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.
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.
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