Ozone treatment

Treating & Healing Cancer With Oxygen, Ozone & Hydrogen Peroxide

I ... have a wife who HAD cancer. ... My wife had 16 tumors throughout her body, in her intestines, liver, and breast. All the doctors said there was nothing they could do and that she had 6-12 months. ... I ... found ozone. ... We drank ozonated water ..., did juicing and she continued with the chemo. Within 3 months she was cancer free...
From Gaylen T.'s report on his wife’s erasing "terminal" cancer TWICE by drinking ozonated water, breathing ozone & juicing

Introduction

The above-excerpted exciting story of a double healing of “terminal” cancer using a simple approach - stepping up the cancer patient’s oxygenation through a simplified form of ozone therapy combined with juicing - shows the importance of including information on the purported general and cancer healing power of oxygen (O2), ozone (O3) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) at Healing Cancer Naturally.

As this testimonial (featured in full here) implies, ozone is likely not a silver bullet and may not necessarily heal your body when relied upon as a “stand-alone treatment”. Generally speaking, implementing a complete “holistic” health program may always be the wisest choice (and you will find many pointers to that effect on this site).

Interestingly (and likely not coincidentally), another healing approach for cancer and degenerative disease, the inexpensive DIY Budwig protocol (which in combination with energetic and spiritual approaches such as EFT, is one of a number of natural and/or holistic modalities recommended by Healing Cancer Naturally, see Cancer Healing Greatest Hits) also centers upon increasing the oxygen available at the cellular level.

It needs to be pointed out that the two approaches may not be compatible, (see Dr. Johanna Budwig on what to avoid when following the Budwig diet and protocol) while showing successes when applied by themselves (details forthcoming such as an anecdotal report of two persons dying from cancer who underwent a certain type of ozone treatment combined with antioxidants).

The interested reader is encouraged to further research this extensive subject using the many pertinent information sources available.

Always remember that long-term healing from cancer seems to be an individual (and possibly complex) journey involving different approaches working for different people.

Personally I believe that a “return to love” - for both oneself and others - lies at the heart of all true healing - i.e. healing in the larger and lasting sense. See Love and Healing and Healing Cancer Holistically.

The following article gives an introduction to the role of oxygen, ozone, hydrogen peroxide and free radicals in health and disease including cancer.

Superoxygenation for health

by Dr. Saul Pressman

Oxygen is the most vital element required for human life and it is the key to good health. We can survive without water for a week and go without food for a month, but we can only live a few minutes without oxygen. Oxygen is the life-giving, life-sustaining element. All body activities require oxygen. Through oxidation, the body generates heat and energy from its fuel, and disposes of wastes and microbes. Our bodies are two-thirds water. Of that water, ten percent is blood and ninety percent is lymph. Since the water in our bodies is itself 8/9 oxygen by weight, we are therefore composed of over 50% oxygen. The best way to optimize health is to oxygenate every cell in our body. The more oxygen we have in our system, the more energy we produce, and the more efficiently we can eliminate wastes. Good health is dependent on the production, maintenance and flow of energy, which is produced by the oxidation of sugar. Oxidation is central to metabolism, circulation, respiration, digestion, assimilation and elimination. Oxygen purifies the blood, keeping it free of cellular waste buildup. Sufficient oxygen allows the body to rebuild itself and maintain the immune system. Healthy cells require sugar, amino acids, minerals, hormones, enzymes and oxygen.

The Cause of Cancer

The link between insufficient oxygen and disease has been firmly established. Insufficient oxygen can result in anything from mild fatigue to life-threatening disease. Dr. Otto Warburg was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1931 and again in 1944 for discovering the cause of cancer. He said, "Cancer has only one prime cause. The prime cause of cancer is the replacement of normal oxygen respiration of body cells by an anaerobic (oxygen-less) cell respiration."[1] Once the level of oxygen available to a cell drops below 60% of normal, the cell is forced to switch to an inferior method of energy production -- fermentation. The cell can never be returned to the proper oxidation system, and loses its governor on replication. It begins to reproduce copies of itself wildly, a condition we call cancer. Dr. Warburg pointed out that any substance that deprived a cell of oxygen was a carcinogen, if the cell was not killed outright. He stated in 1966 that it was useless to search out new carcinogens, because the result of each one was the same, cellular deprivation of oxygen. He further stated that the incessant search for new carcinogens was counter-productive because it obscured the prime cause, lack of oxygen, and prevented appropriate treatment.

