In November 2017, the Ozone Therapies Group held the International Ozone Conference in Santa Barbara. Backed by academic research, clinical application, and cases of Ozone therapy, the sold-out event brought together diverse Medical professionals including MD, DO, DC, DDS, and DVM in a “One Medicine Format”.
It is very exciting to see that medical ozone has become part of veterinary medicine. There are now three United States organizations that help promote veterinary medical ozone and representatives from all continents. Brazil has over 800 veterinarians using ozone and have established their own organization, the Brazilian Institute of Ozone and Its Applications (IBO3A). Japan has over 300 veterinarians administering ozone therapy and have their own organization as well.
As more professions use ozone to enhance the health and well-being of their patients, the adjunctive modality is increasingly available to support both conventional and alternative medicine. In human medicine, there are dental organizations dedicated to ozone therapy. They have seen the enhancement of healing for tooth and gum tissue as it reduces pain and infection. Orthopedic surgeons are using medical ozone to decrease joint pain and stimulate stem cell production. They are even using it humans with severe disc disease and are able to avoid surgery. Internists are using medical ozone to support Lyme disease, cancer, lung, hepatic, and kidney issues as well as auto immune problems. Cardiologists are using ozone therapy to help support heart muscles after cardiac incident. The text book Advances of Ozone Therapy in Medicine and Dentistry, written by Dr. Silvia Menendez & Dr. Mark T. Weiser, published evidence for acceptance of this modality to main stream medicine. In fact, even health insurance is beginning to cover ozone therapy for cancer care.
It is a new frontier in medicine to include ozone therapy as part of patient care. As increasingly more veterinarians add this to their practice, the opportunity to make more strides in health is increased. The ability to control infection with the O3 molecule makes this modality a needed therapy for all veterinarians. Ozone can control and kill the most difficult infections, including MRSA. With over 20 years of research, Dr. Zully Zamaro DVM, PHD has put together evidence-based medicine with double placebo blind studies and clinical application in the first ever veterinary textbook on ozone therapy.
Many of the alternative modalities that are using integrative medicine are trying to increase oxygen to certain parts of the body. Acupuncture increases oxygen through stimulation of meridians. Chiropractic increases circulation with proper alignment, similarly does the use of laser and other heat and light therapies. Micro biome has a stronger ability to do its job when excessive biofilm, that has blocked the ability for new more symbiotic organisms to establish themselves, has been cleared. Instead of adding more antibiotics that destroy the gut flora, ozone therapy targets the gut and reduces the biofilm allowing micro biome restorative therapy, or fecal transplant, to be much more effective. Medical ozone therapy allows oxygen to be delivered directly into the body, activating the mitochondria and the Krebs cycle, and ultimately enhancing the impact of any of the alternative modalities. For example, the body's ability to support itself, the Qi (vital force), is enhanced when the mitochondria in each cell is working better.
Our antibiotics are not working anymore and the opiate epidemic for pain management is killing 137 people per day. Using ozone to destroy bacteria, decrease inflammation, and stimulate the immune system is a win-win for patients.