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Medical data is for informational purposes only. You should always consult your family physician, or one of our referral physicians prior to treatment.
Supplement to
The Art of Getting Well
Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy
Sources are given in references.
Authors of contributions\quotations are alphabetically arranged;
major author, if any, is underlined.
Charles Farr, M.D., Ph.D., Gordon Josephs, D.O., M.D.(H),
William Campbell Douglass, M.D., Walter O. Grotz, Dr. Edward
Rosenow /Responsible editor/writer Anthony di Fabio.
Copyright 1992
All rights reserved by The Roger Wyburn-Mason and Jack M. Blount Foundation
for the Eradication of Rheumatoid Disease
AKA The Arthritis Trust of America®,
7376 Walker Road, Fairview, Tn 37062
I must report on this promising therapy, as so many physicians
and patients have given me good tidings from its use. What is probably
not so well known by the general public, and many practicing
physicians, is that hydrogen peroxide has been used for more than a
century, the abstracts of articles and research reports published from
1966 through 1988 alone reaches 2" high when printed on 8-1/2"X11"
paper.
A number of clinics in the United States and Mexico use
hydrogen peroxide therapy, as well as other treatment modalities, on
a routine basis, usually given by intravenous injection (IV).
Before scoffing, keep in mind that one of the very first lines of
defense against any and all microorganisms recognized as invaders by
our immunological system are macrophages and leucocytes, one of
which uses hydrogen peroxide to oxidize the foreigners; and that
vitamin C is effective principally by its ability to promote hydrogen
peroxide use against foreign invaders, including parasites, viruses,
bacteria, yeast/fungus; and that all body tissues contain catalase and
that hydrogen peroxide in the presence of catalase is reduced to oxygen
and water. So, there is strong reason to believe that added hydrogen
peroxide, used properly, may be both effective against certain organisms
and safe.
Hydrogen peroxide is an essential metabolite, meaning that it is
necessary to life's process, according to William Campbell Douglass,
M.D. of Georgia.
As we age, our immunological system weakens, which permits
organisms of opportunity to spread, thereby breeding colonies of
organisms whose presence is anathema to good health. Killing these
organisms should permit at least temporary respite from microbial
warfare, and give your system time to heal.
According to William Campbell Douglass, M.D.2, not only is
H2O2 (Hydrogen Peroxide) involved in phagocytosis (killing and
absorption of foreign germs), but also "it acts like insulin in that it aids
the transport of sugar through the body." Is is also at least as important,
or perhaps more so, than thyroid for heat generation because it creates
"intraceullar thermogenesis, a warming of your cells which is absolutely
essential to life's processes."
Various physicians, including some of our referral physicians,
also use hydrogen peroxide therapy for various ailments. Physicians
have independently discovered such treatments to be effective against
some types of cancer, leukemia, arthritis, coronary heart disease,
arterial circulation disorders, colitis, gum diseases, and assorted
children's diseases.
The First International Conference of Bio-oxidative Medicine
was held February 17-19, 1989 in Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX. Physicians
presented papers on the efficacy and safety of hydrogen peroxide
infusions. Since that date the non-profit International Bio-Oxidative
Medicine Foundation1 has grown rapidly, attracting many physicians
who have also presented many scholarly works based on their work
with patients.
While Chelation Therapy is an extremely useful treatment and
preventive measure for at least 80% of peripheral circulation problems,
it apparently cannot clean out hardened plaque in arteries, like the large
heart arteries and the aorta3. (See "Chelation Therapy," http://
www.arthritistrust.org.)
According to Douglas, the Baylor University Medical Center
may "have gone a long way toward proving that H2O2 dripped into
the leg and carotid vessels of patients known to have severe arteriosclerosis
will clear those arteries of disease. When these patients died,
autopsies were done to compare arteries that had been treated with
H2O2 with those not treated. They reported: `The elution [separation]
of lipids from the arterial wall by dilute hydrogen peroxide has been
accomplished. . . .' In simple English that means the plaque buildup
was removed by injecting H2O2 into the blood vessels. . . . That was
over 20 years ago2."
Dr. Douglass added that, "The investigators also reported that the
improvement is not temporary."
While H2O2 has been used to good advantage for hardening of
the arteries, temporal arteritis, shingles, chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease, the yeast syndrome, various viral infections, including
AIDS, certain forms of cancer, dental gum diseases, colds (35% H2O2
in cold humidifier), growing better food, purifying water without
chlorine complications, increasing thyroid activity, arthritis, depression,
emphysema, lupus erythematosis, multiple sclerosis, . . ., a list
of claims made would exceed our space limitations, and so I direct you
to others for substantiation and research reports: The International
Bio-Oxidative Foundation1 and ECHOS4, as per references. [I have
been unable to locate ECHOS for some years. However, a search on
the world wide web will reveal location of the International Bio-
Oxidative Foundation as well as some accurate websites. For example,
see Ed McCabe's http://www.oxytherapy.com. Also see McCabe's
book, Oxygen Healing Therapies, http://www.arthritistrust.org. ]
A word of caution: while many reputable physicians and researchers
have made legitimate claims on the safety and efficacy of
H2O2 , it is my opinion that there are a lot of scam artists using or selling
H2O2 , and so one must be careful12. I believe that you can relie on the
work of the International Bio-Oxidative Medicine Foundation and
ECHOS.
