Ozone Therapy, How it works, What it helps treat and the Benefits
Ozone therapy is one of the most-discussed alternative treatments. This gas naturally found in Earth’s atmosphere mixed with oxygen creates a treatment with the potential for powerful healing capabilities.
Ozone therapy has been used by practitioners and researched by scientists for more than 150 years, with benefits shown for autoimmune diseases as well as many other health issues.
Ozone works by stimulating the immune system. So if conventional medicine has left you in the lurch, not feeling your best and afraid of becoming even sicker, it might be time to try this natural, time-tested approach at Dr PhysiQ health and wellness center.
What Is Ozone Therapy?
Ozone therapy refers to the process of administering ozone gas into your body to treat a disease or wound. Ozone is a colorless gas made up of three atoms of oxygen (O3).
The administration of ozone into the body is done a couple of ways: intramuscularly (into a muscle), via autohemotherapy (into the blood) or subcutaneously (under the skin). That is directly into the point of pain or disease or into the blood.
Ozone therapy fight diseases by harmonizing your immune system response as well as reversing oxygen deficits in the body. Ozone therapy also improves well-being and delay the negative effects of aging. Aging process basically related with oxidants and anti-oxidants balance.
How it works at Dr PhysiQ
According to research from 2018Trusted Source, when ozone comes into contact with body fluids, the resulting reactions form more proteins and red blood cells. This increases oxygen supply in your body. Ozone therapy has also been used to treat different conditions for more than 100 years.
Research has shown that ozone therapy can inactivate:
What it helps treat:
Ozone therapy may be used for a variety of conditions.
People with breathing disorders may be good candidates for ozone therapy.
By increasing the oxygen levels in your blood, ozone therapy may help reduce the stress on your lungs. Your lungs are responsible for supplying oxygen to your blood.
A 2014 study looked at intravenous ozone therapy, or injecting ozone mixed with blood, for treating COPD. It found that the therapy improved quality of life and ability to exercise in former smokers with COPD.
Be aware that breathing in ozone may irritate or damage the lungs, especially in people with respiratory diseases.
Although ozone may have beneficial uses, it’s also an air pollutant and shouldn’t be inhaled. As a result, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) advises against using ozone air purifiers.
Ozone therapy also shows promise in reducing the risk of complications from diabetes.
Complications are often caused by oxidative stress in the body. Research from 2018Trusted Source indicated that ozone may correct oxidative stress by activating the body’s immune and antioxidant systems and reducing inflammation.
According to a 2019 study, ozone therapy in people with diabetic foot ulcers helped close the wound and reduced the chances of infection.
A 2015 studyTrusted Source also found that ozone therapy could be helpful for wound healing, a common side effect of diabetes.
Ozone therapy have benefits for people with immune disorders because it appears to help stimulate the immune system.
A 2018 study found that ozone mixed with blood and injected into people with HIV significantly reduced their viral load over a 2-year period.
A lower viral load means less of the virus is present, which can improve long-term health.
The study noted that more research is needed on the use of ozone therapy for the treatment of HIV.
Benefits Of Ozone Therapy
1. Boost Your Immune System
Ozone therapy has the potential to modify the immune system to better cope with inflammation. Many people suffer from conditions that cause inflammation. For example, inflammatory markers are often found in the blood of asthmatics. Inflammation can lead to oxidative stress and is associated with pain and discomfort.
Ozone is a powerful antioxidant that helps reduce the oxidative damage caused by chronic inflammation to your body and your DNA and mitigates the risk of disease. It’s also been found to increase the activity of antioxidant enzymes in the body, leading researchers in another 2014 paper to conclude that ozone therapy is a useful option for the treatment of inflammation.
This means that many chronic inflammatory diseases can benefit from ozone therapy.
2. Reverse Damage To Brain Tissue After A Stroke
When you have a stroke, the affected area of the brain begins to lose it’s crucial oxygen supply, causing hypoxia (an absence of enough oxygen in the tissues to sustain bodily functions) of the surrounding brain cells. This area of damage is known as the “penumbra.”
To reduce damage, the best course of action is to restore oxygen to the penumbra as soon as possible. Supplying a mix of oxygen and ozone gases to hypoxic brain tissue will reverse the damage,
3. Lower The Risk Of Repeat Heart Attacks
Ozone therapy reduces the risk of a repeat heart attack and the development of an infarction (tissue death due to lack of oxygen) or arrhythmia (an abnormal or irregular heartbeat) after a heart attack.
The sooner ozone therapy is given after a heart attack and the longer it is given, the better the results.
4. Joint Mobility
For sufferers of disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis and any joint-related conditions have all respond well to ozone therapy.
It’s nearly impossible to avoid exposure to all toxins and heavy metals. These impurities affect how your body functions, damage your health, inhibit the immune system, and impact your body’s recovery speed.
One way to combat toxins is by following a nutritious diet. Another way to detox is through regular ozone treatments, which can improve your overall metabolism and health.
8. Pain Relief
If you have back pain, you know how debilitating it can be. It’s also one of the most common reasons people visit doctors and take time off from work. The good news is that ozone therapy has the potential to be extremely beneficial for lower back pain. This is related to its anti-inflammatory properties.
9. Stem Cell Activation And Repair
Your stem cells work continuously to produce all types of cells, including for the heart, brain, blood, nerves, skin, or any other part of your body.
Ozone helps stem cells reactivate into new cells. it improves this readiness to reactivate, thus leading to better cellular repair.
11. Skin Rejuvenation
Skin cells need oxygen to stay in good condition. Ozone therapy increases oxygenation which can help cells rejuvenate. And because it has antioxidant and germicidal action, it stimulates collagen and elastin as well as restore nerve circulation for cutaneous regeneration.
Ozone therapy for chronic disease and anti-aging is becoming a treatment choice for many of our clients who want an alternative to traditional medicine