Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Ozone Therapy
If you are getting your ozone fix from your doctor, or if you like to go on ozone retreats you want to do it in a way so that you’ll get the most out of it. After all, ozone can cost a lot of money. It’s not unheard of to spend 10s of thousands of dollars on 10 passes or trips to ozone clinics in the Mediterranean. But even if you do it at home, ozonating oneself can be time consuming, so you want to be sure you’re doing it right.
Which is exactly what this article is for: making sure that you’re getting the most bang for your buck when it comes to ozone.
#1 Way to get the most out of ozone therapy: Diet
Ozone mainly works by removing inflammation. The longer you can make that inflammation stay gone the more will you benefit from your ozone treatments.
Especially when treating conditions like arthritis, psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis or a host of other inflammatory conditions, the gains that you will see from ozone may be minor or short-lived if you keep eating pro-inflammatory foods at the same time.
Even if you see a big positive change in your well-being from ozone, as soon as you indulge in some sugary snacks, the symptoms will likely come back. So diet is the number one factor to make the most out of your ozone treatments.
Which diet is the best to keep inflammation down?
In my opinion that’s the carnivore diet. So a diet which consists of eating only meat.
Burgers and sprats. On the carnivore diet you can eat everything from the animal kingdom: all meats, fish, seafood, dairy, and eggs. There are people who don’t eat dairy since they feel it contributes to inflammation, weight gain, and addiction. Some people also abstain from eggs. Another subgroup eats only and exclusively beef.
I know, it sounds crazy, but crazy is what I specialize in, plus if you go to meatheals.com or check out Facebook groups like “World Carnivore Tribe” or “Zeroing in on Health” or “100% carnivore and beyond” you can read stories after stories after stories of people who have eliminated conditions like chronic joint pain, Irritable Bowel syndrome, colitis, or Multiple Sclerosis.
The next best diet after that is the ketogenic diet.
But even doing something as simple as cutting out sugar and gluten can have a dramatic impact on one’s well-being.
A low oxalate diet is in my opinion another approach which can help you deal with ozone therapy better.
Oxalates are tiny crystals contained in all plant foods. Some foods have a lot of them, like for example spinach, chard, or nuts. Others, like for example white rice, contain very little oxalates. Animal foods and fish contain no oxalates at all. The crystals can lodge themselves in essentially every body tissue, like joints, thyroid, blood vessels, and the brain, and cause all sorts of problems.
Oxalates can cause inflammation, pain, irritation, can disrupt important bioelectric processes, can produce kidney stones, and calcifications throughout the body.
I have the strong suspicion that ozone therapy is able to remove oxalates. I think that this may explain many Herxheimer reactions we observe after ozone, like the extremely itchy rash people get after ozone saunas but not after regular saunas. I also assume that the discomfort experienced by some women after vaginal ozone insufflations can be due to a release of oxalates.
I believe that lowering one’s oxalate burden by going on a low oxalate diet can lead to having less uncomfortable Herxheimer reactions and being able to shorten the time and reduce the number of ozone applications.
The website lowoxalate.info contains lists with high and low oxalate foods.
If you go on a low oxalate diet for a month before flying to your Mediterranean ozone spa you will probably get more out of it.
Be it the carnivore, keto, paleo, or a sugar/gluten-free diet – changing what you eat can be the single most powerful intervention you can do in the fight for good health. Combining the right diet with ozone can in my opinion supercharge your experience and make sure you get the most out of your ozone investment. It may be even the deciding factor whether ozone therapy will be a success in your case or not.
There were no good free pictures for IVs or drips, so I took this one. It symbolizes Vitamin C. Brilliant, ey? [Pic from Pixabay]
#2 Way to get the most out of ozone therapy: Don’t do vitamin C IVs or glutathione IVs together with ozone
My suggestion may surprise you, since many ozone doctors say exactly the opposite, claiming that adding vitamin C or glutathione IVs enhances the treatment.
Me, on the other hand, I say that’s bogus. Giving a potent antioxidant after ozone will result in a lessening effect of the ozone treatment.
Now who to trust: a crazy ozone lady on the internet or your doctor with 10 years of medical school and 20 years of experience?
If you’d rather go with your doctor, then you may skip this point. If you’d like to hear what the Crazy One thinks, here it is:
So let’s go one by one through the things ozone doctors say to sell their patients on additional IVs:
Claim 1 your doctor makes: “Vitamin C IV is a pro-oxidant. So the vitamin C does not eliminate ozone, it enhances the oxidative effect.”
Fact-check number I: Vitamin C is often given when someone has an adverse reaction to ozone. It’s also given when people feel like they overdosed on ozone which shows itself in an uncomfortable lung sensation. What does the doctor do in such a case? She administers a vitamin C infusion. This reliably stops any adverse reactions in their tracks. Reliably and reproducibly. That’s also one of the reasons why ozone doctors keep vitamin C handy.
