Ozone vs. Herpes : The Choice
AU: Heinz Konrad, M.D.
Av. Vereador Jose Diniz 2215
04603 - Sao Paulo - Brazil
OZONE treatment for HERPES diseases, an indication introduced into OZONE
Therapy and first published by this author in 1981, is revised and
discussed. The technique of the OZONE administration in such cases is
described. A series of reasons and arguments, explaining and suggesting the
way of action of the OZONE in such cases is given at the end of this paper.
OZONE can and should be considered as the medical treatment of choice for
Many have been the attempts of modern medicine to fight viral infections.
Millions of dollars have been spent to find some effective way to treat
viral infections. But only rather poor results have so far emerged. Really
good results have been achieved only, or almost only, in preventing viral
infections, rather than treating infections already established body. It is
wonderful to see the eradication of variola, of hydrophobia, the minimum
incidence of polio, pertussis and tetanus. Yet, it is frustrating to see
millions and millions of people suffering from HERPES, without being able to
give them an effective drug or treatment. There are, indeed, several
anti-herpetic vaccines on the world market, but their real effectiveness has
shown to be much below of what had initially been expected.
In this paper I present, in a short and objective manner, the experience I
have gathered along several years, treating herpes with OZONE. It must be
mentioned that all these patients, some of them rich and others rather poor,
have been treated in my private medical office in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Being
so, some laboratory work that certainly would be done in any teaching
hospital, was purposely omitted, for purely financial reasons. The results,
however, can be undoubtedly accepted as significant.
For the HERPES ZOSTER patients, the ozonation is done by autohemotherapy,
however I always give the patient some PROCAINE injections (as suggested by
HUNEKE in his "Neuraltherapie" ), in order to obtain a better and faster
The clinical results of the OZONE therapy against HERPES, so far (DEC '82)
have been simply fantastic. The maximum follow up I have until now is about
2.5 years. All my HERPES SIMPLEX patients have been given 9 mg of OZONE,
twice a week, as long as there were visible lesions. All treatments were
started during the first three days of an eruption. After the lesions
disappeared, each patient was given another two applications, but in weekly
intervals. Most of my herpes simplex patients got well after 6 applications.
A few patients needed 8 or 9 applications.
TABLE 2 shows the herpes simplex patients I have so far treated with OZONE
genital herpes 20 cases
cutaneous herpes 4 cases
oral herpes ( lips) 2 cases
ophthalrnic herpes 2 cases
total 28 cases
The average age of these patients was 35.1 years ( from 21 to 70 years ) The
sexes were : 21.4 % female and 78.6 % male.
The results of OZONE therapy against herpes simplex, as compiled from my
patients until DEC '82, are shown in TABLE 3
absolute success/ questionable success
genital herpes 85 % (17) 15 % (3) - -
cutaneous herpes 100 % ( 4) - - - - -
oral herpes 50 % (1) 50 % (1) - -
ophthalmic herpes 50 % (1) 50 % (1) - -
Only three of the total of 28 herpes simplex patients here mentioned had
received no previous medical treatment. All the remaining 25 patients had
been treated previously by usually more than one physician in Brazil. Most
of my herpes simplex patients have had their disease for more than four
years. Their eruptions lasted usually for about 7 days, and their remission
period was an average of about 1.5 months. Also as an average, each patient
had previously tried out between 3 and 4 different therapeutic methods.
These included all kinds of creams, anti-herpetic vaccines, BCG vaccines,
anti-variola vaccines, Isoprinozine, Icvamizole, cortisone, and, in one
The 5 cases of only questionable success, as shown in TABLE 3, deserve some
a) one case of genital herpes seems to have been really a therapeutic
b) one case of genital herpes, a 37 year old woman, seems to be
questionable success because she had a very severe infection and
inflammation of her endocervix, which, after the OZONE therapy, not only
continued the vaginal discharge, but also made a clinical evaluation rather
c) one case of genital herpes seems to have been a case of reinfection. This
has been suggested by the patient himself, who admits having been reinfected
by his wife after she came back from a 2 month vacation.
d) one case of oral herpes seems to be more a skin disease tightly related
to emotional circumstances, as suggested by the patient herself, a 38 year
old white woman, after she had a sudden eruption, within maybe 15 minutes,
after she received the message of the death of a near relative.
e) one case of ophthalmic herpes, a 37 year old truck driver, apparently did
have results, but the scars on the patient's cornea forced him to keep his
left eye in an abnormal, forced, position, in order to see well and in good
focus. This caused him most severe eye- and headaches. Upon my suggestion,
he tried to receive a cornea transplantation, but, maybe because of social
circumstances, he had no chance at all.
