Probably the biggest challenge that a pet parent will have isn’t administering ozone therapy, but getting oxygen to make medical grade ozone.
So how do you deal with this hurdle? Well, there are a number of ways to get oxygen and usually, it doesn’t turn out to be all that difficult in the end.
Let’s first define the issue.
Congratulations! You purchase your ozone equipment from O3Vets including an oxygen tank and are chomping at the bit to get going with it, but the oxygen tank arrives empty.
That’s not an accident. By federal regulation, we are not allowed to ship a full oxygen tank. So what do you do now? You can’t actually perform a treatment without oxygen!
Well, don’t get frustrated. It shouldn’t be that difficult, but in the cases that are, we can help!
Before I run through the options, you should know that there are really two “types” of oxygen that can be used.
I know it sounds counterintuitive, but the reality is that the oxygen used to fill a medical tank is exactly the same as the oxygen used to fill an industrial tank. Click here to read more on this. The main difference is that a store selling oxygen for medical use has to absolutely ensure that there is nothing in the tank before it is filled whereas industrial oxygen don’t have as strict of requirements.
If you happen to be seeing a holistic minded vet who understands ozone therapy, they should be willing to write you a prescription for oxygen that you can take to the medical oxygen supply company in your area and have your tank filled or exchanged.
Some veterinarians may actually supply you with oxygen themselves.
Find an industrial oxygen supply company in your area and call them to ensure that they will fill your tank or sell you a tank. Using Google’s search engine, click on the “maps” tab and type “welding oxygen near me” into the search bar.
Scuba diving stores fill oxygen tanks and might just fill yours. Using Google’s search engine under the “maps” tab, type “scuba diving oxygen near me”.
No one likes a moocher, but you might have a friend who uses oxygen for some reason (I do) and they can fill your little oxygen tank off of their big oxygen tank with a transfill hose.
Our position is that you can confidently use either medical or industrial oxygen, so the choice is really yours. The purist may only feel comfortable using a medical tank, while others will feel just fine with an industrial tank.
Regardless of the level of ease, ozone therapy is worth it! Don’t give up in your quest to find an oxygen supply source so that you can treat your furry friend with ozone therapy.
If you have questions, you can reach out to O3Vets at 517-925-8148 or write to us at [email protected]
O3Vets.com is a young and innovative company with the goal of helping alternative and integrative veterinarians understand and use oxidative therapies in their daily practices. One way to accomplish this is to begin a dialogue about these therapies, the science behind them, the practitioners that use them, and the outcomes that will serve to educate and enlighten veterinarians and pet owners alike.
That said…Welcome to the O3Vets blog!
It is our hope that this blog will be a venue for diverse information sharing, from answering equipment-related questions to interviews with integrative practitioners to news and upcoming events. While we will do our best to keep it fresh and informative, we also welcome your ideas, interests and suggestions at [email protected]
But wait, there’s more!
In addition to this blog, we are also providing an online forum where practitioners can network, converse and give and get answers to their medical questions. We want you to feel free to make this forum your peer-to-peer place to go for intelligent, insightful and lively discussions about oxidative therapies and how they improve quality of care. Periodically, we will also contribute to the forum as needed or requested.
Another service we are working on is a newsletter, which will provide the means for further developing some of the issues and topics that come up in the blog and the forum, and others that require more space to address properly. Again, we are always open to your ideas and suggestions so do not hesitate to drop us a line at [email protected] and let us know what’s on your mind.
And last but not least, we also would like to invite veterinarians that use ozone in their practices to take advantage of the O3Vets Practitioners map, which is on our web site o3vets.com and available to the public, worldwide. Simply go to O3Vets.com, click on the “Practitioners” tab and fill out the brief form. That’s all it takes and as soon as possible we will “put your practice on the map.”
Thank you for stopping by. We look forward to learning, sharing and growing with you!
Ozone was discovered in 1785 by Dutch physicist Martinus Van Marum, who smelled a peculiar sent which was being made near electrostatic machines. It was later synthesized, and in 1857 the first Ozone insufflations were tested on animals and humans. Since then, it has spread all across the world for many different purposes. Ozone therapy has a long history and many scientific studies performed to back up its validity.
Russia has recognized ozone therapy on a state level for medical use as well as for dermatological purposes! According to the Ministry of Public Health in Cuba, ozone therapy has been applied all throughout the country since 2009.
Altogether, there are over 26,000 ozone therapists throughout the world. With wide acceptance, many studies, and numerous practitioners, we have learned a great deal about how to use ozone.
There are a variety of ways in which ozone therapy can be administered to the patient. How do you know which one to use? In the following blog posts, I will be going over the different methods of applying ozone. In this one, however, I am going to be giving you an overview of all of them.
Major autohaemotherapy calls for the 10-250 ml of the patient’s blood to be drawn out. Ozone is then injected into the blood and the ozonated blood is re-introduced into a vein. These methods have been used to treat a wide variety of health problems. It is probably the most commonly used method of administration for ozone therapy today.
