Is Ozone Safe?
Ozone is a molecular species of oxygen known primarily for its ecological role in the Earth’s balance. It’s a form of oxygen that has three oxygen atoms in its molecule instead of the usual two oxygen atoms. The third oxygen atom is what makes ozone “supercharged,” and gives it all of its remarkable medical properties. When used according to medical guidelines, pure ozone is completely safe. There are a variety of different ways ozone can be used to treat medical issues. Most notable are direct intra-arterial and intravenous application, rectal insufflations, major and minor autohemotherapy, ozonated water, ozone bagging, and of course, ozonated oil.
No longer widely practiced, this method involves the injection of an ozone/oxygen mixture directly into an artery or vein with a hypodermic syringe.
First pioneered in the 1930s, this method involves a mixture of ozone and oxygen introduced through the rectum and absorbed into the body through the intestine. Traditionally administered in the presence of a doctor, this method has become popular in the United States for self-treatment of cancer, AIDS and other diseases.
This is the most commonly practiced method of ozone therapy, wherein a patient has 1 – 5 ounces of blood removed into a sterilized bottle, which is then injected with ozone. The bottle is gently shaken, allowing the red and white blood cells to take up the ozone. The ozonated blood is then returned to the body, taking about 30-40 minutes in total.
Ozone gas is bubbled through water, which is then used externally to bathe wounds, burns and slow-healing skin infections, as well as to cure infection in dentistry.
This non-invasive method uses a specially made plastic bag that is placed around the area to be treated. An ozone/oxygen mixture is pumped into the bag and used to treat leg ulcers, gangrene, fungal infections, burns, and other slow-healing wounds.