A Legislative move to help some veterans recover from serious brain injuires.
Doctor William Duncan, who owns land near Tribbey, said no wound will heal without oxygen. He said hyperbaric chambers at OSU-Tulsa are used to help wounded vets.
"We saturate brains with seven times the amount of oxygen you and I are breathing right now," Duncan told KTOK. "When you saturate a brain with oxygen like that, the wounds heal."
He said the treatment has proven to help wounded veterans overcome post-traumatic stress disorder, photophobia and other issues related to brain injuries.
"Thirty percent reduction in PTSD, which is the largest single reduction in PTSD of any treatment, ever. Fifty-one percent reduction in depression, eighty-seven percent reduction in headaches. A ninety-six percent improvement in emotional control, so now they are not angry."
A bill co-authored by Representative John Bennett of Sallisaw and Senator Mark Allen of Spiro calls for use of the hyperbaric chambers for treating veterans in Oklahoma City, and throughout the state.
(Dr. William Duncan, Ph.D, International Hyperbaric Medical Foundation.)