Ozone therapy is a form of alternative medicine treatment that purports to increase the amount of oxygen to the body through the introduction of ozone into the body. Various methods have been suggested on themethod of introducing the ozone into the body, and the purported benefits of this therapy include the treatment of various diseases including canser AIDS,multiple sclerosis,among others.
In 1856, just 16 yearsafter its discovery, ozone was first used in a health care setting to disinfect operating rooms and sterilize surgical instruments. By the end of the 19th century the use of ozone to disinfect drinking water of bacteria and viruses was well established in mainland Europe. In1892 The Lancet published an article describing the administration of ozone for treatment of tuberculosis.
Ozone was used during the First World War to disinfect wounds.
Cuba's communist healthcare system has its foundation in ozone therapy and every doctor in the country is trained in its use across a broad range of medical specialties and at different levels of the healthcare system, for diabetes prevention, treatment and rehabilitation; hypertension, asthma, cardiac deficiencies and herniated disks.