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, administered 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, eventually starting the "Tesla Ozone Company". During World War I, doctors administered ozone treatment to wounds topically for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties and 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 also assist 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 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 harm to healthy cells!
More than forty-five thousand physicians in over fifty countries around the world have combined ozone gas (O3) with medical grade oxygen (O2) to effectively treat individuals 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 protect 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 disease is much easier than curing it. Unfortunately, in the fast-paced 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 even in the air we breathe. The human body is largely composed of oxygen, an element we often 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 growth of disease in the US can be directly associated with the increase 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 weakens our immune systems and results in 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 trigger a cascade of powerful changes throughout the immune system to fight illness. Administration of ozone therapy is useful as preventative medicine because it both turns on the immune system in patients with a reduced immunity (cancer, chronic disease) or acts 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 numerous therapeutic properties have been used to help treat several ailments, including autoimmune disease.
In a study of patients with diabetes, ozone therapy improved controlled blood sugar levels, substantial improvement of lesions without side effects, and less amputations than the controlled group. In individuals 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 minimize 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 research, hydrogen peroxide has been used to cause death of cancer cells. Since healthy cells can not survive under a stressful environment for prolonged time periods, ozone therapy boosts 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 functions, however, you might be asking yourself, "Is ozone therapy safe?". The answer is "Ozone therapy is safe when done correctly". Ozone therapy has been used 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 boost to your overall health!
For more information about Dr. Linette's practice and Ozone Therapy in Rancho Santa Fe, California, contact us at 760-875-2627 or visit our website at LinetteWilliamson.com and schedule your appointment today!