Arterial circulatory disorders evidenced by a sensation of coldness in the legs and pain after walking for a short distance, have been successfully treated with ozone for over five decades.
Regeneration And Revitalization
Ozone treatment activates cellular metabolism in red and white blood cells producing an improvement in general condition, resulting in overall revitalization. Therefore people in professional stress situations which include excess mental and physical exertion respond particularly well to ozone treatment. Professional athletes also gain advantage from such treatment by improving the maintenance of their endurance phase as well as shortening the regeneration phase in long-term athletic disciplines.
Elderly patients respond very well to ozone therapy as it improves the supply of oxygen, mobilization of the immune system - an activation of the body's own antioxidants and radical scavengers. Ozone therapy also has a positive influence in cases of cerebral circulatory disturbance evidenced by a decreased ability to concentrate, general reduction in performance, insecurity when walking and a sensation of dizziness.
Circulatory disturbances which affect the eyes in the form of atrophic and degenerative changes known as "age related macular degeneration", in the centre of the retina where visual focus should be sharpest in some cases result in atrophy of the optic nerve. These conditions have improved after ozone/oxygen autohemotherapy. The improvements lasted up to six to eight months in a study conducted by the Ophthalmological Clinic of the University of Siena as well as in actual practice. Continued treatment is able to produce further improvement or prevent further deterioration.
Cancer And Complementary Onconlogy
Applied as a complementary biological treatment, ozone/oxygen autohemotherpy or rectal application (insufflation) are valuble in cancer therapy.
- • Low-dose ozone produces an immunoactivation in the body: immunocompetent cells such as lymphocytes, helper cells, suppressor cells and natural killer cells, respond by producing their specific messenger substances, the cytokines e.g. interferones.
- • Induction and activation of cellular antioxidants and radical scavengers in healthy cells and organs counteract any excess of reactive and aggressive oxygen radicals and build up a cell-protecting mechanism.
Fungal Infections, Infected Skin Lesions And Wounds
Medical ozone is a powerful instrument in combating persistent fungal infections of the skin, in particular combined fungal/bacterial infections of the feet, trunk and mucous membranes. The local treatment of infected wounds, which can be in the form of bedsores, ulcers of the legs and thighs, diabetic gangrene or difficult wound healing processes are also effectively treated with medical ozone.
Medical ozone is also successfully used in the treatment of internal fungal infections such as candida.
Herpes simplex (serpigo) and herpes zoster (shingles) are both caused by viruses. Lip herpes, a frequently occuring condition, responds well to different forms of ozone treatment when combined with conventional methods.
The complementary use of ozone is very useful against shingles (herpes zoster), both locally using ozonized water compresses and in the form of autohemotherapy avoiding post zoster neuralgias.
Inflammatory Liver Diseases
Inflammatory liver conditions are classical indications for medical ozone. Hepatitis A is relatively easily to treat and heals completely. However, hepatitis B often develops into a chronic condition and its effective treatment involves conventional therapy combined with ozone via reinfusion as well as rectal insufflation. This form of therapy also applies to the treatment of hepatitis C which is generally diagnosed as a chronic liver disease with an incubation period lasting several years.
Inflammatory And Degenerative Diseases Of The Joints
Inflammatory and degenerative diseases of the joints are divided into stages. If bone deformities have not yet taken place, the joints are very responsive to medical ozone. This applies to gonarthroses or activated arthrosis of knee and shoulder joints. In addition to basic classical medical treatment, intraarticular ozone injections are particularly effective in combination with movement therapy. The healing process makes use of ozone's antiinflammarory properties as well as immune modulation and activation of cartilage cell metabolism.
Rheumatism, Arthritis And Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatism, arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis include various painful conditions of the skeletal and muscular systems, often involving functional restrictions.
Medical ozone application combined with a basic therapy program as well as physical therapy is a useful and effective method of treatment.
For rheumatoid arthritis ozone therapy takes place in the form of extracorporeal blood treatment during the non-active phases of the disease. The effectiveness of ozone is due to its immunomodulatory and antiinflammatory properties.
In low concentrations and quantities, ozone is used as an effective complementary method for muscular tension, chronic muscle pain, trigger points etc.