Intravenous Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy is an alternative health therapy with a large number of devoted adherents. Advocates of this therapy claim that injecting 3% hydrogen peroxide intravenously via a drip for approximately an hour and a half per session will cure a number of diverse conditions ranging from the common cold to cancer.
When hydrogen peroxide comes into contact with blood it reacts with the enzyme catalase, causing it to break down into water as well as into copious quantities of oxygen.
Any part of the body that might for any reason be oxygen deprived (due to circulatory problems, for example) will benefit from this increased oxygen. In addition, the released oxygen performs a host of helpful actions within the body including the inhibition and/or destruction of a number of anaerobic organisms such as viruses, bacteria and cancer. (Anaerobic organisms are all pathogens.)