Universal Naturopathic Encyclopedia Directory and Buyers' Guide Year Book of Drugless Therapy for 1918-19 Volume 1. Edited by Benedict Lust, N.D., D.O., D.C., M.D. Ozone All the high tension currents in passing through the air produce large quantities of ozone, but the greater the frequency and higher the voltage, the greater the production. Whenever it is desired to administer ozone for therapeutic purposes, it is necessary to generate and purify it by forcing the ionized air through the oils, which absorb, or through a simple alkaline solution, which neutralizes nitrous and nitric acids liberated with ozone, while the electricity is passing through the air. This is accomplished by means of a glass vacuum ozone generator, connected to the Tesla secondary, Oudin resonator, or one pole of the Static machine; or by a special ozone generating apparatus of which there are various types. A very efficient and pleasant combination of oil is one part oil of eucaliptus, and two parts oil of pine needles. Application Since oxygenation is essential to life, the inhalation of ozone is beneficial in all diseases, but in some diseases it is of particular benefit. When inhaled, it hastens the oxygenation of the blood and tissues, increasing the number of red blood corpuscles (and decreasing the number of white corpuscles), and augmenting the proportion of urea in the urine; therefore, it is of value in anaemia, chlorosis and all conditions where there is imperfect oxidation and impaired nutrition. Being a powerful antiseptic, it is an excellent remedy in the treatment of bronchial and laryngeal affections, catarrh, hay fever, whooping- cough, pulmonary tuberculosis, and all other diseases of the respiratory organs, etc. Ozone treatments should last from ten to twenty minutes (according to an output of the apparatus employed), and may be frequently repeated, but for the reason that a large amount of ozone may produce serious symptoms, it is advisable to give shorter treatments at more frequent intervals. Since we must be careful when using so potent a remedy, it is the safest rule to stop the treatment as soon as the patient feels a slight sensation of lightheadedness, which indicates that he has received a sufficient dose. The oils after being used for some time to purify the ozone, owing to the large amount of ozone retained therein, may be used as a dressing for ulcers and chronic skin diseases.