A brief history of ozonated oils
Ozonated olive oil was discovered quite by accident in the early 1900s, when breathing ozone through oil was used to treat tuberculosis. After many treatments the olive oil turned into a gel and seemed to hold ozone for a long time, making it a great salve used for a variety of ailments (1). Famous inventor Nikola Tesla was the first to market it, and as early as 1904 it was being sold in pharmacies all over the country under the name Glycozone (2).
Ozone therapy and the use of ozone oils was flourishing in the United States in the early to mid 1900s, but like many natural remedies of the time its chemical competitors tried to discredit it. With the advent of antibiotics and new drug therapies, pharmaceutical salesmen pushed their drugs as the new way to treat diseases. The FDA became the bully pulpit for drug companies, going so far as to outlaw ozone therapies for use by medical doctors.
Now, however, ozone therapy is making a huge comeback. In fact, ozone is used in over 20 countries in hospitals and clinics and ozonated oils are being researched around the world (3).
Ozonated olive oil is a gel that can last for 10 years if kept refrigerated or around one year at room temperature. It is known to destroy bacteria, viruses, fungi, some parasites, venoms and poisons through oxidation, and helps stimulate new cell production through oxygenation. Doctors have reported that ozonated oil speeds the postoperative healing process by improving blood flow, reducing inflammation, preventing infection and reducing pain.
Ozonated olive oil has been used for over 100 years to help treat the following conditions, but it should be acknowledged that ozone therapy (of any type) is not approved as the primary treatment for these health issues. :
Dr. Wald offers ozone suppositories, along with nutritional and other forms of natural therapies, produced by a cold plasma, high output ozone generator to create our ozone oils. This is not your typical high output generator. Most high output ozone generators produce heat upwards of 250 degrees, but our machine produces cool ozone. With a cold plasma generator the integrity of the oil stays intact, making for a higher quality product. Medical oxygen is used in the production process. This eliminates the chance of harmful nitric oxides entering the oil. This is why it is important to always use a pure oxygen source when making ozonated oil. Once the oil is fully saturated with ozone we pour it into jars right away and then store it in the refrigerator until we send it to customers. Ozone suppositories are not approved to treat any specific disease or condition.
According to WebMD:
"Its supporters say ozone therapy could become a standard treatment for the condition within the next five years in the United States, but a back pain specialist who spoke to WebMD remains unconvinced.
A researcher who has treated close to 50 people with a combination of ozone and oxygen since 2005 says between 50% and 60% of patients with pain from herniated discs could be good candidates for the minimally invasive procedure.
Interventional radiologist Kieran Murphy, MD, of the University of Toronto says ozone therapy could even help some patients avoid back surgery.
Murphy presented findings from his own animal studies today at the annual meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology in San Diego.
The studies suggest that ozone therapy works by shrinking herniated discs."
1 in 10 Patients Need Treatment
As many as 80% of adults in the U.S. suffer from lower back pain at some point in their lives, and for many, the cause is a herniated disc.
The condition occurs when the spongy cushions, or discs, that serve as shock absorbers for the spine become inflamed and bulge or break open. A herniated disc of the lower spine can cause pain in the back, buttocks, and legs with numbness and weakness when bulging discs press against nearby nerves.
About half of the people with herniated disc-related pain will recover within a month, and nine out of 10 will get better within three to six months without surgical treatment.
“About 10% of people with herniated discs end up requiring surgery, and about 90% of patients who have surgery get better,” says Scott D. Boden, MD, who directs the Emory Orthopedics and Spine Center in Atlanta.
Because so many people with pain from herniated discs get better on their own, Boden tells WebMD that it is hard to prove that treatments like ozone therapy actually work.
“It is difficult to determine if patients who report less pain are responding to these treatments or just getting better on their own,” he says