OZONE THERAPY: A PARADOX OR PANACEA IN VARIOUS AILMENTSAbstract
Ozone gas (O3), being an unstable molecule, attracts uncertainty as an alternative to medication, opening avenues for copious research. Ozone therapy (OT) shows its therapeutic efficacy by its reactions with biological components and the production of oxidative stress. It is found useful in various disease conditions like cancer, cardiovascular diseases, pulmonary diseases, wound healing, dental conditions, etc. The therapy on contrast also shows side effects depending on the type of treatment includes burns, coughing, cramping, headaches, nausea, vomiting or severe respiratory complications, and also sometimes flu-like symptoms. The investigation for the use of the OT as a technology is still under development to be used in several ways like ozonated water, injections, insufflations, oil, blow the gas into the body, use an ozone sauna, autohemotherapy. The therapy raises many questions to be used as a solution for diseases with self-contradiction due to the adverse effects occurring after the use of therapy or exposure to the ozone.
P. Pimple * and G. Doshi
Department of Pharmaceutics, SVKM’s Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Pharmacy, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
13 March 2020
14 May 2020
22 May 2020
01 February 2021