Ozone itself is a form of oxygen, O3, produced when ultraviolet light or an electric spark passes through air or oxygen. It is a
toxic gas that creates free radicals, the opposite of what antioxidant vitamins do. Oxidation, however, is good when it occurs in
harmful foreign organisms that have invaded the body. Ozone breaks down pathogens, including bacteria and viruses.
Oxygen/ozone therapy is a term that describes a number of different practices in which ozone,administered via gas or water to
kill disease microorganisms, improve cellular function, and promote the healing of damaged tissues. The rationale behind
bio-oxidative therapies, as they are sometimes known, is the notion that as long as the body's needs for antioxidants are met,
the use of certain oxidative substances will stimulate the movement of oxygen atoms from the bloodstream to the cells. With
higher levels of oxygen in the tissues, bacteria and viruses are killed along with defective tissue cells. The healthy cells survive
and multiply more rapidly. The result is a stronger immune system.
Oxygen and ozone therapies are thought to benefit patients in the following
-stimulating white blood cell production.
-improving the delivery of oxygen from the blood stream to the
tissues of the body.
-speeding up the breakdown of petrochemicals
-increasing the production of interferon and tumor necrosis factor,
thus helping the body to fight infections and cancers.
-increasing the efficiency of antioxidant enzymes.
-increasing the flexibility and efficiency of the membranes of red
-speeding up the citric acid cycle, which in turn -stimulates the
body's basic metabolism.