|Thousands of people every year find out about ozone and the wonderful things that it can do, but everyone has the same questions: What, How, When, Why, Where, Who?
• What is Ozone?
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When one first hears about the amazing things that ozone can do for your health the most common reaction is: confusion! How is it possible that something that is so effective in so many diseases is not used in every hospital and medical clinic? Well, that question it is a whole topic unto itself, and is covered in this related article that you will find here: Why Isn’t Ozone Used Everywhere?
In this article we are assuming that you have heard enough about ozone to trust that it works, and you are interested in learning more about ozone; where to get it and how to use it. After you read this and other information you’ll be a big fan of Ozone. You might not quite be an expert, but you will be well on your way to understanding ozone, how it works, and why it works..
What is Ozone?
You may already know that Ozone is an alternate version of oxygen. Oxygen in the air we breathe is actually two molecules of oxygen attached together, or O2. Ozone is an ‘activated’ form of oxygen where there are actually three atoms of oxygen attached together, forming a molecule that is “O3”. Ozone (O3) behaves completely differently than O2. Ozone is far more energetic and oxidative than Oxygen, which is what makes it so valuable to us for so many applications, such as Air Purification, Water Purification, and Medical Ozone Therapy Applications..
Where Does Ozone Come From?
Ozone is also created here at ground level, in many different places and by different processes. For example Ozone is created when UV light from the sun interacts with water spray and foam in waves. It is also created by water falls. Have you ever wondered why the air smells so fresh by the sea side or by a water fall? It is because there is ozone in the air in these areas.
Isn’t ozone “smog”? So isn’t’ ozone toxic?
On hot days in cities they always report the smog levels. If the smog levels are high they warn elderly and those of ill health to stay indoors. How do they measure the smog levels? The problem with smog is that ‘smog’ is actually a complex ever changing mixture of toxic gasses and particles. Since the constituents of smog are changing all the time, it is very difficult to measure it accurately. Early on it was noted that when smog levels are high, it is accompanied by a high level of ozone in the air. When smog levels are low, there is a low level of ozone in the air. We can all thank Mother Nature for the Ozone, as it is there to destroy (oxidize) the toxic chemicals in smog and return the air to a breathable status. But since ozone is so easy to measure, scientists gave up trying to measure smog and instead rely on ozone levels to indicate how much smog is in the air. Since they are measuring ozone levels, the word “Ozone” became synonymous with ‘smog’ and everyone gets the idea that ozone is toxic (which of course, it is not)..
Ozone is also created by thunderstorms. The lightning you see in the sky is a discharge of energy that had been building in the thundercloud. When the lightning bolt contacts the air, some of the oxygen (O2) in the air is turned into Ozone (O3). That fresh clean smell you experience during and after a thunderstorm is actually the smell of ozone.
Ozone Made by Machines.
Because of the complexities of ozone generators it would be best if you read as much as you can before making a purchase. If you wish to know more about how an ozone generator works, and which ones are suitable for your application, you should first investigate all of the Corona Discharge technologies, make sure you know if the proper technology is in the ozone generator that you are considering purchasing. You must also ensure that the ozone, when inside the machine, does not come into contact with any components that are plastic, rubber, or metal, otherwise the ozone that is produced could be toxic. You also need to ensure that the ozone generator produces the proper ozone concentrations, or strengths of ozone, otherwise it simply will not work for you.
What Does Ozone Do? Where can it be used?
Due to these wide ranging effects, ozone can be used successfully for:
What is Medical Ozone Therapy?
To use Medical Ozone Therapy one has to use the proper ozone generator. As described in one of the previous sections there are many different types of ozone generators on the market, and unfortunately most (close to all) are not suitable for medical applications. To use ozone medically, you need to ensure that the ozone you are using is pure and free of all possible contaminants, and the only way to be certain of this is to ensure that the ozone does not come into contact with any plastic, rubber, metal, or ceramics while inside the ozone generator. You also need to ensure that the ozone is in precise concentrations (or ‘strengths’). Just like using the wrong dose of a medicine, using the wrong dose of ozone could lead to the ozone not providing you with any benefit (the concentration is too low). Proper knowledge about the proper concentrations is essential, and ensuring the ozone generator you are using produces pure ozone at the proper concentrations is also essential.
What Does Ozone Do When Used for Medical Ozone Therapy?
1. Ozone modulates the immune system so that it functions as it was designed to function.
2. Ozone increases oxygen delivery to the tissues and cells.
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3. Ozone kills bacteria and viruses on contact, and it inhibits the ability of viruses to attach to cells.
4. Ozone increases cellular energy production, making energy production more efficient.
5. Ozone decreases the level of oxidation in your body.
How would you do this? Take antioxidants of course, like Vitamin C, E, etc. The problem is that taking ‘antioxidants’ does not actually lower the oxidation levels of the body. It has been proen through scientific study that this method does not work. Taking a closer look at this researchers have realized why antioxidants don’t lower the oxidation levels of the body, because this job is actually handled by antioxidant enzyme systems in the body, not the antioxidants themselves. The antioxidant enzyme systems of your body must be sufficiently active and in sufficient supply in order for you to have a lowering of the overall oxidation levels of the body. It just so happens that this is what ozone does. Ozone increases the levels of antioxidant enzyme systems in your body, and also their activity, helping the body to achieve an overall lowering and balancing of the oxidation levels in your body, and thereby helping to bring the body back to a state of health.
