What Is Ozone Therapy?
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.
What Is The History of Ozone Therapy?
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.
Ozone Therapy as Treatment for Illness
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.
How Ozone Therapy Can Be Used Proactively for Heart Health
IV ozone therapy can have all the same benefits for “healthy” people as they do for those with chronic health conditions. Benefits can include:
- Elimination or reduction in symptoms associated with pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, and parasites through stimulation of lymphocytes. Improvement of immune function.
- Detoxification by neutralizing toxins processed in the liver and kidneys.
- Improvement in blood and oxygen circulation.
As listed above, ozone therapy 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.
Ozone Therapy for Heart Disease
Research shows ozone therapy may be an excellent addition to treatment programs because its ability to increase the concentration of 2, 3 – Diphosphoglycerate (2,3-DPG) (hemoglobin regulators) in red blood cells, causing more oxygen to be delivered to the heart and other tissues.
In circulatory disease, a clumping of red blood cells makes it difficult for the blood to flow through the small capillaries and decreases blood flow to vital organs. With IV ozone, red blood cells become more “flexible” and can squeeze through even the tiniest of blood vessels, reducing the risk of clumping and clotting.
Ozone also stimulates the production of Prostacyclin and Nitric Oxide in blood vessels, which cause these blood vessels to dilate and prevent platelet aggregation.
Ozone Therapy As An Anti-Inflammatory
One of the most important root causes of heart disease is chronic inflammation, in fact, 50% of annual deaths are due to inflammatory conditions such as heart disease.
Ozone Therapy, by inducing mild oxidative stress, stimulates the production of antioxidant enzymes in our body. These antioxidants reduce and reverse free radical damage and protect the health of blood vessels. Ozone Therapy also decreases the formation of pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL-1, IL-6, TNF-alpha) in our body leading to a reduction in inflammation.
This anti-inflammatory quality makes Ozone Therapy an excellent preventative service for those looking to enhance the health of their heart and overall wellness.
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