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, administered in precise 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 diseases! 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, 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 serves as a detoxifier for our bodies by selectively attaching and removing bacteria, fungi, parasites, mold, yeast, and virus. Ozone therapy may even help our bodies in removing toxic metals. Quite impressive for something we take for granted daily.
Ozone therapy increases 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 prevent the growth of human cancer cells from breast, lung, and uterus by 40-90%. Even better, ozone therapy selectively destroys cancer cells without causing harm 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 preventive care, ozone might help defend you from disease and 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 much easier than treating it. However, in the busy world we inhabit today, we are exposed to a massive amount of chemicals. These chemicals can not just 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 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 growth of disease in the United States can be directly associated with the rise in toxins and reduced levels of fresh oxygen. With our hectic lifestyles, breathing in the reduced levels of oxygen and increased toxic fumes in the air further compromises our immune systems and leads to disease.
Ozone therapy can help stimulate the immune system and can also relax the part of the immune system that causes autoimmune disease. The body's immune system creates unique messengers called "cytokines" as an activation response with ozone therapy. These cytokines, tell other immune cells to trigger a cascade of powerful changes throughout the immune system to resist disease. Administration of ozone therapy is useful as preventative medicine because it both turns on the immune system in patients with a low immunity (cancer, chronic disease) or serves as a regulator of the immune system in patients with an overactive immunity (autoimmune disease).
Benefits of IV Ozone Therapy
1. Autoimmune Disease
Ozone therapy's many therapeutic properties have been used to help treat various disorders, including autoimmune disease.
In a study of individuals with diabetes, ozone therapy improved controlled blood sugar levels, considerable improvement of lesions without adverse effects, and less amputations than the controlled group. In patients with other autoimmune diseases such as ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis. lupus, and Lyme disease, ozone therapy can help reduce inflammation, speed up damaged tissue recovery and also reduce pain
In the body, ozone gas is converted to hydrogen peroxide and hydrogen peroxide probably is the key 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 increases antioxidant enzymes to cause death of cancer cells and yet helps survival of healthy cells.
Now, you understand the many advantages of ozone therapy and how it functions, however, you might be asking yourself, "Is ozone therapy safe?". The answer is "Ozone therapy is safe when done properly". Ozone therapy has been used and researched heavily for centuries, with its results being shown to be secure with minimal adverse effects. Under strict guidance of an expert, ozone therapy will not only help in preventing and treating numerous disorders but can be an effective boost to your general health!
For more information about Dr. Linette's practice and Ozone Therapy in El Cajon, California, contact us at 760-875-2627 or visit our website at LinetteWilliamson.com and schedule your appointment today!