Ozone therapy is an emerging treatment gaining traction in the chronic illness community. In this unique therapy, the naturally-occurring gas, ozone, is mixed with oxygen using a special medical device to deliver powerful healing properties. Here are just a few of the treatment’s incredible capabilities.
Immune System Regulation
In autoimmune diseases, the body mistakenly attacks healthy tissue due to a faulty immune response. Research suggests ozone therapy can reduce inflammatory markers, which cause oxidative stress and affect the immune response. It may, therefore, be beneficial in conditions such as asthma.
Defense Against Bacterial, Fungal, & Viral Infections
Ozone therapy has long been researched for its potential to protect against bacteria, fungus, and viruses. In particular, it’s been found to reverse bacterial infections related to tick bites. It’s also widely used to help treat viruses such as the flu.
Reduced Risk of Subsequent Heart Attacks
For individuals who have already suffered one cardiac event, avoiding future heart attacks is critical. According to one study, heart attack survivors who receive ozone therapy have a reduced risk of experiencing another attack. The risks of tissue death and irregular heartbeat also drop.
Improved Joint Mobility
Ozone therapy appears to hold benefits in the realm of musculoskeletal disorders. It can increase oxygen levels within the blood, which seem to benefit conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and bursitis, among others.
Reversal of Post-Stroke Brain Tissue Damage
When the brain’s blood supply is cut off as a result of a stroke, brain cells die, resulting in lasting damage. By restoring oxygen in the brain quickly via ozone therapy, medical experts may be able to help control the damage caused by stroke. Moreover, research shows the treatment could even reverse damage that’s already been done.
Accelerated Wound Healing
Stubborn wounds, such as foot ulcers in people with diabetes, can benefit from ozone therapy. With increased oxygen levels in the blood, wounds may heal quicker and more effectively.
Inflammation is believed to be the root cause of many chronic illnesses. Ozone therapy is well-known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to reduce oxidative stress in the body, thus minimizing the risk of DNA damage and acting as a powerful antioxidant. It can also bolster enzyme activity, which acts as the body’s natural antioxidant system.
Chronic pain is extremely prevalent in the U.S. Back pain, in particular, it can be debilitating in some instances. Fortunately, ozone therapy is emerging as an alternative to habit-forming drugs and invasive surgery. It’s shown particularly promising results for controlling back pain.
Stem Cell Activation
Stem cell therapy is a type of regenerative medicine that uses the body’s natural repair kit to promote healing. Stem cells can self-renew and give rise to virtually any cell type. While this treatment is remarkable on its own, ozone therapy can help to improve the cells’ ability to activate, promoting better clinical outcomes when treating challenging conditions such as chronic conditions and musculoskeletal injuries. Contact a Care Coordinator today for a free assessment!