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A look at the potential uses of oxygen-ozone therapy

02 November 2020
Volume 25 · Issue 11

Ozone (O3) therapy has been studied for more than a century and has been well established as an effective method to disinfect surfaces and liquids treat disease (Juchniewicz and Lubkowska, 2020). O3 therapy, sometimes referred to as oxygen-ozone therapy involves the administration of a mixture of oxygen and ozone (Alberto-Hernández et al, 2020). While ozone is a molecule consisting of three oxygen atoms, two of these three make up a stable pair (O2), which is accompanied by a third unstable atom, which gives the therapy its beneficial effects (Alberto-Hernández et al, 2020).

Despite O3 therapy having been around for more than 150 years, more than a century of study and evidence of its benefits, opinions are still divided over its use (Juchniewicz and Lubkowska, 2020). The reason for this may well be the potential toxicity of O3 (Juchniewicz and Lubkowska, 2020) and controversial study findings regarding its safety and efficacy (Di Mauro et al, 2019).

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