There are also many important forgotten facts in the past medical
literature. For example, William Campbell Douglass, M.D. reports on
"Dr. Edward C. Rosenow, author of 450 published medical papers and
associate at the Mayo Clinic for over 60 years . . . proved [more than]
70 years ago (1914) that bacteria could be found consistently in the
lymph nodes that drain joints (J.A.M.A., April 11, 1914). He was
probably the first scientist to postulate that H2O2 would help arthritis
because of its ability to supply oxygen to oxygen-hating organisms
causing arthritis (Streptococcus viridans)."
Charles H. Farr, M.D., Ph.D., says, "Perhaps we have become
myopic about biological oxidation! The majority of investigational
studies seem to concentrate on the damaging effects of biological
oxidation and the production of free radicals. Hydrogen peroxide is
usually treated as a[n] intermediate or by-product of metabolism and
considered of minor significance in metabolic pathways except as it
relates to biochemical disruption, tissue or cellular damage.
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"We feel the physiological effects of bio-oxidation and, in
particular hydrogen peroxide, should be investigated with a new
prospect.
"From the 2,500 or more references on hydrogen peroxide we
have collected and reviewed we have come to appreciate this physiological
product as a[n] extremely important molecule in metabolism.
Hydrogen peroxide is prodeuced by all cells of the body for many
different physiological reasons. The granulocytes produce H2O2 as
a first line of defense against bacteria, yeast, virus, parasites, macrophages,
and most fungi. It is involved in any metabolic pathway which
utilize oxidases, peroxidases, cyclo-oxygenase, lipoxygenase,
myeloperoxidase, catalase and probably many other enzymes. Hydrogen
peroxide is involved in protein, carbohydrate and fat metabolism,
immunity, vitamin and mineral metabolism or any other system you
might wish to explore.
"Our studies demonstrate a positive metabolic effect to intravenous
infusion of H2O2 . Its ability to oxidize almost any physiological
or pathological substance, in addition to producing increased tissue
and cellular oxygen tensions, has proven it to have therapeutic value.
"We feel the evidence presented should stimulate a new appreciation
in the study of the potential therapeutic application of biooxidative
mechanisms."
Two Means of Administration
There are two ways to administer hydrogen peroxide for medical
purposes. Both means require a pure grade of hydrogen peroxide
which is something different than one can purchase at the drug store
for topical treatment of sores and wounds. The 3% drugstore hydrogen
peroxide also contains tin and phosphate compounds that are dangerous
to consume either by means of IV (intravenous) or orally.
For sources of pure "food grade" oral or intravenous hydrogen
peroxide, contact ECHO4.
I must caution at the outset that Dr. Farr and some other
physicians11 do not approve of use of H2O2 for oral treatment, as so
many treatment modalities describe11. The exact method for oral
administration can also be obtained from ECHO.
Dr.Farr, and some other physicians, feel that free-radicals are
produced in the stomach when H2O2 is administered orally, and these
free-radicals are not safe. Combinations of fatty acids which are likely
to be in the stomach in the presence of iron and ascorbate may reduce
hydrogen peroxide to hydroxyl and superoxide free radicals. These
may have a deleterious effect upon the gastric and duodonal mucosa,
with an increase of glandular stomach erosion, duodonal hyperplasia
(abnormal increase in number of cells), adenoma and carcinoma,
although in rats there seems to be inconsistencies in the studies related
to carcinogenesis using 0.8% concentration for ten weeks versus 1%
concentration for 32 weeks, the former indicating carcinogensis, the
latter not so.
Since some clinics are using both intravenous and oral techniques
with patients successfully, or to some good advantage, apparently not
all possible research is in on the subject of oral versus IV administration.
I have twice tried the oral method, and have failed to continue
onward, because of a terrible, revolting nausea. Some folks react
similarly, others don't, and some persevere despite all.
As stated earlier, Dr. Farr's research demonstrates that hydrogen
peroxide stimulates oxidative enzymes which increases the metabolic
rate. Intravenous use rapidly relieves allergenic reactions, influenzal
symptoms, chronic systemic candidiasis, acute viral reactions as a
result of the oxidation of antigenic substances and regulation of
immune system functions.
To prepare the IV (intravenous) solutions, Dr. Farr begins with
30% H2O2 of USP food or cosmetic grade. Thirty percent H2O2 is
a powerful oxidizer and should be handled with extreme caution.
The 30% solution is diluted with equal amounts of sterile distilled
water to make a 15% stock solution. The stock solution is passed
through a Millipore 0.22mm medium flow filter for sterilization and
removal of particulate matter. The stock solution is stored in 100 ml
sterile containers and kept refrigerated for future use.
His infusion solutions are then prepared using sterile 5%
dextrose in water. The addition of 1/4 ml sterile of the 15% H2O2 stock
solution to each 100 ml of carrier solution produces a 0.0375%
concentration that is finally used for the intravenous infusions.
Dr. Farr further warns that "caution must be exercised that
nothing is added to the H2O2 solution because of its tremendous
oxidizing power. Even ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) is rapidly oxidized
to the mono-dehydroascorbate radical, an unstable compound which
degrades into numerous other chemical fragments. . . . Vitamins,
minerals, peptides, enzymes, amino acids, heparin, EDTA, or other
injectable materials should never be mixed with the H2O2 solution."
By far the widest use for hydrogen peroxide, whether wisely or
not, seems to be that of oral use, where a 35% "food grade" is diluted
to a 3% concentration by use of 1 ounce of 35% H2O2 to 11 ounces
of distilled water. The 3% concentration is then used by quantities of
drops in distilled water, increasing the dosages and number of oral
treatments daily throughout a number of weeks.
Many have made the claim that a "die-off" effect is observed,
similar in nature to the Herxheimer Effect5. (See "The Herxheimer
Effect," http://www.arthritistrust.org.)
