Ozone therapy is used to treat a variety of chronic diseases and health challenges, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Lyme disease, chronic hepatitis, herpes, chronic fatigue states, chemical sensitivity, macular degeneration, chronic bladder conditions, colitis, auto-immune disease, and irritable bowel syndrome. The oxygen you breathe is present in the air as a pair of oxygen atoms. This is the most stable form of oxygen, and it is colorless. Ozone is a blue colored form of oxygen - it's what makes the sky blue - and unlike regular oxygen, it is composed of three oxygen atoms instead of two. It is the addition of the third oxygen atom that makes ozone "supercharged" oxygen, and gives it all of its remarkable medical properties. The use of ozone to treat various conditions was first developed in Germany in the early 1950s. Today, medical ozone therapy is common throughout Europe, and its use has gradually been spreading in America over the last 25 years.
Anything, including water and oxygen, is toxic if given in amounts that exceed the body's capacity to utilize it. Ozone is found naturally in the body. The white cells make it as part of the immune response. Pure medical grade ozone, when used according to the established medical guidelines, has a safety record that is unparalleled.
Ozone has five properties that account for why it works so well not only for macular degeneration, but also for most other chronic age related conditions as well.
Ozone is a potent regulator of the immune system.
Ozone stimulates increased uptake of oxygen by stimulating the enzyme DPG. DPG enables the release of oxygen from the hemoglobin molecule so that it can be taken up into the cell.
Ozone improves circulation, by enhancing the flow characteristics of blood as a liquid.
Ozone increases antioxidant protection more than any other therapy including vitamin C. Most people with chronic disease have deficient antioxidant defenses.
Ozone is a powerful mitochondrial stimulant.
Decreased mitochondrial energy production is the underlying cause behind all degenerative disease from diabetes to heart disease to cancer.
It is important to realize that ozone therapy is not a panacea or some kind of magic bullet. Although it is often an indispensable therapy, it is extremely effective when used with other therapies. In a great number of cases it must be combined with an individualized program of other alternative and natural therapies, especially dietary nutrition, nutritional oral therapy, and detoxification.