Ozone Therapy is an Effective Treatment for Many Illnesses, is it Safe?
First, what is Ozone Therapy? Ozone is essentially supercharged oxygen. Medical grade ozone is created when oxygen passes through a particular electrical coil. Ozone machines contain these coils and pull oxygen to produce ozone. Many people have reported reduced joint and muscle pain and improved skin conditions. So how does it work?
Our body produces ozone naturally. However, most of us are lacking in this department. When our immune system suffers from a lack of oxygen, it does not perform as well. This opens the door for bacteria, viruses, autoimmune disease, and more. This is where ozone therapy steps in. We are not talking about oxygen bars or another fad; ozone therapy has been standard in the UK for almost 50 years. However, how do you add this ozone to your body?
Types of Ozone Therapy:
- Major autohemotherapy: this involves removing some of your blood and adding ozone. This treatment has been shown to be useful in the treatment of many diseases. Macular Degeneration, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, and generalized pain are just a few.
- Minor Autohemotherapy: this treatment involves a shot administered into a muscle. Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis find results similar to prescription drug therapy. Ozone provides the same relief without the nasty side effects.
- Prolozone: this therapy is ozone combined with vitamins and minerals. Joint pain, arthritis, rotator cuff injuries, and many more can be helped by this treatment. This treatment combines an analgesic effect, increasing circulation, and vitamins and minerals. The combination of the three allows this treatment to work in a variety of different cases.
- Ozone Insufflation: ozone is directed to desired areas. Depending on the location this treatment is useful for some conditions. Improved fertility, improved digestion, interstitial cystitis, and more. Ear insufflation can be an excellent method for children.
- Topical Ozone Treatments: usually a tincture that is applied directly to the skin. Topical treatments are ideal for wound healing. Ozone therapy improves recovery time and treats bacteria and viruses simultaneously.
There are many ways to get ozone therapy, and it can be useful in treating many ailments. However, how do you know if it is safe? The medicine you get from the doctor always has a page full of side effects, so what are Ozone’s?
Common Ozone Therapy Side Effects:
- While it is recommended to do ozone therapy in a professional facility, many people try it at home. More of a risk at home, accidental inhalation of the gas may invoke minor symptoms. These include burning eyes, coughing, nausea, lightheadedness, or a mild headache. These symptoms are temporary and usually resolve shortly after the treatment.
- A Herxheimer (Healing) Reaction is possible. This is the technical name for “detoxing” or feeling worse before you feel better. While your body is cleansing toxins and waste patients may feel flu-like symptoms. This is not an Ozone side effect, but a natural healing process seen in other modalities as well. This process lasts a bit longer than the others but is nothing to worry about and resolves itself as you detoxify your body.
Secondary, Positive, Ozone Therapy Side Effects:
- Healthy hair and nails
- Healthy and radiant skin
- Improved energy levels
- Deeper, more restful sleep
Our bodies need ozone when we lack it, our immune systems suffer. The benefits of this treatment are fantastic while there is minimal risk. Maybe Ozone Therapy is worth a shot? Since each person is unique, we recommend you call the experts at American Regenerative Clinic. We can walk you through all of your treatment options and help you optimize your health.