protocol and history

Protocol and History

Today, after 125 years of usage, ozone therapy is recognized in Germany, Italy, France, Russia, Romania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Israel, Dubai, Japan, Singapore, Cuba, Mexico and 14 US states.

Ozone Therapy Protocols

There are twenty methods of administering ozone therapeutically:

In the home or clinic In the clinic
1. in the ear 11. autohemotherapy
2. vaginal insufflation 12. direct injection into a tumor
3. rectal insufflation 13. intracutaneous (blistering)
4. drinking water 14. subcutaneous
5. cupping with a funnel 15. intramuscular
6. external limb bagging 16. intra-articular
7. bladder insufflation 17. uterine insufflation
8. steam cabinet 18. subatmospheric bagging
9. ozonated olive oil massage 19. hyperbaric ozone
10. ozonated water enema 20. dental use of ozonated water

In accordance with the ruling from the International Ozone Association, does not endorse the direct IV application of Ozone.


1840 : Ozone discovered and named by C.F. Schonbein in Germany.

1857 : First ozone generators developed by Werner von Siemens in Germany.

1870 : First report of ozone being used to purify blood by Dr. C. Lender in Germany.

1881 :Dr. J. H. Kellogg used ozone in steam saunas at his Battle Creek, Michigan clinic, as he wrote in his book Diphtheria: Its Nature, Causes, Prevention and Treatment.

1885 : The Florida Medical Association published Ozone by Dr. Charles J. Kenworthy, MD, detailing the use of ozone for therapeutic purposes.

1893 : Worlds first ozone water treatment plant installed in Ousbaden, Holland

1896 : The electrical genius Nikola Tesla patented his first ozone generator

1898 : The Institute for Oxygen Therapy was started in Berlin by Thauerkauf and Luth. They experimented with injecting ozone.

1898 : Nikola Tesla develops a catalytic process for bonding ozone to magnesium to produce Homozon for Dr. Eugene Blass.

1898 : Dr. Benedict Lust, a German doctor practicing in New York, the founder of Naturopathy in America, wrote many articles and books on ozone.

1900 : Nikola Tesla formed the Tesla Ozone Co. and began selling generators and ozonated oil to doctors.

1902 : J.H. Clarkes A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica, London, describes the successful use of ozonated water (Oxygenium) in treating anemia, cancer, diabetes, influenza, morphine poisoning, canker sores, strychnine poisoningand whooping cough.

1902 : Dr. Charles Linder, MD, of Spokane, Washington was written up in an article in a local paper that stated that he injected ozone as part of his standard medical practice.

1904 :The Medical Uses of Hydrozone (ozonated water) and Glycozone (ozonated olive oil) by Charles Marchand, a New York chemist appeared in its 19th edition. The book is in the Library of Congress with the US Surgeon Generals stamp of approval on it.

[ In 1906, the Food and Drug Administration was formed. Every therapy in existence before this time is grandfathered under US law — permitted because of its pre-existence. ]

1911 : A Working Manual of High Frequency Currents published by Dr. Noble Eberhart, MD, the head of the Dept. of Physiologic Therapeutics at Loyola University, Chicago. In Chapter 9, he details the use of ozone to treat tuberculosis, anemia, chlorosis, tinnitus, gout, whooping cough, asthma, bronchitis, hay fever, insomnia, pneumonia, diabetes, and syphilis.

1912 : Dr. H.C. Bennett published Electro-Therapeutic Guide. He described the use of Ozol, ozone breathed after running through eucalyptus, pine or thyme oils.

1913 : The Eastern Association for Oxygen Therapy was formed by Dr. Eugene Blass and some German associates.

1914-18 : During World War I, ozone was used to treat wounds, trench foot, gangrene and the effects of poisonous chlorine gas.

1915 : Dr. Albert Wolff of Berlin used ozone for colon cancer, cervical cancer, and decubitus ulcers

1920 : Dr. Charles Neiswanger, MD, President of the Chicago Hospital College of Medicine published Electro Therapeutical Practice. Chapter 32 was entitled Ozone as a Therapeutic Agent.

1920 : Nikola Tesla brought out an ozone air purifier, based on cold plasma.

1926 : Dr. Otto Warburg of the Kaiser Institute in Berlin announced that he had found that the cause of cancer is a lack of oxygen at the cellular level. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1931 for his work on the oxygen transferring enzyme of cell respiration and his second Nobel Prize in 1944 for his discovery of the hydrogen transferring enzyme, the only person ever to receive two Nobel Prizes for medicine. He was also nominated for a third. He showed that the primary cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen in normal body cells by the fermentation of sugar and that no cancer cell exists which has its respiration intact.

