Dr. Gruenn is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ozonetherapy and currently a co-investigator in a FDA supervised study on “Safety and Efficacy of Ozone Therapy.”
Medical Ozone Therapy
… is an oxidative therapy that both heals and detoxifies. The use of ozone to treat medical conditions was first developed in Germany in the early 1950's and is widely used today in Europe and the US.
The addition of the third oxygen atom makes ozone “supercharged”, and gives it all of its remarkable medical properties. Ozone is found naturally in the body, as the white blood cells utilize it as part of the immune response. Pure medical grade ozone, when used according to established medical guidelines, has a safety record that is unparalleled.
Medical Properties Of Ozone
➢ Ozone is a potent regulator of the immune system. When the immune system is overactive (as in auto-immune disease), ozone will calm it down. Conversely, when the immune system is underactive as in chronic infections, ozone will stimulate it. This unique ability of ozone stems from its activation of immune related messenger molecules, so called cytokines, like gamma interferon, interleukin-2, colony stimulating factor, and TNF-alpha, to name just a few.
➢ Ozone increases uptake of oxygen by stimulating the enzyme diphosphoglycerate (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. This effect enables more of the oxygen carrying hemoglobin to reach the cells.
➢ Ozone increases antioxidant protection by stimulating the production of intra-cellular antioxidants (superoxide-dismutase, catalase, glutathione-peroxidase.)
➢ Ozone stimulates the energy production in the mitochondria.
➢ Ozone assists the detoxification pathways
How Is Ozone Used Medically?
➢ Major auto-hemotherapy (MAH): This is a systemic therapy where 6-12 ounces of blood are removed into a sterilized bottle. Then ozone is injected into the bottle, and 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. MAH is contraindicated during pregnancy, or with recent myocardial infarction, active bleeding, hyperthyroidism, very low platelet count, or G6PD deficiency.
➢ Rectal insufflation
➢ Bladder insufflation for interstitial cystitis and acute cystitis.
➢ Ozonated olive oil
➢ Prolozone: This is an injection used to treat tendon, ligament, muscle or joint problems, including low back pain.
Is medical ozone for you?
Because of its many therapeutic properties, ozone can be used as part of a therapeutic plan for a wide variety of diseases including: chronic viral, fungal and bacterial infections, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Lyme disease, chronic hepatitis, herpes, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, chemical sensitivity, macular degeneration, chronic bladder conditions, autoimmune diseases, colitis and Crohn’s disease.
It is important to realize that ozone therapy is not a panacea. In the great majority of cases it must be combined with an individualized nutritional and medical program.
For more information and research: aaot.us; drsozone.com