Ozone Indications and Treatment Chart
A whole number of pathological conditions exist which can be influenced positively or even healed by ozone. This is a fact which has been confirmed by a wide series of scientific investigations and medical publications. As a rule, medical ozone is applied in addition to other therapeutic methods ie it belongs to the field of complementary medicine.
As with all other forms of medical treatment, no 100 % guarantee can be given that ozone therapy will alleviate the condition it has been applied for. Success will vary according to the patient’s state of health, the frequency of ozone treatment, the doses and concentrations applied, and a number of other factors.
MAHT can be applied with great profit in the form of an additional, biological therapy in malignant conditions. Here we make use of ozone’s immune-activating properties, produced when it is applied at a low dose. Immune cells – such as lymphocytes, helper and suppressor cells and natural killer cells – are activated via biological reactions induced by ozone to respond by producing messenger proteins called cytokines to which, for example, the interferons belong. In fact, ozone makes the body produce increased quantities of its own interferons and interleukins. On reintroduction of the ozonated blood, a cascade of positive immune reactions are set off which also contribute to general health and wellbeing.
Herpes are caused by viruses and can be treated very successfully with ozone in combination with other medical methods.
In the case of herpes, the complementary application of ozone is useful, both in the form of ozonized water and O3UV.
Inflammatory processes of the liver
Inflammatory diseases of the liver are counted among the classical indications for medical ozone. Whereas the treatment of hepatitis A (HVA = hepatitis virus A) is relatively unproblematic and produces complete healing, another form, hepatitis B (HVB = hepatitis virus B), frequently takes a chronic course. Here, in addition to classical medical treatment methods, we find that ozone autohaemotransfusion or the rectal insufflation of controlled ozone/oxygen gas quantities can be successful. This also applies to the treatment of hepatitis C which, due to an incubation period capable of lasting for a number of years, is generally not diagnosed as a liver disease until it has become a chronic condition.
Fungal skin infections and infected skin lesions
The fungicidal and bactericidal properties of ozone have been successfully in use for over 100 years in the treatment of water for drinking. They make medical ozone an effective therapeutic agent in combating persistent skin moulds and fungi, especially those of the paws with bacterial infections, fungal infections of the trunk or against fungal/mycotic infections of the mucous membranes.
The local treatment of infected wounds, such as may easily occur with open bed sores (decubitus), ulcers of the lower leg (ulcus cruris), diabetic gangrene or delayed/disturbed wound healing processes, belong to the classical application fields of medical ozone. Here we+ primarily make use of its disinfectant, ie bactericidal and fungicidal, effects, to obtain a germ-free and clean wound. Once this has been achieved, we then apply lower doses of O3 gas to accelerate/improve wound healing.
The term arthritic/rheumatic conditions includes various painful diseases of the skeletal or muscular system, partly also involving functional restrictions. In general, the application of medical ozone can here be regarded as being a complementary measure only, combined with a basic classical method and corresponding physiotherapy. In the case of rheumatic arthritis (chronic polyarthritis), our experience shows that ozone autohaemotherapy is a very useful complementary form when given during the non-acute phases. Its immunomodulatory and antiinflammatory properties are here its basic principle of action.
When we divide inflammatory diseases of the joints into three phases, it is particularly stages 1 and 2, ie those not yet involving a severe bone deformation, that are responsive to medical ozone application. This applies to gonarthritis (inflammation of the knee joint) or the active arthritic form in knee and shoulder joints. Here, intraarticular ozone injections applied in addition to basic standard medical methods – in this case specific exercise therapy measures – are of great use. We here make full use of the antiinflammatory effects of ozone, in addition to its immunomodulatory properties and its ability to activate cartilage metabolism.
Arterial circulatory disorders, for which, among other symptoms, a feeling of coldness in the legs or pains after walking only short distances (“short cut” syndrome) are alarming signs, have been a classical indication for ozone therapy for over 40 years now. Its success has been confirmed by a large number of clinical trials. Ozone is applied as a complement to and in combination with other methods in classical and complementary medicine.
Regeneration and revitalization
Animals that are exhibiting excessive mental and physical tension respond particularly well to O3 application. Its ability to activate red and white blood cell metabolism produces an improvement in general wellbeing, and brings about a general revitalization.
Older animals – Prevention and therapy
Animals that are advanced in years respond very well to medical ozone therapy. There are multiple advantages such as that of making an improved supply of oxygen accessible to all tissues, mobilizing the immune system, and activating the body’s own supply of antioxidants and radical scavengers. Furthermore, we have its positive influence in cerebral circulatory disorders – a condition characterized by a general reduction in physical performance, insecurity in walking, dizziness. In addition to other measures applied in complementary medicine, medical ozone is also used as a preventive, contributing to a marked increase in life quality.
Diseases of the eye
Circulatory disturbances due to old age also affect the eye with atrophic and degenerative changes. For example, senile macular degeneration is well known, occurring at the center of the retina – the point where visual focus is at its sharpest. Its sequels are thus able to influence the optic nerve to varying degrees, producing what is called optic nerve atrophy. Results obtained from a clinical trial carried out at the University of Siena show, in addition to reports from practical applications, improvements in vision lasting for 6 to 8 months after an MAHT (Major Auto Hemo Therapy). Continuing the series of treatments can produce further improvement in visual performance or prevent it from worsening.
Intestinal diseases – prostatic and colitis
In the case of inflammatory intestinal processes, particularly during their early stages, the local application of ozone in the form of rectal O3 gas insufflation has been proved very useful. A series of 10 ozone applications is sufficient in most cases. Several such series are only necessary in about 10 % of the patients (from a prostatic clinical study on O3 involving 248 patients).
Contraindications for ozone therapy are the following:
– acute and chronic tendency to bleedings;
– cramps in the anamnesis;
– individual intolerance to ozone;
– blood coagulation disorder;
Ozone should be used most carefully in case of decompensated conditions:
– in decompensated heart insufficiency;
– in severe acute toxication (incl. alcohol);
– in hypoglycemic conditions;
– in extremal sympathicotonic and parasympathicotonic reactions.
After myocardial infarction ozone therapy can be used not earlier than after 6 months, in patients with hemorrhagic insult in the anamnesis ozone therapy is not recommended for use.