Health Benefits Of Ozone Therapy
The health benefits of ozone therapy are many, including the treatment of cancer, autoimmune diseases, Lyme disease, and even AIDS. Ozone is a gas that increases the amount of oxygen in the body, and is increasing in popularity especially in the alternative health world. Ozone exerts its therapeutic effect through the mechanism of oxidative stress.
But let’s not confuse oxidative therapies with oxygenation therapies, such as, EWOT (exercising with oxygen therapy), aerobic exercise, and hyperbaric oxygen chambers. Though they are similar, the mechanisms in which these therapies operate are different. Click on this link to learn more about EWOT.
Oxidation therapies, such as ozone, directly improve oxygen utilization by increasing the NAD/NADH ratio. Other oxidation therapies would include interval training, high-dose oral and IV vitamin C therapy, IV hydrogen peroxide, ultraviolet blood irradiation therapies, and EDTA chelation therapy. Oxidative and oxygenation therapies are often used together.
O2, or oxygen, is more stable than ozone, which converts back into oxygen within minutes of being made by a generator. Once in the body, ozone is converted into stable ozonides, or peroxide molecules. These molecules exert their amazing effects on cells and organs for weeks. These ozonides increase the production of nitric oxide which is essential for a healthy circulatory system and sexual function. O3 clears blockages of blood vessels by oxidizing arterial plaque. And that’s just for starters. It does so much more!
Facts About Ozone
Ozone, or O3, is a colorless, unstable gas that has powerful oxidation properties. It contains three atoms of oxygen, and is present not only in the earth’s upper atomosphere, but at ground level as well. Think of the sweet, pungent smell that permeates the air just before a summer thunderstorm – what you are smelling is the distinct aroma of ozone. The ozone layer exists 10-30 miles above the surface of the earth. Ozone is created when the sun’s rays split oxygen molecules into single atoms. O3 is, then, formed when these atoms combine with oxygen. Think of this stratospheric ozone layer as Earth’s natural sunscreen.
Ozone Oxygen Therapy
Ozone has been used in Europe for over five decades by thousands of doctors. Unfortunately, it is viewed strictly as an alternative therapy in the United States. It is mainly used by alternative health practitioners, and patients seeking to improve their health from home. Most traditional medical doctors do not utilize this therapy in their practices, and most likely, have only vaguely heard of it.
How can an atmospheric gas be used as an alternative health treatment? Well, let’s dive into why this inexpensive, safe, effective, and, extensively researched, gas can provide so many health benefits, while also being preventative in nature.
How Ozone Therapy Works
Ozone is not a cure for disease, but has the ability to rid the body of infectious agents that are causative of disease states. O3 destroys viruses, which is of particular importance, as antibiotics are ineffective against infections that are viral in nature. Latent viral infections are implicated in many health challenges. Eradicating them is essential in order to alleviate chronic conditions.
Ozone boosts the immune system, and stimulates white blood cell production. White blood cells require increased oxygenation when faced with pathogenic invaders, such as, viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi, mold, and even cancer cells. Ozone is an activated form of oxygen that boosts the immune system, enabling it to combat invaders more effectively and aggressively.
Additionally, bacteria, viruses, and parasites sequester themselves within colonies of biofilms making it difficult for the immune system to recognize them. Ozone is the ultimate biofilm buster allowing the immune system to effectively target and eliminate these pathogenic agents that are at the root of many infectious and chronic health conditions.
Oxygenated Tissues Are Healthier
Ozone increases oxygenation by stimulating the enzyme DPG. Oxygen is then released from red blood cells. O3 also improves the flexibility of these cells further increasing oxygen levels for days after treatment. Oxygenated tissues are better able to resist disease.
O3 exerts its effect through oxidation, or the moving of electrons. It increases the efficiency of the antioxidant enzymes (SOD) super oxidase dismutase, catalase, and glutathione, the body’s master antioxidant. The ozone molecule is unstable because it lacks an electron. When it steals an electron from a disease-causing organism, that organism dies. This is how ozone destroys infectious agents, and combats free-radical damage. Healthy cells produce antioxidants so are protected from this effect – making ozone an amazing therapy for cancer.
Ozone is a mitochondrial stimulant, and increases cellular energy, thereby, maintaining homeostasis in the body while promoting healing.
Benefits Of Ozone Therapy
- Stimulates white blood cell production
- Raises blood oxygen levels
- Stimulates production of TNF or tumor necrosis factor
- Kills viruses, bacteria, molds, and fungi
- Inhibits the division of cancer cells due to its antineoplastic properties
- Oxidizes arterial plaque
- Increases the flexibility and elasticity of red blood cells
- Accelerates the Kreb’s Cycle
- Degrades petrochemicals
- Improves the efficiency of the anti-oxidant system
- Increases production of collagen and cartilage
- Decreases free-radical damage
- Purifies the air
Ozone Treatment Methods And Conditions
Because of the effectiveness and safety of ozone it can be useful for everyone. Ozone is delivered into the body via various delivery methods and techniques. You can buy your own generator and oxygen tank and administer these treatments at home. You can also find a doctor to do it for you.
Ozonated water – heartburn, GERD, gastritis, infections, ulcers, GI conditions, wounds, nasal rinses, enemas
Saunas – toxin release, muscle relaxation, infections, cancer, arthritis, and pain management
Bagging and cupping – diabetic ulcers, wounds, infections, rashes, bites, and abscesses
Ozonated oil – used topically for burns, bites, wounds, infections, dermatitis and as a suppository for GI infections
Insufflation delivery methods:
Ear insufflation (EI) – ear infections, colds, flus, memory disorders, tinnitus, and brain cancer
Nasal insufflation – bacterial and fungal infections
Rectal insufflation (RI) – hemorrhoids, fissures, infections, prostate conditions, and digestive issues
Vaginal insufflation (VI) – yeast infections, HPV, bacterial vaginitis, UTIS, and herpes
Bladder insufflation (BI) – interstitial cystitis, chronic bladder infections, UTIs, and chronic prostatitis
Direct IV – infections of all kinds, Lyme disease, herpes, candida, Epstein-barr, hepatitis, dementia, and cancer
Major autohemotherapy (MAH) – cancer, autoimmune diseases herpes, Lyme disease, CFS, and hepatitis
Ultraviolet blood irradiation therapy (UVB) – anti-inflammatory, boosts immunity, infections, circulation
Intradermal injections – wrinkles and skin imperfections. Stimulates collagen production.
Prolozone – joint pain and inflammation, herniated discs, sports injuries, meniscal tears, and cancer
Ozone may just be your ticket if you are looking for a safe and effective natural-healing protocol to enhance your health. It is, however, not a quick-fix solution, and involves more than a handful of treatments. If applied overtime, though, it will build immunity, our main defense against chronic illness and disease. Ozone therapy is a standard treatment in many countries, and is slowly gaining ground in the United States.
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