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What are contraindications for LiveO2 training?

Tech­ni­cal­ly speak­ing only a med­ical treat­ment has a con­traindi­ca­tion. Oxy­gen train­ing is a form of exercise. 

Here are some guide­lines for when exer­cise is contraindicated:

  • Avoid any form of exer­cise which is unsafe for you or which is not rec­om­mend­ed by your doctor;
  • Indi­vid­u­als with frag­ile blood cells and var­i­ous forms of ane­mia can reduce their oxy­gen-car­ry­ing capac­i­ty if exer­cise is too intense for them;
  • severe myocar­dial dis­eases such as car­diac insuf­fi­cien­cy, severe angi­na pec­toris etc., or in severe hypertonia;
  • Severe hyper­ten­sion;
  • To peo­ple using seda­tives to treat epilep­sy because increased detox­i­fi­ca­tion will fil­ter seda­tives from the blood to are rapid­ly elim­i­nat­ed from the system.

Times when Oxygen Multistep Therapy is Contraindicated:

Oxy­gen Mul­ti­step Ther­a­py page 257:

The treat­ment is con­traindi­cat­ed at times when spas­tic process­es are occur­ring in the organism:

  • e.g . attacks with severe­ly increased blood pres­sure in hypertensive, 
  • migraine attacks
  • or per­haps even angi­na pec­toris attacks. 
  • Indi­vid­ual obser­va­tions sug­gest that the treat­ment can cause an inten­si­fi­ca­tion of the spasms. The admin­is­tra­tion of spas­molyt­ics may be con­sid­ered accord­ing to the case.

The treat­ment of epilep­sy using Oxy­gen Mul­ti­step is con­traindi­cat­ed because the effect of seda­tives is more or less eliminated. 

Oxygen Training removes Drugs from the body

Tech­ni­cal Sug­ges­tion: Author’s Note: Med­ical or pro­fes­sion­al super­vi­sion is advised when indi­vid­u­als with drug-con­trolled seizure dis­or­ders use Oxy­gen Mul­ti­step Ther­a­py or LiveO2. This is nec­es­sary because Oxy­gen Mul­ti­step Ther­a­py and LiveO2 rapid­ly elim­i­nate tox­ins and drugs from the system.

There are two types of seizures:

  1. Those caused by oxy­gen deficiency;
  2. Those caused by some­thing oth­er than oxy­gen deficiency.

Type 1: seizures tend to be reme­di­at­ed or resolved by oxy­gen train­ing. The simul­ta­ne­ous elim­i­na­tion of the cause of the seizure and cir­cu­lat­ing drugs has no adverse effect and does not increase exer­cise injury potential.

Type 2: For seizures caused by any rea­son oth­er than oxy­gen defi­cien­cy, very rapid elim­i­na­tion of drugs from the sys­tem occurs may increase the prob­a­bil­i­ty or inten­si­ty of a seizure dur­ing or after training.

Indi­vid­u­als who use drugs to con­trol seizure dis­or­ders should only use Oxy­gen Mul­ti­step Ther­a­py, or LiveO2:

  • With com­pe­tent med­ical super­vi­sion to pro­tect the user from injury;
  • Pre­pared for urgent admin­is­tra­tion of seizure reme­di­a­tion medications;
  • And restrict exper­i­ments to exer­cise meth­ods which will not injure the user if a seizure occurs dur­ing exercise.


List of Seda­tives often pre­scribed for seizures includ­ing epilep­sy:

Nar­row Spec­trum AEDs

  • Car­ba­mazepine (Car­ba­trol, Tegre­tol, Epi­tol, Equetro)
  • Clobazam (Onfi)
  • Diazepam (Val­i­um, Diastat)
  • Dival­proex (Depakote)
  • Esli­car­bazepine acetate (Aptiom)
  • Etho­sux­imide (Zaron­tin)
  • Gabapentin (Neu­ron­tin, Gralise)
  • Lacosamide (Vim­pat)
  • Meth­sux­imide (Celon­tin)
  • Oxcar­bazepine (Trilep­tal, Oxtel­lar XR)
  • Per­am­pan­el (Fycompa)
  • Phe­no­bar­bi­tal
  • Pheny­toin (Dilan­tin, Phenytek, and others)
  • Pre­ga­balin (Lyri­ca)
  • Rufi­namide (Banzel)
  • Tiagabine hydrochlo­ride (Gabi­tril)
  • Viga­ba­trin (Sabril)

Broad Spec­trum AEDs

  • Clon­azepam (Klonopin)
  • Clo­razepate (Tranxene‑T)
  • Ezo­gabine (Poti­ga)
  • Fel­ba­mate (Fel­ba­tol)
  • Lam­ot­rig­ine (Lam­ic­tal)
  • Lev­e­tirac­etam (Kep­pra, Spritam)
  • Lorazepam (Ati­van)
  • Prim­i­done (Myso­line)
  • Top­i­ra­mate (Topa­max, Qudexy XR, Tro­k­en­di XR)
  • Val­proic acid (Depa­con, Depak­ene, Depakote, Stavzor)
  • Zon­isamide (Zone­gran)

During migraines

Page 282 Oxy­gen Mul­ti­step Ther­a­py: Oxy­gen Mul­ti­step Ther­a­py is con­traindi­cat­ed dur­ing migraine attacks. It has been report­ed to inten­si­fy spasms acutely. 

