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Oxygen therapy is based on the simple principle that diseased cells can not survive in an oxygen-rich environment, and your healthy cells cannot become diseased if they are supplied with sufficient oxygen.

This is the basis of oxidative or oxygen therapy programs.

Scientists discovered in the earlier part of last century that when disease-causing microbes invade the body they are attracted to oxygen-deprived tissues within the body and essentially set up shop there. They avoid oxygen-rich tissues.

The validity of this therapy is supported by over 100 years of study. It was used during the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918.

Oxygen Therapy is so reliable that it is required by law for the people of Australia before they can receive any major heart procedures such as by-pass surgery or a heart transplant.

Oxygen Therapy Programs are a staple in many progressive countries for treating diseases as complex as AIDS, HIV and congestive heart failure, but not in the U.S.

Oxygen Therapy Programs are also valued for their ease of use when employing H202 as the oxygen source.
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