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Ozone Therapy

Ozone (O3) is a modified form of oxygen, produced from oxygen (O2) in an electric generator.  It is produced as a gas, with powerful oxidizing properties and multiple medical uses, both intravenously and locally.

Ozone increases oxygen utilization by improving the ratio of NAD/NADH.  NAD is a major component of the Krebs cycle, the energy-producing system in mitochondria.  Mitochondria supply energy for all cellular functions.  Aging and age-related diseases result from degeneration of the energy cycle and a decline in energy production.

Ozone resolves infections from bacteria, viruses, and fungi by increasing production of cytokines, chemical messengers made by white blood cells to enlist immune support.  It also stimulates antioxidant enzymes like glutathione, which help ameliorate autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohn’s disease, and multiple sclerosis.

  1. Major auto-hemotherapy (MAH): This is a systemic therapy, used in the treatment of autoimmune disease, heart disease and stroke, cancer as an adjunctive therapy, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, acute and chronic infections including Lyme disease, shingles and herpes simplex, pneumonia and urinary tract infections.  It is also used to treat degenerative conditions such as macular degeneration.  It may be used in combination with ultraviolet light therapy to treat infection and autoimmune disease.

    Six ounces, or about 200 cc of blood is withdrawn from a vein, and combined with heparin to prevent clotting. Two hundred cc of ozone is added and lightly mixed.  The blood is then reinfused into the patient.  The process takes 30-40 minutes altogether, and has virtually no side effects.  It is repeated twice a week or more in acute situations, and once a month for maintenance.

    Patients should be well-hydrated and well-fed before therapy, and should avoid taking any nutritional supplements on the day of therapy.  MAH is contraindicated during pregnancy, or with recent myocardial infarction, active bleeding, hyperthyroidism, very low platelet count, or G6PD deficiency.

  2. Rectal insufflation: treats Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or proctitis, diverticulitis, pouchitis.  After defecation, a catheter is inserted into the rectum, and ozone is injected directly, using a syringe. Gas should be retained for 40 minutes.  Therapy can be performed in conjunction with MAH.

  3. Bladder insufflation: treats interstitial cystitis and acute cystitis.  Introduce a catheter into the bladder, drain the bladder, and inject a combination of procaine, traumeel, heparin, steroid and saline, then remove the catheter.  After 20 minutes, reinsert the catheter and inject ozone.  Treatment can be repeated several times a week.

  4. Sinus infection and inflammation, and dental infection: Inject procaine followed by ozone into the soft gingival tissue, at the base of the canine teeth for sinus infection, or at the base of the involved tooth for dental infection.

  5. Ozonated saline: ozone can be bubbled into saltwater (saline), and this solution can be applied orally, vaginally, rectally, or applied to eyes, skin, or ears to treat infections.  When refrigerated, it can be used for five days.

  6. Limb bagging: to treat ulcers or infection, the arm or leg is wrapped in a plastic bag, secured with an ace wrap after air is expelled, and ozone is then let into the bag. Treatment lasts 30 minutes and can be employed several times daily.

  7. Prolozone: This is an injection used to treat tendon, ligament, muscle or joint problems, including low back pain. The involved area is injected with procaine, glucose, vitamins and minerals to support healing, and then with ozone through the same needle.  It can effectively resolve pain and inflammation, and repair damaged areas without surgery. Prolozone injections may also resolve carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, Dupuytren’s contractures, and pain from scars. 

  8. Ozone in olive oil: Olive oil can retain a high concentration of ozone indefinitely.  As a cream or stick, ozone in olive oil can treat hemorrhoids or rectal pain, warts, or fungal infection of the toenails.
Contact our office, 949-600-5100, to arrange consultation for any of these therapies.

  • This information is provided for educational purposes only. Never add, change, or discontinue medication or treatment without first consulting your doctor. To make an appointment with a doctor at the Institute for Progressive Medicine, please call 949-600-5100.