Ozone Therapy is the medical use of ozone for treating conditions. Ozone has been found to be an extremely safe medical therapy, free from side effects. In a 1980 study done by the German Medical Society for Ozone Therapy, 644 therapists were polled regarding their 384,775 patients, comprising a total of 5,579,238 ozone treatments administered. There were only 40 cases of side effects noted out of this number which represents the incredibly low rate of .000007%, and only four fatalities. Ozone has thus proven to be the safest medical therapy ever devised. Considering that, at least 100,000 Americans a year die from drug reactions and interactions, ozone therapy is amazingly safe.
Conditions that may benefit from treatment with Ozone Therapy include:
- Meniscal tears and joint disorders
- Shingles (Herpes zoster) and Herpes Simplex
- Herniated Discs
- Diabetic ulcers and venous stasis
- Allergies & chronic sinusitis
- Lyme disease
- Alzheimer’s, senile dementia
- Autoimmune diseases
- Colitis and Crohn’s
- Vaginal infections
- Chronic hepatitis
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Candidiasis and many more conditions
There are over 3000 medical references in the German literature showing the effectiveness and safety of ozone. In Europe ozone has been used for 50 years by over 10,000 physicians. In North America only a small number of Naturopathic and/or Medical doctors currently use medical ozone for treatment of disease.
How is medical ozone therapy delivered?
Ozone is generated, in office, using an ozone generator which turns pure oxygen into ozone of a particular concentration.
Ozone gas can not be bottled as it has a half-life of only 45 minutes. Ozone is then delivered to the body in a number of different ways according to the condition being treated:
Intravenous ozone (major autohemotherapy). Cancer, autoimmune diseases, herpes simplex and herpes zoster, Lyme disease, CFS, FMS, hepatitis: Ozone is infused into to blood via an intravenous route. This delivers the ozone/oxygen mix into circulation and every cell of the body has exposure to the mix. Healthy cells that have enzymes can break down ozone into oxygen. However, unhealthy cells such as cancer cells, viruses and bacteria do not survive as ozone exerts its strong oxidant effect on cell membranes essentially destroying them.
Ozone injections. Shingles, herniated discs, arthritis, sports injuries, joint disorders, meniscal tears and cancer: The area needing treatment is anesthetized and ozone is injected close to the affected nerve root for shingles, close to the herniated disc, into the affected joint for arthritis treatment and directly into the tumor site if accessible for cancer. This is where the powerful oxidant activity of ozone is put to use. For shingles, the virus resides in the dorsal root ganglion. A safe injection to the bony facets adjacent to the root ganglion (these injections are not into the spine itself) allows the ozone to oxidize the viral envelope and destroy the virus. For herniated discs, an Italian study of minimally invasive ozone injections showed success in over 70% of treatment cases.
Rectal ozone. Alzheimer’s, colitis and Crohn’s: Ozone gas is delivered into the rectum via a cunnula. Ozone concentrations are set according to the case. A higher concentration is administered when ulcerative colitis bleeding is occurring and a lower concentration is used to directly repair the intestinal lining. In a study performed in Cuba with patients suffering from senile dementia of the Alzheimer’s type, 76% of patients improved after only a month of ozone treatment.
Instilled ozone (insufflation). Vaginal infections are treated this way. Tinnitus and brain cancer are treated with direct instillation of ozone to the ear canal via ear buds.
Bagged ozone. Diabetic ulcers are treated using this method. The patient’s legs are hydrated and bagged and ozone is pumped into the bag for 20 minutes. This treatment, along with IV EDTA chelation, is an incredibly effective technique for healing of diabetic ulcers and venous stasis and can even save limbs from amputation.
Intramuscular ozone (minor autohemotherapy).Allergy desensitization uses ozone and the patient’s blood and urine which is then injected intramuscularly. My patients with seasonal allergies have this performed in the spring before their allergy season begins and it often eliminates allergic symptoms such as sinusitis, itchy eyes or difficulty breathing. As well, environmental allergies can be relieved using this desensitization technique. Read what one patient has to say about his allergy desensitization using ozone.
Shingles and herpes simplex are treated using ozonated olive oil.
Ozone can also be combined with IV EDTA chelation. This is called CheZone or CheloZone therapy.
How does medical ozone work?
Anti-cancer benefits: Medical ozone is such a wonder for treatment of cancer in that it doesn’t harm healthy cells but it oxidizes and destroys unhealthy cells including cancer cells, viruses, bacteria, fungal cells and other unwanted cells. How does it affect only the unhealthy cells? Ozone (O3) is broken down in the blood to a single oxygen and hydrogen peroxide by normal cells in the tissues of the body by enzymes such as catalase. Malignant cells lack these enzymes and ozone oxidizes the outer layer of their cells and causes tumor cell destruction (lysis). This has been demonstrated in the prestigious Journal of Science, Vol. 209, Aug 22, 1980. in a paper entitled “Ozone Selectively Inhibits Growth of Human Cancer Cells.” Human lung, breast and uterine cancer cell growth was inhibited more than 90 per cent at non-toxic ozone doses.
“Even for cancer, there is only one prime cause. Summarized in a few words, the prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen on normal body cells by a fermentation of sugar.” Dr. Otto Warburg, 2 time Nobel Peace Prize in Medicine recipient.
Anti-viral, antibacterial and antifungal effects: Ozone disrupts the viral capsid and the viral reproductive cycle by interrupting the virus-to-cell contact with peroxidation. Bacteria are destroyed as ozone first oxidizes their fatty cell wall due to bacteria lacking enzymes to break down peroxide. Ozone inhibits fungal cell growth at certain stages. The FDA and EPA say that ozone destroys 99.9992% of all pathogenic germs and 99.9992% of all pollutants in water.
Ozone enhances immunity.
Ozone improves oxygenation of portal and peripheral blood and possibly of intestinal lymph.
Ozone reduces the volume of herniated disks alleviating nerve root compression and pain.
Ozone is anti-inflammatory and improves the quality of joint surfaces essentially correcting joint disorders, including meniscal tears and arthritis.
Ozone’s medical effects are profound and many different conditions can be treated using this tremendous naturopathic therapy.