When most people consider oxidation, they think about free radicals and the need to protect themselves using anti-oxidants. This holds true for oxidative stress, however, pro-oxidants also have value.
Pro-oxidants are electron receptors. Oxygen is typically the final electron receptor of oxidants, which facilitates and stimulates body processes. When used therapeutically, pro-oxidants can be beneficial for treating a wide range of conditions ranging from viral and fungal infections to joint pain and arthritis and even cancer.
In short, oxidative therapy is effective because it:
- Stimulates your immune system
- Optimizes mitochondrial processes and facilitates healing
- Can be used as a treatment, as well as age-reversal strategy
Early Uses Of Oxidative Medicine
The use of oxidative therapies clinically was first documented during the great flu outbreak of 1918-1920. During that time a British physician in India was able to cut the death rate of influenza and pneumonia by 50 percent using intravenous hydrogen peroxide therapy. Ultraviolet energy had been applied to the skin for skin infections. Then, in the 1930s and ’40s, ultraviolet blood irradiation (UBI) treatment began to appear in the literature and a physicist named Knott developed a technique for removing some blood, treating it with ultraviolet light, and putting it back into the patient.
Remember, this was before antibiotics, and the therapy was remarkably effective for treating infections that would have otherwise been fatal.
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Oxidative Medicine At Infuze MD
We have certainly come a long way since the early uses of oxidative medicine. At Infuze MD, we are one of the very few medical practices that offer advanced therapies such as: