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Monday, June 7th, Newport Beach, CA: Physicians and medical practitioners from around the globe will gather at the Irvine Marriott Hotel July 22-25, for “HBOT 2010”, an educational symposium, of world-wide medical significance.

Their focus will be on the healing and life sustaining benefits of oxygen, in the treatment of serious medical conditions. New to this year’s symposium will be the latest information on the treatment of war veterans with blast injuries, as well as cutting edge information on HBOT’s use for people with cancer and diabetes.

Hyperbaric Oxygenation Therapy Treatment, (known as HBOT), originated with the treatment of deep sea divers many years ago. Today it is successfully used to treat a wide range of illnesses, injuries and chronic conditions. “Dozens of scientific papers will be presented by international specialists, who are making medical history using oxygen — in its many forms — for healing and sustaining life. This conference will feature the most focused group of oxygen specialists in the world,” said Dr. Donald L. Jolly-Gabriel, Ph.D., Chairman of the Richard A. Neubauer Research Institute, (RANRI) sponsors of the event. This is the 7th bi-annual symposium, presented by the institute.

Some 30 experts, using oxygen in the successful treatment of such diverse conditions as: traumatic brain injury, autism, cerebral palsy, lyme disease, spinal cord injury, alzheimer’s, stroke, diabetic wounds, multiple sclerosis, near-drowning, coma, anoxic encephalopathy, childhood mitochondrial diseases and more; will meet in Orange County, CA., for the first time. An exposition featuring some of the most advanced HBOT equipment and items in related fields will also be available to those in attendance.

“This forum provides a rare opportunity for the public to join the medical community in learning about break-through modalities in use here and abroad, to treat these serious conditions,” Jolly-Gabriel said. “Parents who are seeking alternative treatments for children with any of these conditions are urged to attend. They will interact doctors using HBOT and learn first-hand from and patients how HBOT has changed their prognosis and enhanced their lives.

“Oxygen is God’s gift to us,” Jolly-Gabriel added. “It is the single most important element necessary to sustain life. Although it is readily available everywhere, we are only now beginning to realize its true medical significance. It is a magnificent step forward in medicine.” The symposium will provide educational interaction with many of the world’s most eminent experts in the field.


Among featured speakers will be professor K. K. Jain, author of, “The Handbook of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy,” (now the “Textbook of Hyperbaric Medicine, currently in its fifth edition).” Jain is a retired professor and a highly respected consultant in neurology and hyperbaric medicine. He is also the author of more than 415 publications including 16 books on related topics.

Karen Simmons, CEO and founder of “Autism Today,” will be featured at an Author’s Luncheon Friday, July 23 at noon. Simmons, is the co-author of “Chicken Soup for the Soul, Children with Special Needs,” (co-authored with Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Heather McNamara); and both “The Official Autism 101 Manual,” (an IPPY Gold Medal winner); and the recently released, “Autism Tomorrow, The Complete Guide to helping your Child Thrive in the Real World.”

Dr. Paul Harch, of the University of Louisiana Medical Center, who developed the HBOT protocol being used to restore the lives of American military personnel, following Traumatic Brain Injuries in combat, will be lauded for his work, during the symposium.

In addition, Some of the most recent studies conducted by world renowned brain specialist Dr. Daniel Amen, M.D., of Newport Beach, will also be presented.



HBOT 2010 is designed not only for medical professionals, but for or those who are affected by any of the conditions listed above, or involved in related associations, (i.e. the America Cancer Society, The Autism Society, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, etc.). The HBOT 2010 agenda includes new approaches in oxygen therapy for the treatment and management of these illnesses.

Attendance will be beneficial to medical professionals including: Neurologists, Pediatricians, Neonatologists, Perinatologists, Physical Therapists, Physiatrists, Orthopedic Surgeons and other professionals. It will afford them new insights into this remarkable medical option as well as practical applications for its use in conjunction with their specialties. Non-professionals such as: care-takers in coma recovery cases, stroke recovery or family members assisting people with disabilities, will also find this program beneficial. “We have done everything possible to make attending this conference exciting, convenient and affordable,” Jolly-Gabriel said. HBOT 2010 has negotiated a conference rate at the Irvine Marriott Hotel, of just $109 per night for those who register before June 15.

Register on-line at Or, visit the web site for additional information on the coming symposium, conference and exposition.

