Did you know that ozone gas can be used medically for a variety of conditions? We often think of ozone gas just in terms of the ozone layer in the atmosphere protecting us from ultraviolet radiation from the sun. However, ozone gas has been researched and used successfully since the 1800s. Medicinal ozone can be used safely and is an effective anti-infective agent, immune modulator, and anti-inflammatory material.
Ozone works as an anti-infective by disrupting the integrity of the bacterial cell through oxidation of the cell membrane. In fungi, ozone inhibits cell growth at certain stages. With viruses, the ozone damages the viral capsid and upsets the reproductive cycle by disrupting the virus-to-cell contact with peroxidation.
Ozone therapy also has an immune modulating effect as it increases cytokine production, which is needed to fight disease and damaged cells. The antioxidative properties within ozone help heal the damage caused by persistent inflammation while promoting oxygenation of the tissues and stimulating metabolism in the mitochondria - a natural substance to encourage the body's natural healing response.
Ozone can be administered in several ways depending on the indication, including topically, intramuscular, intravenous, intraarticular, and more. While ozone therapy is a great modality to promote health, it is not a standalone treatment. Your provider will have other therapies for you to consider for a holistic approach to your care.
At Doubletrack Naturopathic, our providers are specially trained and certified to provide safe and effective ozone therapy for a wide variety of ailments. Call now to find out if ozone therapy is right for you.
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