[back] Oxygen Therapy
By Walter Grotz
Oxygen is the most abundant element on the surface of the earth. It comprises 45.6% of the earth's crust and 20.95% of dry air. It is the most vital and necessary element for the survival of life. Without oxygen, you can live only a few minutes.
Through his research efforts, Dr. Edward Carl Rosenow (1875 - 1966) worked out the causes of some 35 diseases and was the author of 450 medical papers. Dr. Rosenow develped a technique by which microorganisms in the body could be eliminated or controlled. His basic tenet was that in every body are millions of microorganisms, which adapt to the habitat they are in. He felt that the wastes and secretions of these microorganisms contributed to many degenerative diseases. In this belief, he agreed with the thinking of other medical scientists such as Bechamp, Rife, Enderlein, and Gaston Naessens. Dr. Rosenow experimented with the use of hydrogen peroxide to reduce these microorganisms.
Hydrogen peroxide was first reported by the French chemist Louis-Jacques Thenard in 1818, who named it 'eau oxygene' or oxygen water. It is found in traces in rain and snow (McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 5th Edition, p.747). In 1863 Meissner proved its presence in the rain water collected during thunderstorms and this has since been corroborated by others (Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol x No. 9, March 3, 1888. It gets into our rain and snow from atmosphere ozone decending from above coming into contact with water vapour.
From 1880 to 1904, Charles Marchand published 18 books on the subject of hydrogen peroxide and ozone.
An article on the intravenous injection of hydrogen peroxide appeared in The Lancet of February 21, 1920 (Influenzal Pneumonia: The Intravenous Injection of Hydrogen Peroxide).
An article on external use appeared in Hautzart 12:425, Setember 1961, Germany (On a Simple and Painless Treatment of Warts).
Since 1966, there have been over 600 medical articles published about hydrogen peroxide. They do not all concern humans, and they are not all positive
In 1983, there were over 100 articles published on the subject of hydrogen peroxide.
The Food & Drug Administration in Federal Regulation Vol. 46 No 6, January 9, 1981, gave the food industry the green light to use hydrogen peroxide in the packaging process. The FDA has further ruled that hydrogen peroxide can be used in the processing of cheese and cheese products, eggs and egg products, and as an antimicrobial agent in whey processing. They have also allowed it to be used in cleaning and healing mouth injuries. Hydrogen peroxide is now being used intravenously and intraarterially by a number of American doctors. The Inernational Bio-Oxidative Medicine Foundation (P.O. Box 13205, Oklahoma City, OK 73113) is supporting clinical reserch in this area.
Hydrogen peroxide is found in fresh fruit and vegetables, some of it coming from rain, and some of it manufactured in the process of photosynthesis (General Biochemistry, Furton & Sommonds, p.338). Eating fruits and vegetables raw ensures that we get this hydrogen peroxide into our bodies, along with valuable enzymes. Mother's milk contains a good amount of hydrogen peroxide, and colostrum contains even more. The spring water of Lourdes, famous for its healing powers, has a very high content of naturally occuring hydrogen peroxide.
Hydrogen peroxide is used in milk in 45 countries around the world, removing the need for refrigeration. An article on the 'aseptic' process for milk can be found in "Trailer Life," Novemeber 1981, p51-52.
*Many people have found benefit in drinking diluted amounts of hydrogen peroxide, but it can be nauseating and cause stomach upset. It is better to bathe in it, putting 8 ounces of 35% food grade H2O2 in a tub of warm, chlorine-free water and soaking for 25-30 minutes.
*Alternatively, you could spray the body after a shower with 3% hydrogen peroxide, avoiding the eyes and hair.
*Spray vegetables and fruits with a 3% solution of H2O2 and then rinse, to remove pesticides.
*In the dishwasher, add 2 oz. of 3% to the regular washing formula.
*In the wash machine, add 8 oz. of 3% to the wash in place of bleach.
*As a mouthwash, gargle with 3% H2O2, and then rinse.
*Use baking soda and 3% H2O2 to make a paste for brushing teeth.
*As a douche, add 2 tablespoons of 3% to a quart of distilled water.
*For an enema, add 2 tablespoons of 3% to a quart of distilled water.
To make a 3% solution, mix 11 oz. of distilled water with 1 oz. of 35% hydrogen peroxide. Always be careful when handling 35% food grade, and keep it away from children. If you spill some, wash the area with water to dilute it. If you get it on your skin, rinse under running water. The skin will temporarily turn white, but no permanent harm is done.
Hydrogen peroxide injection present mixed results; it is suggested to keep amounts and concentration low - .0375%
Hydrogen peroxide, the partner to ozone, is more properly called oxygen water, since it is water with an extra oxygen molecule. It is found in rain and snow; the water at Lourdes; in fresh fruit and vegetables; and in clostrum, the first milk that a mother produces, where it provides a defense against infection until the baby's own immune system develops and is able to produce its own hydrogen peroxide. In the body's immune defense, hydrogen peroxide is released by T-cells to destroy invading bacteria, viruses and fungi. Blood platelets release hydrogen peroxide on encountering particulates in blood. Hydrogen peroxide is formed in the body by microbodies called peroxisomes, which combine water with oxygen, if sufficient oxygen is available. The importance of a high level of oxygenation is obvious. In the large intestine, acidophilus lactobacillus produces hydrogen peroxide which keeps the ever-present candida yeast from multiplying out of control.
When candida spreads out of the intestine, it escapes the natural control system and can gain a foothold in the organs of the body, causing what is called chronic fatigue syndrome and allergic hypersensitivity. Bathing in hydrogen peroxide is the best way to get it into the body, and is inexpensive. The recommended rate is 8 oz. of 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide in a tub of unchlorinated water, soaking 30 minutes. Up to 3% hydrogen peroxide can be made by bubbling ozone through cold water for a period of time. The medical uses of hydrogen peroxide were pioneered in this century by Dr. Edward Carl Rosenow who did research and treatment at the Mayo Clinic for 60 years, and who wrote many papers on the medical uses of hydrogen peroxide. Used together, ozone and hydrogen peroxide offer the world a bright and healthy future in the coming century.