Does the Ozone High Dose cure Lyme disease?
Lyme disease seems to be on everyone’s mind these days. Many people who have been dealing with a chronic condition have considered Lyme to be the culprit behind their illness at some point.
Be it constant fatigue, joint pain, brain fog – Lyme is often considered to be the real offender behind many ailments. Some doctors claim to have evidence that the bacteria can be found in nearly 100% of the US population. It is often mentioned as the underlying cause for conditions ranging from Alzheimers, Multiple Sclerosis, autism, chronic pain, food sensitivities, or fibromyalgia.
Consequently, whenever a new antimicrobial therapy emerges, many people want to know “Can it cure Lyme disease?”. Given that ozone is one of the most potent germicidal agents (see Dr. Rowen’s and Dr. Robin’s account of 5 Ebola cases cured with ozone), there is a lot of interest in ozone treatments for Lyme.
In my last blog article I talked about the Ozone High Dose aka 10 Pass method: what it is, who its inventor is, and how it is applied.
In this installment, I will answer the question whether the Ozone High Dose is the right approach to treat chronic Lyme infection.
Case reports vs. studies
Are you one of those people who consult Prof. Google to find out whether a remedy works? I am. What is more convincing than a well documented case of a person having overcome a debilitating illness? Ideally, with the help of a natural remedy? Even better: if there is more than one such a case?
If you ask me, I take a detailed account of a person having cured a so-called “incurable” disease over a study anytime.
Scientific studies are considered to be the most convincing evidence these days. But, they can often be misleading. Numbers can be played with to show any possible association, the abstract often says the exact opposite of the actual conclusion of the study, financial ties are not disclosed or obfuscated, observational studies are used to show a causative effect (which they can’t, by definition), or they are not reproducible, or simply junk.
Often, there are no relevant studies for alternative remedies available to begin with.
Isolated accounts of people on the internet of course have their own problems. Often, the patient employs several remedies or therapies at the same time, so it is difficult to say which one had the critical effect. Or the person is not available for further questions, so it can be also difficult to verify whether the improvement was lasting. Then, there is the tendency for hyperbole, or sometimes the opposite: understatement.
Ozone High Dose – too early to evaluate?
With Ozone High Dose Therapy, there is another issue: the therapy has been used only for around a year. Due to its novelty, there simply are not enough reports to be able to draw a relevant conclusion.
Below, I will present the few cases of people who have been diagnosed with Lyme and did employ OHT.
They are available on Dr. Rowen’s Youtube channel and the Facebook group “Ozone to Health”.
The following video from Dr. Robert Rowen’s channel shows a young woman who has seen a nearly 100% improvement in her Lyme symptoms after just one Ozone High Dose.
This young man reports an improvement of around 80% after 10 Ozone High Dose sessions.
A member of our Facebook group “Ozone to Health” who has been diagnosed with Lyme disease, says that 14 sessions of the OHT have improved his health by around 50%.
It’s interesting to note that considerable improvements for Lyme sufferers have been achieved with other, less dose heavy ozone applications:
- Low energy, chronic pain, and brain fog improves with an indeterminate ozone protocol.
- This patient of Dr. Rowen’s has seen “dramatic improvement” with what I assume was Major Autohemotherapy.
There are also many other testimonials in the group “Ozone to Health” of people having experienced significant improvement after various home ozone administrations or other forms of intravenous ozone:
– One person reports that intravenous ozone (DIV) sessions killed a Bartonella (common co-infection with Lyme) infection.
– A mother reports that her daughter’s Lyme tests turned from positive to negative after doing ozone saunas combined with ear insufflations.
– Another mom says she has been seeing “very positive results” in her 13 year old child with ozone saunas, drinking ozonated water, and ear insufflations.
– Yet another person says she feels 100% better since using ozone at home for Lyme and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
– Another woman says she is seeing huge gains in her two Lyme infected children after doing ozone ear insufflations. She further says that adding ozone was “a game changer” for her own well-being as well.
Of the above cited cases, it is not clear what tests or diagnostic methods were used to determine the infections.
Why do some Lyme sufferers not respond to Ozone Therapy?
Just as there are people who have made a powerful experience with ozone, there are Lyme sufferers who either have not had any positive effect from ozone, or only a partial one. Not even from prolonged ozone therapy and not even from such whopping amounts of ozone as supplied during a series of 10 pass administrations.
One such case is a member of the above mentioned Facebook group who has been suffering from debilitating fibromyalgia due to Lyme disease. She completed 2 weeks of daily OHT sessions at Dr. Lahodny’s office. The severe Herxheimer reaction didn’t allow her to finish the course at the same intensity.
Continued intravenous ozone administrations at home and other ozone protocols had only a minor effect on her. She now undergoes a course of three different antibiotics, which so far have made a huge positive impact.
Some have not experienced any effect from 20+ ozone IVs, neither to the better or worse.
Some rare cases of people experience a worsening of their condition after doing ozone in which an adverse reaction to glutathione can be excluded.
When could you be dealing with mercury poisoning instead of Lyme disease?
- Have you tried several different antibiotics without ever seeing any positive change in symptoms?
- Have you never had a bull’s eye rash and never tested positive for Lyme on the Western Blot?
- Has no test ever detected at least a few bands of the bacteria?
If so, there is a strong possibility you might have received a misdiagnosis for Lyme and mercury toxicity could be the real culprit.
