The basic principles of EWOT have been discovered and studied
by German physicians*. This information has been known and practiced
in Germany since the early 1950's. The practice of breathing
high flow rate of 'oxygen enriched air' (90% and above) while
exercising has been shown by the Germans to provide dramatic
health benefits. The effects are documented to cause not only
an increase the oxygen carrying capability of the red blood cells,
but also the blood plasma, the fluid portion of the blood.
The blood plasma is not normally recognized for its oxygen carrying
capabilities. This job is normally thought to be the sole responsibility
of the red blood cells. However there are some cells in our body
that rely on the oxygen that is suspended in this blood plasma
for normal functioning. Due to a lack of proper breathing practices
in 'Western' nations, lack of exercise, and other related factors
the levels of oxygen in the blood plasma of most people is below
normal. The cells surrounding the small capillaries (very small
blood vessels that deliver oxygen and nutrients to tissues and
organs) which normally rely on this supply of oxygen therefore
become oxygen starved. One of the effects of this oxygen starvation
is a malfunction of the processes that allow these cells to regulate
their fluid balance. In short, the cells begin to absorb fluid.
This excess of fluid causes them to swell, which in turn causes
the internal diameter of the capillaries to become smaller. This
smaller diameter results in less blood being delivered to the
tissues and organs (much like squeezing a garden hose affects
the amount of water coming out the end), which in turn results
in less oxygen and nutrients being delivered to the tissues,
organs, and other cells. The final result: age related wounds
on the extremities, as well as neuropathies and other general
health related issues.
The German research has indicated that breathing oxygen while
exercising will not only increase the amount of oxygen carried
by the red blood cells, but will also increase the oxygen carried
by the blood plasma. The increase re-establishes oxygen delivery
to the cells that surround the small capillaries, allows them
to lose their excess fluid, which causes them to return to their
normal size. The reduction in the swelling of these cells causes
the interior diameter of the blood vessels to return to normal,
re-establishing the normal oxygen and nutrient supply to tissues
What does this mean
to someone who uses EWOT? What could it do for you? This is
a direct quote from the German Researchers
who showed that Exercise With Oxygen Therapy is “effective
for various indications: renormalization of the O2 loading of
the blood in the lung functionally degenerated by old age or
severe stress; early stage of cataract, glaucoma, loss of field
of vision, impaired focus; angina pectoris, arrhythmias, prophylaxis
and rehabilitation for heart disease; edema; peripheral circulation
disorders, especially in the lower extremities; circulation disorders,
dizziness of old age, senile diabetes; hypertension; general
acceleration of any rehabilitation program; lasting increase
in physical performance capacity; defense stimulation (immune
system stimulation), especially after classical cancer treatments
that use radiation and chemotherapy.”
In order to obtain
these benefits the German research was very precise regarding
the conditions under which the EWOT should
be performed, that is, you will require: An oxygen source that
produces high flow oxygen of 8 – 10 Liters per minute,
a purity of
Oxygen at a purity of 90 – 95%, and you also require an
EWOT Mask (nasal cannulas and sporty 'Aviator Headsets' will
In the past the source of that oxygen had to be from an oxygen
tank (with the appropriate high flow oxygen regulator) as oxygen
concentrators were not able to provide the high flow rates required.
Unfortunately the use of an oxygen tank requires repeated filling
of the tank which is very inconvenient and can become quite expensive.
If you consider a person performing EWOT for 15 minutes using
10 Liters per minute, it is a very easy calculation to discover
that just one EWOT session consumes 150 Liters of oxygen! If
one has a 650 liter tank, this tank would hold sufficient oxygen
for only 4 sessions after which it would need to be refilled.
has been made since the original research was performed, and
now high flow (up to 10 Liters per minute)
oxygen concentrators producing the high purity oxygen that is
required for EWOT (90 – 95%) are not only available, but
are also quite affordable for businesses and even for the home
user. These oxygen concentrators can be large (up to 60 lbs)
however most are available on high quality wheels for easy movement
over a flat floor surface.
Those of you who wish
to obtain the benefits of EWOT should not be tempted to purchase
the smaller, lower flow, lower purity
oxygen concentrators that are now available from China and some
North American and European resellers. These small oxygen concentrators
typically produce only 2 to 3 Liters per minute, at a purity
level of only 30 – 50%. Although the small size of these
oxygen concentrators can be attractive, the original German research
has indicated that the benefits of EWOT can only be obtained
with the 8 – 10 Liters per minute of 90 – 95% oxygen
documented in their studies.
One must also be careful to avoid the use of a standard oxygen
concentrator that produces 5 Liters per minute, which just happens
to be the most common oxygen concentrator on the market. These
5 Liter Per Minute models are fine for those patients who are
either housebound or wheel chair bound, due to the fact that
they are not exercising. However the original German research
shows that 5 Liters Per Minute is insufficient to provide the
benefits of EWOT.
Not only is 8 - 10 Liters per minute required, but the person
seeking to obtain the benefits of EWOT will also need to be wearing
an EWOT Mask. This is an oxygen mask that has a bag attached
to it. The bag catches the oxygen that would otherwise be lost
when you are exhaling. Since this oxygen is caught by the bag,
and not lost, you are able to breathe it in on the next inhalation.
This is the only way that you will be able to breathe all of
the oxygen that is made from the oxygen concentrator. A standard
oxygen mask, nasal cannula (nose hose), or an aviator style headset
will simply not work because the oxygen produced by the oxygen
concentrator is lost to the air when you are exhaling.
This can be a difficult concept to understand, so think about
it this way: An oxygen concentrator that your relatives are no
longer using produces 5 Liters per minute. You also have some
Nasal Cannulas, or a standard oxygen mask. Why not try EWOT?
You use it several times, but don't feel a difference. Why not?
Well, first of all the oxgyen concentrator is only producing
5 Liters per minute, when you actually need 8- 10 Liters per
minute. Secondly, you are using a standard oxygen mask (or a
nasal cannula). So, when you breathe in you are getting the oxygen
from the oxygen concentrator. But, you only breathe in 1/2 of
the time. That is, if you time yourself for one minute, you are
only breathing in for 30 seconds. Since you are only breathing
in for half of the time, and since the oxygen concentrator is
producing only 5 Liters per minute, that means you are actually
only breathing in half of the oxygen the oxygen concentrator
is producing, or 2.5 Liters per minute. The German Research indicates
that you need to breathe 8 - 10 Liters per minute. No wonder
it is not working for you! You are only getting about 1/4 of
the oxygen that you need! Only an 8 - 10 Liter Per Minute oxygen
source will work for you, and even this will only work for you
if you have the EWOT mask with a bag reservoir so that the bag
can catch the oxygen you would have missed when exhaling.
EWOT is extremely
simple, inexpensive, can be done in any location, and is a
well researched technique that can be used to prevent
or to address health problems and disorders caused by poor oxygen
delivery. Due to advances in technology the high flow high purity
oxygen equipment required for EWOT is easily accessible to all.
The benefits are yours if you use the proper oxygen flow, and
the EWOT Mask. Now that you are aware this information….how
can you resist?
*Reference Source: Available upon Request.
This information has not been evaluated or approved by the FDA.
Results may vary. This information is not meant to imply any
health benefits, to encourage any person to breathe oxygen,
nor is intended to diagnose or cure any disease. Always speak
to a qualified physician before attempting any activity that
may affect your health.