“Why Are You Against the 10 Pass?” – Questions for the Crazy Ozone Lady
Recently, someone left a comment on my website asking me why I was against the 10 Pass.
Yeah, Paola, what the hell is wrong with you? Why don't you like one of the best and most powerful ozone treatments EVER?
Is somebody paying you to say this?
No, of course not. No one is paying me to say anything. (Although, if you have an offer to make, call my agent.)
As a matter of fact I have nothing against any type of ozone treatment. There is not one single ozone modality that I don't like. Not one. One of the greatest things about ozone therapy is how versatile it is.
So was it all a misunderstanding?
Not quite. Because, yes, I do have issues with the 10 Pass. But they don't have necessarily anything to do with the treatment itself but with all the BS surrounding it.
What am I talking about?
Here are the things I am against when it comes to the 10 Pass:
I am against doctors being uninformed about the side effects of heparin.
As crazy as it may sound, but there are still doctors who seem to be completely clueless about the fact that the prescription drug they use to perform the 10 Pass comes with side effects.
Heparin is an anti-coagulant. It is necessary to be able to perform the 10 Pass. Without it, blood will start to clot and it becomes impossible to re-infuse it.
In general, heparin is relatively well tolerated. It is a natural drug derived from animal parts, pigs in most cases.
But it comes with a long list of side effects.
Bloating, fever, chills, joint pain, headaches, shortness of breath – are just some of them.
Most of them are transient and benign.
Heparin washes out of the body within a few hours to maximum a day. That's typically how long most of the side effects last.
Some people develop heparin induced thrombocytopenia that can be serious, but is quite rare.
Dr. Lahodny, the inventor of the 10 Pass, even ascribes therapeutic properties to heparin. He claims that the drug enhances the ozone treatment.
This may very well be true.
But if you haven't been informed about its side effects, they can freak you out quite a bit.
Just recently someone posted a photo with a cup of brown urine that occurred after a 10 Pass treatment. It looked like coffee. Brown urine is a common and benign side effect of heparin. But if you don't know this, the experience can be disturbing.
Call me a stickler, but I think that whatever medication a doctor administers, he or she should be well informed about its pros and cons and pass them on to their patient.
Unfortunately, this still does not happen often enough with the 10 Pass.
So, this is something I am definitely against: doctors not doing their homework and being ignorant about heparin.
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I am against misleading patients – knowingly or unknowingly
The following is not an uncommon scenario when it comes to the 10 Pass:
A patient receives the ozone treatment, develops headaches or breathing difficulties, reports them to his doctor just to be told that this is a sign that the ozone treatment is working. The symptoms are immediately explained away as something good, a Herxheimer reaction or proof that the ozone is killing off some pathogens and that it needs to be continued.
Heparin is never mentioned. And that although those are all known side effects of the anti-coagulant.
This is misleading. The patient is left in the belief that something is happening that in reality may not be at all.
Yes, it is possible that those are die-off reactions. But given that those very symptoms are listed as known heparin side effect it is impossible for the doctor to say what caused them.
Making the patient believe that they are experiencing something that they may not, is irresponsible, negligent and unethical, in my opinion.
Whether doctors do this deliberately or not, is not clear. But the result is the same: misinformed and confused patients.
That's another thing I am against when dealing with the 10 Pass.
I am against the overhyped claims surrounding the 10 Pass.
The sales pitches being flung around when it comes to the 10 pass are sometimes pretty outrageous.
They are typically not published on websites or social media, but are mostly communicated verbally.
One of the most famous proponents of the treatment is known to lure patients into his practice by promising them that they would be free of a given disease within weeks!
This is often stated as a done deal. Guaranteed. No doubts are expressed about the outcome.
Desperate patients who have been sick for years are open to this types of sales pitches. The fact that they are uttered by medical professionals with years of experience often gives them even more credence.
Needless to say, the promises often do not materialize or not to the hoped for degree and the patients remain disillusioned.
Yes, ozone treatments can often achieve remarkable results.
But sometimes they have only a minor or no effect at all. Patients need to know this instead of counting on a miracle.
The stuff that I get to hear from patients and what they have been told about the 10 pass from their doctors is sometimes seriously unethical.
This is something I am definitely against.
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I am against the idea that the 10 pass is the absolute benchmark for all other ozone treatments.
There appears to be the widespread assumption that the 10 Pass is the most powerful ozone treatment ever.
It is often regarded as the ultimate benchmark for all other ozone treatments. Patients often ask how a certain ozone treatment compares to the 10 Pass, as if it was the Lamborghini of all ozone treatments.
What are those claims based on?
Certainly not on scientific findings, since there is not a single study that has been published on the 10 Pass. Not a single experiment has been performed with the 10 Pass that would allow for an objective comparison with a different ozone treatment. Or really any other type of treatment.
The only thing such assertions are based on are doctors' claims. The same doctors who sell you that very treatment.
Yes, unprecedented amounts of ozone are being delivered during the 10 Pass. And yes, often times more ozone equals better results. But not always.
I know a number of patients who have done both the 10 pass and other ozone treatments that use only a fraction of the ozone amount as the 10 Pass does, like for example the DIV. Those patients are able to make a comparison. Yes, such reports are highly subjective, but can often offer interesting insights. Those patients report that they experienced a better result after a DIV than after the 10 Pass.
This is something I was able to observe in my practice as well: Patients who had received multi-passes (that uses multiple times the amount of ozone) saw a lesser effect than with DIV (that uses only a fraction of the ozone dosage).
This is not necessarily representative of the majority of patients, though. Or is it? It is unclear. Since no one has ever tried to research this in a scientifically rigorous way.
There are also reports of people having done simple, non-invasive home ozone treatments with astounding results that challenge anything and everything in medicine, conventional or alternative.
So, no the 10 Pass is not necessarily the best, most powerful, most fantastic ozone treatment in the history of mankind, no matter the condition.
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I am against patients not informing themselves properly
The situation goes both ways, I believe.
Yes, a good doctor has the responsibility to inform you about potential side effects.
Just like you as a patient have the responsibility to know what is being put into your body.
Ask questions, research, take notes.
It is your body, your health, your responsibility.
If something goes wrong, you are the one who will be the most affected by it.
Sometimes the doctor does a good job at explaining the pros and cons of a given treatment, but the patient is either not paying attention or forgot about it.
What I am for
I am for well-informed adults.
I am for people being responsible and making their own decisions based on a sensible assessment of the situation.
I am for patients having realistic expectations and knowing about the limitations of the 10 Pass.
So, if you are well informed, have done your homework, known the risks, know that there is the possibility that you will end up spending a lot of money without seeing much of a result and are fine with all that, then there is absolutely nothing to be against.
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.
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