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 via 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, eventually starting the "Tesla Ozone Company". During World War I, doctors administered 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.
How Ozone Therapy Works
As the ozone purifies the air we breathe, it also acts as a detoxifier for our bodies by selectively attaching and eliminating bacteria, fungi, parasites, mold, yeast, and virus. Ozone therapy might even help our bodies in getting rid of toxic metals. Very impressive for something we take for granted daily.
Ozone therapy boosts the production of cancer-fighting compounds and strengthens various 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%. Better yet, ozone therapy selectively destroys cancer cells without causing harm to healthy cells!
More than forty-five thousand physicians in over fifty countries around the world have merged ozone gas (O3) with medical grade oxygen (O2) to effectively 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 preventive care, ozone can help protect 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. Unfortunately, in the busy world we live in today, we are exposed to a huge amount of chemicals. These chemicals can not only be in the food we eat or the water we drink, but also in the air we breathe. The human body is largely composed of oxygen, an element we commonly neglect 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 U.S. can be directly related to the rise in toxins and reduced levels of fresh oxygen. With our busy lifestyles, breathing in the low levels of oxygen and increased toxic fumes in the air further weakens 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 causes autoimmune disease. The body's immune system creates special messengers called "cytokines" as an activation response through ozone therapy. These cytokines, tell other immune cells to set off a cascade of potent changes throughout the immune system to fight illness. Administration of ozone therapy is useful as preventative medicine because it both activates the immune system in individuals with a reduced immunity (cancer, chronic illness) or acts as a regulator of the immune system in patients with an overactive immunity (autoimmune disease).
Advantages of IV Ozone Therapy
1. Autoimmune Disease
Ozone therapy's numerous therapeutic properties have been used to help treat several ailments, including autoimmune disease.
In a study of individuals with diabetes, ozone therapy improved controlled blood sugar levels, significant improvement of lesions without adverse effects, and less 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 in reducing inflammation, speed up damaged tissue recovery as well as reduce pain
In the body, ozone gas is converted to hydrogen peroxide and hydrogen peroxide probably is the primary component for the therapeutic effects. It is a strong oxidant that has the potential to produce antioxidants which are useful in preventing cancer. In studies, hydrogen peroxide has been used to cause death of cancer cells. Since healthy cells can not survive under a stressful environment for prolonged periods of time, ozone therapy increases antioxidant enzymes to cause death of cancer cells but promotes survival of healthy cells.
Now, you understand the many benefits of ozone therapy and how it operates, however, you might be asking yourself, "Is ozone therapy safe?". The answer is "Ozone therapy is safe when done properly". Ozone therapy has been utilized and researched heavily for centuries, with its results being shown to be risk-free with very little side effects. Under strict supervision of an expert, ozone therapy will not only help in preventing and treating numerous disorders but can be an effective improvement to your general health and well-being!
For more information about Dr. Linette's practice and Ozone Therapy in Carlsbad, California, contact us at 760-875-2627 or visit our website at LinetteWilliamson.com and schedule your appointment today!