Ozone is one of nature’s most powerful oxidants. It is used in water purification and sewage treatment and is now being applied medically to treat everything from wounds and colitis to cancer, stroke, and AIDS. (This is the same ozone found in the atmosphere.) As a medical treatment, it is administered as an ozone/oxygen (O3/O2) gas mixture. According to the dosage and concentration range, medical ozone is a pharmaceutical agent that exerts specific properties and a well-defined range of efficacy.
How does it help? Most infections occur when bacteria invade the body- anerobes. They thrive in an oxygen-deprived environment- which can be a body deprived of clean air, pollution, eating lots of junk food, or otherwise compromising a healthy body. Oxygen is essential for healthy living. It has been demonstrated that the primary cause of cancer is the replacement of oxygen in the respiratory chemistry of normal cells by the fermentation of sugar. (cancer grows in the absence of oxygen.) Ozone oxygenates the body in a special way, inhibiting infections, bad bacteria, and cancer cell growth.
At the higher range of concentration, ozone exhibits a strong germicidal effect by oxidative destruction. The oxidative power of ozone has proven to be effective in destroying lipid-enveloped viruses such as Epstein-Barr, herpes, cytomegalovirus, and viruses that cause hepatitis.
At concentrations below approximately three and a half percent, the three main restitutional properties of ozone can be observed by its oxidative influence on the oxygen metabolism, the induction of specific enzymes and the activation of immunocompetent cells. It is these systemic influences of ozone that cause if to be such a potent therapeutic tool, because most of the diseases affecting humans today can be traced to diminishing levels of oxygen and a compromised immune system.
Ozone Improves The Metabolism of Oxygen
Ozone improves the delivery of oxygen to hypoxic tissues, as well as reactivating the oxygen metabolism of cells. Ozone directly enhances the flow properties of blood and transport of oxygen to cells and tissues.
Different from free-radicals, Ozone behaves as an ion, not a free radical under normal physiological blood pH and therefore no radical chain reaction occurs to cause oxidative damages.
The formation of short-lived peroxides at the membrane are injected into the cell and are removed by the enzyme glutathione peroxidase. Therefore, it is suggested to supplement with Vitamin E, NAC, and Selenium during ozone therapy to support the glutathione detoxification system. This is significant in the management of stroke and burns. This process helps accelerate the detoxification process
It is well documented that ozone can activate monocyte and lymphocytes, and induce the production of an array of cytokines such as interleukin, interferon, tumor-necrosis factor. Its lack of toxicity makes ozone an indispensable therapeutic modality since today’s most devastating diseases are characterized by immuno-depression such as chronic viral diseases and cancer.
It has been proven that even direct delivery of ozone into the blood vessels has very low risk factors. No air which contains nitrogen even enters the body, so an air embolus cannot occur.
What does it treat?
Ozone is an excellent for topical treatment for infected wounds, ulcers and burns, especially those that are difficult to heal. It can be used topically, injected, or insufflated to treat conditions, based on efficacy for the specific conditions.
Specific therapeutic applications of ozone include the treatment of vascular disease such as stroke, obstructive arteriopathy, venous insufficiency, cancer, acute and chronic viral diseases, ulcers, infected wounds, gangrenes, burns, inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and spinal disc problems. Colorectal insufflation of ozone/oxygen, much like an enema, has been used to treat colitis, fistula, and colon cancer.
It is also used in dentistry as a disinfectant and in pediatrics for the treatment of viral and bacterial infections of the intestines. In geriatrics, its principal indication is in circulatory disorders. In particular the increase of oxygen supply to the brain is of great benefit.
Acne and other bacterial skin conditions can be treated with Ozone as well, effectively destroying the problem causing bacterial
Ozone, with all its miraculous properties and accompanied by its lack of toxicity, is undoubtedly an important tool in medicine. It defends the body via its stimulation of the immune system and at the same time it improves oxygenation and metabolism.
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