What is Ozone?
Ozone is a form of oxygen. Oxygen is a stable form of due to its pair of oxygen atoms. Ozone is made by the formation of three oxygen atoms. With the addition of the third oxygen atom it becomes “supercharged” oxygen, and gives it all of its remarkable properties.
Ozone was first developed in Germany in the early 1950s, It is now commonly used throughout Europe, and its use has been spreading in America slowly over the last 25 years. When used according to established medical guidelines, it has a safety record that is unparalleled.
Medical Properties of Ozone
Ozone is a strong regulator of the immune system. It may calm the overactive immune system, and boost the under active immune system. It causes the white blood cells to produce immune related messenger molecules called cytokines. Ozone stimulates the uptake of oxygen by stimulating an enzyme called diphosphoglycerate ( DPG). It enables the release of oxygen from the hemoglobin molecule so that it can be taken up into the cell. When we are lacking DPG, our cells become short of oxygen. Ozone may enhance circulation. Patients with chronic inflammatory conditions have impaired circulation. Ozone increases antioxidant protection. It stimulates the mitochondrial layer of the cell. It is a belief that all degenerative diseases stem from loss of mitochondrial energy production.
How do we use Ozone?
Ozone should only be used by trained healthcare providers. Autotherapy is when blood is taken from the patient, put in a sterile bag, and ozone is gently mixed into the blood. The blood is then given back to the patient by an infusion. Ozone can also be given to a localized area.
Is Ozone Therapy For Me?
Ozone is not a quick fix, and does take time. It is being used in conditions such as heart disease, circulatory disorders, chronic infections, fatigue syndromes, and many others.
What do I need to do to get started?
A provider’s order is needed to start the treatments, so visit to a prescribing provider will be necessary. Depending on the treatment ordered, blood work will be necessary. A blood test called G6PD will be necessary prior to initiating the Ozone. Each patient will also need to read and sign an informed consent form.
* Dr. Frank Shallenberger- The Nevada Center