What is Ozone Therapy?
Ozone as a therapy
Medical Ozone is always a mixture of purest oxygen and purest Ozone.
According to its application, the Ozone concentration can vary between 1 and 100 mcg/ml (0.05 – 5% O3). A trained physician determines the correct dosage according to the medical indication and the patient’s condition.
Properties and Effect
Medical Ozone has bacterial, fungicidal and virocidal properties and is widely used as a disinfectant.
Its ability to stimulate the circulation is used in the treatment of circulatory disorders.
When administrated at low concentrations, the body’s resistance is mobilised, ie: Ozone (re)activates the immune system.
As a response to this activation through Ozone, the body’s white cells produce protein messengers called cytokines (including important mediators such as interferons or interleukins). These inform other white cells, setting off a cascade of positive changes throughout the immune system, which is stimulated to resist diseases. This means that the application of medical Ozone is useful for immune activation in patients with low immune system activity.
Small quantities of Ozone applied in what is called “major autohaemotherapy” (external treatment of the patients blood before reinfusion) consequently activate the body’s own antioxidants and radical scavengers. It is thus possible to understand why Ozone is used in diseases that involve inflammation.
Thanks to its selective properties, medical Ozone is used in several diseases.
- The treatment of circulatory disorders, also in the field of age related diseases.
- The treatment of diseases produced by viruses such as liver disease (Hepatitis) and herpes.
- The treatment of infected, badly healing wounds and inflammatory processes, such as:
i) open ulcers on the legs (Ulcus Cruris)
ii) inflammatory intestinal conditions (Colitis and Proctitis)
iii) burns, scalds and infected wounds, fungal infections and others
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
- As an adjunct to other treatment modalities which stimulate immune function.
As an additive or complementary therapy in various illnesses, Ozone is applied for general immunoactivation at low dosages in the form of “major autohaemotherapy” (reinfusion). This is done using CE marked equipment from the Hansler Company in Germany. A small volume of blood is taken from the patient, mixed with Ozone and then re-infused into the patient, using a sterile, closed system. Specific doses of Ozone are given per unit volume of blood depending on the condition.
This is completely without side effects and in some incidences can have a dramatic effect; for example in HIV, we have managed to reduce viral loads to almost undetectable levels using courses of Ozone Autohaemotherapy. For those HIV and AIDS patients who cannot tolerate conventional anti-retroviral drugs then Ozone Autohaemotherapy is an effective approach.
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