Medical Ozone Therapy
Ozone (O3) is an ‘activated’ form of oxygen where three atoms of oxygen are attached together, compared to oxygen (O2) where two molecules are attached together. Ozone and oxygen act completely different from one another. Ozone is more active and oxidative than oxygen, making it valuable for many diverse applications. Ozone is used in air purification and also applied internally and externally in Medical Ozone Therapy utilized by doctors and dentists. In the field of medicine, ozone has been used responsively around the world mainly in Europe, Asia, South America and now in North America1. Medical Ozone Therapy is used to disinfect and heal external wounds, burns, and rashes, boost the immune system, is anti-aging, increases oxygenation and energy production in the cells, increases the activity of "Anti-Oxidant Enzyme Systems”, reduces the level of acidity of the body, and aids the body with bacterial and viral systemic diseases1.
Ozone acts in the body by oxidation and oxygenation. In the presence of ozone unhealthy cells and microorganisms cannot exist and with sufficient oxygen cells cannot become diseased. When ozone (O3) is introduced into the body, its third oxygen atom attaches itself to harmful microorganisms2. In doing this, the ozone oxidizes or destroys them. This process is called oxidation. Then, ozone changes to oxygen (O2) increasing the oxygen levels in the body2. This is the process called oxygenation. Since oxygen is the most critical requirement for life, substances that increase the level of oxygen in the body are most beneficial to optimum health. Ozone used in Medical Ozone Therapy has to be pure and free of all potential contaminants1. The practitioner must ensure the ozone is made to specific concentrations to provide an appropriate therapeutic benefit.
The common Medical Ozone Therapy applications include:
- Rectal Insufflation – infusing ozone rectally for systemic benefits with larger quantities going to the gut and liver for chronic colitis and chronic hepatitis2
- Vaginal Insufflation – infusing ozone vaginally for systemic benefits, especially useful for vaginal and vulvar problems such as persistent yeast infections, herpes infections, and vulvodynia2.
- Auricular Ozone – helps treat head related symptoms: allergies, mold and yeast infections, sore throats, swollen glands, brain fog2.
- Ozonated Olive Oil – useful first aid cream for acne, skin lesions, burns, fungal infections (eg. Of the toe nail), herpes, eczema, leg sores, bed sores, gingivitis, hemorrhoids, STD's, cold sores, and many others2.
- Bagging – a topical ozone application used to treat gangrene, diabetic foot ulcers, bed sores, burns, any wounds that are infected or slow healing, or those that refuse to heal2.
- Ozonated Water – systemic benefits by decreasing acidity levels in the body, instead of using alkaline water, can be applied topically.
Dr Risk and Dr. Kohlman use BioMeridian testing to determine stress in the body, as well as food and environmental sensitivities that can be contributing to various symptoms. Medical Ozone Therapy may be used in conjunction with a treatment plan that deals with all the contributing factors, and life style changes to increase the level of oxygen in the body to bring it back to optimal health.
(1) Taylor, J., Oxygen Healing Therapies. (2011). What is Ozone? Retrieved from http://www.oxygenhealingtherapies.com/What_Is_Ozone.html
(2) Chung Institute. Ozone Therapy (Bio-Oxidative Therapy). Retrieved from http://www.chunginstitute.com/Chung_Institute/Ozone_therapy_general.html