Monday, September 30, 2013

Ozone Therapy and Common Sense Part 1 - Cancer and pH

Lately, I have been inundated with emails, more than the normal ones, about the use of ozone in medicine by my colleagues and friends across the world. In particular, the use of RHP ozone therapy but as well all use of ozone therapy. The questions are numerous and vary from complaints to absolute shockers.

I guess maybe I should be grateful that our advanced form of therapy has gained notoriety in many of the ozone circles but it does offend me personally and professionally when therapists out there decide that they can just put together a unit and do the type of therapy that we do without any experience and training whatsoever. It is even more offensive when a therapist takes on the task of using ozone on a patient when he or she has only taken a weekend course. I would assume that because they have MD or what have you, credentials, they truly believe that it is enough for them to practice medical ozone therapy but this is far from the truth and I believe it is time all this is addressed.
Ozone Structure

In this series of posts I will try to address the main issues and answer most questions in regard to ozone and it's use in the medical field. I know or at least believe that some will be offended at what I have to say and I may be putting myself out there to be crucified by some but I only want you, the public to understand the truth about ozone therapy in science and practice. It is crucial to our well being that we understand the capabilities of this wondrous molecule as well as the setbacks of it's use. Challenge me if you will but you all know that what I will put in this blog is scientific and factual.

To understand why there is so much confusion in the use of ozone one must first understand the reality of commerce and finance. I am not in any way making a judgement call here but please note that all of us in the field, while we believe that this is the best form of therapy do make a living from it and as such have vested interest in what we say and do. Money and finance have a way of clouding both our integrity and our desire so much so that we tend to forget why we started this in the first place. Then there are some that see this as a cash cow and just get into it because they can make a decent living, jump on the band wagon if you will. The problem here is that if and when ozone therapy becomes mainstream, and it will, all this will come out and in effect hurt ozone and it's use. So let me be the first to unveil the mystery that surrounds it and separate the false beliefs that are being put out to you, the public. I will try and cover all this in later posts.

There is no better place to start talking about any form of oxygen therapy than with Otto Warburg. The claims regarding poor Otto are so vast that they have now taken on a life of their own. Let's clear up who Otto Warburg was
After all, most oxygen/ozone people hang on to his words like they were inscribed in stone. You will see this on almost any website that has to do with any oxygen therapy, here's the quote, "Cancer, above all other diseases, has countless secondary causes. But, even for cancer, there is only one prime cause. The prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen in normal body cells by fermentation of sugar [anaerobic respiration]." This was a good theory in 1931 I believe it was, but there have been quite a few advances in science since then and things have changed a bit. Besides, he did not say that if you introduce oxygen into the body, cancer will die.

Otto Warburg did not receive the Nobel for this as many claim. Don't get me wrong, Otto was a brilliant man but we need to really look at what he did, said and believed in a true light instead of grasping on some words and using them to justify our use of ozone in cancer. This is much the same as the theory that you can change your internal pH to kill cancer cells, it just will not happen. Cellular pH is regulated in the body and protected, to change it would be lethal. Many tissues of the body are naturally acidic. Yet this does not make them cancerous. The above statement can also be proven false by the fact that acidosis occurs during normal exercise, holding one's breath underwater, swallowing some poisons, during diabetes and COPD, etc. Still none of these are causes of cancer.

I could go on about this and talk about the low oxygen level maintained by cartilage, yet not cancerous or the fact that cancer tumors release vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) to allow it to create it's own blood vessels so that it would receive more oxygen than healthy tissues. You see, cancer proliferation is dependent on sufficient oxygen levels. What I am trying to say is that we really have to start coming to grips on all this and understand that if you use a theory from over 80 years ago to substantiate what you are doing in the scientific front you had better do your research to see if there have been any advancements in that theory. Just think of what it was like 80 or more years ago and what we believed to be true, things have changed, science has progressed in leaps and bounds.

If we are to do anything in the field of ozone therapy and progress this science further in both research and medical use we need to come to the present and use sound theory as its base and not something in the past. Not only will it be a dangerous proposition to rely on past science to treat the conditions that come up in today's world but as well ineffective and it will only fuel the fire that our detractors have it to label us charlatans, snake oil salesman or what have you. What we do must be based on true factual scientific theory and fact that can be explained and re-created. Not a hypothesis that is outdated and easily proved to be inaccurate. After saying all this let me add that some ozone therapy does seem to help in some cancer but as I have said in past posts only in the lower stages and combined with a well thought out complete therapy. All this to me is just, ozone therapy and common sense!