Ozone is a naturally occurring gas in the atmosphere, discovered in the 1840s. Most people know of ozone for it being the gas protecting us from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. Recently, ozone has been found to help with a variety of diseases and health issues.
Join me as we look into what ozone therapy is, and what it can do for you.
What is Ozone Therapy?
Ozone therapy is the administration of ozone intravenously for its therapeutic properties. It can be used as a stand alone therapy, or as a complementary therapy with other treatments such as Myer’s cocktail IV therapy. Ozone has amazing anti-inflammatory properties and acts as a disinfectant. It has been shown to help manage symptoms from a number of conditions including:
- Joint Pain
- Respiratory Problems
- Skin Conditions
- Chronic Fatigue
Ozone therapy improves blood circulation which is invaluable when maintaining a healthy body. Poor blood circulations can lead to an accumulation of fluids in the body which causes swelling. When this occurs it’s difficult for the body to properly circulate blood, this leads to a number of symptoms including:
- Spider Veins
- Skin Discoloration
- Pain in Arms and Legs
- Numbness and Tingling in Arms and Legs
Ozone’s anti-inflammatory properties allow it to reduce swelling in people suffering from injuries or diseases. By reducing inflammation less pressure is placed in the joints and ligaments providing some pain relief from injuries and forms of arthritis.
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis affecting over 30 million adults in the country. This degenerative joint disease often affects older adults and commonly occurs in the hands, hips, and knees. It causes pain, stiffness, swelling and loss of range of motion.
Ozone’s anti-inflammatory properties can be used to reduce pain and increase range of motion. Although there is currently no known way to reverse the damage caused by osteoarthritis. Ozone therapy can be used to manage the symptoms and improve the quality of life of these patients. In some patients ozone therapy can give valuable time in delaying or avoiding major invasive treatments such as surgery.
Pathogens are microorganisms that can infect the body and cause disease, these include viruses, fungi, and bacteria. Every year people suffer from bacterial or viral infections. Especially during the holidays when many people travel and visit friends and family. Most common viral infections like the cold and flu are not curable and need to run their course.
Ozone therapy’s antiviral properties may be used to reduce viral replication in the body to reduce the period of time you feel ill. Bacterial infections have been shown to resolve within a few days after ozone therapy. Modern bacterial infections have begun to become progressively more resistant to antibiotics, it’s possible that ozone therapy may be how we fight bacterial infection in the future.
Boosts Immune System
As we age our natural immunities begin to decline. Our immune system is our body’s main line of defense from infections. Ozone therapy can be used to give weak immune systems a boost. Ozone therapy can improve your blood circulation and may clear your arteries of potential infections by oxidizing the pathogens.
Ozone can help produce antioxidants which are needed to keep balance with free radicals. Too many free radicals can cause oxidative stress which can cause you to feel sluggish, fatigued, or sensitive to noises. With regular ozone therapy you may be able to improve overall metabolism by returning balance between free radicals and antioxidants in your body.
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