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Ozone Therapy

What is Ozone?

Ozone is a vital gas found in the stratosphere layer of the atmosphere, serving as a protective filter against high-energy ultraviolet rays emitted by the sun. It plays a crucial role in maintaining the biological balance in the biosphere. Ozone has become increasingly significant since the 1960s due to pollution affecting drinking water. Its cleaning and disinfecting properties led to its application in water treatment and various industrial processes.

Ozone: Characteristics and Applications

Ozone (O³) is a 3-atom molecule, a highly energetic form of oxygen (O²), existing as a gas at room temperature. It is colorless with a characteristic odor that can be noticed after stormy weather, at high altitudes, or near the seaside. In the medical field, ozone used for therapy is generated from pure oxygen in specialized generators.

Ozone Effect Mechanism

Ozone’s potent oxidizing property allows it to neutralize toxins such as phenols, pesticides, detergents, chemical wastes, and aromatic compounds. It also exhibits microbicidal effects, making it effective against various microorganisms.

Research indicates that controlled, low-dose ozone administration can positively impact biological mechanisms, strengthening the antioxidant system and promoting resistance to oxidative stress. Ozone therapy is used as an adjunctive treatment in conditions with intense inflammatory processes and immune system involvement, such as wound healing, ischemic, rheumatic, and infectious diseases.

Benefits of Ozone Therapy

Ozone therapy offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Accelerating cell regeneration.
  • Increasing oxygen carrying capacity and elasticity of red blood cells, improving blood fluidity.
  • Reducing cholesterol levels and promoting localized fat destruction.
  • Lowering blood sugar levels.
  • Alleviating joint pain and enhancing mobility through cartilage preservation and intra-articular fluid production.
  • Enhancing resistance against chronic diseases.

Diseases Benefiting from Ozone Therapy

Ozone therapy has shown beneficial effects in treating various diseases, including but not limited to:

  • Osteomyelitis, pleural emphysema, abscesses with fistula, infected wounds, pressure sores, chronic ulcers, diabetic foot, and burns.
  • Hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus.
  • Advanced ischemic diseases.
  • Macular degeneration in the eye (atrophic form).
  • Musculoskeletal diseases and joint calcifications.
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
  • Chronic and recurrent infections and oral sores.
  • Infectious diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and resistant to conventional treatments.
  • Allergy and Asthma.
  • Autoimmune diseases (multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease).
  • Senile dementia (senile dementia).
  • Lung diseases: emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and acute respiratory stress syndrome.
  • Skin diseases: Psoriasis (Psoriasis) and atopic dermatitis.
  • Cancer-related fatigue.
  • Early-stage kidney failure.

Ozone therapy shows promising potential as an alternative or complementary treatment for various health conditions. However, it is essential to consult with a qualified medical professional to determine its suitability for individual cases.

Benefits of Ozone Therapy

Ozone therapy offers numerous benefits for overall health and well-being:

  • Accelerates blood circulation to cells and tissues.
  • Strengthens the immune system, increasing resistance to infectious diseases.
  • Renews veins (arteries and veins) and improves blood pressure.
  • Cleanses the blood and lymph system.
  • Makes the skin function like a third kidney or second lung system, resulting in cleaner, softer, and more rejuvenated skin.
  • Relaxes and softens muscles, increases flexibility, and alleviates joint pain and muscle ailments.
  • Normalizes hormone and enzyme production.
  • Strengthens brain functions and memory.
  • Relieves depression and distress, promoting a sense of calmness by oxidizing adrenaline, known as the stress hormone.

Treatment Methods

Ozone therapy can be administered through various methods, including:

  • Major Method: Involves taking 50-200 ml of blood from the patient and determining the number of treatment sessions and ozone dose based on their general condition, age, and underlying disease.
  • Minor Method: 2-5 cc of blood taken from the patient is mixed with ozone at a specified dose and injected back into the person.
  • Giving Ozone to Body Cavities: Ozone is administered through rectal, vaginal, or ear canal spraying.
  • Giving Ozone Gas into the Joint and Muscle: In musculoskeletal system disorders, ozone gas is injected into the joints and painful areas in the muscles using an appropriate needle.
  • Ozone Bag: Used in non-healing wounds, diabetic feet, skin lesions, infections, circulatory disorders, neuropathic pain, and restless legs syndrome.
  • Ozone Cup: Particularly used in pressure sores.

Side Effects of Ozone Therapy

Ozone therapy typically has very few side effects. Any reported side effects usually result from application errors or high ozone doses relative to the patient’s antioxidant capacity. Therefore, ozone therapy should be administered gradually, starting with low doses and progressively increasing. Certain conditions may make ozone therapy unsuitable, such as glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase enzyme deficiency, early-stage pregnancy, ACE inhibitor treatment, hyperthyroidism, bleeding disorder, uncontrolled cardiovascular diseases, and ozone-reactive asthma patients.

Things to Pay Attention

During ozone therapy, patients should discontinue all antioxidant supplements containing Vitamin C and Vitamin E, as these compounds may affect ozone’s effectiveness. Patients should avoid consuming large amounts of foods rich in these vitamins. Vitamins or antioxidants should be administered before or after ozone therapy, but never during therapy. Patients should have taken their blood pressure and diabetes medications at least 2 hours before ozone therapy and should not be hungry during the treatment. Ozone therapy is a low-risk, complementary, supportive, and restructuring method, often accompanied by standard medical treatments.

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