OxyFile #46

TI:  Ozone Therapy - The Underlying Therapeutical Concept and 
     Models of Efficacy

DT:  April 1991

AU:  Renate Viebahn-Hansler

SO:  Erfahrungsheilkunde, Vol. 40, No. 4, April 1991

AB:  Due to its very specific reaction, medical ozone, as a 
     pharmaceutical agent, has an accurately defined range of 
     efficacy - and this in contrast to all known oxygen 
     therapies.  According to the dosage and concentration range, 
     we make use of the different properties of ozone, i.e.: its 
     germicidal action (by oxidative destruction), its ability to 
     inactivate microorganisms, and its restitutional effect (at 
     a low concentration range).  This involves three major 
     indications: external ulcers and severe skin lesions, 
     diseases of viral and bacterial origin, and arterial 
     circulatory disturbances.

     The restitutional effect of ozone can be understood via its 
     oxidative influence on the oxygen metabolism, the induction 
     of specific enzymes and the activation of immunocompetent 
     cells.