What is the Ozone High Dose (10 Pass) method?
Have you heard about the new kid on the ozone block, the Ozone High Dose aka 10 Pass method? You’d like to know what it is, how it’s performed, whether you can do it at home, and what its advantages are? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I answer all those questions and more. In another installment I will discuss whether the 10 Pass can cure Lyme disease. So stay tuned!
Major Autohemotherapy – the basis of the Ozone High Dose
Major Autohemotherapy (MAH) is a procedure during which blood is drawn, mixed with an ozone/oxygen mix, and then reinserted into the patient. Usually, between 100 and 200 ml of blood are extracted and mixed with an equal volume of gas at an ozone concentration of around 40 ug/ml.
There are two different ways to perform MAH: normobarically or hyperbarically.
Normobaric MAH means only the force of gravity is used to both withdraw and re-inject blood. To draw blood into the bag, once places it below the patient’s arm. To re-infuse it, one places the bag with ozone and blood above the patient’s arm. Gravity causes the blood to either flow into the bag, or from the bag back into the patient’s arm.
Hyperbaric MAH is performed with the use of special ozone machines. Those can create both negative (vacuum) and positive (hyperbaric) pressure.
There are currently two such hyperbaric ozone machines on the market: the Zotzmann Ozon 2000 and the Herrmann Hyper Medozon comfort.
Instead of using gravity to draw blood from the patient, a vacuum is created inside the bottle. Once the patient’s vein is punctured, blood is sucked into the bottle by the vacuum.
Inside the bottle is an anti-coagulant, either sodium citrate or heparin, to prevent the blood from clotting.
In this video the hyperbaric application of ozone is presented on the Zotzmann Ozon 2000. It is NOT the 10 Pass method. The video shows only 1.5 successful passes at an ozone concentration of around 40 ug/ml. But the procedure during the 10 Pass is very similar. Instead of 1.5 passes, 10 passes are completed at a higher concentration.
Hyperbaric pressure protects red blood cells
Once the bag is filled with 200 to 220 ml of blood, a positive (hyperbaric) pressure is created inside the bottle. This protects the red blood cells from being damaged when shaken. Once the blood is under positive pressure, ozone is added. Supposedly, this allows for the red blood cells to absorb more oxygen.
The blood and ozone mix is then vigorously shaken, unlike during normobaric MAH where gentle swishing is indicated in order to not damage the erythrocytes (red blood cells).
Afterwards, the blood is reinserted into the patient using positive pressure. This speeds up the process considerably.
The “10 Pass” method is roughly equal to 10 hyperbaric administrations of Major Autohemotherapy, but at a higher ozone concentration.
The Zotzmann Ozon 2000 made by the German manufacturer Zotzmann & Stahl is a hyperbaric ozone generator. The 10 Pass method was originally invented by Dr. Lahodny with the use of this machine. It can generate an ozone concentration of maximum of 70 ug/ml. It has been found in independent testing that this is the only ozone generator on the market which puts out a precise ozone concentration, although it’s the only one in the group of medical ozone machines without a built-in photometer. The Ozon 2000 costs around US$ 12,000, plus a $3,000 training fee. It can only be acquired by medical professionals. Its ozone chamber is an aluminum oxide and quartz glass construction which satisfies the most stringent German medical regulations.
The German Herrmann Hyper Medozon comfort is the only other hyperbaric ozone generator on the market. It has a more modern look and a built-in photometer but has shown to nevertheless produce less reliable ozone concentrations than its competitor model. It also costs around US$12,000.
What is the Ozone High Dose method and how is it performed?
Austrian gynecologist Dr. Johann Lahodny is the creator of the OHT/10 pass method.
Dr. Lahodny found through self-experimentation on the hyperbaric Zotzmann ozone generator a safe maximum number of passes of the Major Autohemotherapy.
As a result, the 10 Pass method is also called the Lahodny or Zotzmann method, or Ozone High Dose Therapy (OHT, or “Ozonhochdosistherapie” in German).
The 10 Pass method describes an ozone therapy treatment during which 200 ml to 220 ml of a patient’s blood are drawn under negative pressure (vacuum), the blood is then mixed under positive pressure with 200 ml of ozone at a concentration of 70 ug/ml, and then re-infused into the patient’s vein, also under positive pressure. This is repeated 10 times, hence the name “10 Pass”. One 10 pass procedure can last between 1 to 2 hours. The total ozone dosage supplied is an astounding 10 x 70 ug/ml x 200 ml = 140,000 ug (= mcg = micrograms) or 140 mg, hence the name Ozone High Dose.
During a 10 pass administration a total of 2,000 ml of blood are drawn and enriched with up to 140,000 ug of ozone.
In order to keep the blood from coagulating up to 20,000 units of heparin are used.
Before the treatments, patients are asked to drink at least 3 glasses (750 ml or 25 oz.) of water.
An instructional video showing how to perform a hyperbaric MAH on the Zotzmann 2000. It also shows the safety mechanisms of the machine: an air trap and a foot pedal. When the air trap detects air in the transfusion line, the machine immediately stops. This prevents air bubbles from entering the patient’s vein. The foot pedal has to be pressed every 8 seconds, otherwise the machine will stop working. This mechanism checks the presence of the assistant. It makes it impossible for the practitioner to leave the room during the procedure.
How does the Ozone High Dose compare to other ozone protocols?