 (Medical writers and bloggers, affiliated recognized media outlets, are invited to cover the event)


Dr. Jolly-Gabriel Opens New Hyperbaric Clinic

Dr. Jolly-Gabriel, opens hyperbaric oxygen therapy clinic at The Center for New Medicine in Irvine, CA. Patients may receive treatment for all conditions shown to benefit from increased oxygen levels.

Dr. Donald Jolly-Gabriel

Dr. Donald Jolly-Gabriel


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( February 18, 2010 — After a decade of dedicated service to Whitaker Wellness Institute of Newport Beach, Donald L. Jolly-Gabriel, Ph.D. , has been named Executive Director of the Hyperbaric Institute at The Center for New Medicine in Irvine, California . The state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen treatment clinic is located at 6 Hughes, suite 150, Irvine, CA.

“Dr. Jolly-Gabriel will be a great asset to our team,” said Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D., medical director of the Center for New Medicine. “He is one of the foremost experts in the field. His use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of U.S. soldiers who have suffered blast injuries to the brain is ground-breaking.”

Dr. Jolly was the founder of the hyperbaric oxygen therapy program at Whitaker Wellness

1  Dr. Donald Jolly-Gabriel Opens Hyperbaric Institute at The Center for New Medicine in Irvine, California

and Director of Hyperbaric Medicine there, for 10 years. During that time, he used expertise gained directly from pioneers in the field — Dr. David Hughes and Dr. Richard A. Neubauer — to successfully expand the application of hyperbaric medicine.

Originally developed for the treatment of deep-sea divers suffering from decompression sickness, it evolved to become a treatment of diabetic wounds and burns. In recent years it has been found to benefit a wide range of other conditions. They include: traumatic brain injuries, strokes, carbon monoxide poising, sickle cell anemia, gas gangrene, near-drowning, smoke inhalation, autism, post surgical healing, cosmetic surgery recovery, multiple sclerosis and many others.

Today there are 66 conditions ranging from

chronic degenerative health problems like atherosclerosis and peripheral vascular disease to diabetic ulcers and macular degeneration that can be treated, improved or resolved with hyperbaric oxygen therapy, known as HBOT. New applications are being developed in U.S. clinics and around the world. “Our biggest challenge is the education of doctors,” Jolly-Gabriel said. “Most men and women practicing traditional medicine today, were educated at a time when the benefits of HBOT were just beginning to be documented. So many doctors are skeptical simply because they received little or no information on HBOT in medical school.”

Creating Hyperbaric Answers ( ) has been key for Dr. Jolly to erase some of the mystery that has entangled hyperbaric oxygen therapy so that information can be provided to people who truly need it and are looking for it. His vision for Hyperbaric Answers is to impart people with the knowledge of this new medicinal procedure so that they can better educate themselves on the positive attributes of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Hyperbaric Answers is loaded with a variety of information that can shed light of how affective Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment has become. The Center for New Medicine is making this therapy available on site, at South Coast Hyperbaric Center, where patients may receive treatment for all conditions shown to benefit from increased oxygen levels,” Jolly-Gabriel said. “This can include everything from sports injuries and spider bites to near-drowning accidents, cardiovascular disorders, autism and stroke rehabilitation.” “You don’t have to have a catastrophic illness to benefit from HBOT,” he added. “Plastic surgeons and cosmetic dentists often refer patients for post-surgical treatment. They have found that these patients heal better, faster and with less scarring than without such treatment.” If you reside in the Southern California areas of Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside or San Bernardino Counties and would like to meet with Dr. Jolly at the new Hyperbaric Institute in Irvine, or at one of the other clinics in San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside or Palm Springs where he practices HBOT, then please call (949) 436-4960 or contact him online through

BRAIN STORM “Oxygen Under Pressure”

I was told about this documentary by Teri Rich of Hyperbaric Healing Systems, Inc. in Salt Lake City. This is an outstanding film that talks about the healing benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for our returning veterans. The documenary was done by a Los Angeles film student, John Salcedo. Below is the YouTube trailer.

A short documentary exploring the application of Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT) dealing specifically with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on injured soldiers deployed to Iraq & Afghanistan. A short documentary exploring the revolutionary application of Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT) dealing specifically with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Trauma…


Good News for Veterans: DoD Brain Injury Rescue and Rehabilitation Project

Hperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) appears to be a safe and effective treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Depression. Thanks to the work of the American Association for Health Freedom, and their petition to Congress, it looks as though our veterans will soon be receiving this much-needed treatment.

