OZONE: A new medical drug

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Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 5, 2010 - Medical - 315 pages
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Oxygen-Ozone therapy is a complementary approach less known than homeopathy and acupuncture because it has come of age only three decades ago. This book clarifies that, in the often nebulous field of natural medicine, the biological bases of ozone therapy are totally in line with classical biochemistry, physiological and pharmacological knowledge. Ozone is an oxidizing molecule, a sort of super active oxygen, which, by reacting with blood components generates a number of chemical messengers responsible for activating crucial biological functions such as oxygen delivery, immune activation, release of hormones and induction of antioxidant enzymes, which is an exceptional property for correcting the chronic oxidative stress present in atherosclerosis, diabetes and cancer. Moreover, by inducing nitric oxide synthase, ozone therapy may mobilize endogenous stem cells, which will promote regeneration of ischemic tissues. The description of these phenomena offers the first comprehensive picture for understanding how ozone works and why. When properly used as a real drug within therapeutic range, ozone therapy does not only does not procure adverse effects but yields a feeling of wellness. Half the book describes the value of ozone treatment in several diseases, particularly cutanious infection and vascular diseases where ozone really behaves as a “wonder drug”. The book has been written for clinical researchers, physicians and ozone therapists, but also for the layman or the patient interested in this therapy.
 

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Contents

The Toxicology of Ozone
1
2 How Ozone Is Generated and Its Concentrations Measured
5
Ozone Disinfection to Prevent Nosocomial Infections
9
4 How Does Ozone Act How and Why Can We Avoid Ozone Toxicity
17
5 How Is Ozone Administered
27
6 The Actual Six Therapeutic Modalities
35
Side Effects and Contraindications of Ozonetherapy
75
8 Is Ozone Really a Wonder Drug
85
9 The Clinical Application of Ozonetherapy
97
10 The Dilemma Between Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Hot and Ozone Therapy
233
11 The Still Uncertain Future of Ozone Therapy in Medicine
237
Glossary
241
References
253
Index
307
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