Ozone is a pale blue gas with a distinctively pungent smell. It is a an inorganic molecule with the chemical formula O3. Ozone occurs in the Earths upper atmosphere where it forms a protective layer that shields us from the suns harmful ultraviolet rays. Ozone gas discovered in the mid-nineteenth century and researchers believe it has many theraupetic effects. Medical ozone is used to disinfect and treat disease, against bacteria and viruses. Its effects are proven, consistent and safe .
Ozone therapy is useful for many conditions including: heart disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, herpes, hepatitis, interstitial cystitis, diabetes, Lyme disease, chemical sensitivity, macular degeneration, intestinal disorders, skin disease, auto-immune disorders and more.
Diseases and complications are often caused by oxidative stress in the body. Research from 2018 indicated that ozone may correct oxidative stress by activating the body’s immune and antioxidant systems and reducing inflammation.
Ozone therapy oxygenates hemoglobin (red blood cells) and strengthens immune system. It improves blood circulation, mineral absorption and heart function. When ozone comes into contact with body fluids, the resulting reactions form more proteins and red blood cells. This increases oxygen supply in body. It’s also effective at detoxifying the lymph system and cells, helpings to purge the skin, leaving face looking radiant.
Ozone therapy may be used for a variety of conditions. People with breathing disorders may be good candidates for ozone therapy. Therapy could be helpful for wound healing, a common side effect of diabetes. Indicated that ozone therapy may help with knee osteoarthritis by improving range of motion and delaying decline. People with rheumatoid arthritis or back pain or hernia may also benefit from ozone therapy. Also ozone has additionally been used and studied in many aspects of dentistry.
The father of ozone is Christian Friedrich Schönbein, German chemist who discovered and named ozon in 1840 at the University of Basel, Switz. Because of the pronounced smell, Schönbein coined the term “ozone” for the new gas, from the Greek word “ozein”, meaning “to smell”.
Ozone is made by passing pure oxygen gas through a crystal tube through which an electrical spark is directed. The electrical energy breaks apart the oxygen molecules and what emerges from the other side is a mixture of oxygen and ozone. This is medical ozone for ozone therapy. Nikola Tesla was a genius inventor who designed in 1896 an ozone generator for producing ozone and formed the Tesla Ozone Company. The company has patented a number of ozone- based inventions. Nikola Tesla was the first who made ozonated olive oil and sold it to doctors.
In the Nineteenth Century ozon was used for disinfection methods for drinking water. As early as the First World War, ozones bactericidal properties were used to treat infected wounds, mustard gas burns and fistulas.
In the last few years ozone treatment has seen growing interest from diverse medical disciplines, and research is in progress to delineate its effects on biological systems and to define its clinical applications. Many health organizations for ozone therapy were established under International Scientific Committee of Ozonotherapy- ISCO3) regulations.
Here are some benefits of using ozone in medicine.
Ozone therapy increase blood flow to brain which has a huge and better concetration. Ozone speeds up wound healing, it also treats bacterial infections and decreased inflammation. The combination of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits makes ozone a powerful way to upgrade teeth and gums.
It increase the production of interferon interleukin-2 and tumor necrosis factor which help fight infections and cancer. Ozone optimizes the Krebs citric acid cycle function. This stimulates basic metabolism. In autohemotherapy, ozone is administered to increase the oxygenation and the red cell fluiditey in the treated blood aliquot and eliminating the pathogens. In this techique some blood are drawn, mixed with a dose of ozone-oxygen and then returned to the patient.
Because of unique properties, ozone is applied in many sectors of medicine. It is used in dermatology, dentistry, orthopedics, traumatology and surgery,…
Sometimes ozone therapy has a side effects, but they are rare. Accidental inhalation may lead to minor symptoms like burning of eyes, headaches and fatigue. In general it is a very safe therapy, easy to apply and well received by the majority of patients.