Further information on the oral use of H2O2 may be acquired
from ECHO4.
There are many other uses for hydrogen peroxide for health
purposes than simply topical use on sores, or intravenous therapy.
With permission from ECHO4, the following is presented:
Other Uses for H2O2
Use 3% solution, except where 35% is highlighted.
Vegetable soak: Add 1/4 cup to a full sink of cold water. Soak
light-skinned (like lettuce) 20 minutes, thicker skinned (like cucumbers)
30 minutes. Drain, dry and refrigerate. Prolongs freshness. If
time is a problem, spray vegetables (and fruits) with a solution of 3%.
Let stand for a few minutes, rinse and dry.
Leftover tossed salad: Spray with a solution of 1/2 cup water
and 1 Tbsp. 3%. Drain, cover and refrigerate.
To freshen kitchen: Keep a spray bottle in the kitchen. Use it
to wipe off counter tops and appliances. It will disinfect and give the
kitchen a fresh smell. Works great in the refrigerator and kid's school
lunch boxes.
Marinade: Place meat, fish, or poultry in a casserole (avoid
using aluminum pans). Cover with hydrogen peroxide. Place loosely
covered in refrigerator for 1/2 hour. Rinse and cook.
In the dishwasher: Add 2 ozs to your regular washing formula.
Sprouting seeds: Add 1 oz. to a pint of water and soak the seeds
overnight. Add the same amount of hydrogen peroxide each time you
rinse the seeds.
House and garden plants: Put 1 oz. in 1 quart of water. Water
or mist plants with this solution.
House and garden plants: Put 1 oz. in 1 quart of water. Water
or mist plants with this solution.
Insecticide spray: Mix 8 ozs. white sugar, 4-8 ozs. hydrogen
peroxide in 1 gallon of water.
Humidifiers and steamers: Mix 1 pint to 1 gallon of water.
Laundry: Add 8 ozs. to your wash in place of bleaches.
Shower: Keep a spray bottle of hydrogen peroxide in the
shower. Spray your body after washing to replace the acid mantle of
your skin that soap removes.
Facial: Use on a cotton ball as a facial freshner after washing.
(Remember: do not use 35% grade!)
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Rejuvenating detoxifying bath: Add 6 ozs. to 1/2 tub of water.
May increase hydrogen peroxide up to 2 cups per bath. Soak at least
1/2 hour.
Alternate bath: Add 1/2 cup 35% H2O2 , 1/2 cup sea salt, and
1/2 cup baking soda or epsom salts to bath water and soak.
Foot soak: Add 1-1/2 ozs. 35% H2O2 to 1 gallon water and soak.
Athlete's foot: Soak feet nightly until condition is improved.
Mouthwash: Add a dash of liquid chlorophyll for flavoring if
desired.
Toothpaste: Use baking soda and add enough to make a paste.
Or just dip your brush in it and brush.
Douche or enema: Add 6 Tbls. to a quart of distilled water. 6
Tbls. is the maximum amount to use.
Pets: For small animals (dogs & cats) use 1 oz. to 1 qt. of water.
Agriculture: Use 8 ozs. 35% H2O2 per 1000 gallons of water.
If you do not have an injector, start out by using 1 tsp. 35% H2O2 in
the drinking cup at the stanchion.
Drinking water of ailing cows: Use 1 pt., to 5 gallons of water.
To drench sick calves, put 1/3 pt. bottle and fill remainder with water.
Do this twice a day. For an adult cow, use the same procedure, but use
a quart.
Foliage feed crops: put 5 to 16 ozs. of 35% H2O2 into 20 gallons
of water. This is sufficient for 1 acre. Spray on plants early in the
morning when the dew is still on them and the birds are singing.
Hydrogen peroxide has been a recognized medicinal source
since at least the 1800's, has gone into disrepute, and now seems to
lie in a sort of limbo, so far as established medicine is concerned.
However, research has progressed forward on its use throughout
the world, and American doctors of a more open-minded view are
persisting in learning its good effects.
Again I caution the reader that there is controversy between the
use of oral hydrogen peroxide and use of IV (intravenous) treatment.
You must study the issues and come to your own judgement. But
please make an educated decision, and whichever you decide, find a
physician who knows what s/he is doing.
Stimulation of Oxidative Enzymes
Charles H. Farr, M.D., Ph.D. has used hydrogen peroxide
clinically, and has reported on research that he performed that sheds
a great deal of light on how H2O2 functions. Contrary to popular belief,
the use of H2O2 by either infusion or orally cannot supply as much
oxygen as a good, deep breath. Instead, it is the stimulation of oxidative
enzymes that does the useful trick. Dr. Farr's conclusions are appropriate
and follow:
Dr. Farr says6, "There are a number of commercial products [that]
claim to contain more oxygen on a volumes percent basis than
Hydrogen Peroxide and consequently this has been interpeted as
meaning they would somehow have more biological activity. There
is a great deal of confusion about the difference between the terms
`Oxygenation' and `Oxidation' when applied to biochemical reactions.
A product which contains more oxygen per molecule may or may not
have any biological activity.
"We reported1 Intravenous Hydrogen Peroxide has an oxidative
stimulatory effect when administered to man which appears to be
independant of the amount of oxygen produced.
"Hydrogen Peroxide is a very simple molecule produced by
almost every cell in the body. This amazing molecule, essential for life
in both plant and animal, has been generally overlooked for it's role
in oxidative metabolism. Every chemist knows any reaction must have
an opposite reaction to balance the equation. This applies equally to
reactions in the test tube and in living cells. The world seems to have
been caught up in the idea all biological oxidation is harmful because
free-radicals may be produced. Free-radicals can cause lipid peroxidation
and membrane damage. Consequently many products, containing
anti-oxidants, are being promoted to prevent peroxidation. Some
researchers7, including this author, feel peroxidation serves a useful
purpose in the biochemical balance and may need stimulating at times
instead of preventing.
