Intermittent Hypoxia – Uses & Contraindications Copy

IHT Uses & Contraindications

IHT improves mitochondrial function and can enhance athletic and sports performance.

Russian scientists trying to improve athletic performance in the 1970s discovered the numerous health benefits of this state when they noticed that when people when up to high altitudes with low oxygen for brief periods of time they would report an improvement in the symptoms of a variety of chronic health conditions such as hypertension and chronic inflammation. 

New research shows that intermittent hypoxic training, can produce almost instantaneous results by actually stimulating stem cells to come out of their niches and move around the body and to places where they can heal and regenerate healthy cells for your organs.

This form of therapy has been used by Russian doctors for decades. They now have clinics in Russia where intermittent hypoxia is simulated using machines and are used to treat a variety of chronic health conditions such as coronary heart disease as well as improve recovery time from injury and athletic training. Stamina and endurance is also enhanced as intermittent hypoxia stimulates the production of new muscle tissue, red blood cells and even blood vessels. 

Medical clinics use expensive equipment for IHT making the cost of this treatment in the thousands, however The Soma Awakening Protocol creates the same effect using the power of just your breath!

IHT can be beneficial for the treatment of a wide range of degenerative diseases,


  • chronic heart and lung diseases
  • hypertension
  • asthma and chronic bronchitis
  • liver and pancreatic diseases
  • anxiety and depression
  • iron-deficiency anaemia
  • lack of energy and fatigue

IHT is contra-indicated in case of:

  • acute somatic and viral diseases
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD-II and COPD-III)
  • chronic diseases with symptoms of decompensation or terminal illness
  • individual intolerance of oxygen insufficiency
  • cancer, unless IHT is prescribed by a doctor
  • people with epilepsy, pacemakers or heart arrhythmias, unless treatment (including IHT) is under direct medical supervision.