Never heard of Ozone Therapy?
Ozone Therapy is one of the most powerful healing therapies available in the world today. It has been used in over 45 countries across the globe, with over 26 000 physicians globally using it – and that’s a number that is growing rapidly. In Europe alone, Ozone has been used for over 50 years by over 10 000 physicians, to treat over an estimated 10 million patients. Over 6 000 articles on the medical usages of ozone are publicly available in world literature. Even so, there are many physicians who are still either unfamiliar with, or uneducated about ozone therapy.
Even so, Ozone Therapy remains a mystery to many; inexpensive, effective, and rapidly growing in popularity. For most, Ozone Therapy is still a mystery, even though it has been a topic of research and discussion in the medical and therapeutic fields for well over a hundred years. In fact, Nikola Tesla himself patented the first Ozone Generator in 1896, and it was used to disinfect water and wounds even before that.
More recently, the topic of Ozone and Ozone Therapy has become more widespread as experts delve deeper into its potential and medical benefits.
What is Medical Ozone Therapy?
It is a form of alternative therapy that can increase the amount of oxygen in the body through the introduction of Ozone through various methods and equipment.
Ozone itself is an element that can detoxify the body, build new and healthy cells, organs and tissues, and can relieve pain, reduce inflammation and kill pathogens – amongst others. In fact, Ozone has been shown to have a remarkable impact on over 250 illnesses and conditions.
The best part? Ozone therapy has little to no negative side-effects!
Ozone Therapy can improve the general health and wellness of the body, and greatly enhance quality of life.
What is Ozone?
This is where people who are interested in Ozone Therapy often find themselves becoming lost in the technical explanations of what, exactly, Ozone is. For most, the extent of their awareness of Ozone stretches to the existence of an ozone layer that plays a role in Earth’s protection – but there’s so much more to it.
On a chemical level, ozone is oxygen (O2) with an extra molecule added (O3). Electrically, ozone is oxygen with a higher energy level, making it unstable and highly reactive. The ozone that exists in the atmosphere is produced by nature and it is attracted to pollutants because of opposite charge – it attempts to oxidize them and clean the air.
Ozone is also created near the ground by lightning. The fresh smell in the air after a thunderstorm is ozone that has formed during the element interaction.
Ozone is oxygen with 3 atoms (O3). It is created by the action of ultraviolet rays on atmospheric oxygen 20 to 30 kilometres from earth’s surface to form the ozone layer. It is also generated by the action of the high voltage of thunder (lightning) on atmospheric oxygen near earth. This explains the fresh air that we smell following rain. In addition, ozone is generated by the action of sea waves on oxygen at the sea-shore with the characteristic smell.
Why does Ozone Therapy work?
Ozone therapy targets the root cause of most modern-day diseases and conditions – that root cause, as proven by two-time Nobel Prize winner Dr. Otto Warburg, is hypoxia, or oxygen starvation at the cellular level. Hypoxia is the cause of degenerative disease (such as arthritis, atherosclerosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatism, cancer, etc.).
Research has shown that the levels of clean, breathable oxygen have dropped dramatically over the years. Because our bodies don’t get the amount of oxygen it requires, it makes us far more vulnerable to illness, both physically and mentally.
Ozone Therapy works directly to introduce higher levels of oxygen into the body and serves both as a therapeutic tool for prevention of disease, as well as a way to improve health.
Here are 7 Benefits of Ozone Therapy you might not know about:
Ozone Stimulates the Immune System
Using the Ozone Sauna results in the oxygenation of all the tissues, organs, and cells of the body, which in turn boosts the immune system, stimulates the release of anti- cancer substances from the white blood cells of the immune system, and enhances blood and oxygen delivery through-out the body. This makes the body stronger and more capable of fighting against illness, disease and infection, and improves overall health.
Fights Bacteria and Viruses
Because the Ozone Steam Therapy improves the body’s immune system, it also makes it more capable of fighting off bacteria and viruses. Ozone also removes bacteria and viruses from blood, as it does with water.