Confirmation of Dr. Warburg's Work

The National Cancer Institute endorsed Dr. Warburg's findings in 1952. This research was continued by Dr. Harry Goldbatt, who published his findings in the Journal of Experimental Medicine in 1953. His research confirmed that lack of oxygen plays the major role in causing cells to become cancerous. Dr. Albert Wahl said, "Disease is due to a deficiency in the oxidation process of the body, leading to an accumulation of toxins. These toxins are ordinarily burned in normal oxidation." Dr. Wendell Hendricks of the Hendricks Research Foundation wrote: " Cancer is a condition within the body where the oxidation has become so depleted that the body cells have degenerated beyond control. The body is so overloaded with toxins that it sets up a tumor mass to harbor these poisons and remove them from general activity within the body." Dr. Hendricks further states, "The true cause of allergy is a lowered oxidation process within the body, causing the body to be sensitive to substances entering. Only when the oxidative mechanism is restored to a higher state of efficiency can the sensitivity be eliminated." Dr. Stephen Levine stated, "Hypoxia, or the lack of oxygen in the tissues, is the fundamental cause of all degenerative diseases."

Dr. Norman McVea said, "When the body has sufficient oxygen, it is able to properly eliminate toxic wastes from the system. Natural immunity is enhanced when the system is not burdened with a heavy buildup of toxins."

In the August 22, 1980 edition of the scientific journal "SCIENCE," Vol. 209, there was a report written by Dr. Michael Carpendale entitled: "Ozone Selectivity Inhibits Growth of Human Cancer Cells." (see abstract of this study quoted here)

The evidence from these doctors' research is conclusive. Oxygen plays the primary role in health and well-being. It is important to note that fear, worry and depression all interfere with free breathing and thus reduce oxygen uptake.

Achieving Superoxygenation

How can we ensure that our bodies are sufficiently oxygenated to eliminate toxins and prevent or cure disease? Scientific studies have proven repeatedly that medical ozone, properly introduced into the body in repeated applications, removes accumulated toxins and inactivates viruses, bacteria, fungi, yeast and protozoa in disease cells. All harmful bacteria and viruses are anaerobic and cannot thrive in an oxygen-rich atmosphere.

What is Ozone?

Chemically, ozone is oxygen with an extra molecule added. Electrically, ozone is oxygen with a higher energy level. It is unstable and highly reactive.

There is a cycle of oxygen just as there is a cycle of water. Oxygen is released in photosynthesis by land plants and ocean phytoplankton (mostly diatoms), and rises up in the atmosphere about 25-30 miles, where it is energized by a part of the ultraviolet spectrum of energy from the sun, producing ozone. Ozone is heavier than air and begins to descend. It immediately attaches itself to airborne particles if it contacts them, oxidizing them, cleaning the air. If it encounters water vapour, it can attach itself to it, forming hydrogen peroxide. Rain and snow both contain hydrogen peroxide naturally. That is why plants grow better from rain water than from irrigation.

At ground level, ozone attaches itself to all pollutants, oxidizing them and cleaning the air. It has been incorrectly blamed for smog. Ozone is present in smog only transiently at around 25 parts per hundred million.

Carbon monoxide is present in smog at about 3000 parts per hundred million, and hydrocarbons at about 100 parts per hundred million. Smog is produced by the photoelectric effect of the sun's rays acting on carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide in the atmosphere, which are the end products when hydrocarbons are burned.

Ozone cannot be produced in the internal combustion engine because the hydrocarbon fuel quenches the spark gap. The ozone that exists in the atmosphere is produced by nature and it is attracted to pollutants because of opposite charge -- it attempts to oxidize them and clean the air. The problem is one of too little ozone to complete the job, not too much.

Ozone is also created near the ground by lightning. The fresh smell in the air after a thunderstorm is ozone. The amount of ozone created in an average thunderstorm is about three times the safe limit according to US EPA regulations.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide, the partner to ozone, is more properly called oxygen water, since it is water with an extra oxygen molecule. It is found in rain and snow; the water at Lourdes; in fresh fruit and vegetables; and in colostrum, the first milk that a mother produces, where it provides a defense against infection until the baby's own immune system develops and is able to produce its own hydrogen peroxide. In the body's immune defense, hydrogen peroxide is released by T-cells to destroy invading bacteria, viruses and fungi. Blood platelets release hydrogen peroxide on encountering particulates in blood. Hydrogen peroxide is formed in the body by microbodies called peroxisomes, which combine water with oxygen, if sufficient oxygen is available. The importance of a high level of oxygenation is obvious. In the large intestine, acidophilus lactobacillus produces hydrogen peroxide which keeps the ever-present candida yeast from multiplying out of control. When candida spreads out of the intestine, it escapes the natural control system and can gain a foothold in the organs of the body, causing what is called chronic fatigue syndrome and allergic hypersensitivity. Bathing in hydrogen peroxide is the best way to get it into the body, and is inexpensive. The recommended rate is 8 oz. of 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide in a tub of unchlorinated water, soaking 30 minutes. Up to 3% hydrogen peroxide can be made by bubbling ozone through cold water for a period of time. The medical uses of hydrogen peroxide were pioneered in this century by Dr. Edward Carl Rosenow who did research and treatment at the Mayo Clinic for 60 years, and who wrote many papers on the medical uses of hydrogen peroxide. Used together, ozone and hydrogen peroxide offer the world a bright and healthy future in the coming century.

