What is Oxidative Therapy?
We offer several types of oxidative therapies for cancer patients at Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine in Grapevine, TX. Even deep breathing uses higher than typical concentrations of oxygen to promote tissue cleansing and repair, balance the immune system, and detoxify the body. Our team at Kotsanis Institute implements oxidative therapy protocols by Dr. Frank Shallengerger, a leading researcher and provider of medical ozone therapy for immune-related disorders (like cancer). You can expect our team to have several options in delivering oxidative therapies, such as:
- Ozone autohemotherapy (mixing your blood with ozone and returning the blood via IV)
- Ultraviolet blood irradiation therapy with medical ozone
- Exercise with oxygen therapy (also called altitude training)
- Direct injection
- Pulsed hydrogen peroxide IV
- High-dose of vitamin C
If you'd like to see whether you qualify to add oxidative therapies to your cancer treatment, please reach out to our office in Grapevine, TX.
Oxidative Therapy Reviews
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"I highly recommend the Kotsanis Institute for health care. The staff is extremely kind and understanding. Their care is exceptional for cancer, allergies, lyme diseases along with other diseases. They work with conventional doctors to provide the best care possible for each unique situation. I highly recommend Kotsanis Institute!!"- M.F. / Yelp / Dec 30, 2020
"Dr. Kotsanis & the staff at Kotsanis institute have been more than amazing. The integrative care I received after a diagnosis of breast cancer has been outstanding. The staff is very attentive, caring & take the time to answer questions. I’d recommend Kotsanis institute to any one that’s looking for more than what traditional medicine offers."- O.F. / Facebook / Jan 18, 2021
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"Dr. Kotsanis & the staff at Kotsanis institute have been more than amazing. The integrative care I received after a diagnosis of breast cancer has been outstanding. The staff is very attentive, caring & take the time to answer questions. I’d recommend Kotsanis institute to any one that’s looking for more than what traditional medicine offers."- Anonymous / Facebook / Jan 01, 2022
What are the Benefits of Oxidative Therapy?
The Kotsanis Institute team believes oxidative therapy can provide people of all needs and backgrounds with many benefits, including:
- Immune system support: Our advanced treatments are designed to boost your immune system and help your body fight off harmful bacteria and other agents.
- Improved circulation: There's evidence that some therapies help your body circulate oxygen more efficiently, providing essential nutrients to cells and organs that need it most.
- Cellular regeneration: Oxidative therapy can improve cell growth, repair damage more quickly, and help your body generate healthier cells.
- Detoxification: Many oxidative therapies are designed to purify and cleanse the body of toxins, providing better health overall.
Am I a Candidate for oxidative therapy?
Because oxidative therapies work in so many different ways, oxidative therapies can supplement treatments for cancer, AIDS, diabetes, stroke, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, fibromyalgia, cardiovascular disease, Lyme disease, chronic hepatitis, viral infections, chemical sensitivity, macular degeneration, bladder conditions, colitis, autoimmune diseases, Crohn’s disease, asthma, MS, arthritis, spinal disorders, and high blood disorders (including high blood pressure). You may be a candidate if our team believes oxidative therapy can supplement your current treatment.
Five Ways Medical Ozone works
We use five specific oxidative therapy techniques at Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine:
When the immune system is overactive (e.g. auto-immune diseases like lupus), ozone may help to calm it down. When the immune system is underactive (e.g. with chronic diseases like cancer), ozone may help to stimulate it. It does this by working at the membrane level of white blood cells, your immune cells, by stimulating the production of immune messenger molecules called cytokines. Producing cytokines is a unique ability of ozone.
Stimulation of DPG
Diphosphoglycerate (DPG) is an enzyme that helps to enable the release of oxygen from the hemoglobin, thus making it available for cellular use. Inadequate amounts of DPG result in a lack of usable oxygen.
Ozone helps to improve the ability of the blood to flow properly. More blood flow means more oxygen is available to tissue previously affected by impaired circulation.
Ozone’s reactivity helps to provide a defense against harmful antioxidants.
By stimulating the mitochondria (the powerhouse of the cell) with oxidative therapies, chronic disease may be reduced by improved cell processes.
How does oxidative therapy work?
Oxygen is used in multiple necessary processes, like converting sugar to energy (ATP) in the body and as a first-line defense against bacteria, viruses, yeast, and parasites. Medical ozone can be:
- Injected directly
- Used in a steam sauna
- Mixed with blood to be injected (autohemotherapy)
- Given using rectal insulation
- Used inside bagged areas of the body
- Supplemented with chelation (chezone)
Connecting the proper oxidative therapy to desired health goals may go a long way in helping patients reach their health goals.
Oxidative Therapy FAQ
Is oxidative therapy safe?
Yes, oxidative therapy is generally considered safe and effective when administered by experienced physicians and providers like our team at the Kotsanis Institute. A 2011 study published in the Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine found that: "Its effects are proven, consistent, safe and with minimal and preventable side effects."
What does oxidative therapy do?
Medical ozone therapy, or oxidative therapy, creates a high oxygen environment in the body that inhibits the functioning of many diseases and conditions. While this is a negative for diseases, oxidative therapy has a positive effect on the body's functions and creates many beneficial effects, including:
- Increasing the delivery of oxygen to the cells
- Stimulating the production of white blood cells
- Killing harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungi
- Working as an antioxidant to remove free radicals in the blood
- Improving the flow of red blood cells
- Increasing the production of interferon, interleukin-2, and tumor necrosis factor can help slow cancer growth and fight infection
- May slow the growth of certain cancers
- Aiding in the breakdown and removal of toxic chemicals
What kind of conditions can oxidative therapy help?
Oxidative therapy can be beneficial for cardiovascular disease, cancer, viral diseases, migraines and headaches, asthma, candida, emphysema, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, arthritis, COPD, fibromyalgia, HIV, chronic fatigue syndrome, fungal and bacterial infections, stroke, and more.
How long does an oxidative therapy session typically take?
The duration of an oxidative therapy session varies depending on the specific treatment and individual factors. Sessions can range from a few minutes to several hours.
Can oxidative therapy be used in conjunction with other medical treatments?
In many cases, oxidative therapy can complement other medical treatments. However, it's important to inform our team at Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine about all medications, supplements, and treatments you are currently undergoing to ensure compatibility.
Can oxidative therapy be used preventatively?
Some individuals may choose to undergo oxidative therapy as a form of preventive healthcare to support overall wellness and boost immune function. This may be particularly relevant for individuals at higher risk of infections or those with chronic health concerns.
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Please visit the Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine so that our experienced medical team can help you understand oxidative therapy and how it might benefit you. Connecting the proper oxidative therapy to your cancer care can go a long way in helping you through your cancer journey. We are here for you at the Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine in Grapevine, TX
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