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
ways:
-stimulating white blood cell production.
-killing viruses.
-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
blood cells.
-speeding up the citric acid cycle, which in turn  -stimulates the
body's basic metabolism.