Multistep Therapy involves breathing higher levels of oxygen
(90%) while exercising on a stationary "spin" bike.
This treatment is combined with supplements that increase blood
flow and cellular metabolism and to maximize oxygenation uptake.
And unlike many similar oxygen therapies, our system is designed
to give you a high-volume flow of oxygen through a sealed mask.
This prevents you from breathing ambient air from the room during
your treatment, and ensures maximum benefit.
single session of Oxygen Multistep Therapy lasts about 20-25
minutes depending on your fitness levels and goals.
everyday stressors can decrease your blood's "plasma oxygen
levels" and can cause poor circulation in various parts
of the body. The oxygen in your blood resides in two places...
attached to your red blood cells, and dissolved into the fluid
portion of your blood (the plasma). Dr. von Ardenne's research
institute did extensive studies on plasma oxygenation, and how
it reacts to different stressors. Here are some charts below
showing the effects of specific stressors, and their effects
on plasma oxygenation.
Stressors that reduce Plasma O2 (and O2 uptake):
reduction in the arterial resting PO2 by various
debilitating effects on the lung-heart system:
physical inactivity, excess of stress and
physical inactivity, prolonged illness, physical
disablement, and flu. 
von Ardenne found that lowered plasma oxygen levels caused capillaries
(small blood vessels) to narrow. This restriction of blood flow
contributes to a wide variety of diseases and accelerates aging
Oxygen uptake and Blood Circulation after O2 Therapy:
diffusion parameters at the venous end of
the capillaries before (A), during (B) and
after (C) O2MT. Rough schematic presentation.
Example: 15 min O2MT quick procedure. 
you are fighting cancer, chronic illness, or just want to perform
at your best, optimizing your plasma oxygen levels and restoring
proper blood circulation is a fundamental step.
who want to increase their athletic performance, will undergo
O2MT in a different way. Rather than breathing only oxygen rich
air, we cycle between low oxygen and high oxygen air throughout
your 15 minutes session on our exercise bike. This "altitude
contrast" training combines the best of both worlds: the
physiological stimulation of high altitude training, with the
metabolic benefits of Oxygen Multistep Therapy. The program
itself can be conducted in a few different ways depending on
your goals. So whether you are looking to accelerate your endurance
gains and VO2 max, or want to reduce the soreness of "season
fatigue," we can create a plan to suit your needs.
The relationship of poor oxygenation to cancer growth has been
studied for decades. Yet, with today's resurgence of metabolic
research in relation to cancer, the oxygen-cancer connection
is making its way back into the news [3,4,5]. Modern studies
are again showing that poor oxygenation in tumor tissues decreases
patients' chances of survival with conventional therapies [6-11].
It can also increase the chances of tumor recurrence [12,13]
and metastasis .
have also shown oxygen therapy to increase the effects of both
radiation therapy , and other natural anti-cancer approaches
[16,17]. It has also shown to prevent and treat long term damage
caused by radiation therapy . Oxygen Multistep Therapy is
also important to maintain your plasma oxygen levels after surgery,
chemotherapy, and radiation therapy as these therapies can all
decrease your plasma oxygen levels  (see charts below).
With powerful tools like O2 Multistep Therapy, we can design
a complementary cancer care protocol to support you every step
of the way.
of the lowering of the arterial resting PO2 by stressful processes of infectious,
toxic, and quasitoxic kind.
to cancer patients: While anti-angiogenic
(blood vessel blocking) therapies (natural or pharmaceutical)
can be very beneficial, “restoring proper blood flow”
with O2MT does not mean that it will
increase blood vessel growth and promote tumor growth. Quite
the opposite is true. Healthy angiogenesis (blood vessel growth)
itself is fundamental to life. But angiogenesis in cancer growth
is deranged  and can be thought of as “pathological
angiogenesis” (disease state induced blood vessel growth).
Researchers have shown that low oxygen (hypoxia) can stimulate
this deranged tumor blood vessel growth through proteins called
“hypoxia-inducible factor” (HIF) [21,22,23]. Rather
than just blocking this (diseased) blood vessel promoting mechanism,
Oxygen Multistep Therapy works to remove one of the underlying
factors (local oxygen deficiency) that stimulates this deranged
blood vessel growth. In fact, though it was contrary to their
previous beliefs in blocking tumor blood vessel growth, researchers
at Oxford University found benefits with a similar approach
of promoting oxygenation and blood flow to tumors before conventional
therapies . Researchers at University of Rochester found
the same effect . Yet, this is something that Dr. von Ardenne
and other (especially German) researchers had studied for decades.
