What is ozone?
Ozone (O3) is an energized form of oxygen that contains three atoms of oxygen rather than the two we normally breathe. Ozone is the second most powerful sterilizer in the world, and can be used to destroy bacteria, viruses, and odors. Ozone occurs in nature, and if you’ve ever experienced the fresh, clean, spring rain smell after a rainstorm, that is the result of ozone creation. Restoring oxygen levels in the body is one of the best ways to resolve chronic pain and inflammation patterns, increase circulation and nutrient distribution, and arrest the aging process.
But isn’t ozone a pollutant?
Ground level, highly concentrated (over 0.1 ppm) ozone that occurs as a result of human-made and natural emissions of volatile organic compounds is unhealthy to breath. But, medical grade ozone, which is a gas containing 100% medical grade oxygen and ozone at concentration levels below 5%, is not only safe but has numerous health and wellness uses.
How is medical ozone used?
The indications for ozone include chronic pain syndromes, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, chemical sensitivities, chronic allergies, Lyme disease and other chronic infections such as EBV and Hepatitis B and C, autoimmune diseases, and post stroke syndromes. Medical ozone is presently approved for use in Europe whereas in the United States it is still considered an alternative therapy, but is rapidly gaining in popularity due to acknowledgement of its widespread medical benefits.
Autohemotherapy: The most common method of administering medical ozone is through autohemotherapy. This is a safe and straightforward process that involves drawing 60 – 100 cc’s of your blood, saturating it with ozone, cleaning it with ultraviolet light irradiation (UBI), and then intravenously administering it back into your bloodstream. When this ozonated/cleansed blood is reintroduced back into your system, your immune system better recognizes toxins such as heavy metals, toxic chemicals or infectious agents, and engages your immune system to launch new attacks on these unwanted agents. Ozone autohemotherapy with UBI is effective against numerous health conditions. It is known to boost immunity and metabolism, balance hormones and increase oxidation and energy. Many people with existing health conditions or chronic disease use ozone with UBI to stimulate their immune system and boost healing.
Prolo-ozone Therapy: another method of using medical ozone is prolo-ozone therapy. This involves an injection of a proliferative nutrient containing dextrose, vitamin B12, folic acid and procaine into the painful joint, region or damaged area, immediately followed by an injection of ozone. This is minimally invasive therapy is used for many kinds of joint pain or injury. Ozone works synergistically with the body, providing nutrition and oxygen supply to the specific joint or area into which it is injected. This results in the proliferation of healthy tissue and new blood vessels, and rebuilding of new ligament and cartilage tissue in areas there they have become weak or unstable.
Clinical experience shows that the injured joint will need between three and five injections, ideally spread over 8-10 weeks.
Insufflation Therapy: A final method for administering medical ozone is via insufflation. This therapy involves the infusion of the ozone/oxygen gas directly into one of your body’s natural spaces, where the enriched oxygen is readily absorbed by the blood vessels surrounding the space. Common areas where ozone is insufflated include the nose, the ears, the rectum and the vagina. Insufflation into these areas with medical grade ozone can lead to the eradication of infections and the improvement of cellular function.
Since ozone works in the body via an oxidation process much like high-dose vitamin C, it is important for patients to have antioxidants like beta carotene, vitamin A and E, B complex vitamins, and selenium among others, already on board, before ozone begins to push certain biochemical reactions within the body.