Tulsa Ozone Therapy

Ozone Therapy

What is Ozone?


The oxygen you breathe is present in the air as a pair of oxygen atoms. This is the most stable form of oxygen, and it’s colorless. Ozone is a blue-colored form of oxygen (it’s what makes the sky blue), and unlike regular oxygen, it is composed of three oxygen atoms instead of two. The addition of the third oxygen atom makes ozone “supercharged” oxygen and gives it all of its remarkable medical properties.


Medical uses for ozone gas first arose in the 1800s. The majority of us think about ozone as a form of pollution, contributing to respiratory ailments. Some people are familiar with air purifiers that emit minimal amounts of ozone to clean the air. The use of medical ozone is much different. Ozone is made from oxygen tanks attached to a medical-grade ozone generator that delivers a clean combination of oxygen (O2) and ozone (O3), used for various medical conditions. It can be injected directly into joints, cellulite, and other tissues. It can also be added to certain intravenous therapies for systemic benefits.


The use of ozone to treat specific medical conditions developed in Germany in the early 1950s. Medical ozone therapy is common throughout Europe, and its use has gradually been spreading in America over the last 25 years.

Ozone Therapy | Dr. Washatka

Ozone Therapy is commonly misunderstood. Most people wonder how Ozone Therapy really works.

What are the Medical Properties of Ozone Therapy? | Dr. Washatka

Board Certified Family Medicine in Tulsa

Ozone has five properties that account for why it works so well for most chronic health conditions, along with many age-related conditions as well:

  • Ozone is a potent regulator of the immune system. This means that ozone will calm down the immune system when it is overactive (like an auto-immune disease). Conversely, ozone can stimulate the immune system, which will add to fighting chronic infections and chronic autoimmune diseases. This unique ability of ozone stems from its action on the membranes of white cells that causes them to produce immune-related messenger molecules called cytokines. Examples of cytokines are gamma interferon, interleukin-2, colony-stimulating factor, and TNF-alpha, to name a few.
  • Ozone stimulates increased uptake of oxygen by stimulating the enzyme diphosphoglycerate (DPG). DPG enables the release of oxygen from the hemoglobin molecule to be taken up into the cell. In the absence of an adequate amount of DPG, our cells become starved for oxygen. This is a common problem in people with diabetes.
  • Ozone improves circulation. It does this by enhancing the flow characteristics of blood as a liquid. This effect enables more oxygen-carrying hemoglobin to reach the capillaries, where ultimately the cells will receive more of the oxygen they require. Many patients with chronic inflammatory conditions have impaired circulation.
  • Ozone increases antioxidant protection more than any other therapy, including vitamin C. Most people with chronic disease have deficient antioxidant defenses.
  • Ozone is a powerful mitochondrial stimulant. The fundamental underlying cause behind all degenerative disease, from diabetes to heart disease to cancer, is decreased mitochondrial energy production. Ozone can often correct this problem.

Medical Use of Ozone | Dr. Washatka

Ozone therapy should only be used by professionals who have been thoroughly trained in its use. Dr. Washatka has received Advanced Ozone Certifications and is a member of the American Academy of Ozone Therapy.

Ozone Therapy FAQ | Dr. Washatka

Have questions about Ozone Therapy?
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What does an Ozone treatment typically look like?

Autotherapy is the most common, and in most cases, the most effective way ozone is administered. The patient sits in a chair and has 6–12 oz. of blood removed into a sterilized bottle. Then ozone is injected into the bottle, and the bottle is gently shaken, allowing the red and white blood cells to take up the ozone. The ozonated blood is then returned to the body. The entire procedure takes about 30–40 minutes.


Dr. Washatka also uses rectal ozone, injectable ozone, nasal and ear insufflations, ozone oil, and ozone cream for many other health problems.


It is used to treat various chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Lyme disease, chronic hepatitis, herpes, chronic fatigue states, chemical sensitivity, macular degeneration, chronic bladder conditions, colitis, auto-immune diseases, and Crohn’s disease.

Ozone is toxic, isn’t it?

Anything, including water and oxygen, is toxic if given in amounts that exceed the body’s capacity to utilize it. Ozone is found naturally in the body. The white cells make it part of the immune response. When used according to the established medical guidelines, pure medical grade ozone has an unparalleled safety record.

What if my question wasn’t answered?

Send all further questions to contact@drwashatka.com.