What is Oxidative Therapy?
Most biochemical reactions in the body are ‘Balanced’ through ‘Redox’ mechanisms. Redox means (Red)uction (Ox)idation. Chemically anytime a substance is reduced (chemically changed) something else must be oxidized (chemically changed the other way) for your body to stay in balance. Oxidation, as an example, is the process which causes ‘rust’ on metals (slow oxidation) or fire (rapid oxidation.) In the body, some types of oxidation are thought to be harmful (produces Free Radicals.) We even suggest some people take Vitamin E (anti-oxidant) to help reduce Free Radical formation. We know however, there could be no life if certain types of oxidation did not occur.
The body uses oxidation as its first line of defense against bacteria, virus, yeast and parasites. Even breathing oxygen is an oxidative process. Without oxidation we die very quickly. Without OXYGEN for more than a few seconds, serious consequences follow. Natural chemicals, found in the body, are used in ‘OXIDATIVE THERAPY’ to encourage healthy oxidation in cells and tissue.
What chemicals are used in Oxidative Therapy?
A number of substances are known to cause oxidation in the body, but the most important of these is Hydrogen Peroxide. Hydrogen Peroxide, when exposed in your blood or other body fluids, containing the enzyme ‘Catalase’, is chemically split into OXYGEN and water. Remember how Hydrogen Peroxide foams when you put it on a wound? The foam is OXYGEN being produced by the action of catalase on the Hydrogen Peroxide. A small amount of Hydrogen Peroxide can supply large amounts of OXYGEN to the tissue.
Is this a new form of therapy?
Injections of Hydrogen Peroxide are nothing new. It was first reported by Dr. T.H. Oliver in the British Medical Journal (Lancet) in 1920. Patients with influenzal pneumonia were treated with hydrogen Peroxide infusions with very good results. (This was during a flu epidemic in India and the recovery rate was 48% — far better then any other available treatment since antibiotics were not yet invented.)
The use of Hydrogen Peroxide injections to generate OXYGEN in the body, has been studied at many major medical research centers throughout the world. Research reports have come from Baylor, Yale, Harvard, UCLA, Boston, England, Japan, Germany, Sweden, Russia, Canada, Nova Scotia and others. Today between 20 and 50 scientific articles are published each month about the chemical and biological effects of Hydrogen Peroxide. More recently the “Therapeutic Use of Intravenous Hydrogen Peroxide” was reported by Dr. C.H. Farr at an international Medical Symposium in Czechoslovakia attended by representatives from 26 different countries. Oxidative Therapy, introduced by Dr. Farr, is the rediscovery of an old treatment first reported almost 70 years ago.
How does it work in the body?
There are many theories about the function of Hydrogen Peroxide in the body and a great deal of scientific material supports almost every one. Hydrogen Peroxide is produced in the body in different amounts for different purposes:
Scientists are discovering the function of Hydrogen Peroxide in the body is far more complex and important than previously realized.
What has Hydrogen Peroxide been used to treat?
Oxidative therapy, using Hydrogen Peroxide, has been reported in the scientific literature and by physicians in the treatment of the following conditions or diseases with varying degrees of success.
