Remember how hydrogen peroxide foams up when applied to an open wound? Those foaming bubbles are pure oxygen produced by hydrogen peroxide reacting with a blood enzyme catalyst. A small amount of hydrogen peroxide can produce a very large amount of oxygen. Areas of the body suffering from oxygen deficiency due to poor circulation, benefit greatly from the addition of this extra oxygen.
How is this therapy administered? Weak, very pure Hydrogen Peroxide (0.0375% or lower concentration) is added to a saline solution, the same as used for intravenous feeding in hospitals. This is infused in doses of 250 ml into a vein in the arm, slowly over a period of 1 to 2 hours. Treatments are usually given about once a week in chronic illness, but can be given daily in patients with acute illness such as pneumonia or flu. Orthomolecular Nutrition may recommend 10 to 20 treatments depending on the condition of the patient and the illness being treated. Some patients, especially with chronic illness, may need to take follow up treatments in series of 5 to 10 treatments, or may need indefinite maintenance on a regular monthly schedule.
Some of the most widely used indications for Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy treatments include:
Hydrogen peroxide is a very simple compound, with the chemical I formula H2O2. Essentially it is a molecule of water with an extra atom of oxygen attached, occurring throughout nature and produced by almost every cell in the human body.
Most people are familiar with the common drugstore variety of 3-percent hydrogen peroxide, used for everything from sterilizing a cut to cleaning kitchen countertops. Hydrogen peroxide's sterilizing power comes from its extra oxygen atom. Hydrogen peroxide has a similar oxidizing, or cleansing, power in the body. However, the drugstore variety of H2O2 should never be used internally, because of the chemicals it contains as stabilizers.
In the 1950s Dr. Denham Harman developed the free-radical theory of Aging. Free radicals are molecules that have a chemically active oxygen atom attached to them. Free radicals can damage cells, causing aging and cancer.
At first it seemed that extra oxygen was always damaging, and that the antioxidants were the good guys, responsible for anti-aging protection. Now it appears that not all free-radical reactions are bad. For instance, oxygen helps cleansing enzymes remove toxins, and it is used by the immune system to attack invading bacteria. Hydrogen peroxide stimulates natural killer (NK) cells, which attack cancer cells as they attempt to spread throughout the body.
Hydrogen peroxide is so safe in fact, that it is even present in both the colostrum and breast milk of nursing mothers. Although hydrogen peroxide therapies have been around for years, prescription drug remedies which are merely treating the symptoms of diseases have kept these therapies from the forefront of medicine. However the medical effectiveness, as well as the safety of this therapy is unparalleled. One of the most astounding benefits of hydrogen peroxide therapy, although it has lists of uses, is when someone receives therapy and the method of administration of hydrogen peroxide through an IV. The peroxide clears the dirty tissue and destroys harmful bacteria giving the patient the ability to breathe much easier, while also feeling energized. There are many indications for which the use of hydrogen peroxide therapy can be useful. In fact, there are literally hundreds of indications for this type of therapy, which makes it impossible to list them all.
If you suffer from any one of these conditions, or even many of these conditions, you could benefit from IV hydrogen peroxide therapy. Intravenous hydrogen peroxide therapy is one of the safest intravenous therapies available in the health field today. Hydrogen Peroxide is not only great for repairing the body and treating illness, however is also needed to produce thyroid hormone, and is involved in the production of leukocytes, which are responsible for immunity. Beneficial bacteria to the digestive tract, lactobacillus, are also responsible for immunity and thrive on hydrogen peroxide. Anaerobic bacteria however, which are often responsible for damage to the digestive tract and immunity, die in the presence of oxygen and hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide also improves the glucose utilization of diabetics. Hydrogen peroxide is also effective at the oxidation of lipid materials in the vessel walls; these lipid materials cause blockage and heart disease.
Although receiving hydrogen peroxide is extremely safe, there are specific protocols that need to be followed to ensure both comfort as well as safety during administration. Orthomolecular Nutrition & Wellness can assure you that we spare no expense to ensure that the products and ingredients we use on our patients are always the cleanest, purest, and safest available on the market.