Overall, oxygen therapy approached in a specific way, combined
with a wide range of complementary anti-cancer approaches, can
be a very powerful complement to conventional cancer treatments.
is "Accelerated Multistep Therapy"?
the Center For Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine, we also
combine Multistep Oxygen Therapy with Whole Body Periodic Acceleration
(WPA) Therapy, something that we call "Accelerated Multistep
Therapy." WPA Therapy involves a device called the “Exer-Rest”
bed, which rocks the patient gently back and forth to increase
blood flow. You can think of it as a form of “passive
exercise” that we combine with Multistep Oxygen Therapy.
This combination was designed especially for those who are undergoing
conventional therapies for cancers in certain areas of the body.
"Accelerated Multistep Therapy"?
exercise increases blood flow to the muscles, lungs, and heart,
it can actually decrease blood flow to internal organs like
the kidneys, stomach, small intestine, and spleen. Because cancers
can often be present in these area, we have some patients undergo
Oxygen Multistep Therapy using Whole Body Periodic Acceleration
Therapy, instead of exercising on a bike. WPA has shown to increase
blood flow to the brain (+180%), liver (+86%), stomach, small
intestine, and kidneys (+53-72%). So depending upon the location
of your tumor, we can determine which form of Oxygen Multistep
Therapy will best fit your case.
Computer Professionals/ Knowledge Workers:
his research in the 1960's, Dr.von Ardenne found something that
is more relevant now than ever before.
Though physical inactivity was found to decrease patients' blood
plasma oxygen levels, physical inactivity combined with stress
caused even greater drops. Why is this so relevant today? Because
many of us are "knowledge workers" who spend long
stressful hours working on the computer. Our brains work extra
hard, our bodies tend to be motionless for many hours, and our
breathing tends to be shallow and erratic. This can be highly
disturbing to our plasma oxygen levels and blood circulation.
People who exercise intensely right before working on a computer
can be at even greater risk, because of the "metabolic
debt" incurred through intense physical exertion.
you are a "knowledge worker" who suffers from any
of these symptoms below, O2 Multistep Therapy should definitely
cold limbs or body parts
colds and flus
tightness and spasms
condition that is clearly made worse by working long hours
on the computer
condition that is clearly made worse by getting a massage
(including lightheadedness, dizziness, heart palpitations,
People Fighting Chronic Illnesses (especially stress or age
Oxygen Multistep can benefit a wide variety of chronic illnesses
because oxygen is at the center of cellular energy creation.
Here is a list of cases that can benefit from O2 Multistep Therapy
(heart related chest pain)
and shortness of breath
Illness rehabilitation (heart attack, surgery, infection,
of side effects of conventional cancer therapies (surgery,
after illness induced immobility (paralysis, arthritis,
rheumatism, catastrophic injury
Health Conscious People/ Everyday People:
Because proper oxygenation is fundamental for cellular energy
creation, there are only a few that won't benefit from this
therapy in some way. But in general, here are some of the reasons
to utilize O2 Multistep Therapy for disease prevention :
susceptibility to disease in general
skin oxygenation and health
effects (decreasing "biological age" by an average
the impact of job stress
before and or after events involving intense physical or
psychological stress (surgery, public speaking, competitive
of oxygen transport capacity in cigarette smokers (especially
those who smoke more than 4 per day)
and cancer prevention
of "holiday effect" on overall health
are three main differences between these two types of Oxygen
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Oxygen Multistep Therapy provide similar benefits, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy uses pressure
to push oxygen into your body. O2
Multistep Therapy on the other hand, uses physical exertion
(and supplementation) to pulloxygen
into your body with it's own natural mechanisms.
therapies are very beneficial, but Hyperbaric Oxygen is best
reserved for those who are severely disabled and/or cannot endure
quality Hyperbaric Oxygen treatments are more time consuming,
and much more costly for both the
patient and provider.
Multistep Therapy is just as effective, more practical, quicker,
and much more cost effective.
 von Ardenne,
M. Oxygen Multistep Therapy: Physiological and Technical Foundations.
Stuttgart, Germany; 1990. pgs. 44-45
von Ardenne, M. Oxygen Multistep Therapy: Physiological and
Technical Foundations. Stuttgart, Germany; 1990. pgs. 62
 von Ardenne, M. Oxygen Multistep Therapy: Physiological
and Technical Foundations. Stuttgart, Germany; 1990. pgs. 44-45