Good for what ails you! And we mean almost everything! Check out the uses and benefits of ozone therapy to see how it can help you!
What is ozone?
Simply put, ozone is a colorless and odorless gas, a “highly reactive form of pure oxygen,” that was discovered in the mid-1800’s and has been used widely in recent years in therapeutic settings to facilitate regeneration and healing for wounds, injuries, chronic illness, and a host of other applications. Used extensively in Germany and Europe, ozone has much research and a history of consistent results behind it and is gaining quite a following and positive reputation among health practitioners in the US in the last twenty years.
Ozone is prepared using medical grade oxygen. It is considered safe, so long as it is not inhaled and can be administered intravenously, through rectal or vaginal insufflation, subcutaneous injections, and bagged ozone. Its traditional uses range anywhere from sanitizing water to treating HIV! It has been used to treat cancer and infectious diseases such as Lyme disease, diabetic ulcers, vaginal infections, herniated discs, musculoskeletal disorders, Crohn’s disease, arthritis, autoimmune diseases, fibromyalgia, and so many others. A shorter question might be, what doesn’t it treat?
Benefits of Ozone Therapy
It stimulates the body to heal itself
By activating the immune system, ozone jumpstarts the body’s own mechanisms for healing, thus being a great accelerator to any acute or chronic condition.
Ozone triggers an increase of oxygen in the bloodstream
Oxygen can often be referred to as the “life-force” of the body and is needed by every cell in the human body. More red blood cells carrying oxygen means more oxygen delivered to the tissues and therefore a higher capacity for healing, free-radical scavenging, and an overall higher level of wellness.
It boosts immunity by activating interferon in the body
For anyone fighting viral or bacterial infections, increased interferon productions means a more effective fight against the intruder. It inactivates bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa by disrupting, inhibiting, and damaging the cell, communication, and processes of these unwanted guests and helps facilitate their removal from the body and replacement with healthy cells. A two-for-one deal!
It acts as an effective oral antibacterial
Ozone provides a beneficial, low-cost, and non-invasive method of treating dental caries and periodontal disease. It is proving effective against these various dental pathologies and shortening treatment times for patients. Less time in the dentist chair? Yes, please!
Speeds healing of joint and musculoskeletal disorders and sports injuries
Ozone has shown in clinical trials to have up to a 70% effectiveness rate in the treatment of those with herniated discs! Injection of ozone has also been used in cases of arthritis of the knee with pain relief in as little as three sessions. It can be used along trigger points as well as acupuncture points.
Relieves allergies and sinusitis
Ozonators can also be used in one’s house to eliminate odors, kill bacteria, mold spores, and other unwelcome contributors to seasonal and/or chronic allergies.
Provides an alternative to cancer treatment
When administered to cancer patients, ozone will attack cancer cells and cause tumor cell destruction through oxidation. It has been said that cancer cannot survive in an oxygen-rich environment. Ozone is quickly becoming a viable option for those looking for an alternative route to their cancer treatment.
Ozone is a powerful anti-viral, antibacterial, anti-fungal
Ozone therapy is becoming more and more popular in treatment of chronic infections such as Lyme disease, the ever-pesky candidiasis, as well as other hard to kick fungal, bacterial, and viral infections. As stated earlier, it even packs a powerful punch against HIV! Go ozone!
In conclusion, Ozone is fast gaining in popularity and demand among alternative health-seekers as well as mindful-physicians alike. With virtually no ill effects when administered correctly, ozone is fast proving to be the way of the future in treating many acute and chronic conditions. Keep your eyes and ears open as we are sure to see more of this powerful healing modality!
- 2 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3312702/
- 3 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3276005/
- 4 http://www.drceaser.com/therapies/oxygenozone-therapy
- 5 http://advancedrejuvenation.us/2012/02/ozopuncture-is-an-advance-in-pain-treatment-using-ozone-injections-into-acupuncture-points-and-joints/