A nebulizer is a device that converts liquid medication into a mist for inhalation. Nebulizers offer a convenient and non-invasive form of administration suitable for all ages; inhalation has a quick onset of action and a low incidence of systemic adverse effects.
Giving medicine through a nebulizer is ideal for direct contact treatment of the lungs, bronchial tract, sinuses and throat. Compared to oral medications or even intravenous routes of administration, nebulizer therapy is more appropriate for treating conditions of the upper respiratory tract and lungs, as it enables immediate access of the active ingredient to the target tissues at a higher concentration.
This method of medicine delivery to the tracheobronchial tree is also effective for the treatment of other target sites in the body as the rich network of blood vessels in the lungs can transfer much of the medicine into the bloodstream, and thus systemically to the rest of the body.
In addition to fighting bacterial and viral infections with drugs and active ingredients nebulization hydrates and moisturizes the whole respiratory tract with the vaporized liquid vehicle. This thins pulmonary secretions and mucus, which makes it easier to expel them and it alleviates cough symptoms.
We recommend nebulization most obviously for upper respiratory tract infections such as colds and flus, as well as bronchopulmonary conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema. However, its implications extend far beyond that. Nebulization is also used for the treatment of Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS), and more.
Hydrogen peroxide is often recognized as a commercially available chemical that is used for disinfecting and bleaching, but it is also an important naturally occurring oxidative molecule that is involved in many immune reactions in the body.
Nebulized hydrogen peroxide in the right doses is safe to use medically as an antimicrobial agent and there is sound science to back up its safety profile as well as its potent antimicrobial properties. The body naturally produces hydrogen peroxide in response to infection and this process can be bolstered with nebulization therapy.
Once inhaled, hydrogen peroxide reaches the bloodstream through the rich vascular network in the lungs. When it is in the blood, hydrogen peroxide provides a systemic bio-oxidative therapy, which is able to:
Since nebulization directly delivers to the sinuses, throat, bronchial tract, and lungs, nebulized hydrogen peroxide can directly target any viruses, bacteria, fungi and/or toxins at fault in infections such as:
Nebulized hydrogen peroxide also supplies oxygen to the microvessels in the mucosal layer of the upper respiratory tract, providing virostatic and bacteriostatic effects
Treatment is recommended in the early onset of cold, flu or sinus infections
The frequency of treatments depends on the severity of symptoms.
Glutathione is the body’s first line of defense against the oxidative stress of airborne pollutants in the epithelial lining of the lower respiratory tract. Inhalation of glutathione is a well-known method that not only enhances the lungs’ protective function, but also restores the elasticity of the lungs’ alveoli, which are tiny air sacs that comprise the lung tissue and are therefore the lungs’ functional units. Providing the lungs with exogenous supplementary glutathione decreases pulmonary cellular damage and inflammation.
Nebulized glutathione is widely used in the treatment of chronic pulmonary conditions such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, asthma, and emphysema.
For acute conditions such as the cold or flu, nebulized glutathione can decrease ear, nose, and throat congestion as well as help with mucous elimination. It has also been shown to improve immune defenses and potentially speed up recovery.
Additionally, it is helpful for extrapulmonary cell detoxification such as in the brain and liver, as the inhaled glutathione is able to reach the bloodstream.
Other conditions that can be ameliorated with this treatment include Parkinson's, Huntington's, Alzheimer's, diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS), and - intuitively - glutathione deficiency.
For severe or advanced conditions, treatment is recommended daily. For management and prevention purposes, it can be done once or twice per week. Each treatment session takes approximately 20 minutes.