatment please reply.

    • HBOT works for RSD. I was treated for MS using HBOT and low dose naltrexone and wrote a book about my experience: Fighting the Dragon: How I Beat Multiple Sclerosis (createspace.com/3953919). I met a woman at the facility where I was treated (National Hyperbarics in Palm Harbor, FL) who flew in periodically from somewhere in New England in order to get her “booster treatments.” She was ecstatic with how it worked. If you haven’t tried it yet, please do not hesitate. I am in the process of writing a second book covering how HBOT and low dose naltrexone (both off label uses) are effective for many conditions, including RSD. These two therapies gave me my life back. I wish you the best.

      Insurance will probably not cover it because the FDA refuses to approve it.

  • Julie Martineau

    In the US there are a lot of hyperbaric soft chambers that are as efficient as the big hospital tanks, people can buy or rent them

  • Be aware. The soft-sided bags are ineffective because they cannot withstand the required pressure to get the oxygen where it needs to go. True hyperbaric therapy requires a prescription from a medical doctor (NOT a chiropractor!) and takes place in hard-sided chambers. People I know who have tried to use the soft-sided chambers come back to me and tell me they don’t notice much of a difference. Four years ago, I was handicapping my house because of deterioration due to 30 years of multiple sclerosis. I could hardly walk from one end of the house to the other, fell down all the time, and my speech was so slurry, people who knew me could hardly understand me. Today, I belong to Toastmasters and haul concrete blocks and pavers around the back yard.
    How did I reverse my multiple sclerosis?
    With hyperbaric oxygen and low dose naltrexone . . . full details on what I did and how to find the resources you need is in my book, “Fighting the Dragon: How I Beat Multiple Sclerosis.” (createspace.com/3953919). I’m hoping to get the word out and CHANGE the way autoimmune diseases, cancers, and AIDS are treated in this country. My book has been sent to Germany, Canada, and strangely enough, is in the hands of the Minister of Health in Equatorial Guinea (Africa). So I guess my target should be . . . the world.

  • Dawn

    @Bonnie,
    I think you should watch Dr. Ben Carson during the WH Prayer Breakfast: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFb6NU1giRA
    I am so tired of people YELLING at others in all caps (you didn’t read the comment policy, did you?) and accuse the GOP of trying to take away YOUR healthcare rights…which BTW are not in the Constitution! They’re not the bill of needs but rights and the commerce clause should have prevented the POTUS from passing that mandate which is absurd and costly.
    I see now that the cheapest plan on Obamatollahcare is $20k. Sound affordable? Yeah, I think not.
    It’s not that we don’t want you to have healthcare…I used be licensed to sell it, but people don’t want to buy it because they would rather purchase their IPODS and niciites. Insurance is expensive due to Tort litigations and people who come here illegally and the others who just do not want to pay for their insurance.
    If you have read the bill(s) all 3 of them, not the 1 Obamacare merger…you’d see the hidden dangers inside of it. Sorry, but I lived in Italy and saw what socialized medicine looked like first-hand. I don’t want that here either. As a free market Capitalist (economics major) and libertarian (not the Ron Paul kind) I think the states should decide and we the people should have CHOICE in our own healthcare.
    As Dr. Ben Carson said….if everyone had an HSA, they’d make better choices with their OWN money because they wouldn’t run to the ER everytime they got a headache.
    Yeah, please stop the ignorance. It’s just ridiculous.
    BTW I am disabled but I am working and not taking SSI & SSID. I figure I can still contribute to my country, ‘Ask NOT what your country can do for you, but what YOU can do for YOUR country!’ JFK