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.”
To reduce damage, the best course of action is to restore oxygen to the penumbra as soon as possible. Supplying a mix of oxygen and ozone gases to hypoxic brain tissue may reverse the damage, according to a 2012 study.
4. Lower The Risk Of Repeat Heart Attacks
Ozone therapy could reduce the risk of a repeat heart attack and the development of an infarction (tissue death due to lack of oxygen) or arrhythmia (an abnormal or irregular heartbeat) after a heart attack.
A study in 2017 discovered that the sooner ozone therapy is given after a heart attack and the longer it is given, the better the results.
5. Joint Mobility
A September 2018 study reported that therapeutic ozone therapy is “making strides” in the successful management and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.
This is exciting news for sufferers of disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and bursitis. Studies have shown that people dealing with joint-related conditions respond well to ozone therapy.
It’s nearly impossible to avoid exposure to all toxins and heavy metals. These impurities affect how your body functions, damage your health, inhibit the immune system, and impact your body’s recovery speed.
One way to combat toxins is by following a nutritious diet. Another way to detox is through regular ozone treatments, which can improve your overall metabolism and health.
7. Wound Healing
Ozone therapy may also help promote wound healing. One study found that ozone therapy treats ulcerous wounds on the feet of diabetic patients, while another discovered it was equally effective in the care and reduction of painful mouth ulcers.
8. Pain Relief
If you have back pain, you know how debilitating it can be. It’s also one of the most common reasons people visit doctors and take time off from work. The good news is that researchers found that ozone therapy has the potential to be extremely beneficial for lower back pain. This is likely related to its anti-inflammatory properties.
9. Stem Cell Activation And Repair
Your stem cells work continuously to produce all types of cells, including for the heart, brain, blood, nerves, skin, or any other part of your body.
Ozone may be able to help stem cells reactivate into new cells. New evidence suggests ozone therapy could improve this readiness to reactivate, thus leading to better cellular repair.
10. Oxygenation Of Cells
Just like with strokes, tissue death can occur if your tissues don’t get enough oxygen. Hypoxia can occur in other organs and, if you have anemia, through the entire bloodstream.
Because ozone therapy provides the body with more readily available oxygen, there’s some evidence that it can also help in the treatment of certain hypoxic tumors when combined with chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Please talk with your doctor before adding this to your treatment regimen.
11. Skin Rejuvenation
It’s only recently that ozone therapy has been used to help rejuvenate the skin, but it makes perfect sense. Skin cells need oxygen to stay in good condition.
Ozone therapy increases oxygenation which can help cells rejuvenate. And because it has antioxidant and germicidal action, it may stimulate collagen and elastin as well as restore nerve circulation for cutaneous regeneration.
Ozone therapy for chronic disease and anti-aging is becoming a treatment choice for many who want an alternative to traditional medicine. It’s important to find a professional who’s trained and experienced in the use of ozone who can properly evaluate your health condition, thoroughly explain it, and determine if it’s the right treatment for you.
Healing with ozone can be the starting point in dealing with a condition or it may be the last piece of the puzzle that finally clears it up.
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