We don’t know the details of why these women did such a questionable thing but the choice was deadly to one.
Metro Police released more information about the suspicious death of an elderly woman that happened in August of last year after an unapproved medical procedure.
Karl Bachman and Cody Stoneking, who call themselves doctors, are facing second-degree murder charges for a victim over 60.
According to the arrest report, on Aug. 3, 2014 the victim, Kim Wang Liu, 74, flew to Las Vegas with her daughter Liy Liu, to participate in something called “Octozone.”
According to the report, Octozone treatments are intravenous injections given to people as a preventative treatment to stay healthy and kill pathogens in the blood.
The women visited the quacks at a Las Vegas apartment for the procedure whereby they were injected with a syringe filled with oxygen.
Kim Wang Liu died Aug. 12, 2014 at a local hospital of what doctors believe was an embolism after she had a seizure and went unconscious after the second treatment. The men then vacated their apartment.
The two called themselves holistic doctors but it’s not clear that they are doctors at all and most likely are not since they did not show up in the Nevada medical board’s licensing search.
Here are some basic rules of survival:
- Don’t go to “holistic” healers.
- Always check for your “doctor’s” medical license (homeopaths and naturopaths are typically NOT medical doctors.)
- Alternative treatments are untested, often do not work, and can be dangerous. Don’t use them.
What these despicable characters did was wrong and now they face murder charges though they deny wrongdoing. They claim Octozone is a water purifier, which it actual is. But that’s not how they allegedly used it. You can find Octozone Oxygen treatment promoted by naturopaths. It’s not new either. I found a patent: H. W. SCHUETTE OCTOZONE GENERATOR Filed July 10, 1939 which mentions that oxygen has historically been delivered via inhalation or injection as a treatment almost since its discovery in the late 1700s. It’s said that use of oxygen as germicide, detoxifying agent, and as a means to charge red blood cells with oxygen, revitalizes the cells and tissues and produces energy. Well, we need to breathe oxygen but we can typically get enough from regular air. Injecting the gas is not done though there is an emergency medical method using microparticles. This octozone treatment in question likely caused bubbles of oxygen in the blood. It seems that this is tolerable for some but not in this case.
This tragedy could have been spared had the patients been skeptical and sought qualified advice. Spread the word.