Medical oxygen in various forms is safe, natural, inexpensive, and has the potential to improve many of our modern-day health problems. The medical use of oxygen to treat a variety of acute and chronic illnesses has been occurring in integrated medical clinics and has been scientifically studied, for over 120 years. This safe, effective therapy is used extensively in many countries but is relatively new to North America where it remains outside mainstream medicine. It is also known as Bio-Oxidative therapy.
Three natural bio-oxidative substances whose clinical use has been well documented, hydrogen peroxide, intravenous vitamin C, and ozone, have proven safe and effective at improving health in patients with some of our most common serious health problems, including: heart disease, arthritis and auto-immune diseases, cancer, diabetes, and viral infections such as HIV, hepatitis, and influenza.
Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2, which is essentially a water molecule, H2O, with an added oxygen atom) is involved in all of life’s vital processes and must be available biologically for the immune system to function properly. In fact, white blood cells that fight infection, produce hydrogen peroxide as a first line of defense against invading micro-organisms. This substance is also required for the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals. Further, hydrogen peroxide regulates hormones and is necessary for the production of estrogen, progesterone, and thyroid hormone. It also helps the body regulate blood sugar and produce energy. Factors such as age, toxicities, infections, metabolic imbalances, poor nutrition, and lack of exercise can all lead to low H2O2 production. Therapeutic low-dose intravenous H2O2 can reverse cellular and tissue damage and help make the body balanced and vigorous again.
Ozone is a gas (O3), which is O2 (the oxygen gas we breath) with an added oxygen atom. Ozone is an energized form of oxygen. It was first used therapeutically during World War I to disinfect wounds. It was later discovered that it could kill viruses, yeasts, bacteria, and parasites. German research in the 1930’s successfully used ozone to treat patients suffering from Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disorders, ulcerative colitis, and bacterial diarrhea. More recent research shows that often ozone is a potent pain reliever, boosts the immune system, improves oxygenation and circulation to organs and tissues of the body, reverses the damage inflicted by stoke if applied within 48 hours, kills certain viruses, and in a study of 600 patients facing limb amputation from poor circulation, 50% averted amputation with the use of ozone therapy. Further, 2 out of 3 patients suffering from vision loss due to macular degeneration regained enough vision with ozone therapy to regain self-sufficiency. Ozone can be used intravenously or directly injected into joints, muscles or ligaments as a pain relieving and regenerative therapy (this is called Prolozone).
Vitamin C at high doses, mainly achieved by intravenous infusion, becomes a bio-oxidative therapy by acting as a pro-drug for hydrogen peroxide. Both orally and intravenously it has many beneficial functions in the human body. It is important to note that humans are one of the few species incapable of manufacturing vitamin C internally, and thus, are reliant on food sources of vitamin C for survival. The following is a list of the main functions Vitamin C has in the human body:
- This nutrient plays a major role in the manufacture and defense of our connective tissue, the elaborate matrix that holds the body together. It is a primary ingredient in collagen, a glue-like substance that binds cells together to form ti
- Vitamin C stimulates the immune system to fight off foreign invaders and tumor cells.
- Vitamin C is vital for heart and circulatory health by facilitating fat metabolism, protecting vessels from free radical damage, and strengthening blood vessel walls.
- Vitamin C maintains healthy bones, teeth, gums, tissues. It aids in wound healing.
- Vitamin C combats inflammation and pain. It behaves like a “natural aspirin”.
- At high doses only reached by intravenous injection, Vitamin C helps cancer patients. It has been shown to increase survival times in cancer patients, decrease the amount of radiation required, enhance the effect of chemotherapy, protect from the damage of radiation and chemotherapy, inhibit the growth of some cancers, and reverse some abnormal cell lines back to normal. Up to 75 grams can be infused intravenously over a period of 2-3hours, 2-3 times weekly.
- Vitamin C is a potent detoxifier of toxins such as pesticides, alcohol, nicotine, aluminum, cadmium, nickel, lead, fluoride, PCB’s, etc. It not only neutralizes and removes these toxins from the body, but it protects our healthy cells from being damaged by these toxins.
- >min C is a potent anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-parasitic agent. Oral vitamin C helps protect the body from developing infections, and high-dose intravenous vitamin C is an effective method of destroying and removing pathogenic microbes. Intravenous vitamin C has cured viral infections which can be debilitating and even life threatening such as swine flu, measles, mumps, viral encephalitis, chicken pox, shingles, herpes, viral pneumonia, colds, and flus. It does this by acting as a pro-drug for Hydrogen peroxide, and thus, is included as a bio-oxidative therapy.
Vitamin C therapy both orally and intravenously has been used successfully by trained doctors for many years and is backed by volumes of research. It has proven itself to be safe and effective for a number of toxic, infective, and cancerous conditions. Talk to a trained Naturopathic Doctor to discover how this simple, inexpensive nutrient can benefit your health.
For comprehensive scientific reviews and therapeutic uses of Vitamin C watch documentaries and lectures by these experts in the field: Dr. Thomas Levy: “Vitamin C and Antioxidant Therapy” (or read his book, “Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins”), and Dr. Suzanne Humphries, “Lecture on Vitamin C”. Also view lectures from the Riordan clinic.
Millions of people have benefitted from the use of these therapies worldwide. It is estimated that 40 000 physicians in 45 countries use ozone, IV-Vitamin C, and hydrogen peroxide treatments. These therapies have an extremely good safety record proving to have one of the lowest levels of side effects for any medical therapy.
As our medical paradigm continues to shift away from a reliance on pharmaceuticals and towards more cutting edge safe, effective, inexpensive forms of therapy that are natural to our biology, oxygen therapies are sure to become more readily available and widespread.
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