As a comparison, the hyperbaric Major Autohemotherapy (MAH) supplies around 150 ml of ozone at a concentration of around 40 ug/ml, which amounts to a total ozone dosage of around 6,000 ug or 6 mg. So the Ozone High Dose uses over 23 times more ozone than one MAH.
A standard Direct Ozone IV (DIV) delivers 60 ml of an ozone/oxygen mix at a maximum ozone concentration of 50 ug/ml. Which amounts to 3,000 ug or 3mg of ozone. So the Ozone High Dose uses over 46 times more ozone than one DIV.
Is the direct application of ozone into the blood stream comparable with applying the same amount of ozone outside of the patient’s body?
Advocates of the DIV argue that no, it’s not comparable. They say that although the amount of ozone given during a DIV is less and at a lesser concentration than with one MAH, the effect is more powerful. During a DIV the gas goes directly into the bloodstream. The ozone/oxygen mix can enfold its actions without delay in the living person. With MAH, by the time the ozonated blood is re-infused, the ozone has already reacted with the blood outside of the patient, and the effect is less pronounced, although a higher amount of gas is used and at a higher concentration. From personal experience, I tend to agree with this argument.
Keeping that in mind, the above quoted numbers provide a rough comparison (which might not be fully applicable) to other ozone administrations.
– The Ozone High Dose is not a home application. This procedure cannot be self-administered.
– A doctor or a trained professional should oversee the therapy.
– Heparin is a prescription medication and it has a number of contraindications.
– The machines can only be acquired by medical professionals who need to be instructed by a technician.
What are the advantages of the Ozone High Dose?
The advantages of the 10 pass method over a MAH are more ozone in a shorter amount of time and better saturation of erythrocytes with oxygen.
It’s also said that the positive pressure during hyperbaric ozone applications protects the red blood cells from being damaged. Unlike with normobaric ozone IVs, where the mechanical movement of the patient’s blood causes trauma to the cells.
Dr. Lahodny recommends daily administrations of OHT for up to one month for certain conditions. Another approach is to give patients one OHT per week for 10 weeks. This, he claims, cures “nearly all illnesses”. He says it’s the only therapy which is “nearly always successful”. Allegedly, some conditions can be reversed after just one 10 Pass.
Dr. Lahodny is also convinced that the 10 pass method stimulates stem cell production. He concludes this from the observation that chronic wounds sometimes heal within 48 hours of the Ozone High Dose, which is the same result one achieves from an injection of cultured stem cells.
So far, the assumed stimulation of stem cells through ozone has not been substantiated by laboratory tests.
Herrmann Hyper Medozon comfort being used for the administration of the Ozone High Dose. Instead of a vacuum glass bottle an ozone inert plastic “egg” is used.
What are the disadvantages of the Ozone High Dose?
The main disadvantage is the price. In the US a 10 pass application can cost over $1,000. The price for a series of those applications can jump up to tens of thousands of dollars.
(Go to the Facebook group “Ozone to Health” to learn about ozone doctors who offer the 10 Pass method for as little as $110 in Austria or $500 per session in the US.)
Dr. Lahodny, the inventor of the method, charges Euro 100 [US$ 113] per Ozone High Dose at his office in St. Pölten, Austria. The rectal 2 liter high ozone concentration administration costs Euro 60 [US$ 68]. Dr. Lahodny suggests to combine the two procedures.
Another disadvantage is the use of heparin. Up to 20,000 units of heparin are necessary to complete the procedure. This is contraindicated for people with a low Quick value. Other contraindications are acute heart attack, stroke, or anaemia.
Heparin can lead to nosebleeds, brown urine, and in some cases to uncontrolled bleeding and death.
The method has to be performed at a doctor’s office. It’s not a home application. Not only does it require the purchase of a costly machine which can be only bought by licensed professionals, but the method requires an assistant to be performed.
The successful administration of this method largely depends on the state of the patient’s veins. Often, veins are too weak or too small to withstand the considerable pressure exerted on them and the full 10 passes cannot be completed. Which often results in the 10 pass method turning into a 5 or 6 pass administration.
Sometimes the veins are too small or too weak and the OHT cannot be performed at all.
Occasionally, the patient’s blood results in full oxygen saturation before all 10 passes are over. The patient starts experiencing discomfort in the lungs due to outgassing of excess oxygen. This also leads to a premature abortion of the application and the subsequent administration of Vit C in order to counteract the oversaturation with ozone.
Rectal Insufflations with Ozone High Dose
Usually, during rectal insufflations, a maximum of 500 ml of gas are infused at 40 to 60 ug/ml.
Dr. Lahodny pushed the limits with this ozone administration as well.
He introduces up to 2 liters (2000 ml) of ozone/oxygen mix at an ozone concentration of up to 80 ug/ml into the patient’s large intestine through the rectum.
The procedure is performed in a very slow manner of 10 ml at a time over the course of around 1 hour or longer.
If one administers more than 500ml, it has to go extremely slowly, since the more gas is infused, the more the risk of colon rupture increases.
The rectal administration with high ozone dosages à la Lahodny is NOT a substitute for the intravenous OTH, although the Austrian doctor claims that its effect is close. He says that best results are achieved with a combination of both methods.
It does show that ozone therapy’s limits are not written in stone, and are continuously being explored.
Are you interested in the Ozone High Dose? Join the Facebook groups “Ozone, Chelation, and Paleo Diet” and “Ozone to Health” to find out about doctors and their prices.
If you have any questions regarding the Ozone High Dose, let me know in the comments below.
In the next installment I will answer the question whether the Ozone High Dose can cure Lyme disease.
So stay tuned!
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