For each of you who took time to write your representatives regarding this issue – Thank you. The legislation which was passed and signed into law is a start, but this program needs to be funded and sustained. Please see the link at the bottom of this piece to ask Congress for its continued support of HBOT for veterans.
* From the E-Newsletter, [American Association for Health Freedom]

AAHF Scores a Victory with HBOT for Wounded Veterans

Hope For Traumatic Brain Injury, Diabetic Failure-to-Heal Wounds and More?

On September 30, President Bush signed into law the FY2009 Continuing Resolution that contains the Defense Appropriations bill. In doing so, crucial funding became available to complete a scientific study important to all Americans.

Seventeen years ago, Paul G. Harch, M.D., discovered that hyperbaric oxygen therapy at 1.5 atmospheres of pressure (HBOT 1.5) could repair a chronic traumatic brain injury (TBI). Dr. Harch, director of the Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship at Louisiana State University’s School of Medicine and an AAHF member, has used the therapy on over 700 patients and has taught the technique to hundreds of doctors.

In 2008, Dr. Harch applied HBOT 1.5 ATA to five combat veterans of the current war who have traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from concussive blasts. So far, all of the veterans treated have significan recovery. Eighty percent no longer have PTSD and all are improved.

During this same year, Dr. Harch testified in fron to the Surgeon General of the Navy and the Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps. He told the stories of the five combat veterans he treated with HBOT 1.5; three of those veterans were in the same room.

One of them, a judge who served as a general in the Army Reserves, endured a year of treatment failures at Walter Reed. He is now back on the bench, fully recovered in 120 days, after 80 HBOT 1.5 treatments. The Health Freedom Foundation, sponsored a Marine machine gunner who expreienced seven concussive events from roadside bombs during two tours in Iraq. Now, after HBOT treatments, his migraine headaches have disappeared, his sleep is restored , his PTSD is gone. He is now actively employed. He has his life back, as do other veterans who have undergone HBOT treatment.

At Louisianna State University in New Orleans, under an approved study protocol, Dr. Harch is now treating another thirty veterans of the war who have TBI and PTSD. AAHF sought funding from Congress for this important study for the past two years. This year, after nearly 200 visitis to members of Congress, funding was finally provided.

In April 2008, the RAND Corporation, a non-profit “think tank” highly respected by the government and NGOs, found that of the 1.6 million veterans of the war, 300,000 have PTSD, 320,000 suffer TBI, and 80,000 have depression. Current treatment costs for each of these conditions, when treated separately, is more than the cost associated with HBOT 1.5.

HBOT 1.5 one-time cost is US $16,000 (80 treatments at $200 per session) and apprears to treat all three symptoms simultaneously; the earlier a person is treated, the more effective the recovery, and the fewer the treatments needed.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy at 2.4 atmospheres of pressure is already used 10,000 times a day at over 900 locations for everything from non-healing diabetic wounds and radiation injuries from cancer treatment, to fourteen other Medicare-reimbursable and FDA-approved indications. HBOT 1.5 is a dose of HBOT tat clinical experience shows is safe and effective for TBI.

According to Dr. Ted Fogarty, Chairman of Radiology at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, “Functional neuroimaging shows HBOT revitalizes brain tissues and restores normal brain metabolism in vastly different areas of the brain in ways that other existing treatments cannot. To leave these injured neurons in our brave veterans to wither on the vine seems criminal when HBOT 1.5 is available and works.”

Today a multi-state coordinated effort is under way to treat vets at 78 locations. We expect this AAHF-coordinated effort will result in the necessary scientific proof to establish HBOT 1.5 as the standard of care for acute and chronic neurological injuries, and we hope it will secure reimbursement by the VA, Tri-Care, Medicare and civilian insurance.

The body of scientific evidence indicates that modern medicine has overlooked hyperbaric oxygen as a key tool in the treatment of strokes, diabetic failure-to-heal wounds, and conditions like reflex sympathetic dystrophy. Timely HBOT therapy could reduce the incidence of stroke (the leading cause of disability in the U.S., with over 500,000 reported cases each year) and amputations due to diabetic failure-to-heal wounds. HBOT has sound science, many years of clinical practice and a convincing reason for all of us to seek access when it can be of help.

Veterans who wish treatment can can contact Teri Rich at 801-964-2008.

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