Ardenne fur­ther doc­u­ment­ed decreased fre­quen­cy of migraines when Oxy­gen Mul­ti­step Ther­a­py was when migraines were not active. 

If you choose to use LiveO2 dur­ing a migraine — titrate oxy­gen con­sump­tion using pri­mar­i­ly Low Oxy­gen, with brief expo­sure to oxy­gen, 1 – 4 breaths, and take breaks every 1 – 3 min­utes to deter­mine symp­tom inten­si­ty. Stop if symp­toms worsen.

Hemochromatosis — Use Suggestion

Hemochro­mato­sis is a genet­ic con­di­tion where the body has excess iron. Iron excess cre­ates vul­ner­a­bilty to oxida­tive stress which may occur when doing activ­i­ties with high con­cen­tra­tions of oxygen.

LiveO2 uses adap­tive con­trast which enables users to exer­cise under low oxy­gen con­di­tions. This fea­ture enables indi­vid­u­als who may have adverse respons­es to high oxy­gen lev­els to lim­it expo­sure of high oxy­gen to very brief peri­ods of 1 – 5 breaths, and only to con­sume a small about of oxygen.

This tech­nique poten­tial­ly avoids adverse effects that may occur if they were to con­tin­u­ous­ly exer­cise using a high oxy­gen mixture.

Use of low oxy­gen with brief peri­ods of oxy­gen enables users to use a small amount of oxy­gen for max­i­mum effect.

If you have hemochro­mato­sis titrate work­outs start­ing with low oxy­gen lev­el dwell and grad­u­al­ly increase dwell time on oxy­gen. Note any adverse effect and reduce oxy­gen dwell time with­in well tol­er­at­ed limits.

Oxygen Multistep Nonresponders

From Page 55 — Oxy­gen Mul­ti­step Ther­a­py. These fac­tors con­tribute to non-responders:

  1. Struc­tur­al pul­monary dis­eases with dif­fu­sion dis­or­ders, name­ly, in the exis­tence of a gen­er­al­ized res­pi­ra­to­ry insuf­fi­cien­cy. The pro­por­tion of such cas­es in non-select­ed patients in less than 10%.
  2. Cere­brovas­cu­lar decom­pen­sat­ed patients lack­ing com­pli­ance due to organocere­bral psychosyndrome.
  3. Patients with a high pro­por­tion of shunt vol­ume in the lung.
  4. Indi­vid­u­als with severe CO poi­son­ing (e.g. chain smokers).
  5. Car­diopul­monal­ly decom­pen­sat­ed patients: a rec­om­men­da­tion is a pre­req­ui­site here for imple­men­ta­tion of the procedure.
  6. In per­sons with a high PO2-art over 90 mmHg ~12 kPa, e.g. due to phys­i­cal sta­mi­na train­ing, a high­er lev­el can­not be expect­ed to be achieved.

The difference between LiveO2-AC and Oxygen Multistep

Adap­tive con­trast dif­fers from Oxy­gen Mul­ti­step Ther­a­py because Ardenne exclu­sive­ly used exer­tion or strain to mod­u­late blood flow. The oxy­gen sup­ply var­ied from 5LPM to 50 LPM

Exclu­sive use of high oxy­gen breath­ing mix­tures lim­it­ed per­for­mance in con­di­tions which would be non-respon­sive to exclu­sive use of high oxy­gen mix­tures, and poten­tial­ly inhib­it­ed safe­ty for indi­vid­u­als where exclu­sive con­sump­tion of ele­vat­ed oxy­gen mix­tures could be problematic.

With LiveO2, switch­ing between vari­able low-oxy­gen mix­tures, and high oxy­gen mix­tures enables com­plete vari­abil­i­ty in the amount of oxy­gen deliv­ered to the user. This range is vari­able from about .66 ATM to about 4 ATM dur­ing exertion.

The Adap­tive Con­trast fea­ture enables users who may adverse­ly respond to titrate from a less­er to greater amount of oxy­gen dur­ing train­ing. The abil­i­ty to con­sume a sin­gle-breath of oxy­gen and then switch back to nor­mal or hypox­ic air, enables pre­cise con­trol of the amount of oxy­gen deliv­ered, which in turn enables safe titra­tion and pro­gres­sion to high­er oxy­gen levels.

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Updated on June 30, 2021

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