"Hydrogen Peroxide as an oxidizer, under certain catalytic
conditions, can degrade into water and oxygen.
"The fact that Hydrogen Peroxide may increase oxygen tension
in the tissue is of secondary importance. Any student of biochemistry
knows the principal reaction of an oxidizer, such as Hydrogen
Peroxide, is to accept electrons in the RedOx [reduction/oxidation]
reactions of the body and has nothing to do with "Oxygen" or
"Oxygenation." It is true Hydrogen Peroxide increases the rate of
oxidation in the body8, but this is not because it produces oxygen but
rather it stimulates oxidative enzymes.
"Hydrogen Peroxide is a naturally produced purposeful molecule
in the body. It functions to aid membrane transport, acts as a
hormonal messenger, regulates thermogenesis (heat production),
stimulates and regulates immune functions, regulates energy production
and many other important metabolic functions. These effects can
occur without increasing the amount of oxygen. It is purposely used
by the body to produce Hydroxyl Radicals to kill bacteria, virus, fungi,
yeast and a number of parasites. This natural killing or protective
system has nothing to do with incdreasing the amount of available
oxygen.
"The amount of oxygen produced by a therapeutic infusion of
Hydrogen Peroxide is very small. A single breath of fresh air contains
many times more oxygen than found in either a therapeutic infusion
or in a few drops of 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide taken orally.
"Claims are being made that molecules containing Oxygen and
Chlorine, Chlorine or Chlorite ions will sterilize water, milk and almost
anything to which they have been added. Chlorine is added to almost
all public water supplies for the same purpose. The small amount of
oxygen in these molecules have very little to do with this sterilization
process. There are many more aerobic (requires oxygen) than anerobic
(does not use oxygen) bacteria and increasing the oxygen supply may
actually stimulate the growth of the aerobic bacteria. `Oxygen supply'
or `Oxygenation' is not a credible basis for the promotion of these
products. Oxidation is the key word and not Oxygenation.
"Oxidation is the removal of an electron from a molecule which
changes electrical energy of the molecule into an oxidized state. The
oxidizing agent which accepts the electron through this reaction
becomes reduced. This reaction takes place in many biochemical
reactions in which OXYGEN is not involved. In oxidative reactions
in which Hydrogen Perxoide is involved, oxygen is released when the
Hydrogen Peroxide, acting as an oxidizer, is reduced but it is the
transfer of the electrons which is important and not the production of
Oxygen.
"Manufacturers of products which claim to have the same effect
as Hydrogen Peroxide may not have a good understanding of the
biochemical role of Hydrogen Peroxide in the body. Some of these
products claim to provide more oxygen molecules than Hydrogen
Peroxide and that may be true but I know of no scientific evidence to
show this enhances oxidative metabolism. Cancer and many other
degenerative diseases are thought to be the results of poor cellular
oxidative processes. They are not the results of a reduced supply of
oxygen. Persons with anemias or severe lung disease may have an
oxygen deficit but do not necessarily have a greater incidence of Cancer
or chronic diseases. The problem is not the delivery of oxygen to the
cells but utilization by the cells. Hydrogen Peroxide affects utilization
or oxidation dramatically whereas hyper-oxygenated or chlorinated
molecules have not been shown to be necessary in the body to improve
oxidative metabolism9."
Many physicians and clinics are effectively using Hydrogen
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Peroxide intravenously with their patients.
There is a ton of literature favoring Hydrogen Peroxide treatment
for various medical conditions10.
We suggest that your study of H2O2 may be an important step
in your search for good health. It's worth looking into!
References
1. International Bio-Oxidative Medicine Foundation, PO Box
13205, Oklahoma City, OK 73113-1205.
2. William Campbell Douglass, The Cutting Edge, PO Box 1568,
Clayton, GA 30525. According to Douglass' paper, see: Docknell,
Inf./Immunity, January 1983, pp. 456; Mallams, Finney & Balla,
S.M.J., March 1962; Jay et. al., Tex Rep. Biol. & Med., 22:106, 1964;
Urschel, Diseases of the Chest, 51:180, 1967; Finney, et. al., Angiology,
17:223, 1966; Hydrogen Peroxide -- The Forgotten Miracle.
3. Anthony di Fabio, Chelation Therapy, The Arthritis Trust of
America/The Rheumatoid Disease Foundation, 7376 Walker Road,
Fairview, TN 37062-8141; http://www.arthritistrust.org.
4. Walter O. Grotz, ECHO, 300 South 4th Street, Delano, MN
55328. ECHO for a small fee can provide you with a listing of abstracts
dating back to 1920; also see their Progress Report, 2nd Edition.
5. Dr. Paul K. Pybus, Anthony di Fabio, The Herxheimer Effect,
The Arthritis Trust of America/The Rheumatoid Disease Foundation,
7376 Walker Road, Fairview, TN 37062-8141; http://
www.arthritistrust.org.
6. Charles H. Farr, M.D., Ph.D., The Therapeutic Use of
Intravenous Hydrogen Peroxide (Monograph). Genesis Medical
Center, Oklahoma City, OK 73139, Jan. 1987.
7. T.L. Dormandy, "In Praise of Peroxidation," Lancet, II (Nov.
12):1126, 1988.
