Ozone or Oxidation Explained

Ozone, (O3), is an energized form of oxygen which contains three atoms of oxygen rather than the two atoms we normally breathe. Interestingly ozone occurs quite readily in nature, most often as a result of lightning strikes that occur during thunderstorms. In fact the “fresh, clean, spring rain” smell that we notice after a storm most often results from the creation of ozone. However, we are probably most familiar with ozone from reading about the “ozone layer” that encircles the planet above the earth’s atmosphere. Here ozone is created by the sun’s ultraviolet rays. This layer of ozone serves to protect us from ultraviolet radiation.

Ozone is the second most powerful sterilizer in the world and can be used to destroy bacteria, viruses, molds, and odors. It has been used in other countries since the early 1900’s to treat many infections, illnesses, and even for cancer treatments. The third oxygen atom of ozone makes it extremely reactive. This atom readily attaches itself to other molecules. When contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, or molds make contact with ozone, it creates a minuscule hole in the pathogen’s cell wall. Once the cell wall is destroyed, the pathogen will be unable to survive. This process is called “oxidation.” There is no known resistance of any pathogen to the killing power of oxidation, unlike antibiotics and anti-virals that the pathogens have learned to outsmart by changing their structure or function. This makes ozone the perfect healing molecule for many bacterial, viral, or mold and fungal organisms affecting the human body and causing illness. Once Ozone has completed it’s mission it essentially reverts back to oxygen.

The broad range of beneficial effects of oxidative therapies includes:

  • Improvement of cellular respiration.
  • Stimulation of stem cell production to facilitate healing.
  • Stimulation of white blood cell production and hence the immune system.
  • It increase the production of interferon, interleukin-2 and tumor necrosis factor which help fight infections and cancer.
  • Increase of red blood cell membrane flexibility and effectiveness. It improves circulation.
  • Optimizes the Krebs citric acid cycle function. This stimulates basic metabolism – it improves your energy!
  • Increase of the anti-oxidant enzyme system which scavenges free radicals.
  • Inactivation of viruses, bacterial, fungi and protozoans.

If you are wondering why ozone is so effective, so did the Italian physician Dr. Velio Bocci, M.D.. Through his research, documented in several published books, he discovered that ozone boosts production of cytokines and interferons. These are chemical messengers the immune system uses to communicate with and then stimulate the white blood cells to go out and kill infections and other foreign or abnormal cells. He further noted that ozone stimulates formation of “super gifted” red blood cells which more readily release oxygen in the tissues. Oxygen is the vital fuel for every cell to function and heal. Extra oxygen not only boosts the immune system but helps with healing of all body tissues.

Robert Rowen, M.D., my mentor, has been helping patients heal using ozone in Santa Rosa, California for more than 30 years. If you go to his website at drrowendrsu.com and then click on the YouTube link at the bottom of the page you will find hundreds of patient testimonials from patients he has helped with a wide variety of medical conditions.

Renew Utilizes Different Forms of Ozone Therapy to Heal Your Body

1. Major Autohemotherapy

This treatment removes a small amount of blood from your body into a glass IV bottle which is then treated with high dose ozone under pressure to increase the amount of ozone that attaches to the red blood cells. This is then re-infused into the body where it has a wonderful healing effect. Using the well known “10 Pass” treatment pioneered by Dr. Lahodny from Europe we stimulate your own body’s production of stem cells to speed the healing process. Dr. Rohde suggests a twice yearly 10 pass treatment to maintain healthy stem cell production as a preventive measure to maintain your optimal healing potential.


UVBI or Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation is not new. In the 1920’s a Physicist by the name of Knott developed the treatment process we still use today. This was widely used in American hospitals to treat bacterial, viral, fungal, and other infections before the advent of antibiotics. In the post antibiotic era UVBI unfortunately has fallen out of use. We now have superbugs that are resistant to multiple antibiotics and worse, patients are dying of infections like C. difficile enterocolitis that are the result of destroying the body’s gut immune bacterial flora with wide spectrum antibiotics while we are trying to kill the superbugs.
UVBI is also known as BioPhotonic Therapy (BPT) as we use the biophotons of light in the ultraviolet spectrum to help the body heal itself. We combine the benefits of the UV Light with Ozone to maximize the healing benefits you will receive from this wonderful treament. BPT is used to kill bacteria, viruses, molds and other foreign cells in the body including, in other countries, cancer cells. BPT helps vitalize and balance the immune system and increases tissue oxygenation by causing vasodilation and increasing microcirculation, both are known to help healing!
During the Low Dose UVBI procedure we remove 60cc of your blood and place it in a saline IV bag. We then add a similar amount of ozone to the bag and shake it. The ozone attaches to the red blood cells. This mixture is then returned to the body passing thru a glass tube in the Ultraviolet light unit. The UV light kills any foreign cells – bacteria, viruses, molds, and even cancer cells. As these dead cells are still antigenic they stimulate your immune system to rev up as God intended it to and forms antibodies to these antigenic particles. The immune system releases these new antibodies to seek out and destroy any similar foreign cells in the rest of your body. We have created a safe “vaccine” from your own blood which will help heal your body!

During the High Dose UVBI procedure we use an IV pump to remove about 300cc of your blood running it through the UV light unit as it leaves the body, and put it in an IV bag. We then ozonate the blood in the bag, and then return it to your body through the UV light unit so you actually get 2 passes of your blood thru the UV light unit. This provides the benefit of doing 3 regular dose treatments.

Finally UVBI helps balance the immune system so it is extremely useful to help manage Autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s, Psoriasis, Rheumatoid, Lupus and others – without side-effect prone expensive pharmaceuticals


Ozone combined with a mixture of healing supplements like Procaine (a healing anesthetic), Dextrose, B12, and also Traumeel (a homeopathic anti-inflammatory medication). This can help treat acute and chronic joint pain and inflammation. It stimulates healing and tightening of damaged ligaments to help restore normal function. It can also be used to inject trigger points to stimulate healing and relieve pain from these muscle spasm knots.
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