Fack check number II: doctors claim they give vitamin C for it to scoop the die-off after ozone. So does vitamin C attenuate ozone’s effect or does it add to ozone’s oxidative actions? If vitamin C IVs were only pro-oxidative they should add to ozone’s kill-off, not scoop it up. But that’s not what doctors observe. What they observe is an attenuating and calming effect after vitamin C IVs, so it’s clear that there is a counteraction to ozone happening. But many doctors won’t admit this, why would they? It pays them to talk about “scooping up effects” and giving explanations about how vitamin C reduces the ozone induced Herxheimer reaction. But that’s not really what happens. since the vitamin C just neutralizes the ozone, hence there is no ozone induced Herx to begin with.
Fack check number III: Vitamin C IVs are often given together with ozone IVs to make veins last longer. Why is that? Because ozone can damage them due to oxidation. This is especially true for DIV where phlebitis is common, but also for other ozonated saline drips or the 10 Pass. Vitamin C will counteract the oxidation and the veins last longer.
Claim 2 your doctor makes: “I’m getting very good results when I combine them. I don’t see a cancelling effect.”
Fact check: Vitamin C IVs alone can have tremendous health benefits. There are reports about people who were in intensive care units with sepsis, deadly infections, and even some malignant issues. Their health was turned around by giving them vitamin C intravenously in high dosages. There was no ozone involved. And they recovered from the most life threatening conditions.
So even if vitamin C cancels out all the ozone during an ozone treatment, you can still receive a huge benefit. From just the Vitamin C alone. So the fact that a doctor sees great outcomes when giving patients both does not exclude the possibility that one of them cancels out the other.
Same thing with glutathione IVs and ozone. Some people swear by the glutathione fix. Can’t live without it. They feel like it turned their life around. So the fact that a doctor sees a great outcome after a glutathione and ozone combo, does not negate the possibility that one of them cancels out the other.
With glutathione IVs you get another problem though, and that’s the possibility of profoundly troubling side effects. Some people report crushing fatigue, bad nerve pain, debilitating migraines, or the feeling of dying after the IV. It’s assumed that this is because glutathione is able to move mercury around.
Getting glutathione IVs is a bit like playing Russian roulette. The high when you survive it can be great. The crash if you happen to catch the bullet can be devastating. But don’t hold your breath for your doctor to admit that bad reactions occur after glutathione. Him getting paid depends on not acknowledging certain things.
Claim 3 your doctor makes: “I’ve been doing this for 400 [or insert your favorite impressive number] years and I can quote some fancy biochemistry to prove that Vitamin C does not cancel out ozone.”
This is something that Dr. Frank Shallenberger likes to say. And for many people that clinches the deal. If Dr. Shallenberger says so, it has to be right. I mean, didn’t he come out of his mother’s womb holding an ozone generator? Plus, he can quote some complicated sounding molecules which I don’t even know what they are.
Fact check 1: Observation trumps theory, no matter how fancy the theory sounds, how many years of experience the man has who makes the claim, and no matter what arcane terminology he uses. The observation is still that vitamin C IVs reliably and reproducibly stop ozone adverse effects in their tracts.
Another fun fact: There is a certain famous ozone doctor (this may have something to do with what I wrote above, but I’m not gonna name names because you know, law suits) who is currently militantly opposed to DIV, but in the past he used to practice DIV himself. DIV is the practice of injecting ozone directly into the vein. He justifies his present opposition among others by spreading debunked rumours about it. But when he was still practicing it, he liked to give patients a glutathione push at the same time as the ozone IV. What was his explanation for it? The glutathione would prevent phlebitis, he said. Phlebitis is inflammation of the vein and it often occurs after DIV because of the oxidation. You administer a strong antioxidant like glutathione right afterwards and the oxidation will be stopped and the phlebitis is prevented. Straightforward and logical. So he would apply glutathione for its ozone cancelling properties, but then he’d turn around and give similarly fancy biochemical explanations why glutathione does not cancel out ozone. I mean, you can’t make this up.
So, if you want to get the most bang for your buck, do not do ozone and potent antioxidants on the same day. Either alternate them on different days, or allow at least several hours to pass between them.
I would allow for one exception: If you have booked a two month ozone retreat with daily scheduled ozone treatments and if giving you small amounts of vitamin C will ensure that your veins stay healthy for the duration of the treatments so that you can get your money’s worth of ozone treatments. In this case the small neutralizing effect of the vitamin C may be worth keeping your veins cooperating for the length of your stay.
Try doing your ozone treatments one close to the other as much as possible.
#3 Way to get the most out of ozone therapy: Do ozone treatments closely together
Don’t allow for a lot of time to pass between single ozone appointments. In most cases, it’s better to do more ozone in a given amount of time than to put in longer breaks.
