These days many more people are talking about the benefits of ozone therapy and this is a great thing for patients as it gives them another powerful, medical tool which they can use for their health. But at the same time, this extra interest in ozone therapy has a negative side to it and this is the fact some practitioners will start giving ozone therapy and they may not have the right amount of training and background in it.
Dr Dulitsky PhD MD (RU) operates the Ozone Clinic in Sydney, Australia, and he’s been giving patients ozone therapy for the past 20 years – the last 10 of which have been here in Australia. He says: “You need to have a lot of knowledge and training to deliver safe ozone therapy.” He adds: “Unfortunately,… there are a lot of untrained people – or people who don’t have the right training and they don’t understand how ozone works. But they are now working in this area because it’s popular and we are starting to see some serious side effects.”
“You would never hear this many years ago,” Dr Dulitsky PhD MD (RU) adds, “But these days, if you look recently, in the media, you’ll find more and more negative sentiment because there have been reports of people dying from ozone therapy.”
He says this type of thing only happens when people aren’t properly trained: “It’s a good thing that a lot more people are interested in ozone therapy but it does raise the issue that a lot of people believe that ozone therapy is absolutely safe and it’s great for everybody but they’re neglecting the issue that ozone can harm and it is a poison.”
Ozone can be dangerous for people with high levels of oxidative stress
One of the dangers of ozone is the fact it’s a very powerful pro-oxidant but for people who already have a lot of oxidative stress, ozone can be too much for them. As Dr Dulitsky PhD MD (RU) says: “In small amounts, usually our antioxidant system can deal with ozone – it’s normal for a healthy person. But when we have a person with chronic health issues, often their antioxidant system is already compromised.”
“So, in this case, even a safe dose ozone can cause chronic oxidative stress which can cause serious health issues later, including conditions like cancer and auto-immune illnesses. So, it’s very important for people to differentiate the patients who can have this therapy or not – and to prepare patients for ozone therapy in case they do go into oxidative stress. You need to know how to deal with it because it usually doesn’t get fixed by itself,” he adds.
Do all ozone clinics have the right background and training in ozone therapy?
When asked if he thinks all ozone clinics have enough background and training to carry out ozone therapy, Dr Dulitsky PhD MD (RU) says he can’t really comment on this except to say: “Basically, it’s to do with the experience and training of the practitioners. If I was going for ozone treatment, I would always ask where a practitioner was trained and how long they’ve been doing this therapy. It’s very simple – just Google their name and you will see the feedback… I believe in facts. I know some people are trying to take a commercial advantage of the situation right now. However, I still believe you need to find someone who knows what they’re doing.”
Dr Dulitsky PhD MD (RU) himself is an expert in ozone therapy. He has a PhD from Moscow University in medical ozone and has conducted research and carried out study in medical ozone for many years. He was trained by doctors specialising in the field because ozone has always been part of mainstream medicine in Russia.
As he says: “I was originally trained in Russia and I’ve also been trained in the Ukraine where ozone therapy is part of the mainstream. I also have a PhD in medicine, based on ozone therapy and it’s become part of my scientific career.”
As well as his PhD, Dr Dulitsky has published medical papers in ozone therapy – the first one of these papers was related to his thesis which was about the regeneration of the knee with ozone therapy and the second one was about ozone therapy in relation to the immune system and viruses.
For more information on the types of Ozone therapy available at the Ozone Clinic in Castle Hill, Sydney, you can call and ask to make a time for a free consultation. Phone on (02) 9188 8599 or email the clinic on email@example.com
Disclaimer: In Australia, some of the therapies offered at the Ozone Clinic are not officially recognised as a part of mainstream medical practice. These therapies are known as complementary therapies and are considered to be useful as an additional treatment to those offered by your medical practitioner. The Ozone Clinic and its personnel are fully trained in the application of these complementary therapies but they’re not registered medical practitioners and are considered to be complementary therapists.