Oxygen therapy is a term used to describe a range of treatments, medical procedures, exercises, supplements and life-style adjustments. The common thread is that their primary purpose is to increase the amount of oxygen available to the cells of the body. So, why is so much attention being paid to oxygen? Oxygen is arguably the most important element for life as we know it, and the lack of oxygen in the body is related to the increase in disease states.
Nick Lane , the author of Oxygen: The Molecule that Made the World, explains how oxygen is the foundation of an amazing array of developments from our planets’ biological complexity, the birth of photosynthesis, the sudden evolution of animals, and the surprisingly long lives of bats and birds. Oxygen explains modern killer diseases, why we age, and what we can do about it. Mr. Lane draws on many disciplines, from environmental sciences to molecular medicine.
Oxygen is undoubtedly and unquestionably the foundation of life itself. Given this importance it is easy to see how the lack of oxygen could cause serious problems.
Recent breakthroughs and scientific research have presented findings about the effectiveness of oxidative therapies in treating heart disease, cancer, herpes, HIV, hepatitis, and diabetes. There are even oxygen therapies being used in dentistry and veterinary medicine.
Scientists now agree that most disease states are caused by oxygen starvation at a cellular level. Polluted air, devitalized foods, poor breathing habits, all can lead to chronic oxygen deficiency, a bodily environment in which toxins thrive as the overall immune response is weakened. Though we receive most of our oxygen from the air around us, even deep breathing may not be enough to improve oxygen-starved cells. Oxidative therapies generate the oxygen needed to fight disease and delay the aging process.
Nathaniel Altman, The Oxygen Prescription: The Miracle of Oxidative Therapies
When our body has adequate oxygen then our immune system is strengthened. A strong immune system is able to fight off and then quickly remove anaerobic invaders, or invaders that thrive in low oxygen environments… which is what most viruses, bacteria and infections need. When there is enough oxygen in the blood stream it purifies and effectively oxidizes and flushes out harmful waste. It encourages faster recovery from exercise, injury, and stress. When our body has all the oxygen it needs then we can increase energy level. We are calmer, we think more clearly, our ability to concentrate is heightened, and we feel more alert.
Your body needs oxygen to get or make energy from the food you eat. Your lungs deliver oxygen to your blood. If your lungs can’t get enough oxygen to your blood, you can feel short of breath and very uncomfortable. Oxygen therapy can help. ~ National Institute of Health
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Consider this… when Randy McCloy, Jr., the sole survivor of the Sago Mine disaster, finally left the hospital to be reunited with his family, it was in part due to the miracle of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is based on an almost laughably simple idea: Oxygen can be used therapeutically for a wide range of conditions where tissues have been damaged by oxygen deprivation. Restore that oxygen, goes the logical thinking, and you can restore much of the lost function.
It seems too good to be true doesn’t it? In Dr. Paul G. Harch’s book, The Oxygen Revolution: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: The Groundbreaking New Treatment for Stroke, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Arthritis, Autism, Learning Disabilities and More, he presents his research and clinical practice applications that have shown this noninvasive and painless treatment can help the tens of millions of Americans who suffer from a brain injury or disease, such as:
- Autism and other learning disabilities
- Cerebral palsy and other birth injuries
- Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, and other degenerative neurological diseases
- Emergency situations requiring resuscitation, such as cardiac arrest, carbon monoxide poisoning, or near drowning
- Breathing problems, COPD and lung disease
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can also improve conditions in which inflammation is the culprit, such as arthritis and asthma; promote healing in infections, burns, and skin grafts, such as diabetic foot wounds; and slow the aging process.
Paul G. Harch, M.D., is a hyperbaric medicine, diving, and emergency medicine physician who is a Diplomate of the American Board of Hyperbaric Medicine. The first President of the International Hyperbaric Medical Association and a semi-finalist for the National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award, he has seen the positive effects of HBOT firsthand through the treatment of family members with stroke, dementia, and learning disability.
There are a number of different types of oxygen therapies being employed today. The downside is most are expensive and must be administered by a medical professional. You may even live in a community that has an oxygen bar. If not, then you should know that at an oxygen bar you can breathe in “flavored” oxygen and sip on oxygenated beverages or water. Oxygenating dietary supplements are also available in liquid and powdered forms and have reportedly helped countless thousands of people maintain or regain their health.
A product like OxygenSuperCharger can safely increase the available oxygen in the blood so it is bio-available to the cells. It is easy to take by putting in liquid and drinking or taken directly into the mouth and held under the tongue. It’s conveniently packaged in 2 ounce travel size that can be refilled from our one quart very ecconomical bottle.