Intravenous ozone therapy is used to treat a variety conditions, including autoimmune disorders, infections of bacterial, viral, fungal, and protozoan origin, chronic fatigue, Lyme disease, and more.
Ozone is a molecule that is made up of three oxygen atoms, denoted in the chemical formula O3. Oxygen is O2; ozone is O3. It is important to differentiate between medical ozone and environmental ozone, as they are commonly confused. Environmental ozone is a known pollutant that can be harsh on mucus membranes and is typically unsafe; medical ozone, safely and precisely administered, does not generally have any side effects. We make medical grade ozone (O3) by using medical oxygen (O2) and an electromagnetic charged ion machine to attach O to the O2 (O(1) + O2 = O3).
During an ozone treatment, blood is withdrawn and mixed with normal saline and ozone gas. The O3 quickly turns back into O and O2 as it mixes with blood and saline, and an IV drip returns the hyper-oxygenated fluid back into the bloodstream, where it can begin to help modulate immune responses.
Benefits of Ozone Therapy
- Bactericidal, fungicidal and virucidal when applied to the outside of organisms.
- Anti-inflammatory – breaks down prostaglandins and arachidonic acid substances within the immune system.
- Analgesic – decreases the pain response by reducing oxidation to and around nerve endings.
- Detoxification – this occurs in the liver and the kidneys, both for the organs themselves as well as for their function in the body.
- Increases oxygenation to cells and tissues.
- Optimization of the pro- and antioxidant systems in the body, helping to balance the immune system.
- Varied response to coagulation – at high doses increases coagulation and haemostasias in blood vessels, at low levels increases fibrinolytic activity (breaking up of coagulation).
- Indirect influence on multiple anti-inflammatory components of the immune system as it interacts with various cells. This can help patients with autoimmune diseases.
What Conditions does Ozone Therapy Treat?
- Infections of bacterial, viral, fungal, protozoan in origin
- Autoimmune disorders
- Inflammatory conditions
- Conditions like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, chronic mold exposure, Lyme
How many treatments are required?
- Usually it will take 20 treatments to make a lasting effect. These can be completed 2-3 times a week for best response. The treatment frequency can be altered based upon patient response.
Are there any side effects?
- Typically, no. There can be a bit of a die off type of reaction. If this is too uncomfortable, then you simply space out the treatments and/or increase the ozone intensity more slowly.
Can I continue my other treatments while using Ozone?
- Yes, ozone supports a wide variety of treatments.
Additional Resources & Studies
– Mark B.
– Kelly R.