The Oxygen Revolution
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Changing Medicine & Saving Lives
New York, NY: Stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, autism, learning disabilities – these are just a few of the diseases that are being successfully treated with the groundbreaking new treatment, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). In the first book for the general public about this astounding advance in medicine, The Oxygen Revolution (Hatherleigh Press), pioneer Dr. Paul Harch, offers hope for the sufferers of many “hopeless” diseases. Accepted for many years as the primary treatment for decompression sickness after diving, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is also being used to successfully treat a wide range of conditions where tissues have been damaged by oxygen deprivation. But, hyperbaric therapy has often been overlooked as a solution to many seemingly untreatable health problems by doctors and scientists alike. The Oxygen Revolution is the first book to explain the revolutionary significance of this life-saving treatment option. Author Paul Harch, M.D. brings to light the controversy about HBOT, the evidence for various uses; and provides key information about pursuing treatment to patients and their families, allowing them to make an informed decision about their treatment.
Oxygen makes all of life possible. Our cells, muscles, tissues and vital organs require oxygen to regenerate and to keep our bodies healthy and stable. Without oxygen our brains suffocate and our bodies die. In The Oxygen Revolution, Dr. Paul Harch explains how and why hyperbaric oxygen therapy works as a treatment. Dr. Harch’s groundbreaking research and clinical trials show that this relatively simple and noninvasive treatment has the potential to help millions of Americans who suffer from brain injury or disease.
The Oxygen Revolution establishes the use of HBOT for:
- Brain injury and stroke
- Autism and other leaning disabilities
- Cerebral Palsy and birth injuries
- Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, and other degenerative neurological diseases
- Emergency situations requiring resuscitation, such as cardiac arrest, carbon monoxide poisoning, or near drowning
- Improving inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and asthma
- Healing wounds, infections, and burns, and slowing the aging process
Doctors and scientific pioneers have been exploring the use of this therapy since the seventeenth century. Modern technology has given us a better understanding of why HBOT works, and allowed doctors to offer patients an effective treatment option and renewed hope. HBOT is approved by the FDA for several conditions and may even be covered by insurance. The Oxygen Revolution is the essential guide to understanding this simple, valuable treatment.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Paul Harch, M.D., is a physician specializing in diving, hyperbaric, and emergency medicine. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Hyperbaric Medicine, the first President of the International Hyperbaric Medical Association, and a semi-finalist for the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award. He witnessed the positive effects of HBOT firsthand when his adopted son Derek overcame learning disabilities in part through therapy. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Director of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine’s Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship Program, Dr. Harch currently divides his time between international consulting, lecturing, and his practice and research in New Orleans. Visit him at www.harchhyperbarics.com.
Virginia McCullough is the author of several books, including Coping with Chemotherapy and Radiation (with Daniel Cukier, et al) and Testing and Your Child. A native of Chicago, she currently lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Praise for The Oxygen Revolution _______________________________________________________________________
History has demonstrated the value, role, and contribution of medical mavericks like Dr. Harch and the need for more of them…This book will change lives, lives that haven’t been born yet.
– Rick Rader, M.D., President of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry
One of the most important and insightful medical books in 40 years. If you or your loved one have a neurological condition, you cannot afford to be without this book; it has the potential to restore your lost
– Vance Trimble, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of The Uncertain Miracle
If we embrace what Dr. Harch teaches, we’ll experience disease elimination instead of disease management.
– David Freels, Founder and Moderator of the MedicaidforHBOT Yahoo!Group
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The Oxygen Revolution
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: The Groundbreaking New Treatment
By Paul G. Harch, M.D.
288 pages/ 6 x 9 inches
IN BOOKSTORES EVERYWHERE MAY 2007
Distributed worldwide by Random House