Diseased Cells

What distinguishes diseased cells from healthy ones? All cells derive their energy from glucose, but healthy cells burn glucose in oxygen by oxidation, while unhealthy cells ferment glucose anaerobically, producing large amounts of lactic acid. Fermentation produces only 1/6 the energy of oxidation, so cancer cells are perpetually starving for energy, and consequently have huge appetites for sugar. This wasteful metabolism becomes self-sustaining and dominant unless the oxygen level is sharply increased. Healthy cells which have sufficient oxygen and nutrients manufacture an enzyme coating around them that protects them for invasion. These enzymes are catalase, reductase, superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase. So long as a cell maintains this enzyme coating around itself, it is safe from invasion by viruses, and ozone cannot harm it. Oxygen-starved cells are unable to produce enough enzymes to fortify their cell wall and are thus more vulnerable to invasion by the always-present viruses. Disease microbes have no enzyme coating. When ozone is introduced into the area, it attacks microbes without a coating and diseased cells with deficient cell wall enzymes. It oxidizes them, allowing them to be cleared from the body.

Free Radicals

Free radicals are atoms with unpaired electrons, a natural occurence in biochemical reactions. There could be no chemical reactions and thus no life without free radicals. The properties of free radicals vary widely. Some are toxic to all living cells, others only to the most vulnerable cells. Singlet oxygen is highly reactive beneficial free radical that acts as a scavenger of other harmful free radicals. The oxygen combines with them to render them harmless, thereby protecting cells from damage.

The so-called anti-oxidant enzymes are gaining in popularity as nutritional supplements due to vigorous promotion. They are not anti-oxidant at all, but rather free radical scavengers and enzyme enhancers. They have been shown to help protect marginally healthy cells from general free radical damage. Superoxide dismutase in particular has helped reduce a variety of disorders; normally it is among the body's most plentiful enzymes. In any case, it does not address the cause of the problem: oxygen starvation at the cellular level, which causes the cells to be too weak to make the enzyme coatings that protect them.[2]

Finally, the psychological consequences of convincing people that oxygen is detrimental to health when it is the most important requirement for life have not been addressed in any way. The limbic system, or midbrain, controls both the emotions and the immune system. We must never engender fear with inaccurate statements regarding health, as is so often done by the media with their periodic waves of 'carcinogen panic.' As Dr. Warburg stated clearly, this approach is detrimental to public health.

Repeated treatments with ozone are required because viruses and bacteria seem to be more susceptible at different stages of their growth cycle. Ozone lasts in the body for only a very short period of time, oxidizing toxins, before turning back into oxygen, so it must be reintroduced repeatedly over a period of weeks or months. Medical ozone is completely safe and non-toxic to humans when generated by proper non-contaminating equipment and administered with proper protocols. It has been shown to be completely safe even when a dosage many times greater than the proposed human dosage is administered.

The cause and prevention of cancer

by Dr. Saul Pressman

We now understand the chemical mechanisms of respiration and fermentation at the cellular level. And due to the work of Dr. Otto Warburg, since 1926 we have known that when a cell is deprived of oxygen, down to about 40% of normal, its respiration is irreversibly damaged. This damage causes the cell to begin to ferment sugar anaerobically producing carbon monoxide and lactic acid, and only 1/6 of the energy of normal cellular aerobic oxidation. The cell loses its governor on growth and begins to grow wildly - - what we call cancer.

This oxygen deficiency, or hypoxia, can be caused by many factors. Some poison may reach the cell and prevent oxygen uptake, or the excretory duct of a gland may become plugged up, as in breast cancer being cause by lymph gland plugging. But the end result is the same. As soon as the oxygen level to the cell is reduced, if the cell does not die, cancer will result. Frequent small doses of respiratory poisons are therefore more dangerous than a single large dose, where there is the chance that the cells will be killed rather than become cancerous.

All carcinogens impair cellular respiration. The word carcinogen is an empty word. The continual search for more carcinogenic substances is an utter waste of time and money, because this obscures the true cause of cancer, which is the oxygen starvation of the cell. It also prevents the treatment of cancer, because of misunderstanding the cause.

To destroy cancer, what is required is the introduction of massive amounts of oxygen at the cellular level. This can be done by ingesting magnesium peroxide or introducing ozone. These two treatments have been in use for over 75 years, with excellent success. They must be taken in sufficient quantities to flood the cells with oxygen, killing the cells which are now operating anaerobically.

