Ozone (O3) is a form of oxygen that has been used in medicine for over 100 years. Ozone is“unstable”, preferring naturally to return to its more stable state of O2, what we know as oxygen. It is in the movement back to O2 that peroxides are created and oxygen molecules become immediately available to the cells of the body. Ozone therapy was first developed in Germany in the 1930s; its use immediately spread throughout Europe and soon after became available in the US and worldwide.
Major autohemotherapy (MAH) is an ozone therapy that introduces oxygen to the patient by intravenous drip. This procedure involves removing 60mL of the patient’s blood, mixing it with 0.9% normal saline and an equal amount of ozone. It is immediately dripped back into the patient through an IV catheter. The procedure takes between 30 and 45 minutes to complete. MAH can be combined with ultraviolet blood irradiation (UBI), which amplifies the effectiveness of both therapies.
Ozone therapy, regardless of how it is administered, corrects oxidant stress more than any other treatment. And all patients suffering from chronic disease are plagued with excessive oxidant stress. It is also effective in cases of chronic infections such as hepatitis, herpes, Epstein-Barr, and MRSA. Ozone has this effect because it stimulates the immune cells to produce more of the infection killing hormones called cytokines. That’s why it works so well when combined with antibiotics and antiviral therapies.
Ozone therapies are safe and effective when performed by trained individuals using strict protocols, and there are no known side effects when properly administered. It is both an alternative and adjunct treatment to pharmaceutical therapy.
Other forms of ozone therapy include joint injection (see the prolozone card), intramuscular injection and rectal or vaginal insufflation.
Ozone therapy helps these common problems:
- Acute and chronic pain
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Infectious diseases
- Any disease state where tissues are oxygen deprived