OxyFile #86

TI:  Autohaemotherapy After Treatment of Blood with Ozone.
     A Reappraisal

DT:  January 25, 1994

AU:  V. Bocci

SO:  The Journal of International Medical Research 1994:22:131-144

AB:  Autohaemotherapy, involving bland treatment ex vivo of blood with 
     ozone and prompt reinfusion into the donor, is a procedure mainly 
     performed in central Europe, which is claimed to have therapeutic 
     value in circulatory disorders, viral diseases and cancer.  This 
     practice is mostly performed in private clinics, and good 
     clinical trials have not been published, which has understandably 
     give rise to prejudice and scepticism.  By analysing possible 
     mechanisms of action and current hypotheses, this report attempts 
     to explain how this procedure can be useful in such disparate 
     diseases.  The current state of the art is presented objectively, 
     the lack of toxicity is documented, and the rationale and 
     therapeutic advantages are discussed, with the aim of eliciting 
     interest in carrying out controlled clinical trials.

KW:  Autohaemotherapy: Arteriopathies: Ozone: Cytokines: 
     Immunotherapy: Virosis: Neoplasia