Ozone therapy is an alternative medicine practice that uses ozone gas to fight diseases. Ozone is a detoxifying gas. Its molecular formula is O3. When it reacts with toxic gases, it releases oxygen molecules which improves O2 in the system. It shows anti-microbial effects, immune regulator, antioxidant defended epigenetic modification helps to improve the immune system, effective in autoimmune diseases. In order to find more potential therapeutic benefits, researchers are now investigating how ozone therapy affects the human body. However, there has not been much research done to date on the safety and effectiveness of ozone therapy.
The most treated diseases include:
Ozone can be used by various routes:
Some of the benefits of therapy:
There are many methods of administering ozone. For most applications, we give it in a dissolved form in a fluid solution that is given subcutaneously or administer humidified ozone gas directly into the colon with soft, flexible tubing. Ozone may be used typically, either suspended in an ointment or by surrounding the area to be treated with a specially designed bag that gets filled with ozone gas. It can even be safely inhaled (to treat respiratory infections). Acute conditions may need 3-6 treatments to resolve. Animals with chronic conditions may benefit from ozone therapy every 2-8 weeks for best results.
When ozone comes in contact with the proteins in your blood, it stimulates the creation of glutathione for around 10 minutes. Alkenes, alkynes, super oxygen ions, and peroxides are among the reactive oxygen species produced by ozone. Topical, infiltrative, and systemic use of medicinal ozone are the three main types. Ozone’s ability to kill germs and enhance the healing process is utilized in topical applications, which are typically applied directly, utilizing zip-lock bags, ozonated water, or ozonated oils. For the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions including arthritis, tendinitis, myositis, fasciitis, neuritis, or myofascial pain, infiltrated ozone at concentrations between 4 and 30 g/ml is effective. Indirect intravenous administration (sometimes referred to as autohemotherapy) and rectal insufflation are the two main delivery methods used in systemic ozone therapy. Indirect intravenous delivery entails drawing out a certain amount of blood, placing it in a closed circuit with the gas—which dissolves and reacts in a few seconds—and then promptly reinfusing it.