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OZONE: The Gas That Can Heal and The Gas That Can Kill

May 02, 2013 07:17PM ● By Dr. David Minkoff

Oxygen, as we all know, is an element essential to life itself, and the oxygen we breathe usually comes in pairs of atoms, or O2. Under certain conditions, some pairs of oxygen break apart and each atom joins another pair to make ozone – O3.

When found naturally in the lower atmosphere, ozone can best be described as a travelling pollutant. This ozone is found closest to Earth and is man-made, an indirect result of air pollution created by automobile exhaust and emissions from factories and power plants. It is commonly known as smog, and in certain areas of the U.S. such as big cities, the smog is so bad that pollution levels routinely exceed safety standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

People who inhale ozone during repeated exposure may permanently damage their lungs or suffer from respiratory infections. Ozone exposure may reduce lung function or aggravate existing respiratory conditions such as asthma, emphysema or bronchitis. Ozone may also cause chest pain, coughing, throat irritation or congestion.


Ozone for Medical Use

Ozone in medical use is a story with a very different ending. Made by passing pure oxygen through an electric coil which gives it three atoms, instead of two, the addition of the third oxygen atom makes ozone "supercharged" oxygen, and gives it all of its remarkable medical properties.


How Does Ozone Work in the Body?

Ozone increases the amount of oxygen in the body and helps it to heal by:

reducing the clogging of blood cells

detoxifying the liver

decreasing uric acid

improving circulation and oxygen supply

decreasing fat (cholesterol and triglycerides)

killing viruses, bacteria and fungus

improving the activity of the white blood cells

improving the metabolism of cells

slowing down the aging process

Ozone therapy can be used to treat a variety of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Lyme disease, chronic hepatitis, herpes, chronic fatigue states, chemical sensitivity, macular degeneration, chronic bladder conditions, migraine headaches, colitis, auto-immune diseases, and Crohn’s disease.


Ozone Therapies

LifeWorks Wellness Center is experiencing great success treating patients with ozone therapies. Here is a description of the different ways ozone is being used at their clinic:


Chezone: Chezone is a combination of chelation therapy and ozone therapy. First, the ozone therapy is delivered by Major Autohemotherapy (described below). This is immediately followed by chelation therapy, an intravenous treatment which helps rid the body of heavy metals. Chezone also causes the mobilization of calcium deposits, so it is also used to reverse the effects of hardening of the arteries leading to heart attacks and strokes.


Cystozone: Cystozone is used to treat the bladder in cases of interstitial cystitis or acute infection. A urinary catheter is inserted into the bladder and medication is infused. After 20 minutes, ozone is also infused into the bladder, where it remains for a further 20 minutes. In the case of acute infections, this procedure is carried out daily; in chronic inflammation, it is repeated two to three times a week until symptoms subside.


Major Autohemotherapy (MAH): MAH is the most common and, in most cases, the most effective way ozone is administered. The patient relaxes in a chair in the IV room, and has 100-250ml of blood removed into a sterilized IV bag. Then ozone is injected into the bag, which is gently shaken, allowing the red and white blood cells to take up the ozone. The ozonated blood is then returned to the body via IV drip. The entire procedure takes about 30 to 60 minutes.

MAH is invaluable in the treatment of heart disease and circulatory disorders. Chronic infections such as hepatitis-C, herpes, Lyme, and AIDS respond very favorably. It is also very helpful in chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and autoimmune diseases.


Otozone: With the Otozone protocol, ozone is infused into the ears and is particularly successful in treating cases of sinusitis or ear infections. Ozone is run into both ears via a stethoscope for two minutes per day to begin with, building up to a maximum of ten minutes. The procedure is painless, and in some cases can bring almost immediate relief.


Prolozone: Prolozone uses the power of oxygen to cause damaged tissues, joints, ligaments, and tendons to regenerate. To begin with, a solution called a proliferant (something that makes something grow or expand) is injected directly into the site where the weakened ligament attaches to the bone. Then the area is infiltrated with ozone, giving the tissues what they need to heal. The response to treatment varies from person to person, but most people only need from three to five treatments.

Prolozone works on just about any pain problem, including neck pain, degenerated or herniated discs, carpal tunnel syndrome, torn tendons, sciatica, heel spurs, neuromas, knee injuries, and virtually any sports injury. It is also very effective for severe cases of osteoarthritis of the hip or knee.


Rozone: This therapy is particularly suited to patients who suffer from gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS, colitis and Crohn’s disease. A small amount (between 200-500ml) of ozone is delivered to the intestine via an intestinal catheter inserted into the rectum. This does not cause discomfort, and the ozone is absorbed by the intestine.


Topical Ozone: This form of ozone treatment is delivered in a bag, making it a particularly useful way of treating limbs. The hand, arm, foot or leg is put in a plastic bag and the bag is sealed. Ozone is run into the bag via a tube for approximately 15 minutes, and is absorbed through the skin. Ozone has strong disinfectant properties, making this form of treatment particularly useful for treating wounds and skin infections.


Dr. Minkoff hosts a free talk on ozone therapy Ozone: The Gas That Can Heal and The Gas That Can Kill Hear Dr. Minkoff talk in detail about the information in this article,

Thursday, May 23, 6:30pm, Nature’s Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

Dr. David Minkoff is co-founder and Medical Director of LifeWorks Wellness Center, one of the foremost alternative health clinics in the U.S. For more information on the ozone healing protocols described in this article, call Tamora at 727-466-6789 or visit See ad page 2.