Ozone Therapy

Ozone therapy is a simple treatment that can be used for almost any systemic health issue and to reduce or eliminate localized pain.  From chronic fatigue to crippling arthritis, ozone is powerful.

What is ozone?

Ozone is a gas made from oxygen. While oxygen in the air we breathe has two molecules of oxygen (O2) bound together, ozone is made of three oxygen molecules (O3).

Ozone occurs naturally in the earth’s upper atmosphere as well here on the ground, secondary to UV light striking water vapor and lightning strikes mixing with air. You may have noted the fresh smell of ozone near a waterfall or after a thunderstorm.

Making ozone involves putting energy into the air. More specifically an electric charge is applied to oxygen, which converts it to ozone. Medical ozone generators are very precise and the concentration of ozone is well controlled.

At high doses, ozone works by oxidation. Because of this it can destroy bacteria, viruses, parasites, amoeba, mold, fungus, and also break down harmful chemicals and impurities. It is far more powerful than other sanitizers such as chlorine yet leaves no harmful chemicals or byproducts behind, and when used properly and in the proper amounts, it is completely non-toxic.

Industrial ozone applications include broad use for water and air purification, food preservation and agriculture applications.

How does ozone work for medical conditions?

Mechanisms of action include:

  1. Inactivation of bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast and protozoa
  2. Stimulation of oxygen metabolism
  3. Activation of the immune system
  4. Stimulation of cellular energy production
  5. Lowering of oxidation in the body

What conditions does ozone treat?

Ozone may be used for many conditions such as:

  1. Chronic fatigue
  2. Vascular disease
  3. Immune suppression
  4. Cancer
  5. Systemic infections
  6. Arthritis and injuries
  7. Topical wounds and infections
  8. Just about any chronic degenerative disease!

Ozone really should be thought of as supporting numerous biochemical processes rather than simply used for a specific disease.

For medical use ozone is produced from medical grade oxygen and is administered in precise therapeutic doses, by topical application, injection or mixing directly with patient’s blood. Insufflation into the rectum or vaginal cavity is another way to administer ozone.

Ozone has been extensively studied and used in medicine for over 100 years. There are thousands of published studies on medical use of ozone.  It has proven a safe and effective treatment.

How is ozone administered?

IV ozone, called Major Auto Hemotherapy (MAH),  is a simple procedure that involves drawing 50-250mL of blood via an IV catheter then mixing the same amount of ozone directly into the blood and finally infusing the ozonated blood back into the patient.  The whole procedure takes about 45 minutes.  This is the traditional “one pass” method.  In a standard course ozone is given 2x/week and about 5-6 weeks into treatment patients typically start feeling better at which point they either continue with regular maintenance IVs or they are well enough to stop ozone.

We also offer Ten-Pass Ozone treatments developed by Dr Lahodny from Vienna, Austria.  Dr Rollins has studied with Dr Lahodny and we utilize the state of the art Herrmann ozone unit from Germany.  This procedure allows doing a MAH treatment 10 times in one visit, thus greatly increasing the amount of ozonated blood being treated.  We usually do the procedure 1-2x/week and patients often respond dramatically after only a few treatments.  The procedure takes 90-120 minutes.  Ozone high dose therapy (OHT) improves mitochondrial bioenergetics in peripheral blood mononuclear cells.

Ozone injection directly into joints or soft tissue will help stimulate healing and regeneration as well as reduce or eliminate pain.  Nearly any joint or injury can be treated.  A nutrient solution is first injection followed by ozone gas.  The procedure takes less than 15 minutes and is virtually painless.   Most patients report an immediate 50-75% reduction in pain.  After a few weeks the pain is typically 20-30% better, and so on with each successive injection until the pain is gone.  Usually this takes only 3-5 treatments a few weeks apart.  With severe chronic pain maintenance injections 3-4 times/year are usually necessary.

Dr Rollins is a member of the American Academy of Ozonotherapy and has done advanced training in the use of ozone.

Educational Links

Dr Shallenberger Article

Ozone therapy- an overview of pharmacodynamics, current research, and clinical utility

Ozone therapy research (over 2000 studies)

More Ozone therapy research and presentations

The American Academy of Ozonotherapy

Ozonated Saline Protocol

Ozone- a natural bioactive molecule with antioxidant property as potential new strategy in aging and in neurodegenerative disorders