8. Charles H. Farr, M.D., Ph.D., "Physiological and Biochemical
Responses to Intravenous Hydrogen Peroxide in Man," J ACAM,
1:113-129, 1988.
9. "Why Hydrogen Peroxide?" International Bio-Oxidative
Medical Foundation Newsletter, Vol. II, No. 1, Op.Cit., 1989.
10. Ed McCabe, O2xygen Therapies, Energy Publications, 99-
RD1, Morrisville, NY 13408, 1988.
11. Leon Chaitow, "Bland Attacks `Fad' for Hydrogen Peroxide,"
Townsend Letter for Doctors," May 1988, p. 204; from Journal
of Alternative & Complementary Medicine (UK).
12. Jonathan Collin, M.D., "The H2O2 Crusades," Townsend
Letter for Doctors, Op.Cit., June 1989, p. 322.
A Closer Look at Intravenous
Hydrogen Peroxide H202
©
by Gordon Josephs, D.O., MD(H) Homeopathic Physician,
7315 Evans Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85260, (480) 998-0232
Intravenous Hydrogen Peroxide
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Gordon Josephs graduated from the Philadelphia College of
Osteopathic Medicine in 1965 with the degree Doctor of Osteopathy.
He practiced as an osteopathic physician for some 25 years, in Selden,
New York, in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps., and in Scottsdale,
Arizona. He has been a general practitioner, an emergency physician
for the government, and owner surgeon for the Vasectomy Center
located in Arizona’s Valley of the Sun.
At this time Dr. Josephs is licensed as a homeopathic physician
in Arizona. There are only three states which presently license doctors
as homeopaths. To become a homeopathic physician in Arizona, one
must first be a licensed osteopath (DO) or licensed allopath (MD), take
many hours of courses in homeopathy and other alternative medical
care subjects, and ultimately pass the examination of the Arizona Board
of Homeopathic Medical Examiners. A licensed Homeopathic Physician
in Arizona, may write drug prescriptions, may perform minor
surgery, and may treat using the entire range of alternative medical care
as well. Thus an Arizona homeopathic medical license is one of the
broadest medical licenses in the United States.
Although Dr. Josephs may prescribe prescription drugs, he is
committed to using natural remedies wherever possible. Dr. Josephs is
best known for providing chelation therapy through a number of offices
located throughout Arizona, his principal office being in Scottsdale.
At the time of this printing, Dr. Josephs is Vice President of the Arizona
Homeopathic Medical Association, a member of the American College
for Advancement in Medicine, the American Preventive Medical Association,
the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and a member
of the International Bio-Oxidative Medical Foundation since 1989.
©1994 GORDON JOSEPHS, DO, HOMEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN
7315 E EVANS ROAD, SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85260,
PHONE (480) 998-9232. Note: We do not return out of state
phone calls.
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Intravenous Hydrogen Peroxide©
BY GORDON JOSEPHS, DO, HOMEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN
In 1988, satisfied chelation patients began sending me lots of
referrals. My patients particularly began sending me a lot of people
with emphysema, asthma, and chronic lung disease. Well chelation
therapy does have a benefit for these people, but chelation is best
known for heart and circulation problems. I needed something that
particularly worked well for lung problems.
I heard about intravenous hydrogen peroxide, and I heard that it
was terrific for lung disease. I also heard that you had to be very
careful, that the therapy could be dangerous. I heard conflicting
stories from doctors, but none of these doctors actually used intravenous
hydrogen peroxide. My search for the truth led me to a meeting
of IBOM, the International Bio-Oxidative Medical Foundation, presided
by Dr. Charles Farr, an MD in Oklahoma City.
I went to Dallas to an IBOM meeting for several days. There I
was taught exactly how to safely administer hydrogen peroxide intravenously.
I was taught a specific protocol. At the meeting, IBOM
doctors were speaking from experience about the various things for
which they found peroxide useful. To my very great amazement, I
learned that peroxide was good for a great many things beside lung
problems.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT PEROXIDE
There are lots of studies which demonstrate that peroxide does
the following:
1. Peroxide stimulated the immune system.
2. Peroxide killed a dozen different pathogenic bacteria, and
killed many viruses, and yeast and fungus too!
3. Peroxide even improved circulation and unblocked arteries,
like chelation did!
4. It caused debris deep down in the lungs to be expelled!
5. It got rid of all kinds of chronic pains, but nobody was
certain why.
6. It oxygenated the body, better than if you got into a $100,000
hyperbaric oxygen chamber!
7. Peroxide even destroyed some cancerous tumors!
And the list of things went on and on. I’d bore you to tears if I
read off the list. It turns out that there are over 6000 articles in the
medical literature about peroxide.
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So if peroxide does so much good, why isn’t it being used
more by doctors? The answer has to do with money and stupidity.
For example, drug companies would like doctors to prescribe a
$60 antibiotic, not a dollars worth of peroxide! You have to understand
that the drug companies fill the medical journals with expensive, and
really slick advertising. Because of these ads, doctors perceive that
drugs are the state of the art. Nobody advertises hydrogen peroxide.
Peroxide is not patentable. Who’s going to promote peroxide when
anyone and any drug company can make it?
Then, some doctors are just plain stupid. They don’t even wash
hands between examining patients, which was proven to reduce hospital
infections by Dr. Semmelweis a hundred years ago. It took doctors
40 years to accept the electrocardiogram as useful!
Well, it’s been over 60 years since peroxide was found to be
miraculous. In 1929 there was a worldwide flu epidemic. There was no
drug to kill the flu virus (and there still isn’t), so some people with poor
immune systems died from it. 84% of those who developed influenza
pneumonia died.
