Ozone (O3) is a molecule consisting of three oxygen atoms, which is very reactive and decomposes within a short time to oxygen (O2). It is a colorless gas that is heavier than air. Because of its highly oxidative effect, it is also referred to as active oxygen.
In nature, ozone arises i.a. in a thunderstorm; in the lightning discharge by the electric current flow between clouds and ground.
In practice, ozone is produced with the help of modern equipment made of pure medical oxygen and used as an ozone-oxygen mixture.
Ozone is – properly dosed and applied – a cure. In medicine, ozone is internally used as a small and large autologous blood treatment (also commonly called “blood wash” by laymen) and externally applied as ozone bag fumigation.
In the blood, ozone reacts in various chemical compounds. It has a powerful circulation-promoting effect, because ozone makes the red blood cells more mobile and their cell membranes more elastic, which significantly improves the fluidity or the flow properties of the blood. It also increases the oxygen binding capacity of red blood cells. The oxygen transport improves and the supply of oxygen to the tissue increases.
The unimaginably complex and fine vascular system of the human body would, if one puts all blood vessels in a row, result in a length of 90.000km! Therefore, a perfusion improvement ultimately benefits every cell. The detoxifying effect on the liver and kidneys also results in a favorable influence on the blood constituents.
Numerous studies have also shown that ozone-oxygen therapy has an immune-stimulating effect by activating immunocompetent cells (release of so-called cytokines).
The multi-faceted effects on the overall system described here provide a broad indication for ozone-oxygen therapy:
For all forms of circulatory disorders
- peripheral (extremities, e.g., intermittent claudication, smoker’s leg, diabetic foot, etc.)
- central (brain, for example, with decreasing concentration and memory, after a stroke, tinnitus, etc.)
- coronary (coronary arteries, after a heart attack or angina pectoris)
- in cancer therapy, by optimizing the oxygen metabolism
- in liver diseases (chronic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis) and as liver protection
- in rheumatic diseases
- in allergies and immunodeficiency
- Diabetes mellitus
- Hypertension, heart failure, etc.
Only in patients with hyperthyroidism or in “hemophiliacs” is therapy with ozone contraindicated.
In the “small autologous blood treatment”, blood is taken from the patient’s vein, mixed with the ozone oxygen in the syringe and injected directly back into the gluteal muscle. This therapy is mainly used for allergies and atopic dermatitis.
In the “great autologous blood treatment”, blood is taken from the patient via a vacuum system and mixed with the ozone in a sterile bottle. The “activated” blood is returned via the same access as a drip infusion, so that the vein only needs to be punctured once.
As a rule, vitamins, trace elements and minerals that are tailored to the disease are added to the infusion.
For a good therapeutic success 10-15 ozone treatments are necessary. Depending on the disease, maintenance therapy at adjusted intervals may be useful afterwards.