Ozone therapy is a very versatile, time-honored technique that is both detoxifying and healing. Ozone is a highly active form of oxygen that supercharges the body’s own healing abilities. Normal oxygen molecules, O2, the kind we need to breathe, have two oxygen atoms. Ozone molecules, O3, have three oxygen atoms. That extra atom increases the amount of oxygen circulating in the body and is the source of its medical properties. Ozone has been shown to stimulate local stem cells and repair tissues, including cartilage. Ozone also increases antioxidant protection more than any just about any other therapy, including intravenous vitamin C.
Ozone is found naturally in the body. Our white blood cells make it as part of the immune response. Pure medical grade ozone, when it is used according to the established medical guidelines, has a safety record that is unparalleled. This therapy is useful for disinfecting the blood and treating chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Lyme disease, chronic hepatitis, herpes, macular degeneration, and autoimmune disorders.
Ozone therapy is often administered intravenously. Ozone also can be applied in the treatment of external wounds to treat infection, or in an enclosed space “gas bath” for the inactivation of bacteria, viruses, and fungi. For the tougher chronic conditions, we do a multi-pass form of the treatment. Some of our professional athlete patients use ozone weekly because it speeds recovery and improves their stamina during workouts.
Infections and viruses are a fact of life. We experience cuts, scrapes, the cold and flu, corona viruses, and superbugs like MRSA and C. diff (clostridium difficile). Increasingly, people want to fight harmful pathogens without resorting to conventional antibiotic use. When you compare ozone to antibiotics, ozone has a lot of advantages. Antibiotic damage to the gut flora and intestinal microbiome leaves the body’s defenses severely compromised because the drug knocks out the “good” intestinal bugs along with the “bad.” That makes it easier to acquire secondary and often more resistant infections. And then there is the tremendous toll on the liver to metabolize the drug. Ozone therapy has been used successfully to kill the Ebola virus.