So, in general it’s better to do 2 or 3 or more applications per week than to do them once a week or even once a month.
Doing ozone once a month probably doesn’t really qualify as a therapy but more as a past-time activity.
If you do allow for a lot of time to pass between single ozone visits because you feel that that’s how long it takes for you to get over what you assume is a Herxheimer reaction then what you may be really going through is an adverse reaction to ozone, not a Herx. It could be that ozone is simply not the right treatment for you.
Especially with intravenous ozone applications Herxheimer reactions either don’t happen at all or are very mild. Although, there are exceptions. As always.
For those who do well on ozone, programs like the ones offered by various ozone clinics in Cyprus where you pay a lump sum of several thousand dollars and get daily ozone treatments for a month or two can be a very good idea. It appears that once ozone starts a certain healing or immune modulating process, it’s more beneficial to keep at it in an intensive manner than do disjointed treatments which are spaced apart by weeks or months. Which is why ozone retreats often deliver great results.
But sometimes people come back from their Mediterranean ozone vacation and see their health gains evaporate within a few weeks.
In that case, either find a local ozone doctor and get some regular maintenance IVs, or do it at home.
Which brings us to:
Example of a home ozone sauna set-up.
#4 Way to get the most out of ozone therapy: home ozone treatments
Many people underestimate the various possibilities to ozonate one’s body at home. Which is a shame. Getting your own ozone set up is one of the best ways to get the most out of ozone. If you benefited from ozone treatments you received at your doctor’s office, then chances are excellent that you will also benefit from the ozone protocols you can do at home. But at the fraction of the cost and you can do them as often as you like. You’re independent.
A complete home unit can cost from around $1,500 to $2,000, although you can also spend more, if you want to. But already around $1,200 are enough to set you up with a simple ozone machine plus oxygen and it’s what you may pay at some doctors for a single ozone treatment.
Especially the latter option is a great way to treat oneself in a systemic fashion. It is probably one of the most underrated ozone applications but possibly even more powerful than certain ozone IVs, and it does not require needles, drips, or the presence of a doctor. And that saves money. Major money.
If you’d like to inform yourself about which ozone machines there are available, you’ve come to the right place. Because here I present the most popular ozone generators.
Electricity can be beneficial for us. Getting hit by lightning is not, though, so don’t get any ideas. [Pic by Kevin Phillips, Pixabay]
Bonus #5 Way to get the most out of ozone therapy: PEMFs
PEMFs appear to work synergistically with ozone. So if you want to turbo charge your ozone experience, PEMFs may be the way to go.
PEMF stands for Pulsed Electro Magnetic Frequencies. They are part of a branch of medicine which deals with bioelectricity and bioelectromagnetics, or the fact that our cells produce electric and electromagnetic fields and currents.
There is a wide variety of machines which claim to have therapeutic effects by subjecting the human body to various forms of electricity, electric or electromagnetic fields.
Some assume that disease starts with our cells losing their electrical charge. PEMF machines are supposed to re-establish that charge and as a consequence re-store health.
And there is some research which seems to support the idea that electric fields are beneficial for us. For example during electroconvulsion therapy one subjects the patient’s brain to electrical current. This apparently can cure depression in up to 50% of cases.
PEMFs have been shown to significantly reduce tumor size in several rat studies. The same electromagnetic therapy led to a reduction in tumor growth in a few human cases. [LINK]
Ozone is electrically charged oxygen. Could it be that ozone therapy works because it supplies us with beneficial electricity? Is it possible that PEMFs and ozone therapy enhance each other? I think so. Or at least that’s what some anecdotal evidence suggests. And there is at least one company which takes advantage of this: HOCATT. They produce high end ozone saunas coupled with carbonic acid. Some models also add PEMF to the mix. So while you’re getting your transdermal ozone fix, you can enjoy beneficial PEMFs at the same time.
How to get PEMF? There is a wide variety of different options. Some report success with small and affordable machines which one can buy for less than $50 on amazon, others swear by more sophisticated equipment which can cost over $20,000 and are mostly used by licensed professionals.
What has helped you when doing ozone? Let me know in the comments below.
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About the author:
I’m Paola the Crazy Old Ozone Lady behind The Power of Ozone. I’m a licensed naturopathic practitioner, natural health consultant, ozone therapy enthusiast, researcher, and ozone therapy analyst. I hold certificates in ozone therapy, hyperbaric ozone applications, Oxyvenierung, and the Andrew Cutler chelation. I own several ozone generators including a German hyperbaric 10 Pass machine. I have been using ozone for over 13 years, I’ve chelated with the ACC program for close to 5 years and I’ve been carnivore for nearly 1.5 years. This website serves as a resource for those who are interested in ozone therapy and other approaches to successfully manage chronic conditions.