OxyFile #564

Mobilization of the Intestinal Immune System by Ozone

Hans Georg Eberhardt
Saarbrucken, (FRG)


The intestine is one of the most important control centers of the 
human organism, in which capacity it performs three vital functions:

1.  It protects the organism from invasion by intestinal pathogens.
2.  It initiates and regulates the entire humoral and cell-mediated
    immune response.
3.  It influences the colonization of the intestinal region by
    bacteria.  This regulatory function is of central importance for
    the body's primary metabolism.

The intestine is an interface organ that plays an active role in 
defining the symbiontic relationship between the body and the living 
intestinal contents.  Illness is the consequence of a disturbance in 
this symbiosis.  One result of such a disturbance is the intoxication 
of the host organism by foreign microorganisms that are incapable of 
human symbiosis.  To an increasing extent, these microorganisms 
include fungi.  Owing to an impairment of hematogenic oxygen 
transport, this systemic intoxication causes a depletion of oxygen 
potential fixed in the tissue.  Correction of this negative oxygen 
balance is the fundamental prerequisite for the restoration of an 
intact immunophysiological response.  The skillful administration of 
ozone/oxygen therapy represents the only available therapeutic 
possibility for regenerating the depleted oxygen reserves.  
Administered in conjunction with suitable immune modulators, this 
therapy leads to an active elimination of foreign pathogens and thus 
to a complete healing of the chronic pathological process.

Date: 1995