We have recently seen people using ozone with rectal insufflation who have had mixed results. This is due to the bowel being compacted over the years with fecal material trapped in the folds. In these cases, the ozone is merely reacting with this old material, some of which may have been held there for ten or twenty years, and providing no benefit to the body.

This points out the necessity for undergoing a thorough cleansing of the large intestine by a qualified colon therapist before beginning rectal insufflation. Also, it is necessary to take the ozone in as many different ways as possible, in order that the cells become flooded with oxygen. It is not sufficient to take just a small amount to kill an active cancer. For breast cancer, direct injection into the tumor is possible. For liver cancer, injection into the portal vein, as developed by Dr. William Turska, is necessary. For other cancers, injection in the arm is usually employed.

Another effect we have observed is that there is a cycle of activity to the effectiveness of ozone. As near as we can tell, the cycle is linked to the phases of the moon. The moon governs the tides of the earth and the emotions of mankind. Since the emotions are directly linked to the immune system, the healing process would seem to be influenced by our faithful heavenly partner.

Ozone also has the ability to prevent cancer. If sufficient oxygen is provided to the cells so that they never drop below 40%, they will stay healthy, barring any chemical or radiation poisoning. It is as simple, and as difficult, as that. Many people today are using ozone generators to keep their cellular oxygen levels high, to prevent disease.

Ozone may be taken into the body in many ways. You can drink ozonated water, introduce it into the ear, or you can step into a body suit after a hot shower and allow ozone to come in through the skin. Ozone can be taken with rectal or vaginal insufflation.

People often ask whether they will have to continue to take ozone for the rest of their life. We say that if you want to eliminate toxins from your body every day and prevent your cells from being deprived of oxygen and thus turning anaerobic, then taking ozone daily is a small price to pay. As previously said, when a cell is not receiving enough oxygen, it begins to ferment sugar and produce lactic acid. This lactic acid accumulates in the tissues and causes many problems. To remove it, it is necessary to do deep muscle massage, with ozonated olive oil, perhaps followed by ozone with a body suit or in the Saunette. This will oxidize the lactic acid and allow it to be eliminated from the body.

We hear a great deal about cholesterol and clogging of the arteries, and there are any number of diets aimed at reducing the intake of dietary cholesterol. However, cholesterol is produced by the body as a natural lubricant, and new research shows that dietary cholesterol intake is not directly related to cholesterol levels[3]. The problem is apparently caused by chlorine reacting with the cholesterol and causing it to coagulate on the walls of the arteries, forming plaque. The sources of chlorine are many, but the major ones are the drinking water supply and the salt in food. We have been told to lower our intake of sodium, but chlorine seems to be a worse culprit, especially in atherosclerosis, heart disease and high blood pressure. When ozone is ingested over time, it scours out the arteries by oxidizing the plaque, cleaning the system so blood can flow properly. Ozone also reduces the clumping of red blood cells, enabling them to pick up oxygen in the lungs, and increasing their flexibility, which is crucial to microcirculation through the fine capillaries.

A caveat re oxygen therapies for cancer patients?

The following statement/testimonial/warning can be found at www.earthclinic.com (dated 8 May 2008) and is included here for what it may be worth. While it seems to be somewhat at odds with other testimonials it may be an important piece of information nevertheless. It may also underline the importance of approaching the healing of cancer holistically:

"OXYGEN THERAPY - WARNING! I've been a fan of Earth Clinics remedies for a long time. Had success with oil pulling, leaching out fluoride, [apple cider vinegar] with baking soda, but one remedy I have to warn against is the oxygen therapy for cancer. I have breast cancer and tried the HBOT (oxygen tank). It was $6,000 for 40 sessions. At the end of these sessions my tumor grew from a large grape size to a large grapefruit size. In addition I tried soaking in Hydrogen Peroxide and taking Bill's spray. This irritated the tumor and sprouted another tumor in my lymph node area under my arm. Later from a doctor I found out that a lot of cancer patients using external remedies applied cause the tumors to grow out of the skin [which in the best-case scenario could mean it is actually being SHED, comment by Healing Cancer Naturally] and cause other more serious problems. So I just want to warn those of you with cancer to be weary."

Footnotes

1 Details under Otto Warburg On The Prime Cause & Prevention of Cancer: Respiration of Oxygen in Normal Body Cells vs. Fermentation of Sugar in Cancer Cells.

2 More on free radicals under Oxidation: the key to cancer and degenerative disease.

3 Even more, research shows that elevated cholesterol actually can have anti-cancer benefits, see On the link between cholesterol and cancer incidence: high cholesterol levels associated with lowered cancer risk.

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