Heart and Blood Vessel Diseases
1. Peripheral Vascular Disease (poor circulation)
2. Cerebral Vascular Disease (stroke and memory)
3. Cardiovascular Disease (heart disease)
4. Coronary Spasm (Angina)
5. Cardioconversion (heart stopped)
6. Heart Arrhythmias (irregular heart beats)
7. Gangrene of Fingers and Toes
8. Reynards Syndrome
9. Temporal Arthritis
10. Vascular and Cluster Headaches
11. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (lung)
12. Emphysema (lung disease)
13. Asthma (allergy, lung)
15. PCP (Pneumonia in AIDS)
16. Chronic Bronchitis
18. Herpes Zoster (shingles)
19. Herpes Simplex (fever blisters)
20. Systemic Chronic Candidasis (Candida – yeast)
21. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Epstein-Barr Virus)
22. HIV (AIDS) Infections
23. Acute and Chronic Viral Infections
24. Chronic Unresponsive Bacterial Infections
25. Parasitic Infections
26. Multiple Sclerosis
27. Rheumatoid Arthritis
28. Diabetes Mellitus Type II
29. Hypersensitive Persons (Environmental and Universal Reactors)
32. Migraine Headaches
33. Chronic Pain Syndrome
34. Pain of Meta static Carcinoma
35. Blood and Lymph Node Cancers
Physicians from around the world constantly share knowledge and experience and the list of uses for Oxidative Therapy is growing every day. Since Hydrogen Peroxide is a natural substance produced and used in body chemistry, there will be discoveries about it’s importance in biochemistry for years to come.
How would I know if I would benefit from Oxidative Therapy?
Only a physician trained in the administration of oxidative therapy can answer that question for you. You may find your condition or illness contained in the list above. If treatment for your condition or illness has been unsatisfactory in the past you may wish to learn more about Oxidative Therapy.
How is this therapy given?
Very weak, very pure Hydrogen Peroxide (0.0375% or less concentrations) are added to a sugar or salt water solution, the same used for intravenous feeding in hospitals. This is given in doses from 50 to 500 mL, administered into a large vein, usually in the arm. It is given slowly over a period of 1 to 3 hours depending on the total amount given and the condition of the patient. It is painless except for the very small needle stick.
Treatments are usually given about once a week in chronic illnesses, but they can be given daily in patients with acute illness such as pneumonia or flu. Physicians usually give 5 to 20 treatments, depending on the condition of the patient and the type of illness. The patient is rechecked in 1 to 3 months to evaluate the benefits and determine if additional treatments are indicated. Some patients, especially with chronic illness, may need to take follow up treatments, in series of 5 to 10, or may need maintain indefinitely on a regular monthly schedule. As many as 50 treatments have been administered to several patients without complications.
Your experienced physician must decide how many treatments are necessary in your individual case. (As with all “treatments” for specific problems you will be the best judge as to the effects. If you feel better, continue. If after a reasonable number of treatments [which could be more then a few if you have something serious and long term] if you aren’t getting better look for something else.)
What about the safety and side effects of this treatment?
Over the past 50 years hundreds of patients have received Hydrogen Peroxide without serious side effects. Early use of Hydrogen Peroxide was reported to occasionally cause irritation of the vein being infused. This troublesome side effect was eliminated after the concentration and rate of infusion were adjusted downward. The IBOM Foundation published and distributes a Protocol on the proper administration of Hydrogen Peroxide. It is available to any IBOM-trained physician. A Protocol is the best way for physicians to properly learn about any new therapy.
Is this therapy expensive?
Expense is a relative term. Persons with chronic diseases pay thousands of dollars annually to physicians, pharmacies and hospitals for drugs and therapies which do little more then maintain them at their current level of sickness. If Oxidative Therapy could save you 1/2 to 3/4 of your current expense would you consider it expensive? How much is it worth to you to get well? The expense of any therapy varies more with the type of illness than the type of therapy. Persons with serious complicated illnesses require more costly tests to diagnose and monitor than less ill patients. Much of today’s medical cost is in the testing rather than treatment. Don’t be afraid to ask your physician, in advance, about cost.
Does insurance pay for Oxidative Therapy?
This usually depends on your insurance company and type of policy. Generally, however, insurance companies will not pay for medical services or care which may be classified as “not usual and customary.” Usual and Customary simply means all physicians are providing the same services or treatment for the same disease. Obviously, the average physician is not using Oxidative Therapy and most are not even familiar with the therapy. A qualified physician can more easily answer this question on an individual basis.
For more information contact:
The International Bio-Oxidative Medicine Foundation (IBOM)
P.O. Box 61767
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX 75261