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, led by board-certified otolaryngologist Dr. Constantine Kotsanis, 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.
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 Dr. Kotsanis 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.
Get an overview of oxidative therapy here
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