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Adaptagenic Medicine - Rocky Mountain High

The latest treatment Dr Steenblock has developed is one that falls under the broad term of Adaptagenic Medicine. The purpose of adaptagenic medicine is to create a situation where the patient will adapt to stress more easily on the physiological level. To do this, a patient is treated with HBO which increases the ATP levels in the mitochondria of the brain damaged tissues, followed by 30-60 minutes in a "high altitude simulator". The change in barometric pressure then creates hypoxic stress. This stress "turns on" the body's stress protection mechanisms, activating close to 700 different genes, which then produce many substances (e.g., hormones and enzymes) to repair the body. One substance produced has great potential as an anti-aging and detoxification remedy. This is called ubiquitin, pronounced- "you be quit in". The name indicates that it is involved with the destruction or repair of abnormal and damaged cellular proteins of the type that result from aging, hypoxia (deficiency of oxygen) and toxins. Some of the other specific substances produced include - nerve growth factor, glial-derived growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor, and basic fibroblast growth factor - all of which regenerate tissue and thus facilitate healing.

Patients experience a "Rocky Mountain High" after treatment, similar to the endorphin rush which runners experience after training in the Rocky Mountains. "It's a nice safe procedure", Dr Steenblock says assuredly. "It makes the person stronger, just like a hard run which starves the body of oxygen and turns on the same genes... It's also a way to prepare the brain before surgery since it makes the brain more "tolerant" of low oxygen levels that may occur accidentally during anesthesia."

Cardiovascular Disease

Materials Of the VII All-Russian Symposium on
Ecological and Physiological Problems of Adaptation
Moscow, p 311-312, 1994, Moscow
We conducted research on 753 patients suffering from chronic diseases of the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestion, the urino-genitory system and cancerous conditions.

We studied changes in functional systems under the effect of breathing a gas hypoxia mix (INH) of 10% oxygen and 90% nitrogen. After breathing INH for 40 minutes an increase in systolic and diastolic arterial pressure, frequency of heart contractions, and a tendency to a decrease in vascular tension was noticed in most of these observed.

Analysis of the indices of functions of external breathing organs points to hyperventilation at the cost of an increase in depth ad to a lesser degree to the frequency of breaths. These changes closely correlate to the degree of decrease in the oxyhaemoglobin with oxygen (on average 73.9 ± 0.16).

In cases where there was a high level of enzymes, lipids and glucose circulating in the blood, there was an improvement in their use. When the level was low there was a rapid mobilization.

After a therapeutic course of INH (oxygen 10%) it was noticed that most patients' symptoms disappeared, their hormone profile, pH level and cellular and humoral immunity normalized.

Possibilities for using hypoxia therapy in industrial health care for the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

Evegnyeeba, M.V.
Materials Of the VII All-Russian Symposium on
Ecological and Physiological Problems of Adaptation, p 84, 1994, Moscow Cardiovascular disease is a significant cause of temporary and persistent inability to work. We have used adaptation to intermittent normobaric hypoxia (INH) in the prevention and treatment of this group of diseases. This consists of breathing a gas mixture consisting of 10% oxygen and 90% nitrogen.

We had under observation 56 patients (working at the Red Proletariat factory) suffering from ischemic heart disease (IHD), hypertonic (H) at the first and second stage, and neuro-circulatory dystonia (NCD).

During the course of treatment patients were given from 15 to 30 sessions of INH. At the end of the therapy the condition of 81.6% of the IHD and H patients and 72.7% of the NCD patients were found to have improved.

Lower blood pressure was noted in patients with arterial hypertension (p<0.05) and a tendency to a decrease in those observed as having normal blood pressure. data acquired from the cycling (veloergometric) test pwc showed that all patients had increased their physical performance and had increased the maximum use of oxygen by 39.6%(p<0.05). the computer program "eskiz" showed an improvement in health reserves.

In this way the results of the research provided evidence of the therapeutic and preventable efficacy of INH in patients with cardiovascular disease in an industrial environment.

Protection of cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy

Chizhov, R. Strelkov, T. Voronina
Department of ecological monitoring and forecasting of
the Russian People's Friendship University (Moscow)
and Medical Ecology Systems Limited (London)

Cancer is notorious throughout the world as a killer. Doctors have established that breast cancer in particular kills 13,000 women each year in Britain. Most of them at one time or another have undergone radiation therapy. There is a therapy, largely unknown in the UK but used in orthodox medicine since 1975 in the former Soviet Union, which is non-drug based and non-invasive, which may extend the life of such women (A.Ya. Chizhov, 1983). Reproduced below is an article which explains this treatment, which is known as norm baric hypoxia radiotherapy. It is well known that hypoxia has a radio protective influence. The principle of oxygen involvement is that the damaging effect of radiation is to some extent dependent on the concentration of oxygen in or around the subject. When a patient has a reduced blood oxygen content the effects on tissue of radiation is reduced. Conversely, an increased Po2 creates a more damaging influence. The mechanism of action is based on reducing the damaging effect of free radicals produced by the ionizing radiation. Free radicals or negatively charged atoms and molecules are mopped up by the hydrogen (positive) ions found as part of the complex cellular defense system. Oxygen combines easily, and possibly preferentially, with hydrogen to form water. Lowering the oxygen availability provides more hydrogen ions to neutralize the damaging free radicals. Described more aesthetically, the damaging effect of radiation is transferred into a permanent non-destructive chemical change at the cellular level. “The anti-radiation of a hypoxic mix and the experimental as well as clinical basis of its use for reducing X-ray damage in general and in localized treatment of the body” (R.B. Strelkov, A. Ya. Chizhov, 1971-1983).

There was evidence of greater tolerance of cancer patients to exogenic hypoxic stimulation compared to healthy patients (volunteers). There is a possibility that the antiradiation protection of a 10% mix may appear as a specific action - "the oxygen effect." - but at the expense of an increase in specific resistance as a whole, if the hypoxic stimulation is enough in strength and duration. Side effects of x-ray therapy exist. The average tolerated dose for many organs is 50 -75% of the dose necessary for the regression of tumors. A. Ya. Chizhov and R.B. Strelkov presented research material relating to 142 breast cancer patients receiving a 10% mix compared with 112 patients with the same condition but not receiving such a mix. They examined skin, hematological and general vegetative reaction and also conducted a patho-morphological study of post-operative material. They paid particular attention to skin reaction to irradiation (the appearance of erythema, of the dry and moist epidermis). The study was carried out among 254 women aged 26-76 undergoing irradiation therapy for breast cancer.

As a result of clinical observation of Group II (receiving daily doses of hypoxic stimulation during irradiation therapy sessions) and Group I (control) group of patients the conclusion was reached that a 10% oxygen mix was beneficial for the state of the patients' health. The rate of survived patients was increased during seven years. Evaluation of the vegetative reaction leads us to believe that this is connected to increased non-specific resistance of the patient's bodies.