What is Ozone Therapy?
Ozone gas (O3) discovered in the mid-19th century is a colorless and odorless gas containing 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 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, physicians administered ozone treatment to wounds topically for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and also were later able to disinfect drinking water to be applied 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 removing bacteria, fungi, parasites, mold, yeast, and virus. Ozone therapy might even assist 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%. Better yet, ozone therapy selectively destroys cancer cells without causing damage to healthy cells!
More than forty-five thousand doctors in over fifty countries around the world have merged 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 may help defend you from illness 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 illness is much easier than treating it. However, in the fast-paced world we inhabit today, we are subjected to a huge 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 commonly forget to think about 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 related to the rise in toxins and low 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 produces 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 disease. Administration of ozone therapy is useful as preventative medicine because it both turns on the immune system in individuals with a reduced immunity (cancer, chronic disease) or serves as a regulator of the immune system in individuals 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 numerous conditions, including autoimmune disease.
In a study of patients with diabetes, ozone therapy improved controlled blood sugar levels, considerable improvement of lesions without side 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 in reducing 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 main component for the therapeutic effects. It is a strong oxidant that has the potential to create antioxidants which are useful in preventing cancer. In research, hydrogen peroxide has been used to cause death of cancer cells. Because healthy cells can not survive under a stressful environment for prolonged time periods, ozone therapy increases antioxidant enzymes to cause death of cancer cells and yet helps survival of healthy cells.
Now, you understand the many benefits 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 utilized and studied extensively for centuries, with its effects being proven to be risk-free with very little side effects. Under strict supervision of a professional, ozone therapy will not only help in preventing and treating various disorders but can be an effective improvement to your overall health!
For more information about Dr. Linette's practice and Ozone Therapy in La Mesa, California, contact us at 760-875-2627 or visit our website at LinetteWilliamson.com and schedule your appointment today!