Regenerative medicine is the branch of medicine that develops methods to regrow, repair, or replace damaged or diseased cells, organs, or tissues. Regenerative medicine includes the generation and use of therapeutic stem cells, tissue engineering, and the production of artificial organs. The regenerative medicine field is growing day by day and more and more patients are looking for natural forms of treatment. At the American Regenerative Clinic, regenerative medicine involves many ozone therapies. These include intravenous ozone therapies like high-dose ozone, 10 pass ozone, prolozone therapy, and the new eboo treatment. Now, let’s get your burning questions about these therapies answered.
How Many Ozone Therapy Treatments Will I Need?
With prolozone therapy, clinical experience shows that the average degenerated or injured joint needs between 3 to 5 injections. These injections will be ideally spread over 8 to 10 weeks. You can generally expect 15-25% improvement after each treatment. Patients see improvement in the way of decreased pain levels, increased mobility, flexibility, and ability. People also report a loss of popping or grinding.
With EBOO (Extracorporeal Blood Oxygenation) blood ozone dialysis, the number of treatment sessions and the ozone dosage administered depends on several factors. Your overall health, age, and the main condition you are suffering from all play a role in determining your EBOO treatment plan. Treatments are administered once a week and, typically, patients can expect to notice an improvement between the 2nd and 4th sessions. The full antioxidant defence mechanisms are activated by the 4th treatment. Depending on your healthcare provider’s recommendation, the cycle can be repeated every 3-4 months as needed.
Because functional medicine takes a personalized approach to each patient’s treatment plan, we will always adjust your ozone treatments as needed. Everything is dependent on how you feel.
Is Ozone Therapy Safe?
Intravenous ozone therapy has been proven to be extremely safe. There could be a minor irritation to the respiratory system if it is inhaled, but of course, this isn’t common. There are no discernable side effects and the treatment is minimally invasive. We do recommend that you speak to a professional before proceeding with the medical use of ozone, especially if you have certain conditions. Some of these conditions include the acute and chronic tendency for bleeding/hemophilia, pregnancy, asthma, ozone intolerance, and ozone allergy.
What Should I Know Before An Ozone Therapy Treatment Session?
For intravenous ozone therapy sessions including 10 pass ozone, high dose ozone, and EBOO treatments, hydration is important. We ask that you increase your water intake before the appointment. We also ask that you eat before an intravenous ozone therapy treatment. It is also asked that you notify your physician if you’ve had any difficulty with blood draws in the past. As always, you should of course notify your physician of drug allergies and medication changes. Please review recommended resources to enhance your knowledge of medical ozone therapies. Being knowledgeable can help you understand what to expect, and understand what changes you’ll likely see.
For prolozone therapy, we ask that just before coming to the office for your appointment, that you eat a meal high in protein. This ensures that the procedure will be simple and successful. We recommend that you wear loose clothing, so your practitioner has easy access to the joint for treatment as well.
What Can I Do After an Ozone Therapy Treatment?
Thankfully, you are not limited in your activity after receiving ozone therapy treatments. Ozone therapy will not impair your ability to drive, work, or complete regular daily tasks. As always, however, listen to your body and ease into any activity.
Let us find out if ozone therapy could be the right approach for you and your needs. Call us to book a consultation with Dr. Andrey Lutskovsky to learn more.