Health Benefits of
Ozone is a gas that consists of three oxygen atoms, O3.
The oxygen we breathe is O2. There are various methods of administering ozone therapy. One option is through the blood, systemically, another is locally (into a joint) or in a body cavity.
Ozone will give its extra oxygen atom away to other substances in the body like free radicals that cause damage in order to stabilize back to O2, this is called oxidation.
- Ozone has anti-microbial properties. This extra oxygen atom will attach itself to and destroy viruses, bacteria, yeast and fungal disease to name a few.
- Ozone has anti-inflammatory properties and helps regulate the immune system.
- Ozone has hemodynamic properties, positively impacting blood flow, circulation and activating the Kreb’s cycle which converts oxygen to energy increasing oxygen efficiency.
- Ozone has anti-oxidant enzyme boosting properties. Ozone therapy stimulates anti-oxidant enzyme production and improves the body’s ability to eliminate toxins.
Where Does Ozone Come From?
The ozone layer in the Earth’s stratosphere protects us from ultraviolet radiation. Ozone is formed when oxygen reacts with ultraviolet light or when oxygen encounters electrical discharges in the atmosphere. (Lowe, 2012)
Ozone Generators convert oxygen to ozone using ultraviolet light or a corona high voltage system. Ozone generators are used commercially in waste water treatments, to clean pesticides and bacteria off of produce, in homes especially to get rid of the smoke smell after fires and Medically in Laboratory Research.
Ozone therapy is available in doctors’ offices and for in the home.
Types of Medical Ozone Therapy
Ozone can be mixed with gasses or liquids, combined with blood, injected intravenously, under the skin, into muscle tissue or joints, administered through the rectum, vagina or ear, and topically in a controlled area. Treatments can be systemic to benefit the whole body or locally to treat specific areas.
- Autohemotherapy combines ozone with medical oxygen and blood taken from the patient and then re-infuses the patient with the mix.
- Insufflation is when the ozone gas is administered into a body cavity like the rectum, vagina, ear or nasal cavity. In home treatments are available.
- Ozone Joint Therapy mixes ozone with vitamins and healing elements that are injected into the joint. This helps with healing, reducing pain, regeneration and rebuilding of new ligaments and cartilage tissue.
Ozone Therapy Has Shown To Benefit A Variety Conditions:
- Heart Disease
- Allergies and Sinusitis
- Autoimmune Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Lyme Disease
- Raynaud’s Disease
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Intestinal Disease
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Spine Inflammation
- Chronic Infections
- Chronic Pain
- Vascular Surgery
- Wound Healing
- Ear Infections
- Dental infections
- Urologic Disease
- Chronic Pain
- Dental Infections
Ozone is able to benefit so many different ailments because it fundamentally supports how the body works. (Lowe, 2012)
The human body can heal itself when given the right tools and environment. Ozone therapy helps the body heal.
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Learn About Ozone Therapy. (2020, Jan 23). Retrieved from Drs.Ozone: www.drsozone.com
Lowe, M. (2012). An Introduction to Medical Ozone. Grand Ledge.