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  • Writer's pictureAshmita Boopathy Moturi

The Truth about Ozone Therapy

Do you enjoy the lovely earthy smell you get just before it begins to rain? In 1964 Australian scientists coined a term for this smell - Petrichor. This happens because of the presence of something very special in the atmosphere called Ozone. Oxygen is O2 and the supercharged version of oxygen is called Ozone or O3.

Ozone was first accidently discovered and made in the lab for the very first time, way back in 1839. Ozone in Greek means Odor. In 1950 a Dentist used Medical Ozone to treat Austrian surgeon Ernst Payr who then became an ozone enthusiast and began a line of research dedicated to its use in medicine. Since then Doctors and Scientists around the world have been excited about the fantastic results they were getting while using Ozone as a Medical Therapy.

Personally, Ozone Therapy has been one of my favorite therapies and in fact I have even named my center NineO2 in honor of using this supercharged version of oxygen - Ozone literally through all the 9 orifices or ‘navadwara’ of the body. - Ears, Nose, Mouth, Rectum, Vagina, Veins and Skin.

This is one of my favorite therapies because Ozone is antibacterial antiviral antifungal anti-inflammatory antioxidant anti-aging and rejuvenating all in one! It also has the capacity to stimulate blood circulation and the immune response. For many patients who have become resistant to antibiotics due to long term usage of antibiotics, Ozone comes to the rescue as a replacement for even antibiotic therapy. Oh yes!

Many Olympic pools are now being cleaned with Ozone instead of the traditional Chlorine ( which by the way was causing high level toxicity and allergic reactions for many swimmers). Ozone gas has a high oxidation potential and is 1.5 times greater than chloride when used as an antimicrobial agent against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa.

Ozone as a gas can be passed through your ears - to cleanse the entire ent pathway. This is fantastic to clear throat infections, reduce inflammation in sinusitis. It can even clear brain fog and is a fantastic detox protocol for Smokers.

Orally bubbled through water it helps with acidity or as a mouthwash for reducing the oral microflora, as well as the adherence of microorganisms to tooth surfaces. In dentistry Ozone has been shown to stimulate remineralization of recent caries-affected teeth after a period of about six to eight weeks.

Rectal Insufflation - when Ozone gas is passed through the rectum, the entire pathway from the rectum to the brain is flushed with pure oxygen. This is fantastic to clear stomach infections caused by any stomach bug - bacteria, virus, parasites, mold and even yeast. It destroys toxins in the gut, restores gut health and heals the gut lining for those who have a leaky gut. Reduces chronic inflammation throughout the body and instantly boosts the immune system.

It can even rejuvenate brain cells and help reverse physical disability caused due to stroke. When my 97 yr old grandmother suffered a stroke, while waiting for the ambulance, I administered ozone rectally…by the time she reached the ER she bounced back. I have literally never seen anybody recover from a stroke that fast.

Special children, who have suffered depletion of Oxygen during birth and are battling with autism greatly benefit from Ozone therapy. Long term rectal insufflation and ear insufflation of Ozone enhances their cognitive ability, social skills and many basic fine motor skills. Rectal insufflation of Ozone also greatly helps with infants who have been diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy.

Every single time my 5 yr old picks a stomach bug or has a cold, cough or fever she gets Ozone pumped into her system through the ears and rectum to destroy the viral or bacterial infection she might have picked up.

Vaginal Insufflation - When Ozone gas is passed through the vagina it helps heal the uterus and aids in treatment of pcos and fibroids. It also helps with UTIs. Vaginal insufflation is most often used for vaginal infections. It is known to help in the treatment of yeast and bacterial vaginal infections, as well as pain in the vagina.

Ozone Sauna - is great for skin detox. Ozone therapy gives fantastic results for those suffering from Eczemas and Psoriasis. Ozone Sauna therapy when combined with a gut cleanse, guided diet and topical application of ozonated oils not only heal several skin conditions but also remove the scars. Topical ozonated oils and creams are so rejuvenating that they even help clear burn scars and scars on the face caused by acne. At my center I have seen admirable results even with diabetic foot sores and foot ulcers and corn.

Autohemotherapy - Just a very fancy name for passing Ozone mixed with either saline or your own blood as an IV (drip - through your veins). This helps purify your blood by detoxification, trapping free radicals (remember, Ozone is an antioxidant) and heals your entire circulatory system from inflammation and scars caused due to free radicals. High levels if triglycerides in your blood tests under - Lipid Function Test, is an indication of stiffened up arteries. This significantly increases your risk of developing heart disease. Major autohemotherapy comes to your rescue in reversing this condition.

Minor Autohemotherapy on the other hand is a fancy word for ozone injection. This offers a lot of relief for those suffering from excruciating pain due to tennis elbows, frozen shoulders and pain due to muscle stiffness. Ozone injections combined with PRP and stem cells are fantastic for therapies for worn out joints of the knee and hip either due to injury or due to chronic conditions like arthritis and rheumatism.

I quite often get asked if Ozone Therapy is safe…especially when there is so much discussion all across the internet about the ozone layer and the ozone hole and some professionals expressing their half baked knowledge as fear of Ozone toxicity. Let us first understand how Ozone is made and how it functions chemically. Medical Ozone is made by passing pure O2 gas through an electric arc which splits the O2 into two independent O-O. These independent O-O combine with the next incoming O2 to make O3 - Ozone. This remains as O3 only for 20mins post which it breaks down into O2 and O again. The O2 flushes your system with pure Oxygen - one of the basic components of your body systems. The pure O2 does the job of rejuvenation and antiaging. The loosely hanging around O makes Ozone your antioxidant…and traps all the free radicals. Together the O2 and O have the super power to destroy any virus, bacteria and parasites in the body and reduce inflammation - the two primary causes of most illness and disease states.

Have you lately consumed bottled water by a well known brand called Bisleri? Bisleri bottled water is purified with ozone. In fact they were the first to use Ozone for purification in India. Many RO water systems have ozone filters.

Are all my claims backed with enough evidence and scientific data? The first publication on the antimicrobial properties of ozone dates way back to 1870 that is literally 70 years before the emergence of penicillin. There are thousands of clinical trials on the benefits of Ozone in medicine and dentistry. I’m sure google can assist you there. Ozone Therapy is currently practiced in over 40 different countries around the world and it is one single unique component that has been approved and indicated for the treatment of 260 different pathologies.

From a safety and efficacy perspective - my youngest patient has been a 6 month old baby and my oldest has been 102yrs old.

Ozone has been my most reliable go to therapy. Me and my team celebrate tons of happy ending stories everyday at NineO2 thanks to Ozone Therapy.

The author of this article Dr.Ashmita Boopathy Moturi, is a Doctor of Naturopathy, a PhD. in Psychology and has completed her Masters in Medical Engineering. She is the founder of NineO2 Detox and Wellness Centre and the Director of Wishing Well Centre for Integrative Medicine.

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