Animal Therapy : Ozone and Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation 101
Are you considering adding ozone and ultraviolet blood irradiation to your veterinary services but don’t know where to begin? Well here are a few basics about what it is, how it works and tips for choosing the right machine for your needs.
The protocol simply combines two individual treatments – Major or Minor Auto Hemo Therapy (MAHT or mAHT respectively) and ultraviolet blood irradiation, both of which offer significant benefits on their own. Together, however, they have proven to be safe, effective and a valuable asset, especially when conventional treatments fail.
Specifically, ozone and ultraviolet blood irradiation combined involves extracting blood from the patient, diluting the blood with saline in a bag, infusing the mixture with ozone created in an ozone generator, pumping the mixture through cuvette tubing into a ultraviolet light machine and back into the blood bag, and finally, re-injecting the treated blood into the patient.
In daily practice, veterinarians nationwide are seeing excellent results using the combined therapies to treat a broad range of conditions, diseases and injuries because it works to stimulate the immune system, detoxify the body, provide antioxidant protection, and improve oxygen uptake. Like any therapy, protocols must be followed (here’s a good example http://o3vets.com/o3uv-less-than-20-lbs-protocol/#) and the number of therapy sessions will be determined by factors like the patient’s overall health and whether the condition is chronic or acute. Acute illnesses can often be remedied with 1-3 treatments while chronic illnesses may require as many as 10-12 sessions, with a response from most illnesses seen within 4-5 treatments. If no response is seen by that point, the clinician should evaluate whether ozone and ultraviolet blood irradiation will be an effective method of treatment for the animal, illness or condition.
According to O3UV pioneer Dr. Frank Shallenberger,
“O3UV stimulates and stabilizes rather than suppressing biological functions… [O3UV] itself does not produce the healing effect. Instead, it induces the body’s innate healing mechanisms to create the healing effect. Thus, unlike medications and herbs, it can be successfully used in essentially every medical condition regardless of the diagnosis.”
When deciding which machines to purchase for generating ozone and providing ultraviolet blood irradiation, there a few things to keep in mind. First, when it comes to ozone, you will want a machine that can be used to ozonate water/saline and oils as well as for infusing blood. Other attributes to consider are whether it can measure the ozone concentration in real time in both gas and water.
Regarding ultraviolet machines, the ideal machine utilizes light energy across the entire spectrum including UVA, UVC and blue light energy. To maximize photonic benefits, a 360° interface is preferable, allowing the blood to receive the highest possible level of exposure. At the same time, a machine that requires minimal maintenance is also a strong point, and users should never have to do anything except change lamps and fuses over the life of the machine. Also helpful is an ultraviolet light irradiation machine with an hour counter to track lamp usage. One more thing to think about before purchasing is whether the machine is available in the correct voltage for your country – either 110v or 230v.
Still unsure? Consider joining us in June at SOPVet 2015 Snowbird, Utah for a full day of ozone and ultraviolet blood irradiation Pre-Conference training followed by the two-day SOPMed Conference with sessions covering UV, ozone, light and lasers, magnetics, oxidation: redox, and much, much more. Vets attending both the Pre-Conference and main Conference qualify for a discount! Check it out at https://sopvet.com/.