Gracer Medical Group uses both ozone therapy and hydrogen peroxide therapy, forms of bio-oxidative medicine, as an adjunct treatment for a number of conditions including:
- Chronic pain
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Circulatory and vascular disease
In bio-oxidative medicine, oxygen is introduced directly to the tissues of the body as hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) or ozone (O3).
We invite patients seeking help for persistent conditions like chronic pain from San Jose to Sacramento to give us a call at 925.277.1100 or send us an email. Gracer Medical Group is located on Norris Canyon Road in San Ramon. Our central location makes it convenient for us to offer pain relief to San Jose residents and those from communities close to us like Walnut Creek, Danville, Dublin and Pleasanton.
Replicating the Body’s Best Disease Fighting Defense
Hydrogen peroxide, or H2O2, is a part of normal metabolism and is constantly produced by your body. It is part of the first line of defense in the immune system.
Certain white blood cells contain units called peroxisomes which produce H2O2. When these white cells come in contact with disease-causing bacteria or viruses, they engulf them, mixing them together with the peroxisomes. The H2O2 in the peroxisomes is broken down into water, or H2O, and a single oxygen atom of O-, also called an oxygen singlet. This singlet breaks away from the H2O2, binds with the bacteria or virus, and renders it harmless.
However, by the time you become aware that you have an infectious disease; this hydrogen peroxide defense mechanism has been overwhelmed by the number of viruses or bacteria in your body. The immune system has moved into its secondary line of defense-the tedious process of analyzing the invading organisms and creating specific antibodies against them.
The invention of man-made antibiotics, beginning in the 1930s, was a revolution in medical science, drastically cutting mortality and increasing life expectancy. Today, however, there are many bacteria that are increasingly resistant to antibiotics and many other organisms such as viruses are not affected by them. The best defense for infection is still your body’s own immune system.
What is intravenous hydrogen peroxide therapy? To boost your body’s supply of H2O2, a carefully controlled amount of pharmaceutical-grade hydrogen peroxide is infused into the circulatory system through an IV drip in the arm over about ninety minutes.
The results? A dramatic increase in immune activity and augmentation of the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
The H2O2 is broken down in the blood by the enzyme catalase into H2O and an oxygen , or O, singlet. The O singlet attaches to various proteins in the blood as well as to the walls of blood cells. This results in oxidation and the production of free radicals, stimulating the body’s antioxidant system to quickly quench these reactions, making the free radicals harmless. This also “turns on” the immune system. Studies have also shown an increase in blood flow and therefore better oxygenation of tissues.
Key Benefits of Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy:
- Enhances the body’s best disease fighting and healing systems
- Boosts ligament and tendon healing in conjunction with prolotherapy
- Increases blood flow and tissue oxygenation when used with chelation
- Helps fight antibiotic resistant infections
If you live near Oakland, Sacramento, or San Jose and you need relief from chronic pain, chronic fatigue or another stubborn condition, call 925.277.1100 or send us an email. Gracer Medical Group on Norris Canyon Road in San Ramon–just off Crow Canyon Road–serves the pain management and related needs of Californians from Bakersfield to Chico, as well as patients in the nearby communities of Walnut Creek, Danville, Dublin and Pleasanton.
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