What is Ozone Therapy?
Ozone therapy uses ozone, a colorless gas made up of three oxygen atoms, and it may be applied through injection or insufflation, which can be used to treat a range of underlying health issues. In medicine, ozone therapy is used to detox, disinfect, treat diseases and improve the body’s intake and use of oxygen, as well as activating the immune system.
Why is Ozone Therapy Important?
Oxygen deficit is key to the development and progression of all disease processes. Oxygen deficit and subsequent toxin buildup is the fundamental cause of all degenerative disease, especially cancers. Antioxidants help the body to protect itself from excessive oxidative damage caused by multiple free radicals, many of which are inactivated by ozone. Ozone therapy increases oxygen in the body, therefore having many benefits. Ozone therapy benefits include strengthening of the immune system, stimulating white blood cells, preventing infections and immune system deficiencies by destroying fungi, bacteria and viruses. It also helps to counteract cell mutations, thereby preventing some types of cancer. It also helps red blood cells to transport oxygen and improves circulation and general cell function. As well as being a powerful antioxidant, it helps to eliminate toxins.
What science says about it?
The action mechanism of it is stimulation of O₂ and inactivation of microorganisms including bacteria, fungi and viruses. It has been found effective in Asthma and other related diseases, which involve inflammation. In osteoarthritis, it has been used for pain control in the knee. The ozone therapy has normalized the organic peroxide levels, in order to reduce the Diabetic complications. In another study, the therapy has increased the cytokines level, thus helping in boosting the host immunity. It was also effective in lowering the concentrations of Acinetobacter baumannii, and Clostridium difficile concentrations, in vitro.
No harm according to medical research
Medical O₃ is used for disinfection. It has safe and consistent benefits, with some minimal harms associated. O₃ action results in oxidation and formation of free radicals. As a result, a reaction cascade is started, and membrane permeability of the affected cells’ changes. Enzymes got inactivated, due to the loss of functional group, that occurs due to O₃ action. All of these actions have led to cell death. The main problem with this therapy is the formation of radicals and oxides. It can be prevented by measured release and use of ozone.