That isn’t all that ozone does for you, but those are the “Top 5”
6. When Would I use Ozone Therapy?
It is for this reason that Ozone Therapy is utilized (or can be utilized) for everything from colds and flu’s, to Chronic Degenerative Diseases.
7. What are the advantages of Ozone over more traditional Medical therapies?
Which medical therapy (or therapies) to use for a medical condition is a very personal choice. Many factors must be taken into consideration as to which therapy, or combination of therapies, will provide the greatest efficacy (effectiveness) while maintaining the safety of the patient and the least trauma or side effects (if any) to the body. This article is not intended to convince the reader to use Ozone instead of other therapies, but to clarify why ozone should be used as a front line treatment for many diseases and to point out the many advantages ozone has over other traditional medical therapies and other integrative medical therapies. Ozone is most often used in conjunction with other therapies, not as a stand-alone treatment.
Traditional “Medical Therapies” used by allopathic medical doctors tend to treat symptoms, not the disease itself. You may have read this before but most people fail to fully understand the implications of this basic “mistake” of traditional medicine. By simpling addressing the symptoms of a disease, the actual cause of the disease is left untreated. For example, the traditional way to treat high blood pressure is to simply prescribe a drug that lowers the blood pressure; problem solves. Or is it? There must be a reason for why the blood pressure went up in the first place, a mistake or error in the functioning of the body. If one takes drugs to simply push the blood pressure back down aritificially, that mistake or error in the functioning of the body that made the blood pressure rise still exists, it is still there. The high blood pressure is a sign that something is wrong, but it itself is not the underlying problem.
Ozone on the other hand, as mentioned above, can enhance the basic functions of life that are ongoing in your body every day. This is why ozone affects, in an almost miraculous way, virtually every single disease. Ozone is not treating disease, but instead is supporting the basic functions of life. While some people will use ozone alone for their ailments or diseases, most people will use ozone with traditional medical therapy or with other Alternative or Integrative Medical Therapies. You don’t have to use ozone by itself and the suggestion is that you don’t.
So, what is the advantage of ozone over traditional therapies and other integrative or naturopathic therapies? Ozone has all of the benefits listed above, and many more, yet has absolutely no side effects. None. As a matter of fact most people think of ozone as having “Side Benefits” instead of “Side Effects”. This is because while treating one disease, ailment, or health challenge with ozone, most patients find that other diseases or problems they have been having miraculously go away. Whether you call it a miracle or not, there is no magic or mystery going on here…ozone simple has far more wide and varied beneficial effects than virtually any other single agent being used in medicine today and at the same time no Side Effects. The real question should not be “Why would I use it?”, but instead, Why Wouldn’t I Use It?
How Do I Use Ozone Therapy? Common Ozone Therapy Application Methods are:
Ozone Therapy protocols are best performed by trained professionals. In many countries around the world, such as Germany and Spain, Ozone Therapy is offered only by trained professionals and is not used at home. Unfortunately in many other countries, such as many Asian Nations, Australia, and New Zealand, there are so few Professionals offering Ozone Therapy Protocols that the only option for many people is to use Ozone Therapy themselves within their own homes. If you are considering using Ozone Therapy you need to ensure that you have the proper information and guidance..
In North America, the number of Professional Practitioners offering Ozone is increasing however it can still be very difficult to find an Ozone Doctor close to your home. (Please check our Ozone Doctor list to see if there is a clinic near you offering Ozone). If it is necessary to use ozone yourself in your own home it is fortunate that there are protocols that are relatively easy to perform. Having said that, before attempting any protocols you should review the protocols carefully, ensure that the protocols you are following come from a reliable source.
The information provided in this article is not intended to be used as an instructional guide, but only as a source of information to clarify how ozone is being used around the world. The information provided in the article was obtained from an International Professional Organization who are responsible for standardizing world wide ozone protocols. (If you have a health challenge you must see a trained medical practitioner. Reading information on the internet is not a substitute for the guidance and treatment that a professional can provide for you. Information on this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice, nor utilized as a substitute for seeking professional care. This site makes no claims regarding the safety, efficacy, nor methods of administration of ozone; information is for your interest only).
What are the Side Effects of Ozone?
An excellent example of this “Side Benefits” of ozone are found in an article posted on this website from Alternative Medicine Magazine about Dr. Frank Shallenberger MD treating a cancer patient with ozone. In doing so, the ozone seems to have also cured her of her diabetes. The basic systems in our bodies, such as energy production, oxygen delivery, oxygen utilization, immune system enhancement, oxidation levels. In using ozone for one health challenge it makes sense that correcting these systems for that one health challenge would also help alleviate (or eliminate) the other health challenges in the body.