Oxygen is obviously important for health.
The amount of oxygen that will dissolve in water is dictated by the voltage of the water and the atmospheric pressure. If you put a tube into a glass of water and bubble oxygen into the water, the amount that will dissolve at any given atmospheric pressure is determined by the voltage of the water. If you raise the voltage, more oxygenwill dissolve in the water. If you lower the voltage, oxygen comes out of solution and disappears. Since cells are 70% water, the voltage of the cells determines how much oxygen can dissolve in the cell. As the voltage of the cell lowers, oxygen comes out of solution and disappears.
However, there must be oxygen in the neighborhood for it to dissolve in the cell. Thus we must consider circulation. Under normal conditions, oxygen hitches a ride on the red blood cells and thus the amount of oxygen in the neighborhood is controlled by the circulation. The arterioles can be constricted and thus the circulation is poor. Dilation of the arterioles is under control of nitric oxide. If you are deficient in nitric oxide, you will have poor circulation and thus lack of oxygen. When oxygen levels are deficient, the body attempts to grow new blood vessels into the area to supply more oxygen. An example of this is when new blood vessels grow into the macula of the eye. This is called “wet macular degeneration.”
As oxygen levels begin to drop, metabolism drops. Inside the cells we have a rechargeable battery system that provides voltage for the cell to work. When the battery is charged it is called ATP. When it is discharged, it is called ADP. Obviously we need a battery charger inside the cell. This is called the “Kreb’s Cycle.” For every unit of fatty acids that goes into the Kreb’s Cycle, if oxygen is available, you get enough electrons to charge up 38 ADP/ATP batteries. If oxygen is unavailable, for every unit of fatty acids that goes into the Kreb’s Cycle, you only get enough electrons to charge up two ADP/ATP batteries. Thus your cells have trouble working correctly. It is like your car going from 38 miles per gallon to 2 miles per gallon!
As voltage and oxygen continue to drop, you get chronic pain. Pain is a symptom of low voltage/oxygen.
As oxygen levels continue to drop, you get infections. Each of us contain about a trillion “bugs”. They are suppressed when oxygen is present. However, as oxygen drops, the “bugs” wake up and want to have lunch—-they want to have you for lunch. Since they don’t have teeth to take a bite out of your cells, they put out digestive enzymes to dissolve your cells. As they consume your cells, you get sick. Think of strept bacteria having a picnic on your tonsils. The toxins they put out give you a sore throat, fever, headache, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches, etc. because the enzymes get into your blood and go throughout your body. These enzymes can scar your heart valves and your joints.
As voltage and oxygen levels continue to drop, bacteria begin to lose their cell membranes and become more pathogenic. They are then called “L-forms.” Antibiotics work by damaging cells membranes so antibiotics have no effect on L-forms. In addition, without cell membranes, the immune system can’t see the L-forms so you don’t get a fever or increased white blood count and you can’t culture them. Thus doctors tend to think that no infection is involved. However, cell damage and organ dysfunction is obvious. The effects are what is usually called “autoimmune disease.”
Whereas cells are designed to run at -25 millivolts of electron donor, when the voltage drops to +30 millivolts of electron stealer, cell-wall-deficient fungal forms appear and cancer is the result.
So the scenario is that dropping voltage causes dropping oxygen levels and this results in chronicdisease including the inability to make new cells to repair those that are worn out or damaged.
In blood, most of oxygen is carried by red blood cells and very little is in the plasma (liquid portion of blood). The amount of oxygen in plasma is controlled in part by Henry’s Law. In physics, Henry's law is one of the gas laws formulated by William Henry in 1803. It states: "At a constant temperature, the amount of a given gas that dissolves in a given type and volume of liquid is directly proportional to the partial pressure of that gas in equilibrium with that liquid.”
A hyperbaric tank increases pressure on the body. This increased pressure, combined with an increase in oxygen to 100 percent, dissolves oxygen in the blood plasma and in all body cells, tissues and fluids at up to 10 times normal concentration—high enough to sustain life with no blood at all (from 20% with normal air to 100% oxygen is a 5-fold increase. From 1 ATA to 2 ATA (twice sea level pressure) can double this again to a 10-fold or 1,000% increase). Most illnesses respond favorably to increased oxygen. Most don’t notice an effect until after the 4-6th hour of treatment. A standard treatment schedule is 40 hours, but many will respond with 10-20 hours. The primary contraindications are a history of collapsed lung or in smokers or some types of chemotherapy.
Work published in 2006 shows that hyperbaric oxygen in combination with nitric oxide can stimulate stem cells.
Thom SR, Bhopale VM, Velazquez OC (April 2006). "Stem cell mobilization by hyperbaric oxygen". American Journal of Physiology - Heart 290 (4): H1378–H1386. doi:10.1152/ajpheart.00888.2005. PMID 16299259