Minor autohaemotherapy involves using a syringe to remove a small amount of the patient’s blood from a vein with a syringe. The blood is then treated with an equal amount of ozone and given back to the patient as an intramuscular or subcutaneous injection. The blood and ozone becomes a type of auto-vaccine, which can be very specific and effective.
Direct intra-arterial and intravenous application (DIV)
An ozone/oxygen mixture is slowly injected into an artery or vein with a hypodermic syringe. Though not recommended by many within the ozone therapy world due to the danger of creating an embolism, this method is used primarily for arterial circulatory disorders.
Ozone is applied through the rectum and absorbed into the body through the intestine. Used for a wide variety of health problems, this method is considered one of the safest.
This method calls for ozone gas to be bubbled through distilled water or saline. The water is used externally to bathe wounds, burns and slow-healing skin infections.
Intra-articular injection (prolozone)
In this method, a specific mixture of procaine, vitamins, minerals and homeopathic remedies are injected directly into the joints. Ozone is also injected to the same site. It is used primarily by physicians throughout the world to treat joint pain, herniated discs, arthritis, and other joint diseases.
Instead of antibiotics, this can be very effective for mastitis in large animals. The lack of side effects or residue in animals such as dairy cows makes it a perfect choice as it will not affect the quality of their milk as an antibiotic would.
This non-invasive method uses a specially made plastic bag that is placed around the area to be treated. Ozone is pumped into the bag and absorbed into the body through the skin.
Used primarily to treat skin problems, ozone gas is added to olive, hemp, sunflower or other oils and applied as a balm or salve for long term, low-dose exposure. Studies show a more rapid healing effect.
Inhalation of ozone
Ozone can be bubbled through olive oil and the resulting atomized oil/ozone mix can be safely inhaled
You’ll want to watch out for our next blog which will be going over the differences between major and minor autohemotherapy.
You may have heard the term “rectal ozone” or “rectal ozone insufflation” and wondered, “Now how does that work!?” I’m here to tell you that although it may not sound all that wonderful, rectal ozone insufflation is a fantastic and simple way to do ozone therapy. There are at least seven different ways that a doctor or veterinarian can treat a patient with ozone therapy. Major Autohemotherapy, Vaginal insufflation, Rectal insufflation and ozonated saline account for the primary ways in which a health provider will treat many chronic and acute conditions. Some of the other methods are used in specific conditions but we’re not going to focus on them now.
If you have heard about ozone therapy and all of its health benefits it may interest you to know that you can perform either vaginal or rectal ozone insufflation on your pets in the comfort of your home! That’s right, you don’t even have to visit the vet. Rectal insufflation in particular has been used for many years as the primary form of ozone therapy administration used in Cuba. Because the government pays for all healthcare in Cuba, they searched for reliable and inexpensive treatment options and rectal ozone insufflation is one of those!
So what types of illnesses are treated with rectal ozone insufflation? You can treat almost anything that ozone therapy is used to treat using this method.
In fact, you can purchase a rectal ozone insufflation kit that has everything included to get going with ozone therapy for under $800! So why wait? Get going now and experience the power of zone! Have questions? Write to us at [email protected] for more information.
Ozone therapy has been in use in the United States since 2009. It is based on a discovery by the Dutch physicist Martinus Van Marum and was later synthesized to treat a variety of illnesses in both humans and animals. Many animal lovers and veterinarians alike seek alternative treatments to ailments ranging from gangrenous lesions to urinary tract obstructions to cancer. Holistic treatments such as Ozone Therapy can and should be explored as a safe and effective way to care for the animals that we love. Many ozone treatment options should be done under the care of a knowledgeable veterinarian. However, some ozone treatment options can be performed at home, like Ozone Rectal Insufflation.
In the 1930s, Payr and Aubourg, European physicians, were the first to introduce rectal insufflation as an Ozone application method. Ozone Rectal Insufflation is one of the safest methods of ozone application, making it an ideal holistic treatment option for many types of diseases afflicting animals. Side effects are virtually non-existent and little to no pain and discomfort is experienced.
In this method of application, ozone is applied to the animal inside the rectum. After being applied to the rectum, the ozone is absorbed into the intestine. Administration is very easy, and many people can treat their animals in their own home in a loving and friendly environment.
The O3 Vets Ozone Administration Kit contains the ozone resistant insufflation bag, catheter, and syringes. You will also need:
If you’re new to holistic therapies, it’s very normal and expected to be nervous about it. Rectal insufflation is practiced around the world and is very easy and safe.
Concentration: 35 μg/ ml
Total ml to administer: 1 ml per lb
Frequency: 2 times per week
# of Treatments 10-20
You will need to set your machine to produce the proper concentration of ozone. Afterwards, connect your insufflation bag to the device and produce the ozone. Once the bag is filled, disconnect the bag from the ozone generator and connect the catheter. Use a lubricant such as olive oil to lubricate the catheter. Insert the catheter into the rectum and slowly apply the ozone. Check out the following links or contact us for more information!
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