Ozone Therapy at Home?

Would you like to start performing ozone therapy at home? Is that possible? Is it safe? How do I get started?  If these are some of the questions your asking about performing ozone therapy at home, then I hope to get you those answers. You see, ozone therapy isn’t something that is new and without scientific backing. Ozone therapy has been around since the early 1900’s and has hundreds of studies on the topic. In the past, the only way to take advantage of this awesome therapy was to make an appointment at the clinic and take time out of your day to go. However, now, you have the opportunity to do ozone therapy at home! How you may ask? Check out the O3 Vets Hummingbird Kit!

 

How Easy is it Really?

It’s really, really easy! For most of you, I’m sure, you’re new to ozone therapy and may not know a lot about it. I would encourage you to do some googling and watch some you tube videos for some general information. Also, check out our info center at the top of the screen to get a whole host of information! We have general information about ozone therapy, the uses of it, and the different modes of application.

Now, to answer the question directly. Ozone therapy doesn’t require any complicated equipment. All you really need is an oxygen tank and ozone generator to get started!

What do I need?

In order to start producing ozone, you’ll need  the following items:

  1.  Ozone generator
  2. Oxygen cylinder
  3. Pediatric Oxygen Regulator
  4. Oxygen Tubing

These items will only get you started producing ozone. You’ll need other items to get you started with producing ozone therapy at home. People often spend much time doing research and trying to find the correct information and equipment. It can be very overwhelming!

Luckily, we have everything you need just in a small kit called the Hummingbird Kit! In this kit, you’ll have everything you need to do ozone therapy at home.

Whether you are an experienced user of ozonated water, or new to the product, this timely article is intended to educate the consumer on the benefits of adding ozone to water, and to provide a helpful how-to for the consumer to begin ozonating water for veterinary applications.

What is Ozonated Water?

As explained in previous articles on the topic, ozone (O3) is the triatomic form of oxygen, meaning it is a molecule composed of three oxygen atoms. In contrast, O2 (the oxygen that we breathe) is diatomic, in that it is a molecule composed of two bonded oxygen atoms. Compared to the very stable O2 form of oxygen, the additional oxygen atom that comprises ozone creates a highly reactive and short-lived atomic arrangement. However, if ozone is bonded with water, the life of the additional oxygen atom is briefly extended, allowing sufficient time for the benefits of ozone to be harnessed and applied.

What are the uses for Ozonated Water?

Ozone, whether in its gaseous form or bonded with water, is a highly effective sterilization agent. Numerous studies have proven the efficacy of ozone for killing bacteria and eliminating toxins. For example:

As a veterinarian, the benefits of using ozonated water to sanitize and sterilize are many. Research has found ozonated water to be a safe method for eliminating external bacteria on an animal’s body. Bathing wounds, burns, and slow-healing skin infections with ozonated water has proven effective in reducing infection risks. In Russia, physicians have used ozonated water to irrigate body cavities during surgery, and in both Russia and Cuba, ozonated water is used to treat a variety of intestinal and gynecological problems, including ulcerative colitis, duodenal ulcers, gastritis, diarrhea, and vulvovaginitis.

How is water ozonated?

Water does not naturally hold ozone well. After being initially ozonated for 20-30 minutes, water must be recharged with ozone every 20 minutes while being used in order for O3 concentration levels to remain adequately elevated. Three pieces of equipment are required for ozonating water:

For personal safety, these components MUST be made specifically for the purpose of ozonating liquids, as these purposely designed O3 generators have a built-in destruct mechanism that prevents O3 gas from escaping from the system and into the air. As breathing ozone gas is harmful, using generic, non-specific componentry to ozonate water can pose a serious health hazard.

Ozone Bubbler

An ozone bubbler is an instrument used to “bubble” ozone through water, and (as with ozone generators) there are bubblers designed specifically for the purpose of ozonating liquids. Bubblers that utilize a glass container, rather than stone or plastic, are recommended. Ozone will break down stone and plastic, which will contaminate the ozonated water.

Procedure

For water to be properly ozonated, ozone should be allowed to bubble through a water sample for no less than 20 minutes. While the desired concentration of O3 in water will vary with the ozonated water’s intended use, generally speaking, the goal when ozonating water is to allow it to absorb the maximum amount of ozone that it can hold. Even at maximum saturation, the amount of O3 in ozonated water is too low to be harmful to the human body, and O3 in water will quickly revert to O2. With a short “shelf life,” it is essential to use ozonated water quickly following its production.

We trust this article has been helpful. If you have additional comments or questions, please contact us or post them to our online forum.

