Ozone therapy is a form of oxygen therapy but using pure ozone (O3) instead of stable oxygen (O2). There are many ways to give ozone. The most common way is administered in a pod. This is a type of sauna that is engineered with the latest technology and designed with practical features for an effective and efficient therapy. The pod combines ozone therapy with heat therapy. AMC also offers mAHT (minor Autohemotherapy).
Ozone consists of 3 Oxygen atoms, essentially O2 plus another O atom. O2 is a stable oxygen molecule and it is essential for life. O2 combines with glucose to cause a biochemical reaction which produces energy in every one of the approximately 100 trillion cells in our body. The energy is captured in “power house molecules” called ATP (Adenosine Tri Phosphate) which breaks down to release enormous amounts of energy for the cells to perform their hundreds to thousands of functions per second.
Ozone Therapy is extremely safe if used correctly. It has been used in Germany and other countries for more than 50 years by thousands of integrative and conventional medical doctors and health care practitioners who have administered millions of doses without fatalities.
When Ozone (03) is introduced into the body either orally (dissolved in water) via the skin (Ozone steam sauna), intramuscularly (via a muscle) or rectally (rectal ozone insufflation) or vaginally (vaginal insufflation), it splits into the O² (stable oxygen) and O– (unstable oxygen) which is oxygen plus an extra electron. This may be achieved by ozone first combining with water to form hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) which then splits into (H2O) plus oxygen (O– ) which is the free radical, unstable form of oxygen. It is the O– which kills the pathogens (germs) and detoxifies the body, cleaning and neutralising toxic chemical and poisons.
The human body (in our cells and immune cells) uses hydrogen peroxide and O– to kill and destroy foreign invaders and life threatening toxins.
Ozone in high quantities is toxic to tissue and cells, and therefore it must never be inhaled into the lungs in a closed environment. However, in small quantities, ozone is extremely beneficial to life because, apart from killing pathogens and neutralizing toxins, it also adds oxygen to the oxygen pool (total oxygen reserves) forming stable oxygen (O+O=O2), as well as H2O2 (water plus oxygen as hydrogen peroxide) and in addition, H2O i.e. water.
Ozone also helps to promote blood flow and increased circulation, as well as stimulating the immune system, helps to balance hormone production, helps regulate body temperature and hormone production, and increases energy levels. The quality of ozone gas is very important and should be pure and devoid of chemical impurities and contaminants therefore, it is imperative that medical grade oxygen is used with a plasma ozone convertor to produce the best quality ozone for medical therapy.
Ozone therapy has multiple benefits. It is known to assist in the treatment of a wide range of medical and health conditions i.e. as an immune booster, liver injuries, bacterial infections, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, stroke, herpes zoster, rheumatoid arthritis, critically ill patients, wounds, retinitis pigmentosa, asthma, detoxification, female infertility, anti-ageing, burns, internal diseases, endometriosis, female genital organs infections, cancer, dental and maxillo-facial surgery and chronic renal failure.
The use of a sauna should be part of any detoxification program. The sauna also promotes healthy skin tone and texture due to increased blood circulation. Using the steam sauna with hyperactive oxygen allows the steam to surround the body and hyperactive oxygen can be introduced through the skin.
Rising body temperature results in the destruction of bacteria and viruses combined with the heavy sweating and a cleansing effect initiated by hyperactive oxygen will result in elimination of toxins accumulated mainly in the lymphatic system relieving the liver from the difficult task of dealing with them. The combined action of moist heat and hyperactive oxygen cleanses the lymphatic system, which carries 90% of the body’s fluid. The combination of steam and hyperactive oxygen is a natural, effective way to promote a refreshing sense of well-being.
The treatment takes place in a private cubicle or booth, connected to an oxygen supply (medical grade oxygen bottle or oxygen generator). The patient lies or sits comfortably inside the sauna with a head rest. Steam comes out of the sauna from vents situated behind the knees or at the feet and ozone is pumped into the cubicle. Ozone is generated from oxygen, which has been converted via a converter device into ozone. The patient does not inhale any ozone as their head is outside the pod.
The sauna operates by supplying ozone, steam and heat into the cubicle via an electro-mechanical system and control panel.
The treatment is the exposure of the blood vessels in the skin to ozone gas and water (steam) which combines to the form hydrogen peroxide which enters into the blood stream. Once in the blood the ozone and hydrogen peroxide molecules split up into highly active O- (minus an electron) atoms, oxygen and water.
These oxygen atoms have highly beneficial effects on the physiological and biochemical functioning of human cells. They assist and promote multiple functions such as enhancement of the immune system, increasing oxygenation, enhancing energy production, detoxification, killing of pathogens (bacteria, viruses, moulds and fungi) and promotion of blood flow and circulation.
The steam and heat promotes sweating which releases certain toxins and impurities through the skin and can stain the towels brown or black. The ozone, hydrogen peroxide and oxygen molecules further detoxify the body. The patient should consume approximately 500ml-1000ml of purified, mineral rich, alkaline water after each treatment session and not take any Vitamin C or E supplements for 6-12 hours thereafter. They should also not smoke or take any alcohol or eat junk/ unhealthy food and liquids after the treatment session. The patient should not shower for 2 hours after the session.
One session is 30 minutes which is administered by a healthcare professional or therapist.
10 sessions are recommended on average, but for chronic medical disorders up to 30 sessions or more.
There are no to very few side effects. If large amounts of Ozone are administered, nausea and/or coughing and/or an ozone rash may occur. These are treated with Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Ozone should not be inhaled therefore there should be no ozone leakage. Some patients may experience Herxheimer reaction (detox symptoms) such as feeling fluey, headachy etc but these disappear within a few hours.
The patient may be placed in a private ozone sauna machine with or without hydro (water pressure) therapy. The patient may be seated or lying down in the machine, either naked on a towel or wearing a swimming costume. Steam and ozone is pumped into the machine. FAR Infrared therapy is added. The patient can also choose a color for color and light therapy.
Pure oxygen for breathing is available to those who wish to supplement. The patient may also choose to listen to music of their choice (via their smart phone or MP3 player) or they will be offered a choice of therapeutic music or audio-brain frequency therapy.
Apart from the heat of the steam, there is no pain or side effects.
Benefits: Steam & Ozone promotes detoxification; improves blood flow and oxygenation, immune system enhancement, has a germ killing effect and promotes general wellbeing.