What Is Ozone Therapy?
Ozone therapy is a form of alternative medicine treatment that purports to increase the amount of oxygen to the body through the introduction of ozone into the body.
Ozone therapy is a medical treatment whereby ozone is introduced into the human body. Ozone is O3, whereas the oxygen we breathe is O2. Ozone has been used successfully around the world for over 80 years to treat a broad range of different illnesses. Despite this, the FDA currently lists ozone therapy as investigational/experimental.
Oxygen is essential to life – you would die if your cells did not receive oxygen for 3 minutes. For Anti Aging it is critical to raise the amount of oxygen in your blood and in your cells. Ozone therapy is one of the most powerful ways to not only drastically and rapidly flood your body with extra oxygen, and not only that, ozone itself has also incredible healing powers that have been well documented for centuries.
If used correctly, ozone acts like a “wonder drug” that has the potential to revolutionize medicine and anti aging.
You too can now benefit from the dramatic health boosting effects of ozone therapy, by firstly understanding exactly what ozone is, and how it can be used as a medical therapy for health and healing.
Benefits of Ozone Therapy:
- Promotes metabolism
- Detox the body
- Reduce chances of development and spreading of cancer
- Stimulates the immune system
- Purifies the blood and lymph system
- Reduce chances of shock and stroke
- Prevents/reverses degenerative diseases
- Eliminates autoimmune diseases
History behind Ozone Therapy
The first use of ozone intravenously was done in the 1940s and its development is credited to Dr. H. Wolff. It is the most common ozone treatment today and is used by thousands of physicians worldwide in countries like Germany, Poland, Egypt, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, England, Canada, Russia, India, Eastern Europe, Cuba and Mexico.
How does Medical Ozone Therapy work?
Ozone is an allopathic form of oxygen – it is O3 instead of O2. It is like a “super-charged” form of oxygen. It is normally present in the atmosphere as the ozone layer, which acts to protect us from harmful ultraviolet radiation.
Ozone is the most powerful oxidizer known to man as it powerfully neutralizes free radicals or positively charged particles. It is very unstable and it is this property that makes it so very powerful. The extra oxygen molecule wants to leave and to attach itself to something else. When it leaves, pure oxygen, or O2 remains, which then leads to much more oxygen in your body. But since the single oxygen molecule is negatively charged it wants to attach to any positively charged molecule. And all of the viruses, bacteria, parasites etc that cause disease in man are positively charged, so by flooding the body with ozone this extra oxygen molecule acts to neutralize all of these disease causing pathogens.
Research shows that Ozone has highly pronounced anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties. Ozone’s ability to stimulate circulation is beneficial in the treatment of various circulatory disorders and makes it valuable in revitalizing organic functions. Ozone is a potent regulator of the immune system. This unique property makes the therapy effective in both over and under active immune systems. Ozone also activates the body’s own antioxidant systems and free radical scavengers by stimulating glutathione and superoxide dismutase and is thus useful in diseases that involve chronic inflammation and mitochondrial dysfunction.
Summary of Ozone therapy benefits:
Ozone therapy is a medical therapy administered by a doctor that has been trained to give ozone treatment. Medical ozone treatment has powerful disease reversing and anti-aging benefits when used correctly. An ozone generator is used to generate the ozone gas from pure medical grade oxygen. This ozone machine or medical ozone generator generates a precise concentration of ozone gas (usually no more than 5%) which is then used as part of the oxygen ozone treatment session.
- Increases oxygen delivery to cells, tissues, and organs
- Increases blood circulation throughout the body
- Activates and modulates the immune system
- Accelerates wound healing
Indications for treatment:
- Circulatory disorders (atherosclerosis, peripheral artery disease (PAD), neuropathy)
- Autoimmune disease (Lupus, RA, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
- Viral disease (Herpes, Hepatitis, EBV, CMV, Influenza, etc.)
- Treatment of poorly healing wounds and inflammatory processes
- Complementary therapy to cancer
- General fatigue, revitalization and anti-aging
- Diseases of the eye
- Intestinal disease (Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis)
- Inflammatory and degenerative Joints
Why is Medical Ozone Therapy not more widely used?
There is very little incentive for studying ozone therapy due to the inability to patent the process. Any physician with knowledge and proper training can obtain an oxygen tank and ozone generator to perform the treatments. Also, because of ozone’s ability to potentially treat such a vast range of illnesses the economic impact could be huge if it could replace more expensive therapies with minimal to no side-effects.
Routes of Administration
Intravenous Ozone through normal saline
Using an ozone generator, oxygen and ozone mixture is bubbled into a prescribed amount of saline ( 200 or 400 ml of sterile physiological 0.45 percent sodium chloride solution in a glass bottle), the kind usually used in IV drips. The ozonated saline is then infused slowly into the patient through a vein, as would a normal intravenous saline drip.
Major autohemotherapy (treatment of the patient’s blood outside the body before reinfusion) is useful for revitalization, in the treatment of circulatory disorders, virus-producing diseases, general immunoactivation and in geriatrics (age-related conditions). By this method, 100 to 150 ml of the patient’s own blood is withdrawn in a sterile setting and enriched externally with a specific amount of ozone. The ozone reacts completely – i.e. at a rate of 100 % – with specific substances making up the red and white blood cells and activates their vital activities = metabolism. It is this activated blood (not ozone or oxygen!) that is immediately reintroduced into the patient’s system using a normal drip unit.
