Ozone is an awesome therapy that can help people with many different diseases! Ozone is 3 atoms of oxygen and is often referred to as “Supercharged Oxygen.” The most common cause for ALL degenerative diseases is decreased mitochondrial function. The mitochondria is the “power house” or “battery” of the cell. When we are in our twenties, our mitochondria work at optimal levels. As we age, our mitochondrial function steadily declines, leading to diseases like: diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease, arthritis, obesity, etc. Ozone corrects the mitochondrial function, which will resolve the disease processes.
What is Ozone?
Ozone therapy is a unique form of therapy that both heals and
detoxifies at the same time. It is used to treat a variety of chronic
disease including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Lyme's disease, chronic hepatitis, herpes, chronic fatigue states, chemical sensitivity, endometriosis, macular degeneration, chronic bladder conditions, colitis, auto-immune diseases and Crohn's disease.
We administer ozone in many different ways… to improve many different areas of the body. We offer Ozone blood therapy, which is useful for any inflammation that affects the whole body. Examples of systemic inflammation would be coronary artery disease, arthritis (affecting more than one joint), diabetes, chronic bacterial or viral infections, cancer, hypertension and many others.
What is Ozone made of?
The oxygen you breathe is present in the air as a pair of oxygen atoms. This is the most stable form oxygen, and it is colorless. Ozone is a blue colored form of oxygen (it is what makes the sky blue), and unlike regular oxygen, it is composed of three oxygen atoms instead of two. It is the addition of the third oxygen atom that makes ozone 'supercharged' oxygen, and gives it all of its remarkable medical properties.
How long has Ozone been used?
The use of ozone to treat various medical conditions was first developed in Germany in the early 1950's. Today, medical ozone therapy is common throughout Europe, and its use has gradually been spreading in America over the last 25 years.
Is Ozone toxic?
Anything, including water and oxygen, is toxic if given in amounts that exceed the body's capacity to utilize it. Ozone is found naturally in the body. The white cells make it as part of the immune response. Pure medical grade ozone, when it is used acceding to the established medical guidelines, has a safety record that is unparalleled.
How does Ozone work?
Ozone has five properties that account for why it works so well not only for macular degeneration, but also for most other chronic age related conditions as well:
Ozone is a potent regulator of the immune system, meaning that when the immune system is overactive (as in auto-immune disease), ozone will calm it down. Conversely, when the immune system is under active as in cancer, AIDS, and chronic infections, ozone will stimulate it. This unique ability of ozone stems from its action on the membranes of white cells that causes them to produce immune related messenger molecules called cytokines. Examples of cytokines are gamma interferon, interleukin-2, colony stimulating factor and TNF-alpha just to name a few.
Ozone stimulates an increased uptake of oxygen by stimulating the enzyme diphosphoglycerate (DPG). DPG enables the release of oxygen from the hemoglobin molecule, so that it can be taken up into the cell. In the absence of an adequate amount of DPG, our cells become starved for oxygen, a common problem in diabetics.
Ozone improves circulation. It does this by enhancing the flow characteristics of blood as a liquid. This effect enables more of the oxygen carrying hemoglobin to reach the capillaries where ultimately the cells will receive more of the oxygen they require. Many clients with chronic inflammatory conditions have impaired circulation.
Ozone increases antioxidant protection more than any other therapy including Vitamin C. Most people with chronic disease have deficient antioxidant defenses.
Ozone is a powerful mitochondrial stimulant. The fundamental underlying cause behind all degenerative disease from diabetes to heart disease to cancer is decreased mitochondrial energy production. Ozone can often correct this problem.
How is Ozone administered?
Autotherapy is the most common, and in most cases the most effective way ozone is administered. The patient sits in a chair and has from 6-12 ounces of blood removed into a sterilized bottle. Then ozone is injected into the bottle, and the bottle is gently shaken, allowing the red and white blood cells to take up the ozone. The ozonated blood is returned to the body. The entire procedure takes about 30-40 minutes.
It is often given as an injection into the joints to reduce inflammation in the joint and promote healing of muscles, bones, ligaments and cartilage. Another modality is the Ozone Sauna. This is a relaxing way to detoxify your body and absorb ozone through the pores on the skin for a systemic treatment.
How do I know if Ozone is right for me?
It is invaluable in the treatment of heart disease and circulatory disorders. Chronic infections such as Hepatitis C, Herpes, Lyme, and HIV respond very favorably to ozone. It is also very helpful in chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and autoimmune diseases. It is important to realize that ozone therapy is not a 'fix-it-all' or some kind of magic bullet. Although it is often an indispensable modality, it is only rarely effective by itself. In the great majority of cases it must be combined with an individualized program of other alternative and natural therapies, such as nutrition and detoxification.
Joint injections of ozone offer many of our clients pain relief. Ozone offers an unparalleled healing of joints, regardless of if the issue is with the bone, ligaments, tendons or inflammation in the joint. We use a numbing medication along with many minerals, vitamins, homeopathic steroid and nutrition for the joint to be able to heal. After the “cocktail” is injected, the ozone gas is then infused into the joint. We have experience with injecting necks, backs, shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, ankles, heels (plantar fasciitis), pelvic (for infertility, abnormal menstrual cycles and PMS), wrists (carpal tunnel syndrome). Most of our clients walk out of our office pain-free. Typically joints require a series of 3 injections, which we like to space 1-2 weeks apart. After the full series of injections, our clients just come back as the pain returns. We have seen many rotator cuff tears, meniscus tears, chronic arthritis, golf elbows and tennis elbows resolve! There is no down time, minimal pain and almost immediate relief!
Ozone insufflations are utilized for clients that suffer with irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s or colitis, diarrhea, constipation, and reflux. We also utilize this method for cancer clients, making it impossible for cancer to survive in such a heated oxygen-rich environment.
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