1929 : Ozone and Its Therapeutic Action was published in the US listing 114 diseases and how to treat them with ozone. Its authors were the heads of all the leading American hospitals, proving ozone was mainstream medicine.

1930 : the Swiss dentist Dr. E.A. Fisch was using ozone in dentistry, and wrote many papers

1932 : Dr. Fisch introduced ozone to the Austrian surgeon Dr. Erwin Payr.

In 1933, the American Medical Association, headed up by M. Fishbein, set out to eliminate all medical treatments that were competitive to drug therapy. The suppression of ozone therapy in the US began then, and continues to this day, except in fourteen US states, where doctors are protected by state laws. The FDA began seizing generators in the 1940s.

1934-38 : Dr. Aubourg and Dr. Lacoste were French physicians using ozone insufflation.

Aubourg wrote Medical Ozone: Production, Dosage and Methods of Clinical

Application in 1938. He administered ozone rectally, vaginally, injected into wounds and by breathing.

1935 : M. Sourdeau published a paper on Ozone in Therapy in France.

1940 : Dr. Hans Wolff wrote the book Medical Ozone in Germany.

1942 : Gordon Detoxification and Hydro Surgery: Theory and Practice was published coveringthe medical uses of ozone as colon cleanser.

1942 : Dr. Robert Mayer learned of ozone therapy from German prisoners of war at Ellis Island, and used ozone in his practice for the next 45 years.

1944 : Dr. Otto Warburg earned his second Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discovery that the basic cause of cancer is damaged cell respiration.

1948 : Dr. William Turska of Oregon began using an Aethozone ozone machine of his own design

1951 : Dr. Turska wrote the article Oxidation.

1952 : The National Cancer Institute verified Dr. Otto Warburgs findings regarding the cause of cancer being the lack of oxygen at the cellular level.

1953 : Dr. Hans Wolffbegan his own practice using ozone, and trained many doctors in ozone therapy.

1954 : Frank Totney published Oxygen : Master of Cancer.

1956 : Dr. Otto Warburg published On the Origin of Cancer Cells in Science, V.123, #3191

1957 : Dr. J. Hansler patented an ozone generator which has formed the basis of the modern expansion in German ozone therapy over the last 40 years. Today, over 8000 German doctors use ozone therapy daily.

1961 : the Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology stated : During the 80 year history of the large scale usage of ozone, there has never been a human death attributed to it.

1961 : Dr. Hans Wolff introduced the techniques of major and minor autohemotherapy.

1966 : Dr. Otto Warburg, now director of the Max Planck Institute for Cell Physiology, delivered a lecture on The Prime Cause and Prevention of Cancer to a meeting of Nobel laureates at Lake Constance, Germany.

1971 : Dr. Hans Wolff and Prof. Dr. Siegfried Rilling founded The German Medical Society for Ozone Therapy.

1972 : The International Association for Oxygen Therapy was founded by Dr. George Freibott as the successor to the International Oxidation Institute of 1898 and the Eastern Association for Oxygen Therapy of 1913.

1977 : Dr. Renate Viebahn provided a technical overview of ozones biological action

1979 : Dr. George Freibott successfully treated a Haitian AIDS patient with Kaposis sarcoma with ozone.

1980 : Dr. Horst Kief also reported success with ozone therapy for AIDS patients.

1980 : F. Sweet, et al, publish Ozone Selectively Inhibits Human Cancer Cell Growth in the peer-reviewed journal, Science, Vol. 209.

1982 : The German medical textbook Medical Ozone is published by Dr. E. Fischer Medical Publications in Heidelberg.

1983 : the first International Ozone Association medical ozone conference was held in the US in Washington, D.C. The book Medical Applications of Ozone, edited by Julius Laraus, was published from the abstracts.

1985 : Dr. Renate Viebahn published The Biochemical Process Underlying Ozone Therapy. Dr. Siegfried Rilling published Basic Clinical Applications of Ozone Therapy.

1987 : Dr. Siegfried Rilling and Dr. Renate Viebahn collaborated on the publication of The Use of Ozone in Medicine, now the standard medical text on ozone application.

1990 : The Cubans reported success in treating glaucoma, conjunctivitis and retinitis pigmentosa with ozone.

1992 : The Russians reported the use of ozone in a brine bath to treat burns.

1994 : Plasmafire Intl sponsored an ozone symposium in Vancouver, with 160 attendees, and as a direct result, ozone therapy is recognized as an accepted modality by the Naturo-pathic Association of BC, with over 50 naturopaths treating patients with ozone therapy.