For those who have not considered ozone therapy, I would like us all to consider a story of a friend, Clarence. His story is not unusual. Clarence is not one out of a million. Clarence is just like every other happy dog with a loving family. Just as with every family, this story tells the journey of not just the pet, but also the whole family. If you choose to continue reading, you will hear the very common struggle of a family with a sick loved one as well as the hope that an alternative treatment like ozone therapy can bring.

Everyone say hi to Clarence! Clarence is an 82 pound golden Lab who had his first visit to a veterinary clinic on August 2, 2014 with severe abdominal pain, constipation, and breathing issues. That sad, stressful, Saturday night, the pet owners rushed Clarence into the facility 45 minutes before closing. The CT scan showed that his gums were dehydrated and a mass in his abdomen preventing him from defecating. On Sunday, they were advised to take Clarence to a specialist. Though they were uncomfortable with this, they felt as if they did not have many options. On Monday, they loaded Clarence into the family car and drove to the specialist. When they arrived, they were encouraged to have Clarence undergo surgery. The doctor informed them that if they didn’t, Clarence’s body would deteriorate over the next 24 hours, and afterwards, he would die.  The owners were not satisfied with this option, and in disparity, went back to the veterinary clinic. After talking with Rachel, their veterinarian, they decided to take a chance and treat Clarence with Ozone Therapy.

Clarence, started the Ozone therapy on August 4, 2014. Over the next four days, Clarence was given ozone treatments along with antibiotics and other supplements. The ozone was administered in multiple ways including directly into the abdomen, into the rectum, through an IV, and topically in the form of ozonated oils.  Over the next few days Clarence’s health improved immensely! An ultrasound showed what the doctors thought was impossible, the mass in his stomach had been reduced, and Clarence was able to defecate again!

Sadly, Ozone therapy has been widely ignored as an acceptable method of treatment. Ozone is a proven therapy with a long history of safety and efficacy but, few people know of or would even consider ozone therapy. The vast majority of pet owners and veterinarians could benefit so immensely from the use of ozone therapy for their pets and patients.  We would encourage you to read more about the effects and uses for ozone therapy in the veterinary clinic.

Get a GREAT DEAL on SUPERIOR VETERINARY TRAINING

Sign up now for the full-day, Pre-Conference Veterinary Training – Medical Ozone and Biophotonic Therapy at SOPMed 2015, on Thursday, June 25, and get a $195 discount on the cost of the main Conference.

But this isn’t just a great deal, it’s also training you cannot afford to miss whether you are new to alternative photonic and oxidative therapies or need a top-notch refresher course. Everyone interested in integrative veterinary medicine will benefit from the in-depth session beginning with an overview of ozone and biophotonic therapy in a classroom setting and continuing in the wet labs with hands-on instruction using live animals. This intensive course will be taught by Dr. Kathy Backus and Jon Lowe and will run from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Following the pre-Conference training, the main Conference on Friday and Saturday, June 26-27, offers a broad range of Lectures and General Sessions by renowned experts on subjects as diverse as medical lights and lasers, redox signaling and business success, to name just a few.

On Saturday veterinarians will spend the afternoon with four of the nation’s top alternative veterinarians discussing areas of special interest, including:

• Margo Roman, DVM – Ozone in Micro-Biome Restorative Therapy and Prolozone Therapy
• Betsy Hershey, DVM – O3UV in Oncology
• Kathy Backus, DVM – Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields (PEMF)
• Rachel Jones, DVM – O3 Case Studies

And then there is the venue itself, Snowbird, Utah, one of the nation’s premiere skiing destinations is also a summertime haven for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy activities like hiking, biking, horseback riding, and gondola rides through the breathtaking mountains and valleys. Others may want to treat themselves to a little R & R and pampering courtesy of the Cliff Lodge Spa where SOPMed attendees get a 50% discount on services and amenities including, a relaxing solarium, full-service salon, eucalyptus steam room, dry sauna, yoga room, rooftop lap pool, and an extensive fitness gym.

So take advantage of this great opportunity to get excellent training at an excellent price at SOPMed 2015 in Snowbird Utah, June 25 – 27, 2015. Contact us at info@sopvet.com for discount registration information and check out www.sopmed.org to learn more about the entire Conference.

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 info@o3vets.com.

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 info@O3vets.com 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 Autohemotherapy

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 Autohemotherapy

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.

Insufflation

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.

Ozonated water

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.

Intramammary infusion 

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.  

Limb bagging

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.

Ozonated oil

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.