Safety and Side Effects of Medical Ozone Therapy
Since there are tens of thousands of treatments a day in the world of medical ozone, plenty of evidence can be found for the safety of ozone. Numerous clinical investigations have confirmed that ozone therapy, if properly measured and administered, is well-tolerated by patients and very seldom can cause any side effects.
During and after the procedure, patients may complain of weakness, slight dizziness, or sleepiness that lasts for a short time. Allergic skin reactions are possible with local applications of ozone, although these seldom occur. Typically, side effects pose as minor irritations caused by incorrect application, but even these quickly disappear.
According to a previous study, the frequency of ozone side effects is 1:1000 – 1:2000 (Oepen, 1985). This study observed 384,775 patients and found only a 0.000005% rate of adverse side effects – much safer than any drug, including aspirin! The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that 1.5 million people were hospitalized in the United States due to side effects from medication. In the US, annual prescription drug deaths are equal to a jumbo jet liner crashing and killing all aboard 365 days of the year
Many people contract infections, and while ozone works to kill these infectious germs, there is always the possible reaction of toxic die-off (herx response). However, this can also occur when taking antibiotics, which are commonly prescribed by doctors worldwide.