PURPOSES OF OZONE THERAPY
Ozone therapy works by at least three basic mechanisms.
First, it kills pathogens.
Second, if used extensively enough, if may have some effects in terms of degrading toxins.
Third, it has a hormesis-type effect with regard to oxidative stress, in that it encourages the body to ramp up its production of protective enzymes.
I have found ozone very helpful. For full disclosure, I was already very far along in my daily alternative remedies regiment and recovery, by the time that I had started ozone. I do believe that in far as curing cancer, ozone can play a big roll in ones regiment plan.
As background, here is what Dr. Sarah Carnes of the Sophia Institute (run by Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt) says about ozone therapy in this kind of disease:
What ozone does in the body is not a one word answer. It has different actions depending on its concentration and how it’s administered. As a detox agent, it stimulates the body’s antioxidant systems by offering a mild pro oxidant challenge. The challenge is not enough to cause oxidant damage, but enough that the body increases its production of the enzymes: glutathione per-oxidase, reductase, super oxide diastase, and catalyses, setting off a response where free radicals are swept away all over the body, even though the ozone may have introduced into only one area. Bacteria, viruses, and some types of unhealthy cells don’t have that same enzymatic protection from oxidation, so they are made non-viable, while human cells survive.
Here is the description of the mechanism of action from the peer-reviewed published paper “Ozone Therapy” A Clinical Review” by A.M. Elvis and J.S. Ekta:
Inactivation of bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast and protozoa: Ozone therapy disrupts the integrity of the bacterial cell envelope through oxidation of the phospholipids and lipoproteins. In fungi, O3 inhibits cell growth at certain stages. With viruses, the O3 damages the viral capsid and upsets the reproductive cycle by disrupting the virus-to-cell contact with peroxidation. The weak enzyme coatings on cells which make them vulnerable to invasion by viruses make them susceptible to oxidation and elimination from the body, which then replaces them with healthy cells.
Stimulation of oxygen metabolism: Ozone therapy causes an increase in the red blood cell glycolysis rate. This leads to the stimulation of 2,3-diphosphoglycerate which leads to an increase in the amount of oxygen released to the tissues. Ozone activates the Krebs cycle by enhancing oxidative carboxylation of pyruvate, stimulating production of ATP. It also causes a significant reduction in NADH and helps to oxidize cytochrome C. There is a stimulation of production of enzymes which act as free radical scavengers and cell-wall protectors: glutathione peroxidase, catalase and superoxide dismutase. Production of prostacyline, a vasodilator, is also induced by O3
Activation of the immune system: Ozone administered at a concentration of between 30 and 55 μg/cc causes the greatest increase in the production of interferon and the greatest output of tumor necrosis factor and interleukin-2. The production of interleukin-2 launches an entire cascade of subsequent immunological reactions.
Mechanism of action of O3 on the human lung: Ozone exposure induces a significant mean decrements in vital capacity. It significantly increases mean airway resistance and specific airway resistance but does not change dynamic or static pulmonary compliance or viscous or elastic work. It also significantly reduces maximal trans-pulmonary pressure. And further more significantly increases respiratory rate and decreased tidal volume.
Ozone has many wonderful effects on a sick, aging body. You should not overlook ozone therapy as a truly miracle natural remedies!