Ozone therapy is the practice of administering ozone, a naturally occurring gas with three oxygen atoms, into the body for medicinal purposes. The treatment can either be administered as a local therapy to target an isolated issue or systemically to promote body-wise healing. With its extra third atom, ozone enables oxidation to achieve therapeutic effects.
For people with chronic illnesses including autoimmune diseases, ozone therapy can be especially beneficial. Here are a few of the most compelling advantages to consider:
Ozone therapy has been shown to reduce chronic pain, including lower back pain. Specifically, patients with herniated discs saw considerable pain reductions after receiving the treatment.
Regular immune therapy has been shown to reduce inflammatory markers. For patients with chronic inflammatory diseases, such as asthma, minimizing inflammatory markers and thus oxidative stress could help boost immunity.
Certain wounds, such as diabetic ulcers, are notoriously difficult to treat. They may fail to heal properly on their own, but by increasing oxygenation through ozone therapy, the tissue can repair.
Defense Against Viruses, Bacteria, & Fungus
Lyme disease, a bacterial infection triggered by tick bites, can cause a host of frustrating symptoms, including joint pain, fever, and fatigue. Ozone therapy shows promise for treating the acute infection and can even eliminate the illness within 48 hours. It also has antiviral and antifungal properties.
Chronic inflammation is believed to be a major cause of chronic illness. It damages DNA and leads to oxidative damage on a cellular level. Ozone therapy kickstarts enzymes that act as antioxidants to help curb inflammation.
Post-Stroke Brain Tissue Repair
Following a stroke, brain tissue loses its oxygen supply, and restoring oxygen promptly is critical to supporting strong recovery outcomes. According to research, ozone therapy could help revert stroke-related damage to brain tissue.
Reduced Heart Attack Risk
For patients who have sustained a heart attack, preventing future cardiac events is critically important. In addition to making healthy choices, ozone therapy could reduce the odds of another heart attack or irregular heartbeat. The longer treatment is given, the lower the odds of a subsequent event.
Improved Joint Mobility
Stiff, swollen joints are a common symptom of many chronic illnesses. Musculoskeletal disorders including carpal tunnel, bursitis, and rheumatoid arthritis may benefit from ozone therapy, as delivering more oxygen to affected joints appears to enhance mobility.
Stem Cell Activation
Stem cell therapy, a form of regenerative medicine, is used in many illnesses and injuries to stimulate cellular repair. Ozone therapy could enhance stem cells’ ability to activate, which can help support better potential outcomes for the treatment of chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and musculoskeletal injuries.