I read that in 1980, the German Medical Society for Ozone Therapy surveyed 644 therapists about their use of ozone treatment on patients. These 644 therapists had collectively administered 5,579,238 ozone treatments to 384,775 patients.
Out of all of these treatments, there were only 40 cases of side effects, which equals an astonishingly low rate of 0.000007%. That was 30 years ago. How has the USA's medical world responded to this incredible information? Slowly and poorly but after 30 years we are finally waking up.
Some medical areas where it can be quite helpful are:
- Intensive Care
My feeling is that ozone is getting a bad reputation because it is an unstable molecule (O3) attracted to pollution that grabs its third oxygen molecule to create a stable molecule of 2 molecules instead of 3 molecules.
When we get reports about bad smog days in terms of ozone content we deduce incorrectly that it is ozone that is the problem. I strongly suspect that if the particulate matter which the EPA says is the real problem is not present then neither would the excessive ozone be present.
That does not mean that I recommend ozonators for breathing air unless you are trying to kill mold or whatever other germ, virus or bacteria it is good at killing. NO PEOPLE, PLANTS OR PETS in the same space as an ozone machine in action cleaning the space it is in. Quite special actually. And even then I would counsel that you leave the area while the AIR ozonator is at work.
Because I love to soak for HOURS in a warm water environment, hot tub insecticide filtering adjuncts are MY favorite usage. They are used to purify and increase the O2 content of drinking water as well. Fresh rain water and vegetables both have H2O2 in them which is loosely stated a variation of ozone in a more stable form.
At a meeting I attended featuring key researchers with the EPA I learned that this spokesperson favored HEPA filters over ozone. Unless the health oriented ozone is VERY carefully monitored I have to agree. He did mention that ozone had insecticide capabilities.
That was the only glimmer of positive attitude towards ozone and it seemed very insufficient attention put on such a profoundly powerful healing tool. I had to wonder if their focus on pollutants in the form of particulate matter made them lose sight of the importance of clarifying the medical applications of ozone.
What Is Ozone?
The oxygen you breathe is present in the air as a pair of oxygen atoms. This is the most stable form of oxygen, and itâ€™s colorless. Ozone is a blue colored form of oxygen (it's what makes the sky blue), and unlike regular oxygen, it is composed of three oxygen atoms instead of two.
It is the addition of the third oxygen atom that makes ozone â€œsuperchargedâ€ oxygen, and gives it all of its remarkable medical properties.The use of ozone to treat various medical conditions was first developed in Germany in the early 1950's. Today, medical ozone therapy is common throughout Europe, and its use has gradually been spreading in America over the last 25 years.
Ozone Is Toxic Isn't It?
Anything, including water and oxygen, is toxic if given in amounts that exceed the body's capacity to utilize it. Ozone is found naturally in the body. The white cells make it as part of the immune response. Pure medical grade ozone, when it is used according to the established medical guidelines, has a safety record that is unparalleled.
Medical Properties Of Ozone
Ozone has five properties that account for why it works so well not only for macular degeneration, but also for most other chronic age related conditions as well:
1. Ozone is a potent regulator of the immune system. This means that when the immune system is overactive (as in auto-immune disease), ozone will calm it down. Conversely, when the immune system is under active as in cancer, AIDS, and chronic infections, ozone will stimulate it.
This unique ability of ozone stems from its action on the membranes of white cells that causes them to produce immune related messenger molecules called cytokines. Examples of cytokines are gamma interferon, interleukin-2, colony stimulating factor, and TNF-alpha just to name a few.
2. Ozone stimulates increased uptake of oxygen by stimulating the enzyme diphosphoglycerate (DPG). DPG enables the release of oxygen from the hemoglobin molecule so that it can be taken up into the cell.In the absence of an adequate amount of DPG, our cells become starved for oxygen.This is a common problem in diabetics.
3. Ozone improves circulation. It does this by enhancing the flow characteristics of blood as a liquid. This effect enables more of the oxygen carrying hemoglobin to reach the capillaries where ultimately the cells will receive more of the oxygen they require. Many patients with chronic inflammatory conditions have impaired circulation.
4. Ozone increases antioxidant protection more than any other therapy including vitamin C. Most people with chronic disease have deficient antioxidant defenses.
5 Ozone is a powerful mitochondrial stimulant. The fundamental underlying cause behind all degenerative disease from diabetes to heart disease to cancer is decreased mitochondrial energy production. Ozone can often correct this problem.
How Is Ozone Used Medically?
Ozone therapy should only be used by professionals who have been fully trained in its use. Doctors who want such training can receive it from Dr. Shallenberger, who offers training sessions twice a year in the United States and internationally.
Autotherapy is the most common, and in most cases the most effective way ozone is administered. The patient sits in a chair and has from 6-12 ounces of blood removed into a sterilized bottle.Then ozone is injected into the bottle, and the bottle is gently shaken, 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 30-40 minutes.
Is Ozone Therapy For Me?
This is a decision for a doctor who is trained and experienced in the medical use of ozone. Some conditions simply will not clear up unless ozone is used, and of course many conditions will clear up without ozone. Because of its many therapeutic properties, ozone can be used as part of a therapeutic plan for almost every disease.
It is invaluable in the treatment of heart disease and circulatory disorders. Chronic infections such as hepatitis-C, herpes, Lyme, and AIDS respond very favorably to ozone. It is also very helpful in chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and autoimmune diseases.
It is important to realize that ozone therapy is not a panacea or some kind of magic bullet. Although it is often an indispensable modality, it is only rarely effective by itself. In the great majority of cases it must be combined with an individualized program of other alternative and natural therapies, such as nutrition and detoxification.
A South Florida source. See also http://www.ozoneforhealth.com
In closing, many positive usages for ozone exist such as in special air cleaners. Ozonation aside, the best way to get extra oxygen into your human body is to learn to breathe better. It even works when you are sleeping. The autonomic nervous system gets a HUGE and extremely health supporting rebalancing as well.
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