Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy

Chances are you’re already familiar with hydrogen peroxide, but did you know it does more than just kill bacteria? Hydrogen peroxide is often applied to fight bacteria at the site of a flesh wound, but recent studies have also shown that it can fight viruses, parasites and yeast as well.

 

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Uses

img_hp_1After studying the external effects of hydrogen peroxide, healthcare providers began to apply it internally. Practitioners claim that hydrogen peroxide therapy can positively affect conditions like high blood pressure, HPV, multiple sclerosis, arthritis and asthma.

Hydrogen Peroxide vs. Antibiotics

Bacterial infections are often treated with antibiotics, because they either kill or inhibit bacterial growth. While antibiotics are commonly prescribed, they have been known to cause uncomfortable side effects including nausea, fever, bloating, allergic reactions, and more. Furthermore, if patients take antibiotics too frequently they can build up an immunity which decreases their effectiveness and ability to fight off infection.

Hydrogen Peroxide has been used to address a variety of bacterial health problems like the flu, the common cold, and sinus infections without the toxicity associated with synthetically produced antibiotics.

Treatment

Hydrogen Peroxide therapy is delivered via IV. The amount of hydrogen peroxide is predetermined by a medical professional. The amount of treatments you require is determined  based on factors such as your medical condition, history, and other health factors. Consult with your doctor or practitioner for a customized treatment schedule.

Origin

Pure hydrogen peroxide was first obtained in 1894, almost 80 years after it was first discovered by Richard Wolffenstein. Almost one hundred years later, in 1989 at the First International Conference of Bio-oxidative Medicine, the power of hydrogen peroxide IV infusions was introduced.

Method

The most common method of receiving hydrogen peroxide is through intravenous injection. Use of hydrogen peroxide therapy in alternative medicine is popular because hydrogen peroxide is naturally produced by the body to combat infection, and human pathogens are anaerobic and cannot survive in oxygen-rich environments.

Hydrogen peroxide when injected, kills disease by mimicking the immune response and increases levels of oxygen in the body.

What to Expect

First, a nurse or practitioner will sterilize the insertion area, then insert a clean starilized needle. Once the needle is inserted into the vein it will be connected to a tube where hydrogen peroxide will flow through and reach the circulatory system. The process typically takes ninety minutes.

It is important that you do not take vitamins the day of your treatment.

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Risks & Side Effects

The intravenous administration of hydrogen peroxide has been associated with severe side effects including acute hemolytic crisis, air embolism, hemorrhage, and death. Consult with your doctor before beginning hydrogen peroxide therapy.

References

Farr, C. & Josephs, G. The Art of Getting Well – Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy. [cited in 1992]. Available from: http://arthritistrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Hydrogen-Peroxide-Therapy.pdf

Drkalidas.com: The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine. “I.V. Hydrogen Peroxide.”

Slama TG, Amin A, Brunton SA, et al. (July 2005). “A clinician’s guide to the appropriate and accurate use of antibiotics: the Council for Appropriate and Rational Antibiotic Therapy (CARAT) criteria”. Am. J. Med. 118 Suppl 7A (7): 1S–6S.doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2005.05.007

The Center for Integrative Health and Healing. “IV Therapy.” (Accessed 3/19/09) http://www.cihh.net/iv-therapy-cancer-albany-ny.html