As the celebration of the New Year 2013 approaches you may be planning a night of toasting the New Year’s arrival with alcoholic beverages. If you are one of those who engage in this activity, there is a chance you could find yourself suffering a hangover on New Year’s Day. Aside from preventing this by choosing to not intoxicate yourself, one of the best ways to deal with a hangover is oxygen therapy.
Drunkenness occurs due to the alcohol reaching the brain and reducing the brain’s supply of oxygen. The symptoms of alcohol poisoning are akin to symptoms that occur from other phenomena that cut off the brain’s oxygen supply. Many people find this sensation of impaired brain function pleasant or enjoyable, as it temporarily slows down stressful thinking and removes inhibitions. However, this effect is created by ingestion of toxic amounts of alcohol that impair the brain and stress the liver. Acute alcohol poisoning and chronic alcohol consumption can both lead to organ damage. To reverse these effects it is essential to replenish oxygen and re-strengthen the liver.
Consuming pure water helps hydrate the body, and the water (H2O) supplies some oxygen. Breathing air with extra oxygen concentration will also help reverse the symptoms of alcohol poisoning. For the liver, organic sulfur compounds are beneficial. Sulfur is abundant in cruciferous vegetables, avocados, and other foods. The herbal silymarin extract of milk thistle is a powerful liver tonic that is valuable in treating most liver problems. These resources can be used both to help prevent hangovers as well as to treat hangovers once they occur.
Long-time South Florida oxygen therapy advocate Ed McCabe describes his own experience with oxygen preventing hangovers:
I drank beer and alcohol from morning to night at the Kentucky Derby and never got drunk! Huh? That’s impossible!
It was many years ago, I was just a little Master Oxygen, and I had been daily slowly increasing the amount of singlet oxygen stored, and in solution, in my bodily fluids for months.
Alcohol gets us drunk by denying oxygen to our brains, but I couldn’t get there. I had so much oxygen “reserve” that it immediately converted all the alcohol I kept stuffing in, and fully detoxifying it as all oxygen therapies do.
I felt no inebriation, despite My totally keeping up with the U of L fraternity guys I went with who were all constantly doing beer and Derby Mint Juleps! Actually, I did feel something, as that day it was lots of fun winning the races over and over! That day, for some unknown reason, I was extremely lucky.
Around suppertime, they all “went to sleep” after pizza, and I was left wide awake to wander around and look at all the casualties draped all over the furniture, while marveling at my sobriety!
The next day I did not feel bad, but did have some mild, not to unpleasant diarrhea, cause you can’t go in two directions at once! (health & drunkenness). The piper must be paid.
Firemen and ambulance drivers commonly cure their hangovers by breathing pure oxygen the next day, as the same mechanisms apply.
Mr. McCabe continues to educate the public and professionals about oxygen and health, speaking around the world and on various media shows about natural healing. He is the author of the popular alternative health book Flood Your Body With Oxygen.