Medical Ozone Therapy IV
WHAT IS OZONE?
Ozone can actually be thought of as”supercharged oxygen.” Ozone is made by passing a medical grade oxygen gas O2 through a chamber that breaks up the O2 molecules into single oxygen molecule which then quickly reassemble into a mixture of oxygen which is O2 and ozone with is O3. This is the same principal by which the action of lightening can generate a familiar sweet smell of ozone during a thunderstorm.
THE HISTORY OF OZONE:
Ozone was first discovered in the late 1800′s. The first uses of ozone were technological, the most common usage being the purification of water. Today, major cities around the world such as Los Angeles and Paris use ozone to purify the drinking water. Ozone has a unique property that literally all microbes are susceptible to its oxidizing powers, without development of any resistance whatsoever. Because of these remarkable antiseptic qualities it was first successfully used to treat wound infections throughout the First World War.
However, since ozone rapidly dissolves many materials such as rubber and metal the practical use of ozone was somewhat limited until the development of plastics. In the late 1940′s the manufacture of plastic material that will resistant to ozone marked the first time the use of ozone became available for a variety of medical conditions. In the 1930′s and 40′s ozone was commonly used in most American hospitals, and even today ozone is frequently used to disinfect the air of operating rooms. The widespread use of ozone to treat various medical conditions was first developed in Germany in the early 1950′s, and it was there that the use of this marvelous molecule was extensively evaluated.
Today medical ozone therapy is common all throughout Europe, Russia, the Orient, South America, Cuba, and many other countries. It has gradually been spreading in America over the last twenty-five years.
Dr. Silver is currently utilizing ozone under a IRB (Institutional Review Board). This is called the American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry Institutional Review Board. As a member of the IRB, I am currently administering medical grade ozone under the strictest protocols.
HOW DOES OZONE WORK?
These peroxides are as diverse as the various lipids and amino acids they are made from. Collectively they are referred to as ozonides.
WHAT IS DECREASED OXYGEN UTILIZATION AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT DISEASE AND AGING:
Nothing is more challenging to any doctor than a chronically ill patient. Such patients often have a list of symptoms so long and so varied it is impossible to come up with a therapeutic strategy that individually addresses all the concerns. Wouldn’t it be helpful in these situations we could come up with one common core reason? In fact, there is one-DECREASED OXYGEN UTILIZATION.
By the term oxygen utilization, I am referring to the efficiency by which the cells are able to convert the energy that is trapped in the oxygen molecule to the energy that could be used for physiologic function
OZONE STIMULATES OXYGEN UTILIZATION
- Aging and the disease of aging are caused primarily by decreased oxygen utilization.
- This decrease leads to obsessive free radical production that results into degenerative disease.
- Decreased oxygen utilization is caused by both pre-mitochondrial such as circulatory problems and post-mitochondrial factors such as low thyroid, toxins, cortisol and hormonal imbalance.
- Decreased oxygen utilization exerts and effects by causing a decreased in the NAD/NADH ratio.
- OZONE THERAPY IS EFFECTIVE FOR SO MANY DISEASES INCLUDING THE INFIRMITIES OF AGING BECAUSE IT NORMALIZES THIS NAD/NADH RATIO.
OXYGEN: THE FORGOTTEN NUTRIENT
- The most critical nutrient.
- It is not what you take in it is what you utilize.
- The difference between you at 20 and you at 70 is your level of oxygen utilization.
- The key to treatment and prevention of disease is optimum oxygen• Local and systemic oxygen utilization must be at its optimum.
- The good news is that oxygen utilization can be measured and improved, especially with ozone. Your oxygen utilization (enable the capacity is the process whereby oxygen metabolizes either fat or glucose into water, heat, and NAD, free radicals, carbon dioxides, and ATT.
AGING AND OXYGEN UTILIZATION:
Nothing is as consistent and as predictable as the gradual, linear decline of oxygen utilization seen in all aging patients. It starts early. The maximum aerobic capacity is a measurement of oxygen utilization. Even highly trained marathon runners show a decrease in oxygen utilization with age. Unlike all other parameters of aging it cannot be trained away. Maximum aerobic capacity is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, cognitive dysfunction, and towards mortality.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT DECREASED OXYGEN UTILIZATION CAUSES THE BODY TO DEGENERATE SECOND TO A SUCCESSFUL FREE RADICAL ACTIVITY.
Decreased oxygen utilization is toxic to the cell membrane by exacerbating free radical generation in membrane housing electronic transfer assemblies. This was first noted by Levine and Kidd in their article Antioxidant Adaptation. Decreased oxygen utilization creates a “functional hypoxia” which accelerates free radical formation, while exhausting antioxidant buffering capacity.
