Ozone Therapy

Ozone

Ozone is a parental form of oxygen occurring naturally in the earth’s atmosphere. It is created in nature when ultraviolet energy causes oxygen atoms to temporarily recombine in groups of three atoms. Ozone is also formed by the action of electrical discharges on oxygen, so it is often created by thunder and lightning. Ozone is known chemically as O3 because it is made up of three oxygen atoms. Since ozone is unstable and quick to react, it is a powerful oxidizing agent. For this reason, ozone has been used to disinfect and purify drinking water and waste water, A sufficiency of oxygen in the blood means better blood, better circulation, better assimilation, better equilibrium of body temperature, better vasomotor activity, better digestion, better elimination of waste products, less chance of autointoxication or toxemia, and less chance of infection and disease.

What is Ozone Therapy?

Ozone Therapy is a medical therapy whereby ozone is introduced into the human body. Ozone is O3, whereas the oxygen we breathe is O2. Ozone has been used successfully around the world as integrative method for over 80 years to treat:

  • Pain
  • Infections
  • AIDS
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Depression
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Lupus
  • Fibromyalgia

and over 150 more diseases. In some clinics around the world, ozone is the first agent given to each and every patient that enters the clinic regardless of their ailments. Ozone addresses the key issues in almost all disease conditions: oxygen delivery, circulation, and immune system function.
Ozone Therapy has proven beneficial effects such as:

  - increasing oxygen delivery to cells, tissues, and organs
  - increasing blood circulation throughout the body
  - detoxification
  - boosting of the immune system

EVIDENCE OF MEDICAL BENEFITS OF OZONE THERAPY

With regards to the debate of the merits of ozone therapy, the promotional claims by some marketers of ozone generators that it is a miraculous cure for all disease including cancer and AIDS have given many people false hope and hurt the credibility of ozone therapy. Leading the opposing argument is the US Food and Drug Administration who state that ozone is a toxic gas with no known useful medical application in specific, adjunctive, or preventive therapy and in order for ozone to be effective as a germicide, it must be present in a concentration far greater than that which can be safely tolerated by man and animals. The FDA recently approved ozone’s use as a disinfectant in the food processing industry, however.
Perhaps we do not agree fully with any of the previous theories. Sure, Ozone could not be intended as the panacea of any medical problem like manufacturers says, but we can’t agree with the opponents at the lights of the numerous literatures on ozone as therapeutic potential. We can’t forget also that a strong conflict of interest make not believable the arguments of the critical of the ozone uses!

Neither the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) nor the Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) have published any research reporting benefits of ozone use in medicine. However in international peer reviewed medical journals hundreds of articles have been published reporting positive outcomes of medical ozone research and application for a range of pathology. Most of these were published since 1990 and are accessible on Medline (MEDLINE is the U.S National Library of Medicine), and they include pre-clinical studies, animal experiments, patient case histories, placebo-controlled blinded human trials and reviews. The authors are mostly from Italy, Poland, Russia, Germany, Cuba, Spain, Israel, Japan and United States of America, and they draw conclusions that conflict with the FDA. The literature in their native languages is more abundant.
Gérard V. Sunnen has made claims that medical use of ozonating blood to kill viruses and bacteria in the blood shows a potential area for scientific research.