Since the discovery of ozone by the German chemist Christian Friedrich Schönbein in 1840, its medical use has increased in different parts of the world; there is more interest from health professionals to know how it works and what are its benefits; the number of ozone therapists keeps growing all around the world; and an increasing number of patients are benefiting from it.
Pre-clinical research and clinical trials on the use of ozone therapy have been carried out in Cuba, Germany, Italy, Russia and other countries, with considerable scientific rigor, obtaining results that support its practice using different medical protocols. We express our most sincere recognition to Dr. Velio Bocci, Emeritus Professor of Physiology at the University of Siena, for the significant and important contributions he has made in favor of ozone therapy in the fields or research, teaching, information and patient care, to the point that within the ozone therapy history he must be considered as one of its most important pioneers.
What is Ozone ?
Ozone is trivalent oxygen which is formed in the atmosphere by UV radiation, thus filtering out the sun’s dangerous UV radiation.
The bactericidal, fungicidal and virucidal effects of ozone open up a wide range of indications for therapists.
Ozone/ Oxygen Therapy
If we refer to ozone therapy here, it is actually an ozone/oxygen mixture which is meant. The concentration for therapeutical applications is 0 – 80 µg/ml, and is used in particular for large and small autohaemo therapies, bag gassing, intestine insufflation, underpressure gassing and for the production of ozonized water.
We use HUMAZON® -ProMedic generators in our clinic which are limited to max. 80 µg/ml . The range from 0 – 80 µg/ml is most adequate for therapeutical purposes, and has been proven in daily practice for decades.
MAIN ROUTES OF APPLICATION
Medical ozone can be applied locally or parenterally. The various routes of application of ozone can be used alone or combined, in order to attain a synergistic effect.
1) Major Ozone Therapy
The rank of volumes to use varies between 50 ml and 100 ml. Blood volumes greater than 200 ml must be avoided to prevent any risk of hemodynamic disturbances, especially in elderly or unbalanced patients. The perfusion set to be used must be certified and never should be made of PVC or other materials that react to ozone. The number of treatment sessions and the ozone dosage administered will depend on the patient’s general condition, age and main disease. From the clinical point of view the patient’s improvement occurs between the fifth and tenth session, and it is considered that after the twelfth session the antioxidant defense mechanisms are already activated. The treatment is given in a cycle that is administered daily, from Monday to Friday and also could be administered two to three times a week.
2) Minor Ozone Thearpy
3) Paravertebral injections
4) Intraarticular injections
5) Subcutan injections
6) Rectal Insufflation
7) Bag gassing
8) Ozone oil
RANGES OF DISEASES FOR OZONE/OXYGEN THERAPY APPLICATIONS
- Biological regeneration , Gout, Fibromyalgia, Chronic kidney failure, Cancer Nephropathies.
- Neurovegetatives illnesses: Alzheimer, parkinson, dementia syndromes.
- Pulmonary illnesses: Emphysema, COPED, acute respiratory distress syndrome.
- Ophthalmological illnesses: Retinosis pigmentarias, cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration related to age.
- Hematology illnesses: Thalassaemia B, scklemia.
- Vascular Illnesses: HTN, venous insufficiency, peripheral arterial illness, CVA, cardiacs ischemia, veined stasis.
- Viral Illnesses: Herpes simple, herpes zoster, AIDS, hepatitis A, B, C, papilloma human virus.
- Cerebral palsy
- Dermatological illnesses
- Orthopedic illnesses
- Allergic illnesses
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Lupus Erythematosus
- Systemic Rheumatoid arthritis
- Crohn’s illness, Intestine inflammatory illnesses
- Multiple sclerosis