Well in 1929, doctors took patients dying from influenza
pneumonia, and for the first time in history gave them intravenous
hydrogen peroxide. 48% of them lived! Yes, I’m telling you
that there’s been an antiviral remedy for over 60 years, and doctors
seem ignorant of it all.
Dr. Charlie Farr, who I consider my guru, did a great study on
flu victims just a few years ago. He gave 44 patients with the flu a
peroxide treatment, and told them to return the next day if they were not
better. Seven returned (note: all seven that returned had a prior history
of lung problems). He gave them a second peroxide treatment and told
them to return if they were not better. Two returned, and they required
a third dose. How’s that for anti-viral action? You see, if you come early
to the doctor with a virus, it can be knocked out.
ASTHMA, EMPHYSEMA, AND
CHRONIC LUNG DISEASE
Well, what about emphysema, asthma, and chronic lung disease?
It turns out that IV peroxide can do something special, something
that no other substance I know of can do. It can clean the lungs!
Ask a pathologist what color a baby’s lungs are. He’ll tell you
they’re pink. At autopsy, 50 or more years later, those lungs are grayblack
.... filled with soot and grime, from the air we breathe, that could
not be eliminated by the body. It’s harder to transfer oxygen from the air
you breathe through soot-covered air sacks. Well here’s great news. . .
Intravenous peroxide burns the soot and debris, and lifts it off the
surface of the air sacks. Then you cough this gunk up, get it out of
your body, and you can breathe easier after that. Nothing else in
medicine has this action.
This miracle isn’t always met with joy. All the patient knows is
that they took a peroxide treatment and began coughing more than
ever. They’ve got to understand that this coughing is good. The
coughing can begin right as the peroxide IV is dripping, or after the
IV has been completed. This reaction to peroxide may occur for three
to six treatments, after which it ceases. The job is done! The air sacs
of the lungs have been cleaned.
The coughing doesn’t always occur. Instead of coughing, the
loose debris is often brought up in the sputum (the mucus and phlegm
in the throat), and then swallowed, without the patient even being
aware of it.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED FOR
LUNG PROBLEMS?
For asthma, emphysema, or chronic lung disease, peroxide
treatments should be taken once per week for at least ten treatments.
It takes some time for the changes to occur in chronic disease.
You must not say to yourself, “Well, I’ll just try two or three treatments,
and see if it’s any good for me.” That’s not how peroxide
works. And frankly, I don’t really want you to start peroxide unless
you intend to finish a reasonable series. That’s because I don’t want
anyone condemning peroxide unless they’ve given it a proper try.
Peroxide is good therapy, used correctly. For asthma, emphysema,
and chronic lung disease, this means taking at least ten treatments
over ten weeks.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED FOR
MOST PROBLEMS?
Now maybe you’ve heard that peroxide could fix you up in just
one or two treatments. Well that can be the truth... it just depends
upon what disease we’re talking about. For example, I had a man
come to me who was suffering with temporal arteritis. Temporal
arteritis causes terrible, one-sided head pain around the eye and the
temple. I had a man come to me who had been to dozens of doctors
and top notch pain centers. He was loaded up on every manner of
drug. A smile came over this man’s face as the first IV was dripping.
He could feel his pain going away. He took a second treatment, and
it was gone! That was six months ago, and he hasn’t been back! So
you see, for some things it can be a matter of a couple treatments. I
hope that you will meet personally with me or with your “peroxide”
doctor, and discuss how many treatments are likely to be needed for
your condition.
WHAT DIAGNOSES RESPOND TO PEROXIDE?
Let me tell you about some other random cases, and how peroxide
worked. First, let’s talk about shingles (also called herpes zoster).
Just one or two treatments taken for a couple days in a row, and one
more a week later generally does the trick! I had a patient with AIDS
and shingles. It took about six treatments over the course of two weeks,
not bad considering a battered immune system. Sometimes the pains
that may linger after shingles (post herpetic neuralgia) responds to a
peroxide series. I think it’s because there’s still live virus deep in the
nerve root.
I believe that Bell’s Palsy (of the face) is also from a virus similar
to shingles, because my peroxide treatments have relieved the condition
over a week or two.
For colds, or the flu, I’ve already told you that one or two treatments
are generally sufficient.
I had a woman with malignant melanoma with metastasis to
her lymph nodes. She was in awful pain. She wanted one treatment
every day. When she got it, she felt no pain, was active and busy.
Without a daily treatment, she was miserable and could not function.
A lot of chronic painful conditions respond to peroxide. I believe
that all chronic pain comes ultimately from insufficient oxygen
getting into the effected area of the body. Peroxide gets the oxygen into
the tissue and the pain leaves. Nevertheless, the official line is that we
don't understand why peroxide helps chronic pain. There’s no telling
the best way to give the peroxide for chronic pain. One might need it
once a week or once a day. I’ve recently learned that slowly infusing the
peroxide all day long, using an infusion pump, can get rid of constant
pain much better than just a short IV (my thanks to Dr. Jesse Stoff for
that finding).
For disorders of blocked arteries, such as angina pectoris, or
peripheral artery blockage in the legs, Dr. Charlie Farr says that one
peroxide each week, plus two chelation treatments each week, works
the best. I think that’s a perfectly fine schedule, and about ten weeks of
treatment should be considered minimal. 15-20 weeks would be really
good.
If your immune system is down, and you get sick a lot, take one
treatment a week for ten weeks or twenty, (you’ll need a variety of
nutritional supplements too). Here the peroxide stimulates the production
of T-helper cells and causes white cells to make interferon, and
lots more.
