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The Many Uses of Ozone Therapy

Feb 28, 2023 04:30PM ● By Linda Sechrist

Although not the conventional standard of care, ozone therapy administered by medical professionals, is an effective measure for prevention and wellness. An old and valuable treatment, ozone is making a comeback. “It’s been in use for many years as an antimicrobial for water purifications, and is common in industries such as cleaning, sanitation, flood restoration and fire departments,” says Dr. Carole Roberts, director of Naples Center for Functional Medicine.

Ozone is a gas formed when electricity is applied to the oxygen molecule (O2). It will split this molecule into elemental oxygen (O). These oxygen atoms will bind to another oxygen molecule (O2) to form ozone (O3). Hundreds of studies that have been done using the gas for everything from infected wounds to rheumatism/arthritis and skin disease, diabetes, chronic inflammation, hypertension, cancer, SARS, AIDS and neurological issues. 

Naples Center of Functional Medicine 

Roberts advises that there are several methods for administering ozone therapy. The first, major autohemotherapy is similar to an intravenous (IV) vitamin drip. The difference is that an individual’s blood is first withdrawn from a vein into an IV bag, then medical ozone is infused into the bag. The mixture is then dripped back into that individual’s vein. Roberts, advises that ozone therapy can also be applied in a transdermal ointment, and some dentists use it to sterilize cavitations.

“I like to use ozone for low-grade ‘stealth infections’; viruses and microbes that live on in body after diseases. For example, mononucleosis is caused by Epstein-Barr, which persists in the body for a long time. Herpes virus is another where flare-ups are triggered from time to time,” advises Roberts. 

Roberts has also used ozone topically for slow-healing wounds. “I wrapped a plastic bag around a diabetic ulcer on a patient’s leg and pumped ozone into it. You can even insufflate ozone into the middle ear and brain via earpieces that look like a stethoscope. It’s also effec- tive on chronic fatigue syndrome as well as Lyme disease. Additionally, ozone bumps up mitochondria function, which play an essential role in cells in the generation of adenosine triphosphate, used for all cellular functions such as the transportation of different molecules across cell membranes, building new cells and the execution of apoptosis, the programmed death of damaged cells,” she says.

SPARK Health 

Sue Mahany, owner of SPARK Health Tech- nologies, facilitates transdermal sessions using hyperthermic ozone and carbonic acid transdermal technology (HOCATT). During a 30-minute HOCATT session in a personal ozone steam sauna, an individual sits with only their head exposed to the air while their body receives the benefits of ozone through their skin, along with carbonic acid, steam, photon light and oxygen. During a session, the individual is inhaling pure oxygen delivered via two small tubes in front of the nasal passages. The system helps to boost the immune system, reduce stress, rebalance hormones and boost energy. 

Since the 1980's, Dr. Robert Rowen co-owner of the Robert Rowen M.D., and Terri Su M.D., Clinic, in Santa Rosa California, has been extensively using integrative approaches such as ozone to resolve health challenges. A short video explains the five major benefits of ozone, which deactivates virus, bacteria, fungus, mold and parasites; improves blood flow by making red blood cells more flexible; increases immunity and antibody production; breaks down petrochemicals; and removes toxins, in addition to accelerating the production of energy in the mitochondria, considered the powerhouse of cells.  

Naples Family Dentist

Dr. Paul Mabe, DDS, owner of Naples Family Dentist, and his holistic dental hygienist, Yvette Mabe, RDH, consider ozone one of the most unique antibacterial substances they have ever seen in dentistry. These dental professionals have found numerous uses for ozone during routine dental hygiene checkups, tooth extractions, preparations for fillings, crown preparations, dental surgery, peri-apical abscesses under inflamed gum tissue and even teeth whitening for patients with high sensitivity to tooth-whitening gel. “We apply it directly for two minutes per tooth and the patient continues at home with infused olive oil. Teeth are two to three shades lighter, nearly as effective as the gel,” says Paul. 

For example, rinsing with ozone water at the beginning of the dental appointment essentially kills bacteria and acid in the oral cavity. Ozonated water is used throughout the teeth cleaning process and bottles of ozonated water are situated on the dental chairs for drinking or swishing. After removing the old filling and all the decay matter, teeth are cleaned with ozone gas and rinsed with ozone water. This seals off the dentinal tubules, making the tooth less sensitive.

Written in conjunction with four medical doctors, Marc J. Seifer, Ph.D., in his latest book, Ozone Therapy for the Treatment of Viruses: The Science and the Promise of Healing with Ozone, writes about an accessible history of ozone treatment, an overview of the inner workings of the immune system, the testimony of doctors that have used it with success and patients who have received it. He notes that ozone has been successful in treating long-haul patients—those with long-term lingering effects. “Just as the parable states, ‘What is old is made new again’. Something that is so easy to administer and so effective as to kill bacteria, molds and parasites and deactivating viruses should never go out of date,” says Roberts, who cautions, “Never inhale ozone. If it enters the mouth, nose or eyes, it can burn and cause coughing, nausea, vomiting or headaches.” 

Local Resources

Naples Center for Functional Medicine is located at 800 Goodlette Rd. N., Ste. 270, in Naples. For more information or to make an appointment, call 239-649-7400 or visit

Naples Center for Functional Medicine - 800 Goodlette Rd Ste 270 Naples FL

Naples Center for Functional Medicine - 800 Goodlette Rd Ste 270, Naples, FL

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Spark Health Technologies is located at 11983 N. Tamiami Tr., Ste. 150, in Naples. For appointments and more information, call 802-752-6342 or visit

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Spark Health Technologies, 11983 N. Tamiami Trail, Ste #150 - 11983 N Tamiami Tr, Ste 150, Naples, FL

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Naples Family Dentist is located at 877 111th Ave., Ste. N #3, in Naples. For more information, call 239-566-7737 or visit

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Root Causes, which offers ozone therapy, is located at 12734 Ken- wood Lane, Ste. 4, in Ft. Myers. For more information, call 239-425- 2900, email [email protected] or visit See ad, page 19. 

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Root Causes Holistic Health and Medicine - 12734 KENWOOD LANE , 84, Fort Myers, FL

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