Where could you have received toxic levels of mercury?
It could be from:
– Amalgam fillings, even if they were removed years ago. Mercury deposits do not go down with the removal of amalgam fillings. The amalgam is gone, but the mercury is still there. Doesn’t matter if your fillings were removed 20 years ago. Mercury stays in your brain forever.
– Vaccinations like the flu, tetanus, or DTaP shots
– Your mother’s amalgams when she was pregnant with you
– Exposure to broken CFL light bulbs
– Working with mercury
– Exposure to mercury through a coal fired plant
– Consumption of high mercury fish
– Living close to a crematorium, active volcano, or many other sources
When is it time to consider mercury toxicity?
You might be dealing with one of the most toxic substances on the planet, if:
– You have symptoms which match mercury toxicity. The following is taken from an account of a woman who suffers from Lyme disease:
“My daily symptoms include migraines, shortness of breath, chest pain, joint pain, brain fog, panic attacks, adrenal fatigue, feeling faint, dizziness, nausea, digestive problems, pressure in my head and depression from the situation. As well as attacking my internal organs. It plays havoc with my nervous system and the neurotransmitters in my brain which also affects my mental health.”
Without knowing how she was diagnosed with Lyme disease and whether she has mercury toxicity or not, all of those symptoms are also very often found in mercury toxic people. They often resolve with proper mercury chelation. For further reading, go to the “What mercury does to you” section on this website.
– You have done multiple courses of various antibiotics without EVER experiencing any improvement in your condition.
– You take antibiotics and you experience side effects which you are told are a Herxheimer reaction. Yet, you never feel better only worse. Some antibiotics used for treating Lyme are bacteriostatic, not bactericidal. It is questionable whether bacteriostatic drugs can create a kill-off at all. Bacteriostatic antibiotics inhibit the growth of bacteria, allowing the immune system to take care of the infection. In most cases, they should not trigger a Herxheimer reaction. Such a reaction is more common with bacteriocidal agents. If you feel continuously worse on antibiotics without seeing any improvement in your symptoms, you might want to consider the possibility of this being an allergic reaction to the antibiotics due to an impaired liver, which is another indication for mercury toxicity.
– You have undergone ozone therapy treatments for years with only minor improvements or your improvement is stalling.
– You do not get any benefit from oxidative applications, but instead only feel worse. Mercury can inhibit oxygen metabolism. Thus, mercury toxic people might be unable to derive any benefit from oxygen therapies (some mercury toxic people on the other hand derive a huge benefit from ozone. Which shows that mercury can impact people differently. Which is another reason why mercury toxicity is so difficult to diagnose.)
– If you assume your child has contracted Lyme while in utero, yet the child does not respond to antibiotics either, look for mercury poisoning which the child could have acquired in the womb from its mother. Did the mother have amalgam fillings while pregnant? Did she receive flu vaccines? Did the child receive vaccines?
– You have experienced profound side effects after receiving glutathione IVs, which are often given with ozone administration. You feel depressed, suffer from insomnia, your cognition is impaired, or you just feel awful. It was explained to you as a die-off reaction due to the ozone. What is more likely is that you experienced a redistribution of mercury, which is what glutathione (being a single thiol agent) does, especially in people with high plasma cysteine. Ozone and oxygen are excellent anti-depressants, it’s very unlikely to feel more depressed after administration of oxygen.
– You have experienced an adverse reaction after high doses of DMPS, DMSA, ALA, or EDTA. Or you experienced an adverse reaction after an urine challenge test.
– Your symptoms spike or go out of control after the consumption of cilantro or chlorella. You “feel like dying”, have severe headaches, neuropathy, or feel very sick. Those natural compounds have the ability to mobilize and redistribute mercury into the central nervous system. Unlike what many alternative practitioners believe they cannot be used as mercury chelators.
– You’ve been taking ALA once or twice a day for years and after an initial improvement now feel much worse without an apparent explanation. Infrequent dosages of ALA will lead to a redistribution of mercury into the central nervous system. Often, there is a delayed reaction. First, people feel better. Months or even years later, there is a dramatic worsening.
For clarification: I do believe there is such a thing as chronic Lyme disease, both with and without accompanying mercury poisoning. In which case a course of 10 Pass therapy could be indicated.
There is a new exciting kid in the ozone world and the hype machine is in full effect.
The results of the 10 Pass method are often astounding and defy the prognosis of conventional medicine. Yet, often the therapy does not live up to what its inventor promises.
Far from curing chronic infections with just a few applications, patients sometimes see themselves spending tens of thousands of dollars without finding the final answer to their physical problems.
Ozone can be a superb remedy, and speaking from personal experience, sometimes more ozone turns out to be even more superb. Yet, it has one major drawback: it will not remove mercury, in spite of what some of its greatest advocates assert.
Mercury inhibits the immune system, often enabling chronic infections. Before jumping into a costly therapy like the OHT which might turn out to be of only partial or temporary benefit, it might be a good idea to check for mercury toxicity first.
If you’re convinced you have Lyme disease and want to use ozone to treat it, a better approach is to try a less costly form of ozone therapy first, like Major Autohemotherapy, Ozonated Saline IV, or DIV. If there is a positive response, a more intensive treatment like the Ozone High Dose could be indicated to speed up the process.
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