Ozone Therapy

What is ozone?

Ozone is also known as activated oxygen.  Oxygen is O2 and Ozone is O3, meaning it contains three oxygen molecules instead of two.  After a short time, that third molecule will break off and start the work of ozone therapy.

Ozone has been in use in medical applications since the early 1900s.  It is used around the world in countries like Russia, Italy, Germany, Cuba, Mexico and more.  Some states in the US also approve it for therapy.

Ozone therapy is most popularly used via steam, insufflations, drinking and applying topically.  Below you can find out what you need to use ozone but first a short explanation of what ozone is typically used for.

Is Ozone Safe?

Ozone has been shown to be free from major side effects and extremely safe.

  • Overview – Ozone is a gas (O3) with use in many industries but medical applications have distinct differences.  Its medical history dates back to 1871 and saw an increase in WWI.  
  • Safety – Ozone as a gas is harmful to breathe but scientific data shows a higher safety record than aspirin when used correctly.  Different tissues respond differently to medical ozone gas, which is why you cannot breathe it but could have an intravenous therapy.  
  • Benefits – The primary actions of ozone therapy include increased oxygen efficiency, immune modulation, mediated oxidative stress, and improved microcirculation.  People often report increased energy, cognitive function, endurance, and decreased pain.
  • How Ozone Therapy is Administered – There are two primary categories for ozone administration.  The first is a systemic form of administration. They claim that this yields a stimulation of fundamental processes in the body. The second is a local form of administration which may have a positive effect for tissue damage in that localized area.
  • Diseases Treated – Ozone therapy treats a lot but is not a “cure” for any disease or illness. It has a fundamental action to the body which allows the body to rebalance and heal itself.