What is Ozone Therapy?
Ozone gas (O3) discovered in the mid-19th century is a colorless and odorless gas consisting of three atoms of oxygen. The oxygen used for clinical use is a medical grade, given in specific therapeutic doses and never through inhalation. IV ozone therapy has been well-documented and used to treat chronic infections, wounds, Lyme Disease, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, ulcerative colitis, lupus, and as many as one-hundred and fourteen illnesses. In the 1800's, Nikola Tesla patented the first ozone gas generator in the United States, later starting the "Tesla Ozone Company". During World War I, physicians applied ozone treatment to wounds topically for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and also were later able to disinfect drinking water to be used as a spray or compress in dental medicine.
Ozone Therapy in Carlsbad
As the ozone purifies the air we breathe, it also functions as a detoxifier for our bodies by selectively attaching and eliminating bacteria, fungi, parasites, mold, yeast, and virus. Ozone therapy might even assist our bodies in eliminating toxic metals. Very impressive for something we take for granted daily.
Ozone therapy boosts the production of cancer-fighting compounds and strengthens different parts of the immune system that are suppressed by chronic infection and cancer. Ozone therapy helps stop the growth of human cancer cells from breast, lung, and uterus by 40-90%. Even better, ozone therapy selectively destroys cancer cells without causing damage to healthy cells.
More than forty-five thousand physicians in over fifty countries across the globe have combined ozone gas (O3) with medical grade oxygen (O2) to successfully treat patients with Lyme disease, ulcerative colitis, fibromyalgia, diabetic ulcers, rheumatoid arthritis, HPV, and Hepatitis B and C. This is not even half the list of what ozone therapy can do for your health.
When used as preventative care, ozone might help defend you from illness and also strengthen your body's natural defenses. Words spoken by Benjamin Franklin, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," isn't far from the truth. Preventing disease is a lot easier than treating it. However, in the hectic world we inhabit today, we are subjected to a large amount of chemicals. These chemicals can not just be in the food we eat or the water we drink, but even in the air we breathe. The human body is largely composed of oxygen, an element we often forget to consider when it comes to having better overall health. According to Dr. Otto Warburg, "Cancer is, fundamentally, a relatively simple disease where cell oxygen levels fall to a level sufficiently low enough for the cell to change in nature". The decline of health and the rise of disease in the US can be directly associated with the rise in toxins and low levels of fresh oxygen. With our busy lifestyles, breathing in the reduced levels of oxygen and increased toxic fumes in the air further compromises our immune systems and leads to illness.
Ozone therapy can help stimulate the immune system and can also calm down the part of the immune system that leads to autoimmune disease. The body's immune system creates unique messengers called "cytokines" as an activation response through ozone therapy. These cytokines, tell other immune cells to trigger a cascade of potent changes throughout the immune system to resist illness. Administration of ozone therapy is useful as preventative medicine because it both triggers the immune system in individuals with a low immunity (cancer, chronic disease) or serves as a regulator of the immune system in individuals with an overactive immunity (autoimmune disease).
Benefits of IV Ozone Therapy:
1. Autoimmune Disease
Ozone therapy's many therapeutic qualities have been used to help treat several disorders, including autoimmune disease.
In a study of patients with diabetes, ozone therapy improved controlled blood sugar levels, substantial improvement of lesions without adverse effects, and fewer amputations than the controlled group. In individuals with various other autoimmune diseases such as ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis. lupus, and Lyme disease, ozone therapy can help reduce inflammation, accelerate damaged tissue recovery and reduce pain
In the body, ozone gas is converted to hydrogen peroxide and hydrogen peroxide likely is the primary component for the therapeutic effects. It is a strong oxidant that has the potential to create antioxidants which are useful in preventing cancer. In studies, hydrogen peroxide has been used to cause death of cancer cells. Because healthy cells can not survive under a stressful environment for extended periods of time, ozone therapy boosts antioxidant enzymes to cause death of cancer cells and yet promotes survival of healthy cells.
Now, you know the many benefits of ozone therapy in Carlsbad and how it functions, but, you may be asking yourself, "Is ozone therapy safe?". The answer is "Ozone therapy is safe when done properly". Ozone therapy has been used and researched extensively for centuries, with its results being shown to be secure with very little side effects. Under strict guidance of a professional, ozone therapy will not only help in preventing and treating numerous conditions but can be an effective improvement to your general health and well-being.
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Identify lifestyle factors that affect their everyday medical issues. Dr. Williamson uses cutting-edge testing to find imbalances that are related to your health problems. She will spend time with you to find out what specific issues you have and help you develop a specific plan that is unique to you.