OZONE THERAPY - Fritz Schellander
Medical ozone therapy is quite new to Britain and only practiced by a very few doctors. It is used only somewhat more in the US but in Europe, especially Germany, more than 7,000 doctors use it daily.
The different modes of action of ozone on a living organism are now well understood and involve the production of peroxides. The peroxides are responsible for the remarkable bactericidal and fungicidal effects of ozone. The virus inactivation is enhanced by a peroxide intolerance of weakened infected cells. Normal cells are protected from the effects of ozone by enzymes in the cell wall – glutathione peroxidase, catalase and superoxide dismutase. Ozone stimulates the production of these enzymes, thus enhancing the cell wall resistance to invasion. In addition, ozone has been shown to have a measurable benefit on the uptake and utilization of oxygen through improved glycolysis in red blood cells through the abolition of harmful red blood cell stacking.
In addition, ozone stimulates and activates mitochondrial respiration and metabolic pathways. All mammalian tissues depend for their survival and health on an adequate oxygen uptake and therefore ozone would benefit every person through optimizing tissue oxygenation. Thus, ozone has a preventative as well as remedial role. The application for prevention would include increasing longevity, enhancing performance, rejuvenating seniors, optimizing the healing of wounds, and stimulating immunity.
Ozone’s therapeutic remedial uses are extensive and growing daily. All bacterial, viral and fungal infections are eliminated by ozone therapy. Heart disease, angina, arteriosclerosis, gangrene, senile dementia, ulcers, varicose veins, arthritis, ankylosis spondylitis, diabetes, all forms of cancer, Parkinson’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, immune deficiency, allergies and asthma are just a few of the conditions that are regularly treated with ozone.
Ozone combines extremely well with intravenous Chelation therapy which is used to treat arterial disease and heavy metal toxicity.
The therapeutic use of ozone has an excellent safety record and no toxic effects have been observed from clinical use. The use of ozone as a healing adjunct is well established and is being vigorously pursued by many scientists and clinicians. The benefits are predictable and without side effects. As technology advances, undoubtedly new techniques will enlarge the scope of the effective use of this versatile modality.