After a long day at the office go out in the cold. Inhale deeply and feel that something is changing. Fatigue disappears, the body is filled with energy. This is due to oxygen, it can do much more. In good blood supply oxygen keep in shape bodies and cells. Furthermore accelerates the recovery processes – even migraines can be influenced.
How Science found that oxygen can be medicine?
The scientists have decisive role dealing with the influence of the oxygen content in the tissues on our health. Studies on chlamydia, bacteria, sexually transmitted and infertility, found that the immune system can fight them only when sufficient oxygen is present in the lining of the vagina. If there is not enough oxygen, chlamydia multiply rapidly and gets inflamed.
According to other publications related to oxygen – in patients with a low oxygen content in the tissues, for example smokers, dangerous infections occur in cancers or infections after surgery. When there is permanently low oxygen content in the tissues, so-called. hypoxia, certain bacteria multiply very quickly, such as Helicobacter pylori that causes stomach ulcers. Hypoxia activates infection by viruses or bacteria and leads to chronic inflammation. They in turn are considered a major cause of heart attack, stroke and cancer.
Is it sufficient the oxygen in the air we breathe?
Lack of exercise and shallow gasping breath as stress leads to chronic lack of oxygen. It may be the result of inappropriate eating and smoking. Carbon monoxide produced in combustion of the tobacco combines with hemoglobin in the blood, which transports oxygen from the lungs to the tissues. So the body does not receive enough of it. Too much meat and sweets also cause high acidity in connective tissue, so oxygen and nutrients to reach the cells difficult.
How can we know if we are short of oxygen?
There are some signs, such as fatigue or headaches. The reason: 90% of the inhaled oxygen serve to supply energy in the mitochondria, the power plants of cells. If there is not enough the brain, organs, muscles and nerves do not work in normal mode.
How to obtain more oxygen?
There are different possibilities. Classics is a multi-therapy with oxygen Ardennes (ozone therapy). First patients get cocktail of vitamins and minerals, which enhances oxygen intake into cells. Then inhale air enriched with oxygen.
When ozone therapy Regelsberger patients receive intravenous oxygen. With the new vector therapy they receive three preparations (partly with active oxygen) to overcome its lack. These therapies are alternative medicine, no clinically proven results.
Best-studied form of treatment with oxygen is in hyperbaric chambers. The patient thus increases the content of it in the blood to 15-20 times. Oxygen herein reach areas of the body standing at the end of the blood supply that generally receive less oxygen. Thus, for example, persistent wounds heal.
Oxygen therapy has shown good results in tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and borreliosis (Lyme disease). Helps with migraines, heart problems and blood circulation, chronic inflammation and rheumatism. It is applied in non-specific symptoms such as fatigue, memory disorders or chronic fatigue.
We can pick your own oxygen supply
Two or three times a week for 30 minutes jogging, swimming or cycling is sufficient. Furthermore, regular exercise stops aging bodies. Three months of practice is enough to significantly improve amount of oxygen in the body. It will function as if we are 20 years younger.
It is important in sport not to pant, or the intake of air is difficult. Pay attention to expiration, so the exhaust oxygen leaves the body and opens a new space.
How to breathe correctly?
Stress or bad mood lead to shallow breathing with the upper chest. The air is held only briefly in the lungs. Sport helps to breathe deeply. There are exercises for proper breathing. But there are little tricks that improve oxygen supply – stretching thru the window, yawning or singing. This automatically leads to breathing with belly.
Can we take oxygen from food?
Not directly. But a healthy diet helps to direct it to the cells. Eg iron (beef, hazelnuts and legumes) binds with oxygen in the blood and transported to the cells. Iron deficiency is the most common cause of poor supply of tissues with oxygen. Women need at least 15 mg of iron per day. Vitamin C and freshly ground black pepper eating assist in iron intake. Also, vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, folic acid and other B vitamins improves the content of it in tissues. Eating more fruits and vegetables prevents acidity in the body.