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What is ozone therapy?
Ozone therapy involves administering ozone gas into your body to aid in the treatment of a wound or disease. Ozone gas stimulates the immune system and disrupts unhealthy body processes. This helps to stop the growth of harmful bacteria and diseases, as well as heal bodily ailments.
Research has shown that ozone therapy can help treat infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast, and protozoa. Ozone therapy also helps get rid of unhealthy, infected cells in the body. When this occurs, the body compensates by creating new cells that are healthy and not infected.
Ozone therapy can be administered in several different ways. During your consultation, we will discuss the best method of treatment for your case.
What is Hyperbaric Ozone Therapy?
Medical ozone is used in several ways. It can be applied topically, injected into a vein, used as a rinse, or introduced into one of the body’s orifices. Major autohemotherapy (MAH) is one form of ozone treatment that introduces ozone directly into the bloodstream. During MAH, 50 to 250 cc of blood are drained from the arm and drawn into a sterile container. There, blood is mixed with an equal volume of ozone. This mixture is then dripped back into the vein over 40 to 60 minutes.
Hyperbaric ozone therapy (two atmospheres of pressure) uses the same basic technique but processes 200 ccs of blood more rapidly and under pressure. This is more of a cyclical treatment in which blood is removed via the IV, drawn into the sterile container, mixed, and returned over and over again. The process repeats up to 8 to 10 times during the appointment. Due to the cycling of blood through the ozonation process, the body receives up to 10 times more ozone than is delivered during MAH. Ozone is also delivered to deeper tissues and organs using the hyperbaric method.
How does Hyperbaric Ozone Therapy Work?
Medical ozone is referred to as a biological response modifier. It modifies the way the cells in the bodywork. When the body gets sick, it is because it is responding to a trigger. Ozone helps the cells respond more appropriately to those triggers. One way that ozone works are by increasing the amount of oxygen the cells receive through the blood. Not only do the cells receive more oxygen but, because ozone is an “excited” form of oxygen, the cells also utilize this substance more efficiently. Cellular energy increases and thus expands the body’s ability to heal.
What can Hyperbaric Ozone Therapy Treat?
Ozone therapy in its various forms, including hyperbaric ozone, can be used to address health conditions including:
- Auto-Immune Disease
- Bladder Conditions
- Colds and Flus
- Chronic Resistant Infections
- Decontaminating and Preserving Food
- Diabetic Ulcers
- Ear Infections
- Eye Infections
- Fungal Infections of the Skin, Toes, and Fingernails
- Immune System Stimulation
- Intestinal Conditions including Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease
- Macular Degeneration
- Memory Disorders
- Neurological Disorders
- Open Wounds
- Osteomyelitis and MRSA
- Periodontal Disease
- Rectal Conditions
- Sinus Infections
- Stomach Conditions
- …and more
What are the benefits of Hyperbaric Ozone Treatment?
Ozone is a powerful antimicrobial, antiviral, antibacterial agent that is found in the atmosphere. It is oxygen, yes, but a more active form that stimulates systemic responses than standard oxygen cannot. In addition to increasing cellular energy and healing, the introduction of ozone into the body (systemic therapy) can aid in detoxification and the reduction of free radicals. Hyperbaric ozone treatments are beneficial in that they are customized to each patient based on their condition, health history, and response to this therapy. Each treatment is convenient and painless. There is no downtime associated with ozone therapy.
How will I feel after Hyperbaric Ozone Therapy?
There are no side effects associated with ozone therapy. What may happen is what is called a Herxheimer Reaction. This is also referred to as a healing crisis. It is not a side effect of the ozone treatment but a natural healing process. A Herxheimer Reaction may feel like an initial worsening of the symptoms that were present before treatment. Some people feel slight flu-like symptoms. As ozone therapy continues and homeostasis is restored, this healing response ends.
Is hyperbaric Ozone Therapy safe? Are there any potential complications?
Ozone is a natural biological therapy. Treatment must be administered by a trained provider because, like pharmaceutical drugs and even homeopathic therapies, the dosage is a critical point of consideration. For ozone therapy to work well, it is carefully administered beginning with a low dose and increasing from there, as is needed and tolerated well by the patient. When conducted by a board-certified professional with the educational background and clinical experience related to the use of medical ozone, this treatment is considered very safe.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you’re interested in learning more about hyperbaric ozone therapy please contact us for a consultation with Dr. Ong at (480) 771-7771 or fill out our contact us form. We will discuss your needs and concerns, and determine your best course of action.