Minor autohemotherapy is an intramuscular injection of the patient’s blood with ozone for nonspecific immunoactivation and revitalization. This method can be used for allergies or in a general way to improve the body’s inherent resistance to physical and mental stress.
Ozone application via the rectal route is not as inconvenient or unpleasant as it sounds (medically, it is called insufflations). In fact, the patient feels absolutely nothing, as the ozone is directly absorbed by the sensitive intestinal membranes; in addition, the specially designed disposable tube is lubricated, which makes the method hygienic and practical, as a patient can apply it himself/herself. This method is primarily indicated for inflammatory conditions of the intestinal tract, but is finding increasing use for general revitalization processes.
Ozone is carefully injected for the treatment of inflamed and painful joints (arthritis, recurrent arthrosis, general pathological stiffness) to help heal damaged tissue.
This method calls for ozone gas to be bubbled through water, and the water is used externally to bathe wounds, burns and slow-healing skin infections. It is also used as a disinfectant by dentists who perform dental surgery. Ozonated water is used to treat a wide variety of intestinal and gynecological problems, including ulcerative colitis, duodenal ulcers, gastritis, diarrhea and vulvovaginitis. Ozonated water can also be used for colonics or enemas.
In this method, ozone gas is bubbled through water and the mixture is injected directly between the joints, primarily those of the knee and shoulder. Some feel that using water is not necessary, because synovial fluid (a transparent viscid lubricating fluid secreted by a membrane of an articulation, bursa, or tendon sheath) contains plenty of water. And unless the water and the delivery system are sterile, they may also contaminate the gas.
Intra-articular injection is used primarily by physicians in Europe and Cuba to treat rheumatoid arthritis, knee arthrosis, rheumatism, traumatic knee disorders and other joint diseases.
This non-invasive method uses a special ozone-resistant plastic bag containing some water that is placed around the area to be treated. An ozone-oxygen mixture is pumped into the bag and the oxygen and reactive ozone products that result are absorbed into the body through the skin. Ozone bagging is primarily recommended for treating leg ulcers, gangrene, fungal infections, burns and slow-healing wounds. Without water in the bag, ozone is practically ineffective. A normal treatment takes ten to twenty minutes using approximately 80 to 100 microns of ozone.
Ozone Glass Cupping Funnel
Another form of transdermal ozone application is ozone cupping, which utilizes a small glass cup with a funnel attached to administer ozone to specific areas of the skin. The cupping funnel has an ozone destruct and an ozone line to introduce ozone into the funnel. The physician first applies a small amount of water to the skin, and then the glass cup is applied firmly to the area being treated. A mixture of oxygen and ozone is pumped into the cup and the oxygen and ozone reactive products penetrate the skin. This method has been found to be especially effective in treating poorly-healing wounds, abrasions, skin infections, herpes, decubitus ulcers, fungal skin infections, burns and radiodermatitis. A typical treatment involves a low flow of ozone administered from ten to fifteen minutes.
Ozonated oil has been used to treat skin problems for over a century. Although not yet widely available in pharmacies, it became quite popular in Europe. Ozone gas is added to olive oil and applied as a balm or salve for long-term, low-dose exposure.
Ozonated oil has been found to be useful in treating a wide variety of skin problems, including dermatitis, bacterial infections of the skin (including staphylococcal diseases such as cellulitis, impetigo, ecthyma, and scalded skin syndrome) fungal infections (including infections of the nail bed and athlete’s foot), fistulae, leg ulcers, bedsores, gingivitis, herpes simplex, hemorrhoids, vulvovaginitis, bee stings and insect bites, acne, furuncles and carbuncles, infections of the sweat glands (hidradenitis suppurativa), and yeast infections of the skin including candidiasis [caused by Candida albicans].
It is also useful in the postsurgical treatment of wounds, and Cuban physicians are using capsules filled with ozonated oil to treat gastro-duodenal ulcers, gastritis, giardiasis, and peptic ulcers.
Inhalation of Ozone?
Physicians who use medical ozone warn that inhaling ozone into the lungs can bring about alterations in the density of the lung tissue, can damage delicate lung membranes, irritate the epithelium [the surface layer of mucus] in the trachea and bronchi, and can lead to emphysema.
Inhalation of ozone filtered through olive oil, because by bubbling ozone and oxygen into olive oil, a different gas is produced (C-10 H-18 0-3) that can be safely inhaled through the nostrils.
Pure oxygen is used as the feed gas through a medical ozone generator. A low concentration of ozone is used at a flow rate of .25 to .5 liter per minute. A humidifier or nebulizer is filled half full with extra-virgin cold-pressed olive oil, and the oxygen-ozone gas is bubbled through the olive oil. The patient either inhales the vapors directly from the olive oil or inhales it through an oxygen mask or nasal cannula. A typical treatment takes approximately twenty minutes. Practitioners in both Europe and the United States report that this delivery system is both safe and effective for treating allergies, asthma and other respiratory diseases.