Ozone has been used worldwide in medicine for over 125 years with dramatic success and safety. There are over 6000 medical papers proving ozone therapy to be effective and safe in the treatment of numerous disease processes. 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.
Ozone is three atoms of oxygen attached together, or O3. The Oxygen you are breathing right now is two atoms of oxygen attached together, or O2. Medical ozone is made when medical grade oxygen is electrically activated using an ozone generator to form ozone of a particular concentration. Ozone gas cannot 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.
Health is dependent on healthy blood. Lack of oxygen in the body will lead to degeneration, dysfunction, disease and accelerates the aging process. Ozone therapy provides oxygen to the body which increases the total amount of oxygen available to the tissues. Ozone taken over time will clean all the fluids of the body safely.
Ozone is a naturally occurring molecule in our environment. Ozone is constantly being produced 20-30km above the earth, in the upper atmosphere. Ozone is formed by UV light from the sun hitting atmospheric oxygen. Since ozone is heavier than air, it is continuously falling towards the earth. As it falls it combines with any pollutants it contacts, thus cleaning the air. Ozone is not a pollutant, but the earth’s reaction to pollution.
Ozone does not adversely affect healthy cells when injected slowly into the body by intra-arterial, intravenous, intramuscular, subcutaneous, vaginal or rectal insufflation. Ozone therapy is a powerful oxidative therapy that effects last long after the treatment is administered. Ozone enhances circulation throughout the body; stimulates oxygen delivery to cells, tissues, and organ;, activates the immune system; and is germicidal, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral.
How is medical ozone therapy delivered?
Intravenous ozone (major autohemotherapy). This delivers the ozone 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. Ozone is injected 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.
Rectal ozone. Ozone gas is delivered into the rectum via a catheter. The rectum is highly vascular, therefore the ozone can be absorbed into circulation immediately. Ozone concentrations are set according to the case.
How does medical ozone work?
If there is insufficient oxygen at the cellular level there will be an incomplete reaction resulting in carbon monoxide and lactic acid. Carbon monoxide prevents hemoglobin from picking up fresh oxygen. Lactic acid builds up clogging nerve pathways eventually calcifying and causing degeneration. More oxygen is required to oxidize these toxins, but if it’s not available, the toxins build up. Ozone therapy supplies the body with oxygen to rid the body of the toxins.
Study demonstrating benefits: Medical ozone does not harm healthy cells but it oxidizes and destroys unhealthy cells including cancer cells, viruses, bacteria, fungal cells and other unwanted 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 tumour 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.
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. Hence, Ozone enhances immunity.
Ozone improves oxygenation of portal and peripheral blood.
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.