There are many benefits of using ozone therapy as an alternative medicine treatment. It is effective in treating a variety of conditions and has also been shown to be safe and well-tolerated. Furthermore, ozone therapy is relatively affordable compared to other medical treatments.
First of all, let us take a look at what ozone is. It is a gas containing three oxygen atoms (O3). The extra atom makes it more reactive than regular oxygen (O2), and that’s why it is sometimes called “activated oxygen.”
When this gas is used therapeutically, it’s called “ozone therapy.” There are many different ways that ozone can be used for healing depending on how it is administered.
To relieve pain or disease, ozone can either be administered directly to the affected area, or it can be administered directly to the bloodstream, depending upon the nature of the disease or pain.
In essence, ozone therapy introduces medical-grade ozone into the body to help treat a variety of conditions. Medical-grade ozone is a powerful disinfectant, and it can be administered in a variety of ways depending on the specific condition being treated.
How it’s given depends on what condition is being treated. For example, a subcutaneous or intramuscular injection can be used to deliver the gas. Usually, site-specific injections are given to heal wounds or treat joint pain.
Ozone can also be given intravenously, as insufflation (a gas that you breathe in), or topically (on the skin). This is considered the best delivery method for breathing disorders, immune disorders, and diabetes. It’s also an effective way to kill specific bacteria or viruses that are causing certain diseases, and it’s also thought to help improve circulation and energy levels. Additionally, inhaling ozone can help treat respiratory conditions like asthma or bronchitis, while applying ozone to the skin can help treat skin conditions like psoriasis or eczema.
In some treatments, a healthcare practitioner may have to deliver ozone through autohemotherapy, which is a process in which blood is drawn from the patient, injected with medical-grade ozone, and then returned to the patient. Meanwhile, in other treatments, they may have to deliver ozone through bodily orifices, such as the ears, bladder, or rectum.
It is thought that when ozone enters the body, it creates reactive oxygen species such as superoxide ions, alkynes, alkenes, and peroxides. This reactive oxygen species is a molecule that contains oxygen without an electron. When these molecules come into contact with other molecules, they steal electrons from those molecules to become more stable. In the process, they damage or kill the other molecules. While that may sound negative, it turns out that reactive oxygen species are actually helpful in small amounts. For instance, superoxide ions are a type of reactive oxygen species that kills bacteria and viruses while simultaneously promoting the production of glutathione, a powerful antioxidant.
What Conditions Does Ozone Treat?
A wide variety of chronic and acute conditions can be treated with ozone therapy.
Here is a short list of some of the benefits of this type of therapy:
- Ozone can be used to boost the immune system and improve circulation to protect against illness.
- Ozone has been shown to be effective in treating allergies, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, circulatory disorders, digestive disorders, headaches, infections, inflammatory conditions, pain, and skin conditions.
- Ozone therapy can be inhaled to treat respiratory conditions or applied topically to treat skin conditions.
Once ozone has been introduced into the body, it interacts with the cells and triggers a biological response. As a result, ozone therapy has been proven to increase blood flow and oxygenation in patients with circulatory disorders, which vary according to the condition being treated. In patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, ozone therapy can help improve energy levels and reduce fatigue in patients suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome.
In general, ozone therapy is considered safe when administered by a qualified healthcare professional. However, there can be risks associated with the use of ozone therapy. These risks include allergic reactions, headaches, dizziness, nausea, and fatigue.
If you are interested in trying ozone therapy, please call us at 205-352-9141 to speak with a qualified healthcare practitioner to see if it is right for you.