So, decreased oxygen utilization is what ultimately causes us to die. It does this by inducing mitochondrial alone. When mitochondrial decay has reached the critical point, we get sick and die. It is that simple. And during the time in which your mitochondrial levels are decreasing, that is when your body is degenerating. The implication is that is if you want to increase the length and quality of time you have on this earth, find a way of slowing down your rate of mitochondrial decay. And that means maintaining efficient oxygen utilization as you grow older. One of the things that accomplish this is ozone.
MEDICAL PROPERTIES OF OZONE:
Ozone has four general proprieties that account for its many clinical applications.
OZONE IS A POTENT REGULATOR OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM.
That is to say when the immune system is overactive as an autoimmune disease, ozone will then regulate it. Conversely, when the immune system is underactive as in cancer, age, and chronic infections, ozone will stimulate it. This unique ability of ozone stems from its actions on the membranes of white cells which cause them to secrete messengers. Messenger hormones called cytokines. Examples of cytokines are interferons, gamma, and alpha, interleukin-2, and tumor necrosis factor, just to name a few. Many of these cytokines have been commercially produced, and are currently being used in conventional clinical medicine to treat the diseases mentioned above.
HOWEVER, OZONE THERAPY, BECAUSE IT WORKS IN CONCERT WITH THE TOTAL FUNCTION OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM, HAS THE ABILITY TO INITIATE THE RELEASE OF THE SAME CYTOKINES WITHOUT ANY OF THE PROBLEMS SEEN WITH A MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE SYNTHETIC COMPOUNDS.
OZONE STIMULATES INCREASED UPTAKE AND UTILIZATION OF OXYGEN
It does this by stimulating the formation of the enzymes diphosphoglycerate, superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase. Diphosphoglycerate enables the release of oxygen from the hemoglobin molecule so that it can be taken up by the cell. Superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase are used by the receptive centers of the cell in the mitochondria where the oxygen is processed through the release of energy.
Virtually all persons with chronic disease have a significant deficiency of these enzymes. Ozone is the most potent inducer of these enzymes that have ever been discovered. Some studies have shown that after being treated with ozone oxygen utilization can be improved as much as 40% in patients with various chronic conditions. Obviously, it is difficult to imagine the body fully recovering from any condition if the cells are not getting and utilizing optimum amount s of oxygen. This is one property that makes ozone therapy so effective in so many conditions.
OZONE IMPROVES CIRCULATION
It does this by enhancing what is called rheological properties of blood. This term refers to the flow characteristics of blood as a liquid. This effect enables more of the oxygen carrying hemoglobin to reach the capillaries where ultimately the cells will receive more of the oxygen they required. Many patients with chronic conditions, particularly those associated with inflammation, have severe compromise to circulatory flow associated with abnormal rheological characteristics.
OZONE IS ANTIINFLAMMATORY
Most diseases are accompanied with a significant degree of inflammation, and many of the symptoms of these diseases are secondary to inflammation. This is one of the major ways that ozone helps treat patients with autoimmune disease such as lupus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and others.
HOW IS OZONE USED MEDICALLY?
I am a member of the American Academy of Ozone Therapy. I have been trained by Frank Shallenberger, M.D., and I am operating under his investigational research board study. I perform ozone therapy using major autotherapy, which in most cases is the most effective way ozone is administered.
I have already mentioned one of the most attractive aspects of ozone therapy is its wide clinical application. Although, most of the clinical studies have to do with cardiovascular disease, ozone places a significant role in the management of diabetes, cancer, chronic infections, autoimmune disease, immune deficiency disorders, and the infirmities of aging, pain, and in sickle cell anemia.
IS OZONE THERAPY FOR ME?
I have been using ozone on myself for approximately ten years. I first met Frank Shallenberger, M.D., as a patient and attended his lectures over fifteen years ago. I feel that ozone has made a difference in my health and the health of my patients.
I am currently performing ozone therapy under an institutional review board project.
Remember, some conditions simply will not clear up unless ozone is used, and of course many conditions will clear up without ozone. I feel that ozone because of its many therapeutic properties can be used as part of a therapeutic plan for almost every disease.
I feel that it is very valuable in the treatment of heart disease, sickle cell disorders, AIDS, autoimmune disease, and chronic infections such as hepatitis, lyme, Epstein-Barr, CMV, and others.
I have also found it to be very helpful with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It is important to realize that ozone therapy is not a panacea or some kind of magic bullet, and although I find it extremely useful, I combine it with other therapies
In the great majority of cases it must be combined in an individualized program with other alternative and natural therapies such as nutrition, detoxification, and vitamin supplementation. In addition to this, I also use allopathic medications when indicated.