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Let’s talk about chronic fatigue syndrome. Chronic fatigue is
not one disease. It more than likely is a name given to hundreds of
not-yet-diagnosed problems in a person. What I mean is that there
may be someone with undiagnosed parasites, dragging their body
around, exhausted. Well that’s chronic fatigue. And so is undiagnosed
Epstein-Bar virus infection, and so is malabsorption with
mineral deficiency. My point is that there obviously is no magic
bullet remedy for what is called chronic fatigue, because the causes
of chronic fatigue are varied. The underlying cause of each individual’s
chronic fatigue needs to be determined and treated with the most
suitable remedy or remedies. Peroxide is likely to help many chronic
fatigue patients, because peroxide has so many actions.
For IBOM’s list of diagnoses for which peroxide has been
found useful, please see INDEX A at the end of this [article].
IS PEROXIDE THE MAGIC BULLET?
Well if there were a magic bullet, it might well be IV peroxide,
because peroxide has so many different actions. It can kill considerable
numbers of viruses, bacteria, fungi, yeast, parasites, and even
some tumor cells! It can boost the immune system by improving the
number and quality of various blood cells. It can improve circulation,
improve heart function, and provide oxygen to the brain. It can relieve
pain. It can destroy toxic environmental chemicals inside your
body and quiet allergies. Can you think of anything more likely
to help an unknown, undiagnosed, hidden illness?
MIXING OTHER SUBSTANCES IN THE PEROXIDE IV
It was once believed that the doctor could not add any other
substance into the peroxide IV bottle. It was believed that either the
peroxide would be destroyed, or that the added substance might be
destroyed. Recently, however, studies have determined that certain
vitamins and minerals can be added into a peroxide infusion. Sadly,
vitamin C cannot be added. Fortunately, magnesium can be added.
Magnesium is my personal favorite mineral (if there is such a
thing). That’s because magnesium lowers blood pressure, relaxes
artery walls and thus promotes increased circulation, reduces anginal
chest pains, reduces irregular heart rhythms, relaxes muscles,
alleviates muscle cramps, reduces anxiety levels, and increases energy
production in every cell in your body! Also, for reasons that we
dot no yet fully understand, magnesium reduces the likelihood of
infusion site discomfort, arm pain. As far as I’m concerned, I’m
going to add magnesium to just about every peroxide IV I can.
Other trace minerals can be added to a peroxide IV also. And
B-Complex Vitamins and B-12 can be added. So now it is possible to
give the patient more for his money. With one treatment infusion, the
doctor may be able to accomplish more, by providing the body with
needed nutrients as well as peroxide.
ISN’T PEROXIDE HARMFUL?
Peroxide is extremely well tolerated by the human body. This
may come as a surprise to you. After all, if peroxide kills so many
things, then why doesn’t it kill us? The answer is the enzyme CATALASE.
Catalase, found throughout the human body, causes hydrogen
peroxide to change into harmless oxygen and water. Viruses
don’t have catalase, so the peroxide destroys them. Humans have
catalase in their cells, and are not destroyed by peroxide.
When you get an infection, your white blood cells surround the
germs and kill them. Well exactly HOW does the white blood cell kill
germs? Let me tell you something that 9,999 out of 10,000 MDs
don’t know. Your white blood cells produce a little hydrogen peroxide,
and they bathe the germs in the peroxide, and this kills the
germs! It has always been peroxide that naturally cured infection in
your body!
Did you know that hydrogen peroxide is made in the atmosphere,
and that it comes down in our rainwater, and it kills off a
certain amount of living organisms in the soil? If it were not for this
peroxide, the earth’s surface would be putrid from bacterial overgrowth.
What I’m trying to convey to you, is that peroxide is a
wonderfully natural, beneficial molecule.
This is not to say that peroxide cannot be harmful. Humans can
tolerate just so much of the stuff, and that’s why you should have
peroxide treatments only from a well trained physician. As far
as I’m concerned, if the doctor hasn’t studied the IBOM protocols,
he’s not prepared to do a good job with peroxide.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
There are some POTENTIAL side effects to IV peroxide. I say
potential because, in truth, I hardly ever see undesirable side effects.
But I want you to know about them. Here in Arizona, where my
office is located, intravenous hydrogen peroxide is considered experimental.
I may give you peroxide treatments, but I must follow all
the rules and regulations for doing experimental medicine. Foremost
is that you be fully informed about what I am about to do, and that
includes understanding potential side effects. So here goes.
1. The most common side effect is vein inflammation, right
where the IV is going in your arm. There can be pain, and if it
occurs, there’s little to do except change the location of the needle. If
you have a big vein, such as in the elbow crease, that’s a great place
to place the IV. The bigger the vein, the less likely any discomfort.
Magnesium is added to the IV and this reduces the likelihood of any
pain also.
2. You can get a red streak up your arm, starting right where
the needle is inserted. There are two kinds of red streaks. One kind of
streak is completely harmless and goes away within 20 minutes of
finishing the IV. The other red streak means that the vein is getting
inflamed, and we’ve got to change the needle insertion.
3. A few people get a chest sensation, with a shortness of
breath feeling after the infusion has been running for a while. It was
thought that this was oxygen bubbling off in the lungs... but that’s
not so. We don’t know what causes this sensation, but we know that
it’s okay to continue the infusion. I prefer to slow the infusion down
anyway,or discontinue it, if you’ve had most of the treatment.
4. Another side effect is chills. You can feel a little chilly
because peroxide can throw off temperature regulation for a short
while.