The typical herpes patient treated in my office is a patient in stress,
because of his long-time disease, frustrated because of repeated failures of
medical treatment, and usually willing to do anything to get rid of his
annoying, depressing, frustrating, and often sexually incapacitating
All herpes simplex patients started their OZONE treatment at the beginning
of an eruption. It showed clearly that the crisis, under OZONE treatment,
was a much shorter one, and also much weaker. Most of the patients had no
more signs of herpes after the third session. Some evidenced a rapid
improvement right after the first or second application. The feeling of
relief, of finally recovered health, of being no longer contagious, and of
having won a final battle against an apparently incurable disease, is
something that cannot be described in words, but only admired and enjoyed by
both patient and treating physician. There are no words or pictures to
Things are different for HERPES ZOSTER patients. They not only feel sick,
frus-trated or resigned, because of constant medical failure, but also they
are in pain. It is well known that the herpes zoster pains are almost
unbearable ones. The patients need help, urgent help. They are desperate.
They cannot sleep well for months at a time. Some even think of suicide.
Those few patients I could treat from the very beginning of their herpes
zoster experienced a relatively fast recovery. It never took longer than 6
to 8 weeks to get them well and stop the OZONE therapy. However, those
patients whom I could only treat after they had already had their herpes
zoster for weeks or months, or even years, needed a much longer time to feel
only better. The lesions on the skin would almost invariably diminish and
disappear within 3 or 4 weeks, but the pain, the residual pain, that comes
suddenly like a sharp knife being introduced into the patient 5 chest or
back, does remain for months and months. All I could do for these patients
was to get them to a point where their pains were bearable, so that they
could resume their normal activities and use only small amounts of oral
analgesics. It seems, thus, of utmost importance, to treat a herpes zoster
patient with OZONE from the very beginning of his disease in order to have a
chance of complete recovery.
All that was said to this point is based on my own clinical experience, with
my private patients in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Many are the papers, research
results, in vitro tests, and other facts related to the efficiency of OZONE
against virus and viral infections. All these texts can be found,
separately, in the world OZONE literature. It is for me an intensively great
pleasure to have been the first physician in the world to describe this form
of treatment for HERPES diseases. Much more so, if one considers that it
seems to be THE treatment for herpes. My first presentation on this subject
was at the 5th International Ozone Congress, March 1981, in Berlin,
Of course, some thought has been given to the possible, or probable, reasons
for such efficiency of the OZONE. How can OZONE work so well against these
diseases? As an answer to these questions, I refer to the following
1) The OZONE, in such relatively high dosages, has a clearly
anti-inflammatory effect. without important undesirable side effects.
2) OZONE is known for its highly virus-killing and/or virus-inactivating
effect. If in herpes patients this virucidal effect must be attributed only
to the OZONE itself, or to one or more of the organic compounds produced by
the OZONE / blood reaction, remains to be clarified.
3) It is known that OZONE can improve the human metabolism "in totum". Thus,
not only several parameters are normalized by OZONE, the blood circulation
is improved in affected tissues, the oxygen and thus energy supply to
inflamed areas is improved, but also the immunological system is positively
influenced. Recent opinions include even a "vaccine effect" of the OZONE,
suggesting that fragments of viruses, partially destroyed by the OZONE,
could function as an antigenic stimulus, without being pathogenic.
4) The so-called" inhibitory substances " in human blood, which can lead to
metabolic deviations sensu latu - and also to immunological deviations sensu
latu - are known to be progressively and safely eliminated under the
influence of OZONE.
5) It has been demonstrated that OZONE induces to a greater phagocytosis
disponsability of the leukocytes. This means that viruses and other
pathogenic organisms may be attacked faster and stranger when the patient is
6) The above mentioned reasons, as well as this whole paper dealing with
OZONE against herpes is hopefully the beginning of the end of millions of
people's long suffering. It is sure that there are some diseases which can
be BEST treated with OZONE - and herpes is among these.