• Dr. Wilde

OZONE THERAPY 101

Updated: Nov 2, 2019


Ozone therapy is an alternate version of oxygen therapy.


On a molecular level, oxygen in the air we breathe is two atoms of oxygen bonded together known as "O2".  Ozone is an ‘activated’ form of oxygen.  An electrical charge splits one atom of oxygen into two.  This naturally occurring process bonds three atoms of oxygen together, forming a molecule that is known as “O3” or Ozone.  O3 absolutely behaves differently than O2.  Ozone is far more energetic and oxidative than oxygen, making it much more valuable for medical applications.


In the late 1800s, technologies were developed to harness ultraviolet radiation and corona discharge electricity in contact with concentrated air in oxygen tanks.  The resulting machines known as 'ozone generators' use highly specified equipment to ensure efficacy and safety for the user.  No plastic, rubber, or metal can be used, otherwise the pure ozone that is produced could be contaminated.  


Ozone is considered to be an 'oxidizer'; it destroys bacteria, viruses, parasites, amoebas, molds, fungus, and breaks down harmful chemicals and impurities.  It is 35 times more powerful than chlorine and yet leaves no harmful byproducts behind.  When used properly and in the correct amounts, it is completely non-toxic.  It is widely used in aquaculture, agriculture, food preservation, air purification and water purification systems.  Medical ozone therapy treatments are used openly in clinics around the world, primarily in Europe, Asia, and South America.  It is beginning to gain notoriety in the United States.


Ozone has many, many uses and applications in the field of medicine.  It affects the biochemistry of the body, getting to the root cause of disease.  Ozone modulates a weakened immune system for improved overall function, increasing oxygen delivery to all the tissues and cells.  Oxygen is responsible for the ATP energy of each individual cell, enabling the cells' ability to perform metabolic functions.  Without oxygen, cellular waste and death occurs.  If our cells die, our organs cease to function.  Ozone treatments deliver oxygen directly to areas of sustained injury or illness, thereby supporting metabolic activity, immunity and overall health.



Ozone Therapy Applications


Internal Medicine

Hepatitis C  (acute and chronic liver disease)

Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis

Hypercholesterolemia

Lymphedema

Hemorrhoids, proctitis, constipation

Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease

Gastritis, gastric and duodenal ulcer

Candida overgrowth

Cancer

HIV (it's a virus!)


Trauma and Rheumatology

Herniated discs

Arthritis, rheumatic arthritis, and periarthritis

Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome

Multiple sclerosis

Carpal tunnel

Back pain 

Sciatic pain

Osteoarthritis, osteomyelitis, vertebral osteochondrosis

Spondylarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

Synovitis, tendonitis, bursitis

Post-surgical fibrosis, etc.


Neurology

Migraine

Trigeminal neuralgia, post-herpetic neuralgia

Circulatory headache, cluster headache

Parkinson’s disease

Multiple sclerosis

Alzheimer's disease


Phlebology and Angiology

Venous insufficiency

Diabetic ulcer, diabetic foot

Decubitus sores (bed sores)

Varicose veins, spider veins

Degenerative vascular diseases (arteriosclerosis obliterans)

Lymphangitis, furunculosis, recent thrombophlebitis

Pathologies including infections, gangrene, etc.


Cardiology

Ischemic heart disease

Cardiac stenosis

Angina pectoris

Hypertension


Immunology

Adjuvant to radiotherapy and chemotherapy in cancer

Helping in treatment of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)


Ophthalmology

Glaucoma

Optic neuropathy

Retinitis pigmentosa

Macular degeneration


Dentistry

Gingivitis

Alveolitis

Infection prevention with root canal, bone grafts etc.


Otolaryngology

Cloceovestibular Syndrome

Chronic tonsillitis

Pharyngitis 

Chronic sinus infections

Polyps

Peripheral vestibulocochlear syndromes (including vertigo and Méniere's disease)


Gynecology

Chronic pelvic inflammation

Tumors, metaplasia, dysplasia

Genito-urinary infections by viruses, fungi / bacteria

Menopausal syndrome

Puerperal infections and inflammations


Aesthetic Medicine

Cellulite

Herpes simplex and herpes zoster sores

Acne

Eczema

Burn / wound healing

Alopecia

Psoriasis

Dermatitis 



Nature's Ozone Generator

Ozone therapy is best administered by a trained professional.  Ozone can be applied with rectal, auricular or vaginal insufflations, topically for wound healing,  with ozone saunas, minor or major autohemotherapy, or consumed as ozonated water.  At-home therapy may be recommended by a healthcare provider.  If you are interested in receiving further guidance or treatment, visit oxygenhealingtherapies.com to find an Ozone Doctor near you.



For information on the benefits of ozonated water, click here

Learn about the application of ozone with ear insufflations here

Using ozone with prolotherapy to repair joints, click here

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