What is Ozone?
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 molecules like glutathione, which help ameliorate autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohn’s disease, and multiple sclerosis.

The following are some very effective methods of ozone therapy that we use in our office:

IV Ozone
In its strongest systemic formulation, we have given IV ozone by what is known as major autohemotransfusion or MAH. Blood is withdrawn through a needle by gravity, heparinized so it doesn’t clot, combined with an equal volume of ozone at high concentration, and then infused back into the patient. This process has required about 40 minutes, or 80 minutes for a two-pass treatment which is blood infused in this way two times.

Ten passes, or ten times the treatment of a single pass, can be given within 60-90 minutes by using a special ozone machine to vacuum the blood into a glass bottle, then returning it rapidly by adding pressure inside the bottle.

This 10-pass ozone treatment is a very powerful and safe treatment. It is used in patients with infection, inflammation, auto-immune disease, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and multiple neurologic conditions including Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, stroke, brain and spinal cord inflammation of various types. It can be used with Lyme disease, shingles, recurrent herpes simplex, influenza and pneumonia.

One of ozone’s major effects is the production of energy. After receiving 3-pass, 5-pass and 10-pass treatments, I have personally experienced vast increases of energy within one day. I recommend the 10-pass for people looking for more energy, or about to embark on difficult endeavors. It can help with recovery from surgery or accidents. Because it is so powerful, the 10-pass is not given more than once a week.

Although ozone is not specifically a cancer therapy, it can support the immune system of individuals with cancer, including those on chemotherapy or radiation therapy, and does not interfere with those treatments.

Prolozone
Prolozone 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.
Rectal insufflation
Done as an outpatient procedure, this therapy helps patients with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or proctitis, diverticulitis, and pouchitis. A catheter is inserted into the rectum and ozone is infused through a syringe. This therapy can be performed in conjunction with intravenous ozone therapy.
Bladder insufflation

Done as an outpatient procedure, this therapy helps with 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.

Sinus and Dental Infections
Ozone can be injected along with procaine into the soft gingival tissue, at the base of the canine teeth for sinus infection, or at the base of an infected tooth.

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.

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.

Ozonized Oils
Olive oil can retain a high concentration of ozonides (ozone derived molecules) indefinitely. As a cream or stick, ozone in olive oil can treat hemorrhoids or rectal pain, warts, or fungal infection of the toenails.

Nasal Ozone
Ozone gas can be injected through the nostrils into the sinuses, using a syringe without a needle. There is often an initial heavy drainage of mucus. Ozone helps resolve sinusitis due to infection or allergies.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call us at (949) 600-5100