Ozone therapy is one of the bio-oxidative therapies as is hyperbaric oxygen and hydrogen peroxide treatment. Oxygen and carbon dioxide are closely linked and we use both for optimal effects.
Ozone has great benefit in many conditions here is a partial list: acne, gastro-intestinal disorders, AIDS, glaucoma, allergies (hypersensitivity) hepatitis, anal fissure, herpes (simplex and zoster), arthritis, hypercholesterolemia, arthrosis, ulcerative colitis, asthma, Parkinson's disease, cancer, circulatory disturbances / stroke, radiation scars/treatment, Raynaud's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Lyme disease, cystitis, sinusitis, stomatitis, fungal diseases, virus infections, to assist heavy metal and pesticide removal.
Ozone is not used as a sole treatment but it is always useful. Some of the reasons for its effectiveness can be appreciated when we find stealth pathogens as a cause of many diseases such as some cases of chronic fatigue and auto-immune disease. Many physicians use this treatment intravenously in Germany and the USA. Germany is at the forefront and its use is mainstream there. Many physicians who use ozone have trained in Germany. The saying in the UK goes that if you want ozone treatment don't call your doctor call your travel agent! Fortunately it can be used in non-invasive ways to permit people to have similar benefits at less expense. Ozone is used in several ways at the clinic, in the steam sauna, with bagging of limbs (or whole body) and with ozone colonics. Rectal and vaginal insufflations can be done too. Ear insufflations can be done with humidified ozone and this helps sinus or ear infections and is quick and painless. Limb bagging is excellent for such conditions as leg ulcers. No discomfort is experienced and circulation is increased with disinfection of wounds/ulcers.
Oxygen and carbon dioxide are mathematically locked together closely. They are both linked to pH (acid/alkali) and cell electricity. When carbon dioxide and oxygen utilisation is low the pH becomes more acid and cell voltage goes down. This leads to low core body temperature, which is a feature of CFS and often thought to be due to low thyroid function (it may also be), it all begins with poor oxygen or oxygen utilisation. Many doctors have never heard of carbon dioxide therapy but it is popular in spas on Czech Republic and other European resorts. A Russian doctor, Konstantin Buteyko developed the Buteyko method of breathing to increase carbon dioxide. Yoga teachers know that correct breathing is a key to health. Slow breathing increases carbon dioxide and increases alkalinity in the cells. Stressed people who breathe fast become acidic. Oxygen and carbon dioxide are two powerful tools that can be used together to safely treat many conditions. Higher levels of carbon dioxide leads to higher levels of oxygen. Even when oxygen stats are within normal range it is common for there to be poor oxygen utilisation, this happens in poor mitochondrial function, this occurs in chronic fatigue and many illnesses. In people who cannot exercise due to chronic fatigue, or illness the problems are compounded and the vicious circle continues. In cancer these issues are critical since cancer cells thrive in a low oxygen environment. These treatments are not a panacea but they go a long way towards complementing any other therapeutic approaches.
Please also see Carbon Dioxide dry bath under Spa Treatments for further information . This can be a very useful adjunctive treatment especially in fatigue syndromes.
Ozone is activated oxygen and it can be taken into the body through insufflation (gas that is infused for a few minutes either into the ear, the rectum, or the vagina), by ozonating water and drinking it, by ozonating olive oil and applying it topically, in a clinic by ozone colonics or by intravenous technique called major autohaemotherapy only practised by a few doctors in the UK. Please note we do not currently offer intravenous ozone therapy. The ozone steam sauna is a powerful and easy method. These saunas utilize a cabinet where you sit comfortably inside up to your neck, with your head in the open air.
The treatment cleanses the skin, pores, and lymphatic system. The user will take advantage of 2 therapies at the same time: sweat therapy and ozone therapy (both individually with their own health benefits). You feel clean, refreshed, and rejuvenated. A session lasts approximately 30 minutes and in cases of ill-health usually twice weekly is recommended. The body is bathed in ozone and it saturates the capillary networks transdermally. The entire body absorbs ozone except for the head. If used frequently enough, this method rivals autohemotherapy in dose loading. For MS patients the cabinet is warm not hot and the humidity is kept lower, or a "bag" treatment can be done instead. After treatment patients can lie down and rest or have a massage and then rest in a quiet room. Distilled water with added Quinton sea plasma to replace minerals, is provided to drink after the treatment.
How Does Ozone Work?
Ozone causes inactivation of bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast and protozoa. It disrupts the integrity of the bacterial cell envelope through oxidation of the phospholipids and lipoproteins. In fungi, ozone inhibits cell growth at certain stages. With viruses, ozone damages the viral capsid and disrupts the reproductive cycle by disrupting the virus-to-cell contact with peroxidation. It increases the oxygen inside the cells and in many conditions this is helpful. Cancers thrive in a low oxygen environment. Please note that although extremely beneficial in many cancers it is an ajunctive treatment. Chronic fatigue syndrome also exists with a low oxygen utilisation. Ozone ideally re-boots the whole process of energy making through all the steps of making ATP, mitochondria are invigorated. More will be written on the website on this important topic soon.
Ozone enhances the circulation. In circulatory disease, a clumping of red blood cells (easily seen on the live blood slide on the microscope we have) hinders blood flow through the small capillaries and decreases oxygen absorption due to reduced surface area. Ozone reduces or eliminates clumping and red cell flexibility is restored, along with oxygen carrying ability. Oxygenation of the tissues increases and viscosity decreases. Ozone also oxidizes the plaque in arteries, allowing the removal of the breakdown products, unclogging the blood vessels. In fact it is now recognised by many naturopathic and other progressive physicians that the optimal treatment for reversing atherosclerosis is rotational intravenous treatments with EDTA chelation, ozone and Plaquex or another brand of phosphatidylcholine. In the UK is is hard to find doctors who can use all three.