Medical Ozone or O3
Oxygen, as we are normally familiar with it as the air we breathe, is comprised of two oxygen molecules attached together, i.e. O2. Ozone is comprised of three oxygen atoms attached together or O3, making it more highly charged, activated form of the oxygen we breathe. While high concentrations of ozone are toxic to living organisms and mankind, small doses are now being used as an effective medical therapy, for example to:
- Increase oxygen delivery to the tissues and cells
- Boost the immune system by killing bacteria and viruses
- Decrease oxidation levels in the body
- Increase production of cellular energy
Additional applications of ozone include air purification and water purification.
Ozone Therapy Applications
Extensive testing and clinical trials by groups such as The Medical Society for Ozone Application and The International Ozone Association have developed many methods by which to apply ozone, used for prevention and medical therapy. Conditions treated by ozone therapy include:
- Dental work (i.e. to stop cavities from progressing or treat abscesses)
- Circulatory disorders
- Viral diseases
- Heart disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Geriatric conditions
- Eye disease (macular degeneration)
It is important to note, however, that the FDA (the United States Food and Drug Administration) deems ozone to be a toxic gas which has no proven safe medical application in therapy.
Ozone Therapy Certification Courses
Accreditation in Ozone Therapy can be obtained by completing the Ozone Therapy Course developed and taught by Dr. Frank Shallenberger. Certified by the American
Academy of Ozonotherapy, it is considered the world’s most comprehensive course in the medical use of ozone.