Oxygen ozone therapy is a medical practice carried out with a natural gas, ozone, free of side effects. It is used in the medical field for the treatment of numerous diseases. The concentrations of the oxygen-ozone mixture used are not dangerous to the human organism. Scientifically verified and approved routes of administration do not result in any adverse reaction; only inhaled administration can be toxic and irritating to the respiratory system.
What is Ozone?
- Ozone (Greek for emanating an odour) is a natural and unstable molecule
- The pure gas has a pale sky-blue colour and a pungent smell
- Solubility (ml) in 100 ml of water (at 0 C) of both ozone and oxygen is 49.0 and 4.89 respectively,
- with oxygen representing a ten-fold less solubility quotient
- Consequently, Ozone’s great solubility in water allows for immediate reaction with any soluble
- compounds or biomolecules present in biological fluids
- The half-life of an Ozone molecule depends on on temperature, thus at 20°C ozone concentration
- halves in 40 minutes, and at 30°C in 25 minutes
- Activated Leukocytes generate ozone in vivo
Oxygen Ozone Therapy → Ozone Therapy
Oxygen ozone therapy, as improperly called, is not clearly defined from the pharmacological point of view, despite its wide use. Its improper denomination has resulted in an improper assumption that the therapy is based on oxygen and ozone. The oxygen represents simply a carrier or a vehicle of the ozone molecule, and that its supposed oxygenating effects has only a minimal impact on the total biological action of ozone.