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Ozone is the active form of oxygen consisting of 3 atoms of oxygen instead of the usual two atoms. It is created by passing an electrical spark through a tube with medical grade oxygen. Another way ozone is created is by lightning during a thunderstorm. This creates the fresh smell we experience after a storm.

Is Ozone a New Therapy?

No. Ozone was discovered in 1840 in Germany by Christian Schonbein. Documentation of ozone therapy can be traced back to 1881 when Dr. Kellogg mentioned its use as a disinfectant the treatment of diphtheria. In 1885, the Florida Medical Association published “Ozone” by Dr. Charles J. Kenworthy, MD, detailing the use of ozone for therapeutic uses. Ozone was used by Benedict Lust, the father of naturopathic medicine. Since then, many more uses have been discovered for ozone. Today, after 125 years of usage, ozone therapy is a recognized modality in sixteen nations..

Is Ozone Harmful?

Ozone is an extremely powerful purifier. Interestingly, ozone is used in water treatment plants to sterilize equipment and neutralize chemicals. When we hear reports of a high ozone count, we know there is actually a high smog and pollution count. Unlike all of the different pollutants (nitric oxide, sulphuric oxide), ozone is easily measured and therefore the ozone count is used to tell how high the pollution is. When pollution is high, the earth creates ozone in an attempt to heal and purify itself, keeping our air breathable. Ozone is extremely beneficial when used properly.

Effects of Ozone:

  • Bacteria populations reduced by 99.99%
  • Fungi populations reduced by 99.99%
  • Viral populations reduced by 99.99%
  • Improves circulation
  • Purifies and detoxifies
  • Disinfects and sterilizes
  • Promotes healing

Types of Ozone Treatments:

  • Injection
  • Intravenous  Auto-hemotherapy
  • Insufflation
  • Ozonated water
  • Ozonated olive oil
  • Ozone with colonics

Diseases Treatable with Ozone

These include but are not limited to:

  • Immunosuppressed diseases: AIDS, cancer and chronic viral diseases (such as hepatitis and herpes)
  • Gangrenous conditions
  • Circulatory conditions: atherosclerosis, stroke, senile dementia
  • Gynecological infections: candida trichomonas and gardinerella
  • Arthrosis (diseases of the joints)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Burns, wounds and ulcers
  • Macular degeneration

Intravenous  Auto-hemotherapy/Direct IV

  • Hepatitis B and C
  • Herpes simplex
  • Herpes zoster
  • Lyme Disease

Topical Ozone

  • Disinfectant and deodorizer (practiced during WWI)
  • External ulcers
  • Burns
  • Skin lesions (wounds)
  • Local infections (herpes simplex, herpes zoster)
  • Eye injuries and infections

Rectal Insufflation

  • Ulcerous colitis
  • Anal fistulae and fissures
  • Proctitis (stages I and II)
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • Immunomodulation (complementary in oncology)


  1. Renate Viebahn-Hänsler , Olga Sonia León Fernández & Ziad Fahmy (2012): Ozone in Medicine: The Low-Dose Ozone Concept—Guidelines and Treatment Strategies, Ozone: Science & Engineering: The Journal of the International Ozone Association, 34:6, 408-424.
  2. Renate Viebahn-Hänsler. The use of ozone in medicine. 2002. 4th edition. Karl F. Haug publishers Heidelberg. Huegelsheim, Germany.