Is it safe?
Singlet Oxygen is a Free Radical – a highly reactive particle that can cause damage to living cells and structures. When dealing with any kind of chronic health condition, one of the min aims is to reduce the number of free radicals within the body, to avoid the damage they can cause. It is good, therefore, that no singlet oxygen leaves the Activated Oxygen equipment. It is solely the Singlet Oxygen ENERGY which is transferred to water molecules when the air mixture is humidified, which enters the body through inhalation and produces the POSITIVE effects of treatment.
At present (after over 25 years of use and research), the only contraindications to Activated Oxygen Therapy known are recent nasal trauma or surgery – and this is simply because using the Activated Oxygen Therapy device involves wearing a nasal cannula, with two tiny prongs entering the nostrils – usually perfectly comfortable, but which may cause discomfort if there’s been recent trauma or surgery.
In terms of interactions with other treatments or medications, there are no known adverse interactions with Activated Oxygen Therapy. Over time, many users report being able to gradually reduce medications they are taking, as the body seems to get more efficient at balancing itself. (NB We never recommend stopping or reducing any prescribed medication without consultation with your prescribing physician).
Regarding ‘side effects’, there are no real side effects of the actual therapy. Some users, however, do describe some temporary discomfort when they first start using the Activated Oxygen Therapy – this can range from ‘muzzy headed’ feelings or slight nausea, to increased mucus or phlegm production (which is believed to be a part of the body’s clearing and healing process)
In order to minimise and avoid these temporary ‘healing reactions’, we always advise building up Activated Oxygen Therapy usage gradually – and we provide personalised recommended usage schedules for all clients who use our Activated Oxygen Therapy machines.