Ozone assists with Detoxification
Ozone therapy assists with the body’s natural detoxifying process and can work in combination with heat generating saunas. It is estimated that as much as 30% of bodily waste is eliminated by way of perspiration. The increased heat and perspiration also open skin pores, allowing ozone to be absorbed into the skin.
Disinfects Wounds, Promotes Healing and Combats Skin Disorders
External use of ozone is very effective in treating burns, acne, ulcers, open sores and wounds, fungus and skin disorders, as it is a natural disinfectant, promotes healing, and improves the health of your skin.
Excellent Complementary Therapy for Athletes
Ozone therapy eliminates large amounts of lactic acid, giving athletes a faster recovery time after exercising. It also relieves inflammation and reduce ache and stress on muscles and joints.
Ozone greatly increases the production of ATP – usable energy. The natural energy production process in the body can occur very inefficiently due to the decrease of oxygen in our polluted air – thus also decreasing the amount of oxygen you take in naturally. Ozone encourages this process, allowing your body to produce energy more efficiently.
Complementary Therapy for Cardiovascular and Sleep Disorders
Ozone therapy is the fastest known method of treatment for patients with heart diseases, such as cardiovascular complexities and fatigue. It takes less expense and time in comparison to the invasive procedures such as heart bypass surgery or angioplasty. Ozone therapy has amazing records of successful uses in heart disease treatments. Use of Ozone in cardiovascular diseases (especially angina) and chronic fatigue/pain has shown significant results in relief and operational success.
In short, Ozone Therapy is growing in popularity, but there are still a lot of questions being asked. It is always best to consult your physician, and to speak with an expert on Ozone Therapy regarding any questions you have, to make sure you have all the facts.
Ozone and Athletes
Athletes can reap many benefits from ozone therapy – both for performance and recovery. It boosts the oxygenation of tissues, while also increasing the production of adenosine triphosphate, or ATP. This shortens recovery times from sports injuries and high intensity exercise and increases energy levels. It also assists with sore muscles and slows anaerobic fermentation which combats the building up of lactic acid in muscles.
Various studies have been conducted on the use of ozone technology for athletes, and results have shown that sessions can help increase an athlete’s endurance, the capacity to build muscle, and even increases brain function. It also increases blood flow to the heart, which reduces the amount of strain your body takes during a workout.
One of the conducted studies showed that male runners who engaged on an average of 12- to 30- minute sessions twice a week (immediately after intense running sessions) experienced a 32% increase in the distance they could run before reaching the point of exhaustion.
Another case study showed that a group of athletes who underwent frequent sessions in between training increased their physical fitness by 53.7%, as opposed to the 11.55% of the group who did not.
So, What Are The Benefits?
Some of the benefits for athletes, bodybuilders and sportsmen and women using ozone steam therapy can include:
- Increased Tissue Oxygenation
- Higher levels of ATP, resulting in more energy and faster recovery
- Reduced lactic acid build-up
- Prevention of sore muscles
- Reduced swelling, bruising and pain, and faster healing
- Enhances immunity against viruses and bacteria
- Increases hormone production to optimum levels
Ozone steam therapy is not a new addition to the sports world by any stretch. Many professional athletes, including Usain Bolt, Lance Armstrong, Christiano Ronaldo and Michael Phelps, all use ozone technology to naturally complement their exercise regimes.
Ozone Therapy in General
The use of ozone provides the many benefits iterated in Dr. Mawsouf’s paper and works in concert with the other modalities to facilitate the best all the modalities have to offer for health and vitality. Experts say the capsule provides the greatest, fastest and easiest form of detoxification available!
Ozone is triatomic oxygen; in order to introduce ozone, we have to start with oxygen. Oxygen is a life-giving, life sustaining element. We cannot survive more than few minutes without oxygen. As we know, the body’s cells depend on oxygen. Ninety percent of body energy is created by oxygen through aerobic metabolism. Proper Cellular Oxygenation is the only way to get the best of health.
