Oxygen-Ozone Therapy: A Critical Evaluation by V. BocciOxygen-Ozone Therapy: A Critical Evaluation by V. Bocci

Oxygen-Ozone Therapy: A Critical Evaluation

byV. Bocci

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This book represents the first serious attempt to explain the fundamental basis of ozonetherapy and is a relevant step towards achieving further progress. Ozone is now considered a real drug and, after reacting with body fluids, releases messengers and activates several mechanisms which are able to elicit multiple biological effects. The therapeutic window has been defined and, contrary to the dogma that `ozone is toxic any way you deal with it', it has been shown that ozone toxicity can be tamed and even totally avoided. New powerful methodologies have been devised and astonishing clinical results in vascular and infectious diseases have already been achieved. An exciting novelty is the induction of an adaptive response that implies the unsuspected possibility of arresting cell degeneration due to endogenous chronic oxidative stress. However, further basic and controlled clinical studies need to be performed to fully exploit ozone's therapeutic potentials and to establish the real validity of this therapy. Authoritative scientists and clinicians should abandon their prejudice and consider the profound difference between endogenous oxidative stress and the new concept of ozonetherapeutic `shock'. If this happens, we could soon have a simple and inexpensive tool to restore health in millions of patients.This book has been written in a plain scientific language and can be read by scientists and clinicians, as well as by patients keen on regaining a state of well being.
Title:Oxygen-Ozone Therapy: A Critical EvaluationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:467 pagesPublished:December 5, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. A brief historical review. 2. How I came to study ozonetherapy: an odyssey with no end in sight. 3. Ozone in nature. 4. Physico-chemical properties of ozone. 5. Ozone toxicity: biological risk, toxicology and first aid. 6. The ozone generator. 7. How to check ozone concentrations. 8. Solubility of ozone in water and preparation of ozonized water and oil. 9. Preliminary basis for understanding ozone reactivity and the potential risks of ozonetherapy. 10. How is oxidative stress assessed? 11. Is there any justification for using ozonetherapy in human pathologies caused or worsened by free radicals? 12. The antioxidant system and the defense system against ozone. 13. How does ozone act? 14. What happens in the intracellular environment after blood ozonization? 15. Are blood lipoproteins oxidized after ozonization? 16. How is ozone administered? 17. Extracorporeal blood circulation versus O2-O3 (EBOO). 18. Quasi-total body exposure to O2-O3 (BOEX). 19. Rectal insufflation of O2-O3 (RI). 20. The potential toxicity and mutagenicity of ozone. 21. Side effects and contraindications of ozonetherapy. 22. The adaptation to chronic oxidative stress (COS). 23. How to evaluate Ozonetherapy? 24. Ozonetherapy in various pathologies. 25. How important is the placebo effect in ozonetherapy? 26. Ozonetherapy in dentistry. 27. Ozonetherapy in cosmetology. 28. Ozonetherapy in veterinary medicine. 29. Ozone as doping in athletes. 30. Ozone as a rejuvenating agent! 31. Ozone as a drinking water disinfectant. 32. Ozone disinfection to prevent nosocomial infections. 33. Can ozone be useful for banked blood or fresh frozen plasma? 34. Is there any way to substitute ozonization of blood? 35. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HOT) versus ozonetherapy. 36. Acute care during or after ozonetherapy. 37. Orthodox medicine versus complementary medicine: a conflict that may be resolved with appropriate research. 38. Does ozonetherapy have a future in medicine? 39. Appendix: The optimized procedure of O3-AHT. References. Index