OxyFile #73

TI:  Ozone Therapy in Rheumatic Diseases

DT:  September 1985

AU:  Dr. Med. Ziad Fahmy, Chief Physician, Augusta Klinik, 6550 
     Bad Kreuznach, F.R.G.

SO:  Presented at the 7th Ozone World Congress - Tokyo 9th - 12th 
     September, 1985

AB:  Among the disorders collectively termed as rheumatism, 
     progressive chronic polyarthritis constitutes a great 
     problem, not only as regards the frequency of its occurrence 
     - 1 - 3 % of the population - but also as regards its most 
     effective therapy.  Apart from non-medicational (or 
     physical) therapy methods, long-term antirheumatics, or so-
     called basic therapeutics, represent the only medicaments 
     known to have effects on the pathological processes involved 
     going beyond a symptomatic influence - contrary to the non-
     steroid artirheumatics and the corticoids.

     In medical ozone research over the recent years, we have 
     arrived at results which confirm the necessity for 
     therapeutical application of an ozone-oxygen gas mixture, 
     not only clinically, but also biochemically.