While relatively common in Germany and other parts of Europe, ozone therapy has been growing in popularity in the US to treat a variety of health problems and diseases. We are proud to have been using ozone therapy at our Clinic for more than 15 years.
Ozone therapy is the use of medical ozone to treat a wide variety of health problems. It's been used for decades around the world and has a long history of safe and effective use. Some hospitals now use ozone to disinfect rooms and it has long been used as a water disinfectant. The same properties that make it a very good anti-microbial agent result in a form of therapy that works excellent for several different health problems.
Ozone therapy works through several mechanisms. First and foremost, ozone therapy has been shown to inactivate viruses, bacteria, yeast, fungi and protozoa. It also stimulates the body's natural defenses by increasing oxygen metabolism and activates the immune system by increasing the body's production of interferon and interleukin-2.
The most common form of medical ozone in the US is "Major Autohemotherapy" or MAH. This involves taking about 250ml of blood from a patient, exposing it to ozone, and dripping it back into a patient via an IV. The procedure takes about 30-40 minutes.
Medical ozone can also be delivered by "Insufflation" - where we introduce ozone gas rectally, vaginally, or in the ear to treat various infections, viruses and other pathogens. Insufflation is a less invasive and less expensive alternative to Major Autohemotherapy for systemic health problems, but typically requires more frequent visits.
Benefits of Ozone Therapy in the Body
purifies the blood & lymphatic system
detoxifies the liver
decreases uric acid in the body
improves circulation and oxygen supply
decreases fat (cholesterol and triglycerides)
kills viruses, bacteria and fungus
improves white blood cell activity (which neutralize viruses, bacteria, fungi & cancer)
improves cellular metabolism
slows down the aging process