MBCWC Ozonation Therapy Information for Patients
Blood ozonation is a procedure which is not FDA approved to diagnose or treat any medical condition. However, there is documented evidence for its utility in the management of symptoms associated with many medical problems including chronic infections (Lyme and other Borrelia/Rickettsia species, Epstein Barr, HPV, Herpes, etc), chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS- associated with mold/mycotoxin, ciguaterra, and other biotoxins), chronic fatigue syndrome, auto-immune disorders, arthritis, detoxification support and for general health maintenance.
While it is a very safe procedure, a brief consultation with the doctor is required prior to your first treatment session to be sure that you are a good candidate for the procedure. We offer two forms of blood ozonation at MBCWC: Multi-Pass Major Autohemotherapy (MAH) and Extracorporeal Blood Oxygenation and Ozonation (EBOO). We will discuss during your consult which type of treatment would be best for you.
Major Autohemotherapy (MAH)
MAH is the most common type of blood ozonation procedure performed worldwide. The system we use at MBCWC employs pressurized ozone and oxygen gas at precisely controlled doses. The amount of ozone and oxygen you receive depends upon the number of times the blood is run in and out of a sterile, single use, glass jar. The starting treatment is usually 2 or 4 times (or ‘passes’) in and out of the jar. If this is well tolerated by the patient, the treatment may be increased up to a total of 10 passes.
The MAH Blood Ozonation Procedure
involves the following steps:
- An intravenous (IV) catheter is placed and the connection to the ozonation machine is set up
- Blood is drawn up into a glass jar by the machine
- A small amount of heparin (a blood thinner) is added to the blood as it is drawn in. This medication prevents the blood from clotting. It is derived from a porcine (pig) source.
- After 200 cc of blood have been drawn into the glass jar, ozone is infused into the blood under pressure.
- The line is then reversed so that the ozone rich blood will flow back into your vein.
- After the ozone, a dose of pure oxygen is infused into the blood under pressure as it flows back into your vein.
- After all of the blood is injected back into your vein, the procedure to draw, infuse ozone and oxygen and return your blood can be repeated up to 9 more times, for a total of 10 ‘passes’.
- Your blood never enters the machine, just the sterile, disposable glass jar. Therefore, it never mixes with any other patient’s blood.
EBOO stands for Extracorporeal Blood Oxygenation and Ozonation. “Extracorporeal” means that the medical procedure occurs outside of the body. Blood is drawn out of the body through an intravenous catheter in the arm, then passed through a dialysis filter and simultaneously exposed to ozone and oxygen. The theory is that this process will filter out toxins, biofilms, the debris of dying microorganisms, viruses and bacteria. It reduces infectious load and toxic burden. Exposing the filtered blood to ozone gas also helps to rejuvenate mitochondria, denature residual toxins and reduce infectious agents which made it through the filter.
After the blood is filtered and ozonated, it is returned to the body through a second intravenous catheter. Heparin (a short-acting blood thinner medication) is used to thin the blood for the medical procedure, to ensure the smooth flow of blood throughout the entire process. An intravenous infusion of nutrients (B vitamins, magnesium and amino acids) is provided with every EBOO procedure at the end of the session to enhance its effects.
We often combine EBOO with IV Chelation therapy to enhance its effectiveness to remove heavy metals. The Chelation IV is given a few days BEFORE the EBOO session.
Ozone Treatment Plan
Before having any blood ozonation treatment at MBCWC, a medical clearance consultation and the appropriate labs must be done. As with any medical procedure, there are some contraindications to blood ozonation. We value safety and a medical clearance consultation is required prior to having any ozone session.
Blood ozonation procedures are usually performed once per week. Ozone treatments work best when they are combined with other modalities: IV therapies, supplements, dietary and lifestyle changes. They should not be considered a 'stand-alone' therapy. Every person needs a unique plan of care and there is not a single protocol which suits everyone. The number of treatments a patient will need depends upon the individual patient’s health status, the condition being treated and the patient’s health goals. Most patients will start with a series of 4-8 treatments and then periodic maintenance treatments as needed after that.
Below is a list of useful links for further information about ozone therapies
- Ozone Therapy: Clinical and Scientific Review
- Ozone Therapy: Clinical review article
- Ozone for Mycotoxins
- Ozone for Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Ozone Therapy for Arthritis
- Ozone as Adjunct Treatment for Cancer
- Ozone Treatment of Post Herpetic Neuralgia (complication of Herpes Zoster, AKA Shingles)
- EBOO Summary Article
- EBOO Treatment of Lipomas and Vascular Disease
- EBOO Treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease
- Ozone Treatment of COVID-19 Review
- American Academy of Ozonotherapy Database of Ozone Medicine Publications
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