WHAT IS OZONE?
Ozone is an allotropic form of Oxygen, that is known mainly for its part in the world’s ecological balance. It absorbs most of the ultraviolet radiations that come from the sun, preventing them to get directly to the Earth’s surface. In the Industry it is known for its antiseptic, deodorant and disinfecting properties.
In medicine it is known since the beginning of the last century in different modalities, and it has allowed to obtain unexpected therapeutic results.
The Oxygen-Ozone therapy is widely used in Germany, Switzerland, Eastern Europe and in Cuba. In the United States various private associations have begun several experimental works including AIDS. In Italy it was officially recognized in the year 1983, with the creation of Italian Scientific Association of Oxygen- Ozone therapy, and nowadays more than a thousand doctors use this treatment.
OZONE IN HUMAN MEDICINE
A mix of Oxygen (O 2) and Ozone (O 3) are used, where Ozone presents itself in a concentration of 30 times less compared to the industrial use.
In human medicine, the most used therapeutics concentrations of Ozone are in the range of 2 to 40 micrograms per cubic centimeter of Oxygen.
What is certain is that the beneficial therapeutic concentrations, are the lowest ones approximately in a relation 99.95 parts Oxygen and 0.05 parts of Ozone. According to the therapist’s experience and purpose for which the Ozone is used, a larger or smaller concentration will be applied, but always within the range 2 to 40 micrograms of Ozone/ cm 3 of Oxygen.
BIOLOGICAL AND METOBOLIC EFFECT OF MEDICINAL OZONE
It has a strong germicidal activity against: anaerobic bacteria, fungus, parasites and viruses.
Improvement of the metabolism of Oxygen.
Increase of the elasticity in red blood cells, allowing more penetration in microcirculation.
Increase in production, always at the red blood cell level, of 2.3 diphosphoglycerate, responsible for the transfer of Oxygen to the tissues.
It accelerates the use of glucose done by the cell.
It takes part in the metabolism of proteins.
Direct reaction with the unsaturated fatty acids transforming them into hydrosoluble compounds.
APPLICATIONS FOR OZONETHERAPY
Lesions or infectious diseases, for its highly germicidal effect (bactericidal, virucidal, fungicidal y antiparasitic).
Patients who are carriers of lesions with a bad or insufficient oxygenation of the tissues, whether it is because there is a vascular deficiency: an alteration of the vessels where oxygen is transported; or a poor blood and red blood cells quality. It increases the ability of oxygen absorption by the red blood cells and betters the oxygen transfer to the tissues. Ozone favorably stimulates the different cycles where oxygen is metabolized.
It modulates the biological oxidative stress, through the activation of enzymatic systems of antioxidant defense.
It has immunomodulation and immunorestoration properties. It collaborates with the strengthening of the immune system. Modulating effects of biological response were also found, that is, it moderates the response mechanism of its own biological self-regulation, to prevent strong reactions in more (excitatory) or less (inhibitory).
In human medicine (like in veterinary) successful treatments in pathology are verified with:
Pain in the musculoskeletal system (pain that can be set in: skin, subcutaneous cellular tissue, connective tissue, nerves, muscles, tendons, fascias, periosteum, bone, articulations, etc).
Patients with autoimmune processes (example: rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis; Sjögren’s syndrome, etc).
In mature or elderly patients (gerontes), adds a strengthening and revitalization sensation.