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Ozone Therapy is a unique and integrative treatment that is used to increase the amount of oxygen in the body through the introduction of ozone. Ozone Therapy can provide many powerful and healing benefits with little or no side effects. Ozone suppresses infections by killing viruses, bacteria, and yeast, especially those hard-to-treat, resistant pathogens that can be found in chronic conditions, such as Lyme disease. Ozone therapy is also helpful in preventative healthcare. In preventative care, ozone may help strengthen the body’s natural defenses. Lastly, it improves circulation by enhancing the flow of blood.
The history of Ozone Therapy dates back to the early 1950’s in Germany and has since gained recognition in the United States as more physicians are understanding its health benefits. Studies have shown that as part of an overall integrative treatment plan, it produces positive outcomes for treating a variety of conditions and illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme disease, Fibromyalgia, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic hepatitis, herpes, chemical sensitivities, macular degeneration, chronic bladder conditions, colitis, and Crohn’s disease.
The form of oxygen most people are familiar with is the kind in the air we breathe. It is the single most important nutrient for the health and wellness of our body. It exists as a pair of oxygen atoms and is the most stable form of oxygen, as well as colorless. Ozone, on the other hand, is a form of oxygen that is composed of three oxygen atoms. It is the addition of the third oxygen atom that gives ozone its remarkable medical properties by making it a “supercharged” oxygen atom.
When we are healthy, our immune system is in balance. However, if someone has an auto-immune disorder, it essentially means that their immune system is working overtime to try to help the body fight off infection, bacteria, or virus. Ozone supercharges the part of the immune system that often becomes dysfunctional and suppressed by chronic infections but calms down the part of the immunity that causes autoimmune disease.
On the other hand, when the immune system is under-active, with conditions such as cancer, AIDS, and chronic infections, Ozone Therapy can stimulate the immune system to support the body in its healing process.
The reason ozone can modulate the immune system so well – either calm it down or stimulate it -is because of its unique action on the membranes of the white blood cells. Ozone stimulates the white blood cells to produce immune-related messenger molecules called cytokines.
Enhanced circulation is key to good health. Ozone improves circulation by enhancing the ability of the blood to flow. It does this by enabling more of the oxygen carrying hemoglobin to reach your capillaries where the cells can receive more oxygen. Medical research has found that many chronic inflammatory conditions coincide with impaired blood and oxygen circulation. Ozone Therapy is a powerful treatment for improving or preventing such conditions.
Many people with chronic diseases have a deficiency in antioxidant defense capabilities. Ozone Therapy increases antioxidant protection and capabilities far more than your everyday Vitamin C. It accomplishes this by increasing the levels of antioxidant enzyme systems in your body helping the body to achieve an overall lowering and balancing of the oxidation levels, and thereby helping to bring the body back to a state of health.
Ozone cleanses the body by oxidizing (neutralizing) toxins and facilitating the detoxification process in the liver and kidneys. Ozone can be very beneficial for liver support and help normalize abnormal liver function tests.
Below are some of the benefits that can be obtained through Ozone therapy treatment:
IV Ozone therapy is a very effective treatment modality yet should not be thought of as a magic bullet. The treatment can be an indispensable addition to any protocol’s success and is most effective when it is used as part of an integrative treatment plan. The number of treatments needed for therapeutic results are unique to each individual and should be discussed with your practitioner. Individuals experiencing success using Ozone IV therapy treatments:
Autohemotherapy is one of the most common and effective ways Ozone Therapy is conducted. This process involves the removal of 6-12 ounces of blood via a sterilized system which is then contained in a sterilized container. Once the blood is collected, ozone is injected into the container, the container and the blood are mixed together gently, allowing the red and white blood cells to take up the ozone. The ozonated blood is then returned to the body via the sterilized delivery system. The entire process takes often less than 1 hour.
Ozone therapy has been studied and used in treating patients for centuries. It is extremely safe when performed properly and under the proper care. Talk with your doctor regarding this treatment to see if it is a good fit for you.
Ozone can be an indispensable addition to a treatment protocol that can make the difference between success and failure, however, it is most effective when it is used as part of an integrative treatment plan, which includes testing, nutrition, hormone optimization, detoxification, and other therapeutic modalities.
If you are interested in benefiting from IV ozone treatment, contact us today!
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