The technique used by Michael Jackson to prolong longevity shows excellent possibilities to increase the effectiveness of a natural cure for cancer. In a clean environment, oxygen at three and a half times higher air pressure than a normal, natural preparation artemisinin, a derivative of the plant artemisia annua or popularly called sweet wormwood, has greater power and effectiveness in destroying cancer cells. It was also confirmed that oxygen under such high pressure destroys cancer cells by itself. This research was published by scientists from the University of Washington in Anticancer Research.

The latest study

In the latest study, a test was performed to use artemisinin and oxygen. Using only sweet wormwood or just oxygen, a 15 percent reduction in the spread of leukemia cancer cells was achieved. If these two methods are used in combination, cell growth is reduced by 38 percent, increasing the efficiency of artemisinin by 50 percent.

“If you combine oxygen under high pressure and artemisinin, much greater efficiency and much faster healing are achieved, “claims the research team leader, Dr. Henri Lai. “We performed the measurements for only 48 hours. For a longer period of time, we expect much better results than the above.”

History of artemisinin

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The history of the drug Artemisinin reminds us of the early ’70s and Indiana Jones’s story. Dr. Lai says that Chinese leader Mao Zedong ordered the research and development of a cure for malaria. At the same time, villagers in central China discovered a 2,000-year-old tomb that contained three coffins. One suitcase contained a silk scroll that described various recipes, including the malaria drug artemisinin. The Chinese followed these instructions, so ancient medicine was restored from the past.

Using

Today sweet wormwood in many uses in Asia and Africa for malaria treatment. Artemisinin has been found to contact iron and form free radicals, highly reactive charged particles that destroy cancerous cells. The malaria parasite is also susceptible because its body is rich in iron.

Artemisinin  provides a cheap way to treat cancer, “Lai said.” Its effectiveness is 100 times greater than traditional chemotherapy. “

Lai says to high-level oxygen improves sweet wormwood because oxygen increases free radicals’ formation. In 2010 he conducted research using a hyperbaric chamber in which Raymond Coke, a professor of pharmaceutical sciences, performed tests that under high-pressure oxygen reduces pain.

Hyperbaric chamber

A hyperbaric chamber filled with high-pressure oxygen helps divers who come to the surface too quickly to adjust to normal oxygen levels gradually. Pop singer Michael Jackson tried to cure numerous scars from plastic surgery by sleeping in a hyperbaric chamber in the mid-80s, maintaining his youthful appearance, and prolonging his life. The hyperbaric oxygen chamber has been shown to cure several diseases, including decompression sickness, carbon monoxide poisoning, severe burns, and slow wound healing.

In clinical practice, artemisinin -hyperbaric therapy leads to the fact that during the stay of people and animals in the hyperbaric chamber, sweet wormwood’s efficiency increases. Other co-authors are Usuke Ohgami, Catherine Elstad, and Eunhee Chung from VSU and Donald Shirachi from the Chico Hyperbaric Center. Washington’s state funds the research at Chico University College of Pharmacy at the Hyperbaric Center.