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Posted byDr. Kris Wusterhausen on November 27, 2020

Ozone therapy is one of the most-discussed alternative treatments within the chronic illness community—and for good reason. Mixing this gas naturally found in Earth’s atmosphere 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.

What Is Ozone Therapy And How Does It Work?

Medical ozone is made by passing oxygen through an electrical coil, giving it three atoms, which change O2 (oxygen) into O3 (ozone).

Ozone can be administered in the ears, rectum, vagina and bladder or delivered intramuscularly (into a muscle), via autohemotherapy (into the blood) or subcutaneously (under the skin). It also can be delivered by ozone steam sauna.

The administration of ozone into the body is done a couple of ways: directly into the point of pain or disease or into the blood, letting this “supercharged” oxygen do its work.

Research suggests that ozone therapy could fight disease by harmonizing your immune system response as well as reversing oxygen deficits in the body. 11 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.

In a 2005 study, regular ozone therapy was effective at reducing these markers of inflammation by regulating oxidative stress. By acting as an immunomodulator, ozone could aid in the management of inflammatory conditions like asthma, arthritis, and Chron’s disease.

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. Antibacterial, Antifungal, And Antiviral Abilities

With so many bacteria becoming antibiotic-resistant, scientists have been looking for new means of dealing with bacterial infections along with novel treatments for fungal and viral infections.

There have been many studies into the infection control properties of ozone. One found that ozone therapy could completely resolve an acute bacterial infection caused by a tick bite within 24-48 hours. For anyone suffering from Lyme disease and other tick-associated illnesses, this is great news.

Ozone therapy may also treat and prevent viral infections like the flu, which is encouraging for anyone who finds themselves especially susceptible to winter bugs.

3. 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.”