Ozone therapy has been a part of successful medical treatments around the world for the last 50 years. In the US, ozone treatment is only recently becoming more widely used. Ozone gas is sometimes called “O3,” which refers to the fact that ozone is a combination of three oxygen molecules. Medical ozone therapy has many uses in medicine and can administered in a variety of ways.
Ozone therapy can stimulate an immune response in those conditions in which a poorly functioning immune system is commonly seen- such as cancer or chronic infections. Ozone therapy also has the ability to modulate the immune response in conditions such as autoimmune diseases, in which the immune system is overly active.
Poor oxygen saturation is associated with a common problem with a variety of diseases, such as diabetes. Ozone can facilitate the uptake of oxygen into cells, thereby improving overall oxygenation. Improved oxygenation via ozone therapy has also been confirmed in tumors. Increased tumor oxygenation has the potential to improve treatment response rates. Read more about this here.
Unhealthy lifestyle choices, excessive stress levels, toxicity, and disease all deplete antioxidant levels. Ozone therapy can be a powerful tool in correcting antioxidant imbalances.
Ozone has proven itself exceptional as a mitochondrial stimulant. The mitochondria are the engines of the cells, and because of their sensitivity they often become dysfunctional. Dysfunctional mitochondria are implicated in many health problems such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and fibromyalgia. By improving the efficiency of the mitochondria, ozone can improve energy production.
Major Autohemotherapy: in this procedure a small amount of blood is removed from the body, exposed to ozone gas, and then returned to the patient through an IV line. This sterile procedure typically takes 30-60 minutes to perform.
Insufflation: ozone gas can also be administered directly into a body cavity.
Topically: ozone can be applied topically to the skin. This can be accomplished using ozone gas or by using an oil impregnated with ozone.
There are many potential uses for ozone in naturopathic medicine. Due to it’s abilities in stimulating energy production, improving immune function, increasing oxidation, and fighting infection ozone can be very helpful in many health conditions.
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