Therapy with ionized oxygen
Ionized oxygen therapy, such as the method developed by Dr. Ivan Engler, uses highly concentrated oxygen (usually between 90 and 98 percent) that has additionally been ionized, i.e. electrically charged. This supplemental ionization of highly concentrated oxygen is said to improve energy production as well as the function of other systems in the body.
Ionized oxygen, whether positively or negatively charged, is by definition an oxygen radical. Positively ionized oxygen is a free radical that initiates oxidative chain reactions in the body, something known as oxidative stress. Whether it makes sense to additionally inhale free radicals is up to you. In our view, the administration of additional oxygen is only useful if there is insufficient oxygen saturation in the blood, which is usually the case in patients with moderate and severe lung diseases such as COPD and pulmonary emphysema. Whether the administration of extra oxygen makes sense when the blood saturation level is between 96% and 98%, i.e. fully saturated, remains questionable from a biological and physiological point of view.
Oxidative stress (excessive free radical formation) in the body is one of the main causes behind the onset and progression of many chronic diseases.
Before you perform an oxygen therapy, it is important to check with a pulse oximeter whether the oxygen saturation level in your blood is low.