What is ozone?
The oxygen you breathe is present in the air as a pair of oxygen atoms. This is the most
stable form of oxygen, and it’s colorless. Ozone is a blue-colored form of oxygen (it’s what
makes the sky blue), and unlike regular oxygen, it is composed of three oxygen atoms
instead of two. The addition of the third oxygen atom makes ozone “supercharged”
oxygen and gives it all of its remarkable medical properties.
Medical uses for ozone gas first arose in the 1800s. The majority of us think about ozone
as a form of pollution, contributing to respiratory ailments. Some people are familiar with
air purifiers that emit minimal amounts of ozone to clean the air. The use of medical
ozone is much different. Ozone is made from oxygen tanks attached to a medical-grade
ozone generator that delivers a clean combination of oxygen (O2) and ozone (O3), used
for various medical conditions. It can be injected directly into joints, cellulite, and other
tissues. It can also be added to certain intravenous therapies, or intestinally, and even
vaginally, for systemic benefits.
The use of ozone to treat specific medical conditions developed in Germany in the early
1950s. Medical ozone therapy is common throughout Europe, Russia, South America, Central America, and its use has gradually been spreading in America over the last 25 years.
Nothing can live in the presence of ozone. Therefore, consider it to help with mold illness, lyme disease,
EBV, or difficult to treat infections.
In our office, we are able to administer ozone to you through intestinal or vaginal insufflations as well as through the ears and in an IV.
We hope you choose to experience the wonderful effects of ozone soon!
Ozone Therapy is commonly misunderstood. Most people wonder how Ozone Therapy really works.
WHAT ARE THE MEDICAL PROPERTIES OF OZONE THERAPY?
Ozone has five properties that account for why it works so well for most chronic health conditions,
along with many age-related conditions as well:
Ozone is a potent regulator of the immune system. This means that ozone will calm down
the immune system when it is overactive (like an auto-immune disease). Conversely,
ozone can stimulate the immune system, which will add to fighting chronic infections and
chronic autoimmune diseases. This unique ability of ozone stems from its action on the
membranes of white cells that causes them to produce immune-related messenger
molecules called cytokines. Examples of cytokines are gamma interferon, interleukin-2,
colony-stimulating factor, and TNF-alpha, to name a few.
Ozone stimulates increased uptake of oxygen by stimulating the enzyme
diphosphoglycerate (DPG). DPG enables the release of oxygen from the hemoglobin
molecule to be taken up into the cell. In the absence of an adequate amount of DPG, our
cells become starved for oxygen. This is a common problem in people with diabetes.
Ozone improves circulation. It does this by enhancing the flow characteristics of blood as
a liquid. This effect enables more oxygen-carrying hemoglobin to reach the capillaries,
where ultimately the cells will receive more of the oxygen they require. Many patients
with chronic inflammatory conditions have impaired circulation.
Ozone increases antioxidant protection more than any other therapy, including vitamin C.
Most people with chronic disease have deficient antioxidant defenses.
Ozone is a powerful mitochondrial stimulant. The fundamental underlying cause behind
all degenerative disease, from diabetes to heart disease to cancer, is decreased
mitochondrial energy production. Ozone can often correct this problem.