It was postulated that during evolution and the presence of plants and green leaves on earth, the oxygen percent was 50 %. Professor Robert Berner of Yale University has researched oxygen levels in prehistoric times by chemically analysing air bubbles trapped in fossilized tree amber. He suggests that humans breathed a much more oxygen-rich air 10,000 years ago.
Further back, the oxygen levels were even greater. Robert Sloan has listed the percentage of oxygen in samples of dinosaur-era amber as: 28% (130m years ago), 29% (115m years ago), 35% (95m years ago), 33% (88m years ago), 35% (75m years ago), 35% (70m years ago), 35% (68m years ago), 31% (65.2m years ago), and 29% (65m years ago). Professor Ian Plimer of Adelaide University and Professor Jon Harrison of the University of Arizona concur. Like most other scientists they accept that oxygen levels in the atmosphere in prehistoric times averaged around 30% to 35%, compared to only 21% today.
It has decreased in recent times mainly due to the burning of coal in the middle of the last century. Currently the oxygen content of the Earth’s atmosphere dips to 19% over impacted areas, and it is down to 12 to 17% over the major cities. At these levels it is difficult for people to get sufficient oxygen to maintain bodily health: it takes a proper intake of oxygen to keep body cells and organs, and the entire immune system, functioning at full efficiency.
Decrease of Atmospheric Oxygen
There are several factors responsible for the continuous decrease of atmospheric oxygen. The most important factors include: deforestation, industrial pollution, car exhaust pollution, devitalized soil (overuse of organophosphates), volcanic eruptions, and deterioration of the Ozone Layer. Proper Oxygenation of the blood via various modalities can restore health and slow-down the aging process.
Benefits of Ozone in Nature
In the upper atmosphere the ozone layer protects earth from the harmful effects of a certain ultraviolet wave length from reaching earth (20-30 kilometres from earth). In the lower atmosphere ozone protects man from pollution by hydrocarbons by reacting with them leading to the formation of non-toxic CO2 & H2O.
What Can Ozone Do (In General)?
- Inactivates Viruses, Bacteria, Yeast, Fungi, Parasites and Protozoa
- Stimulates Immune System, Speeds Healing
- Cleans Arteries and Veins, Improving Circulation
- Oxidizes Toxins, Facilitating their Excretion
- Normalizes hormone and Enzyme Production
- Reduces Inflammation
- Reduces Pain, Calm nerves
- Improves Brain function and Memory
- Scavenges Free Radicals
History of Medical Ozone
- The German scientist C. Lender published an article in 1870 under the title “Ozone purifies the blood”.
- The first water treatment plant with ozone was in Holland in 1893. Now there are more than 3200 water treatment plants with ozone in the world. During the First World War (1914-1918) ozone was used to treat wounds, stops the spread of foot gangrene It was found that infected wounds washed with rain water (containing ozone) heal faster than wounds washed with river water.
- The German scientist Dr. Otto Warburg was awarded the Noble Prize in Medicine in 1931 and in 1944 for his theory of the basic cause of cancer in damaged cell respiration and the importance of ozone as a preventive and treatment measure
- In 1972 the International Ozone Association was established.
- In 1983 first International Medical Ozone Association conference was held in Washington.
Approval of Use of Ozone in Medicine
After 144 years of usage it is used and/ or approved in more than 50 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Honduras, Britain, Egypt, Oman, Sudan, Lebanon, UAE and more than 25 U.S. states.
How Does Ozone Work?
When a cell becomes stressed by physical or chemical shock or by viral, bacterial or fungal attack, its energy levels are reduced by the outflow of electrons and it becomes electropositive. Ozone possesses the third atom of oxygen which is electrophilic i.e. ozone has a free radical electrical charge in the third atom of oxygen which seeks to balance itself electrically with other material with a corresponding unbalanced charge. Diseased cells, viruses, harmful bacteria and other pathogens carry such a charge and so attract ozone and its by-products.
