Wound Healing 2018-01-21T22:00:27+00:00

Wound Healing With Ozone Therapy


Ozone therapy heals wounds faster. It is non toxic, safe and effective for even antibiotic-resistant bacteria (MRSA)

3 methods of application:

  1. As a gas
  2. Delivered in a liquid (saline or distilled water)
  3. Ozonated oils

When applied to a wound, ozone peroxides and ozonides are formed and stimulate wound healing.

Ozone (O3) has been widely recognized as one of the best bactericidal, antiviral and antifungal agents.

Valacchi G, Fortino V, Bocci V. The dual action of ozone on the skin. Br J Dermatol 2005;153:1096–1100.


On the left are images of the effects of ozonated olive oil on clinical wound closure. The photomicrographs demonstrate the enhanced wound closure, in the ozone group, on the left two wounds (a and b) on the back of the guinea pig, as compared to the oil group (c) as well as the control group (d).

wound and nurse
The pictures are not for the faint of heart but (Click Here) for an impressive look at ozone healing on a necrotic tissue after a bone break

The basic idea is that the infected wound (or fresh wound) needs a stronger concentration of ozone via limb bagging or ozonated saline or ozonated water. The liquids wash the wound and kill bacteria and viruses. After a day or so, lower concentrations of limb bagging or ozonated oils are used to promote healing. Stronger concentrations of ozone will actually retard healing after the initial cleansing takes place.

A German procedure is listed out in the following graph:
Look at wound healing for more information.

TABLE: Topical Applications

IndicationOzone ConcentrationForm Of ApplicationTreatment Time Treatment Frequency
Decubitus ulcers After wound cleansing 80–100µg/ml beginning 20–30µg/mlLow pressure suction cup 2–10 min Daily first then 2×per week
Diabetic gangrene after wound cleansing80–100µg/ml beginning 20–30µg/mlLow pressure plastic bag10–20 min Daily first, then 2×per week
Ulcus cruris Wound cleansing80–100µg/ml beginningPlastic bag (not low pressure!)10–20 min Daily first, then 2×per week
Wound healing20–30µg/mlCompresses + rinsing with ozone water1–5 min several times daily
Burns stage 1 and 220–30µg/mlPlastic bag, compresses + rinsing with ozone water10-20 minutes 1–5 min First 1–2× per day, several times per day

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