5. The next side effect is called a Herxheimer Reaction, also
called a die-off reaction. Actually, it’s a good sign, but you don’t
think so when it’s happening. If you’ve got a lot of candida (or yeast)
or a lot of infection, when the peroxide kills the yeast, your body will
react to the dead, disintegrating yeast until it is eliminated from the
body. You can have chills, nausea, body aches, weakness and
headaches during this time. It can happen following one, two, or
three treatments, and then it ceases. You can’t predict in whom it will
happen. If you get a Herxheimer reaction, why not look on the bright
side? Your candida is on the way out! You are about to feel better.
6. Finally, because peroxide intensifies the anticoagulant
action of the drug Coumadin, the doctor has to reduce the
Coumadin dose if you’re taking it.
That’s pretty much the downside of peroxide therapy.
Question: If there was nothing wrong with you, and you took
peroxide therapy for no reason at all, would it be harmful? Absolutely
not! It would act like a tune-up to your body.
PEROXIDE IN AUSTRALIA, ENGLAND, AND
FOREIGN COUNTRIES
Here in the USA we use a concentration of peroxide which has
been shown to be very safe. But higher concentrations (as much as
four times higher) have been used both in the USA and in foreign
countries. The results using higher concentrations seem to be better,
and I’m often tempted to use them. The problem is that higher concentrations
can irritate and cause sclerosing of veins. Sclerosing
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means that the inflamed walls of the veins develop a scar tissue
within them, which makes them tender to the touch, and hard
or ropy. The condition could go away in a few weeks or may never
go away.
Now a patient with cancer may say, “Look, I want the strongest
dose that you think may help me. My life is on the line, and I don’t
give a damn about some tender, hard veins.” On the other hand, a
person with shingles or the flu, may not care to risk permanent
change in a vein, just to improve the likely outcome of their temporary
dilemma. Here in Arizona, I’m sworn to go with the safer
protocol... unless you sign a written waiver, saying that you understand
the risk, and you desire to take the risk.
SIGNING INFORMED CONSENTS
Regardless what concentration of peroxide is to be used, you
are going to have to sign a permit before the doctor is going to
perform IV peroxide on you. That’s because the bulk of doctors in
the USA consider peroxide non-customary, experimental, unnecessary,
weird, strange, or unusual therapy. So the doctor who gives
peroxide needs to protect his reputation by getting full-disclosure
releases called informed consents. I’ve always been honest with my
patients, and told them that my permits basically say, "I can do anything
I like to you, but you can’t do anything to me!” At my office
you’ll be asked to sign no less than two consents!
WILL INSURANCE OR MEDICARE PAY?
No! Most medical insurance companies, including Medicare,
have been financially depleted by paying for large numbers of expensive
surgeries and procedures. Segments of the health care industry
profit from these surgeries and procedures, and they are politically
powerful. Physicians who review claims for insurance companies
often favor the extremely expensive or risky procedures while
refusing payment for a more beneficial, far less expensive, and often
safer therapy. While insurance companies do not specifically exclude
peroxide therapy in their policies, patients often have to resort to the
courts in order to collect their insurance benefits.
HOW TO BEGIN PEROXIDE THERAPY
Each state is different, but in general, if you’re going to start
peroxide therapy, you’re going to have to follow some rules established
for receiving an experimental therapy, because that’s what
peroxide is usually considered.
That means that you will likely need a history and a physical
exam which goes somewhat beyond just your chief complaint. Some
lab work or other tests might be needed also. You should obtain your
past medical records which support your diagnosis, so that repeating
tests becomes unnecessary and the diagnosis becomes clearer.
Now, if you’ve got the flu, for example, well then you’ve got the
flu and there’s no time nor reason to do a pile of tests. A short
examination and history is all you’ll need before sitting down for
your treatment. But for any chronic illness, the doctor will want to
talk to you for a while, and design a plan for treating the problem,
using peroxide, and anything else which might be useful.
Now that you know the facts, I hope that you will schedule an
appointment with your peroxide doctor real soon.....,
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Index A
DIAGNOSES TREATED BY VARIOUS CLINICIANS
USING I.V. PEROXIDE
WITH VARYING DEGREES OF SUCCESS (c/o L.B.O.M.)
1. Asthma
2. Emphysema
3. Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD)
4. Cardiovascular Disease
5. Cerbrovascular Disease
6. Alzheimer
7. Peripheral Vascular Disease
8. Arrhythmias (Irregular heart rhythms)
9. Influenza
10. Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores)
11. Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
12. Temporal Arteritis
13. Migraine headaches
14. Cluster headaches
15. Vascular headaches
16. Coronary artery spasm with angina
17. Chronic Epstein-Bar Virus infection, infectious
mononucleosis
18. Diabetes Type H
19. HIV Infections
20. Hepatitis
21. Parasitic infections, various
22. Fungal infections, various
23. Bacterial infections, particularly chronic unresponsive
infections
24. Candidiasis
25. Chronic pain syndromes, various
26. Pain of metastatic cancer
27. Environmental allergies
28. Early multiple sclerosis
29. Rheumatoid arthritis
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In the original booklet, A Closer Look at Intravenous Hydrogen
Peroxide, Dr. Gordon Josephs acknowledged Phyne Pharmaceuticals
for absorbing the cost of the booklets for free distribution to
physicians. According to Dr. Jospehs, Phyne Pharmaceuticals provides
high quality, injectable peroxide in 100 ml vials at a substantially
reduced price, and carries a full line of products for the chelating
and bio-oxidative oriented physician. Phyne Pharmaceuticals,
Inc., 7950 East Red Field Rd., Scottsdale, AZ, 800-345-3301 or
602-998-4142, FAX-602-443-4775

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