When ozone is introduced into the blood, it reacts with these oxygen-disabling substrates, killing viruses, bacteria and fungi. In addition, the metabolic waste products of these organisms are oxidized, and an oxygen rich environment is provided which healthy cells can thrive. Normal healthy cells can not react with ozone or its by-products as they possess a balanced electrical charge and strong enzyme system. Ozone targets only diseased cells and pathogens.
Mode of Action of Ozone
Inactivation of bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa:
Ozone disrupts the integrity of bacterial cell envelope through oxidation of the phospholipids and lipoproteins. It also damages viral capsid and upsets reproductive cycle by disrupting virus-to-cell contact with peroxidation.
Enhancement of Circulation
Ozone reduces clumping of red cells and restores its flexibility and oxygen carrying ability. The arterial oxygen partial pressure increases and viscosity decreases leading to better tissue oxygenation. In addition, ozone oxidizes plaques in arteries allowing removal of the breakdown products.
Stimulation of Oxygen Metabolism
Ozone increases red blood cell glycolysis rate leading to stimulation of 2,3-diphosphoglycerate (2,3-DPG) and accordingly increased amounts of oxygen released to tissues. In addition, ozone activates Krebs cycle by enhancing oxidative carboxylation of pyruvate leading to stimulation of production of adenosine tri-phosphate (ATP) and accordingly more energy on the cellular level.
Stimulation of the production of the enzymes which act as a free radical scavengers and cell wall protectors: Glutathione Peroxidase, Catalase, and Superoxide Dismutase. Medical ozone is a free radical scavenger.
Dissolution of Malignant Tumours
Ozone inhibits tumour metabolism, oxidizes the outer lipid layer of malignant cells and destroys them through cell lysis. Also, ozone increases the ability of phagocytes to kill tumour cells (by stimulation of conversion of arginine to citrulline, nitrite and nitrate by phagocytes).
Activation of the Immune System
Ozone stimulates the production of interferon 4-9 times the normal level. It also stimulates the production of interleukins mainly Interleukin-2. In addition, ozone stimulates the production of
Tumour necrosis factor (TNF).
Conditions Treated by Ozone
As ozone works on the cellular level, it can be used in many conditions and in different specialties. The conditions that can be treated by ozone can be divided under the following groups:
- Some viral diseases e.g. Hepatitis, AIDS and Herpes Zoster.
- Some degenerative diseases and Disturbances of the immune system e.g. Rheumatic diseases and rheumatoid disorders.
- Some bacterial diseases e.g. infected wounds, diabetic foot, infected burns, and chronic sinusitis.
- Some vascular diseases e.g. atherosclerosis, Burger`s disease, Raynaud`s disease and peripheral vascular insufficiency.
- Some allergic conditions e.g. bronchial asthma and eczema.
- Malignancy in combination with chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy
- Obesity and hyper-chlesterolaemia.
It is highly efficient in managing exhaustion, nervous tension and pain in general. However, it should be known that Ozone is an Adjuvant Therapy and that Ozone does Not Rule out Classic Medicine. But Ozone has Remarkable Results in Combination with Classic Medicine or alone if Classic Medicine Cannot be used due to ineffectiveness or side-effects.
Ozone should never be used in Thyrotoxicosis and Favism.
Ozone should never be given by inhalation or direct intravenous root.
Ozone is the safest line of treatment known in history, provided that it is used properly by experienced doctors.
Methods of Application
- Injection: autohaemotherapy: By withdrawal of 100-150 ml of blood, adding a calculated amount and concentration of ozone in oxygen to the blood, then re-infusing the blood.
- Direct injection into a muscle, joint or direct into a tumor.
- Insufflation: in the ear, vagina, rectum, and urethra
- Ingestion: ozonized water
- Transdermal: bagging, body suit, ozonized olive oil, cupping with a funnel.
- Steam Sauna
Non-Medical Uses of Ozone
- Water purification: kills bacteria and viruses much more potent than chlorine and with no side effects.
- Disinfection of air and removal of odor.
- Disinfection in the field of plants, vegetables, poultry.
- Disinfecting swimming pools.