What is Ozone Therapy?

Naturopathic Physician Dr. PomroyOzone was first discovered in Germany in 1840. In the late 1800’s, it had clearly been identified as an anti-infective treatment and became crucial to the waterworks industry, proving absolutely invaluable in water treatment facilities, even to this day.

In 1901 and 1902, Siemens company publicized hygiene using ozone and built ozone-manufacturing plants to service municipal water treatment facilities in Germany in order to fight the spread of infectious agents such as Typhus.

Ozone is believed to have been used as medicine for the first time during World War I, by a physician named Albert Wolf, to fight infections from battle wounds. By the 1930’s, dental physicians were widely using ozone therapy. Subsequent decades of research on ozone world-wide, both in industry and clinical uses, stand as a significant contribution to the world. Ozone’s benefits in medicine today have never been clearer.

Today, medical ozone therapy is used throughout Europe and Canada in 100’s of clinics and hospitals, and to a lesser degree in the United States. Some forward thinking physicians in the United States championed ozone therapy back in the late 1940’s.

Since that time its use clinically has slowly gained the attention it deserves here in the United States, largely among naturopathic doctors, but also holistic dentists, and some medical doctors. A protégé of one such forward thinking doctor, introduced and trained me in medical ozone therapy 22 years ago, while I was still a medical student.

Since that time, I continued to refine my skills, first-hand, in the clinical applications of ozone therapy with Dr. Renate Viebahn and Dr. Wasser, both of whom are world renowned for their lineage and use of medical ozone. I have safely and effectively used medical ozone in my practice the last 19 years.

Pure medical grade ozone in the hands of trained clinicians is exceptionally safe with an incomparable safety record over many decades. Ozone is part of the natural world. It protects our planet from the ravages of solar radiation, and is naturally produced in the body to aid the immune system’s response to invasion. Like anything, including water, excess amounts can be toxic when given in greater amounts than what the body can use. Ozone is no different. Only a trained clinician will know how best to use ozone therapy.
Ozone as a therapy has remarkable properties that make it effective as part of a therapeutic plan for almost every disease. In certain conditions, ozone can be a stand-alone treatment. Because of ozone’s therapeutic properties, it enhances the therapeutic potential of other treatments as well as the body’s ability to heal.

  • Ozone is a potent immune system regulator
    Under-active immune system => ozone stimulates (e.g. cancer)
    Over active immune system => ozone calms (e.g. auto immune, allergies)
    Ozone improves circulation down to the capillaries
    Enhances oxygen uptake by the cells of the body by stimulating diphosphoglycerate (DPG)
    Hemoglobin is induced to release oxygen to cells easier
    helps conditions of oxygen deprived tissue
    Ozone greatly increases antioxidant protection
    Destroys pathogens it contacts
    Stimulates mitochondrial function
    reduced mitochondrial activity is deep cause underlying all chronic degenerative disease
    Stimulates messenger cytokines such as:
    gamma interferon, interleukin-2, colony stimulating factor, and TNF-alpha)

The conditions helped include, but are not limited to, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, Meniere’s disease, multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis, Lou Gehrig’s, chronic inflammation, diabetes, muscle pain, joint pain, heart disease, circulatory disorders, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, herpes, hepatitis A-B-C, shingles, AIDS, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, autoimmune diseases, macular degeneration, symptoms of rapid aging, diabetes, and others.
Certain ailments can respond well to ozone alone. Most of the time ozone is incorporated into a complete wellness program that addresses multiple factors presented by any illness. Ozone therapy is not a cure-all, but it is absolutely indispensable, and is part of the natural order of life and healing.
There are several ways clinicians apply ozone:

Insulflation, bagging, intra-muscular injection, intra-articular injections, and major and minor autohemotherapy (MAHT) are examples of ozone administration.

With major autohemotherapy 50 to 150ml of blood are removed into a sterile bottle. Ozone is injected into the bottle and mixed, allowing the red and white blood cells to take up the ozone. The ozonated blood is then returned to the body. The entire procedure takes about 40-50 minutes.

Ozone needs to be applied by a skilled clinician who will intelligently combine it and other treatment modalities into a comprehensive, individualized program for the patient (including nutrition and detoxification, homeopathy, diet and lifestyle recommendations, etc.) which synergize and enhance the body’s ability to self heal. Discuss your condition with your clinician you will guide you and know when ozone may be useful for you.

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