Transdermal Ozone Therapy
Transdermal Ozone, also known as hyperthermic ozone and transcutaneous ozone therapy is the main method of Oxygen therapy used at the Finchley Clinic in London.
However, other methods such as ear, vaginal and rectal insufflation are used too when necessary. Transdermal ozone is a method in which ozone is introduced into the body via the skin while sitting in a hot steam cabinet.
As the pores of the skin open as a result of being surrounded by the warm steam, ozone enters the body transdermally (i.e. via the skin). The ozone then penetrates the blood, lymph and fat. By allowing ozone in and toxins out via the sweating process that is induced, transdermal ozone therapy is one of the most powerful methods of detoxifying and oxygenating the body in existence. This method is not new: Dr. Kellogg first used ozone in steam saunas at his naturopathic clinic in Battle Creek, Michigan as far back as 1881. The German army used transdermal ozone, without the use of steam baths, for wound healing on the battlefields of World War I.
As an aside steam cabinets, steam rooms and saunas do have valuable detoxifying effects on their own. During a fever, the functioning of the immune system is stimulated, while the growth of bacteria and virus is forced to slow down.
In a 1959 review of studies on the effects of heat treatments, Mayo Clinic researcher Dr. Wakim and colleagues cite findings indicating that the number of white blood cells in the blood increased by an average of 58% during artificially induced fever. The generation of antibodies speeds up, as does the production of naturally produced anti viral protein that also has powerful cancer-fighting properties. However with the addition of ozone the effects are vastly more powerful. People sometime ask how transdermal ozone compares with Turkish steam baths, but the truth is that there is no comparison.
Transdermal ozone also has a very relaxing effect. This is partly because heat has a naturally relaxing effect and partly because ozone oxidises (i.e. breaks down) excess adrenaline in the body, producing overall calm.
This method is also useful for skin complaints and improving the tone of the skin generally. We find that eczema and psoriasis sufferers benefit enormously from this therapy. This is backed up by extensive research summarised in the books "The Use of Ozone in Medicine" 3rd English Edition and "Oxygen Healing Therapies".
Transdermal ozone therapy also assists in weight loss. During a 20-40 minute session in the steam cabinet the body burns up to 250-500 calories. More importantly as toxins are stored in the body's fat reserves, when the body is de-toxified as a combined result of the sweating inside the steam cabinet and the de-toxification that takes place as a result of the ozone, the body no longer requires extraneous fat and so you are more likely to stay slim.