Re: Natural Therapies Warnings/Understanding
Ohh My! I am having flashbacks...a guy debunks a valid theory using the flimsiest of evidence and scientific process turns around and demands that which he himself has not provided....I told you...there is mountains and mountains of data on ozone and other pro oxidants...out of the millions of pages on ozone you come up with one article written by some suspicious character and somehow you missed Mt Everest in data and research....here is just a tiniest of fractions of this data.
1980 Jan - The German Medical Society for Ozone Therapy commissioned Marie Theresa Jacobs and Prof. Dr. Hergetbegan from the University Kilnikum Giessen and the Institute for Medical Statistics and Documentation of Giessen University to begin an inquiry entitled ďAdverse Effects and Typical Complications In Ozone Therapy.Ē 2,815 questionnaires were sent out to all western German ozone therapists known by the Medical Society for Ozone Therapy (AGO, Arztliche Gesellschaft fur Ozontherapie). 884 went to physicians and 1931 to therapists.
1980 May - By now, The German Medical Society had collected 1,044 replies, or 37% of the total. The replies that were returned stated 384,775 patients were treated with ozone with a minimum of 5,579,238 applications. The side effect rate observed was only .000005 per application. The report also stated ďThe majority of adverse effects were caused by ignorance about ozone therapy (operator error)."
Even with this report, there are still some opponents who warn Ozone Therapy is unsafe. It is therefore wise to seek out an experienced ozone practitioner and to do further research into the pros and cons of this therapy.
Clinical Studies and Research
1. In 1980 laboratory studies by main stream cancer researchers at Washington University discovered ozone inhibited growth of lung, breast and uterine cancer cells in a dose dependent manner while healthy tissues were not damaged by ozone. Sweet F, Kao M S, Lee S. (Dept of obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University. School of Medicine, St Louis) and W. Hagar (St Louis Air Pollution Control) publish in, Science
Vol 209: 931-933, USA peer reviewed scientific journal, their study: Ozone Selectively Inhibits Human Cancer Cell Growth. They announce, Evidently the mechanisms for defense against ozone damage are impaired in human cancer cells. Cancer cells (lung, breast, uterine and dome trial) showed marked dose-dependent growth inhibition in o3 at .3 and .5 parts per million while the normal cells were not affected.
2. One of the first reports of successful cancer treatment with ozone using actual patients was reported, as mentioned above, by the German Dr Joachim Varro at the Sixth World Ozone Conference in 1983 and published in Medical Applications of Ozone (Ed. Julius LaRaus, Norwalk, Conn. pp 94-5). Dr Varro reported that patients experienced increased appetite, greater strength, higher rates of physical activity and reduction in pain. He stated that patients were 'free of metastases and tumour relapses for remarkably long periods of time; survival time could be prolonged, far exceeding the usual dubious prognoses, even in cases of inoperability, radiation resistance, or chemotherapy non-tolerance, and with improved quality of life. Most patients who had undergone the combination therapy shortly after surgery and radiation could return full time to their occupations.'
3. In 1990 pre-clinical French studies reported ozone enhanced the treatment of chemo resistant tumors and seemed to act adjunctively to chemotherapy in tumors derived from the colon and breast.
4. To explore the suspicion that anti-cancer effects of ozone are due in part to its ability to induce release of tumour necrosis factor (TNF), Italian researchers at the University of Siena measured ozonated blood and observed that most TNF was released immediately after ozonation took place. (L Paulesu et al. Lymphokine and Cytokine Res. 1991;10(5):409-12).
5. In 2004 Oxford University reported of a Spanish cancer research institutes human trial of ozone therapy. Involving 19 patients with incurable head and neck tumors receiving radiotherapy and tegafur, plus either chemotherapy (12 patients) or ozone therapy (7 patients). Those receiving ozone intravenously during radiotherapy where on average 10 years older and their tumors significantly more abundant and progressed than the chemotherapy group. But on average the ozone group survived slightly longer than those receiving chemotherapy. They conclude these results warrant further researcher of ozone as a treatment for cancer.
6. Human trials at the Department of Oncology, Nizhni Novgorod State Medical in Russia report benefits of complimentary ozone treatment and with regards to drug complications. Female researchers at the same institute also report ďWe have followed up on 52 women with breast cancer, 32 patients along with cytostatic therapy have undergone a course of ozone therapy. 20 women were on only conventional polychemotherapy. The groups were compatible according to age, stage of the disease and accompanying pathology. Involvement of ozone therapy diminished the incidence and degree of cytostatics toxical side effects, improve their life quality and immunological parameters and significally increase the activity of antioxidant defence systemĒ.
7. February 28 2008 Marburg Germany - Researchers at the Phillips University Marburg and the University Hospital Giessen and Marburg Germany applied ozone-oxygen peritoneal insufflation to the treatment of rabbit squamous cell carcinomas. This therapy resulted in complete remission of the cancers. Ozone administration has long been known to inhibit the growth of various carcinoma cells in vitro. This study demonstrates ozoneís effectiveness and safety in an in vivo animal model. The studyís data suggests that Ēthe intraperitoneal application of a medical O3/O gas mixture appears to stimulate the bodyís own anti-tumorous immuno-surveillance.Ē Gerard Sunnen M.D. president of Ozonics International LLC states ďIf indeed as shown in previous studies internal ozone administration bolsters immune system parameters such as cytokine and NK cell activation this could imply new treatment considerations not only for cancers but also for infectious diseases.Ē
Here is a letter from a non, de-licensed doctor:
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 05:39:14 +0000
From: "Saul Pressman"
Subject: Re: Ozone and Chemo/radiation
Ozone therapy and chemo therapy are frequently used together in Germany. Radiation therapy and ozone therapy are also used in conjunction. There are a number of published papers on this. I will dig them up if you want to see them.
Ozone is an oxygen-based oxidant with a very specific target range. Chemotherapy is a chlorine-based oxidant with a very broad target range.
Ozone's effect is to reduce chemo's damage to good tissue, probably due to its stimulation of production of the protective cell enzymes, which will also block the action of the chlorine-based chemotherapy.
Ozone enhances the desirable oxidation action, specifically targeting cancer cells, which have no enzyme defenses. Less chemo is required, producing less damage from side-effects (nausea, loss of hair), another bonus for the patient.
Further, ozone boosts the immune system response, counteracting the suppression of the immune system produced by chemo.
So in these ways, it can be seen that ozone therapy is not necessarily at odds with chemotherapy, provided the doctor knows what he is doing.
Best of health!
Dr. Saul Pressman