Ozone (O3) was discovered in the 1840s and was shown to be a molecule consisting of three oxygen atoms in a dynamically unstable structure. Although classically thought of as a substance with potentially dangerous effects, the modern reality is far different. After more than a century of study, this old molecule turns out to have unique and regenerative properties when used clinically to address patient issues. As far back as 1896, Nikola Tesla patented the first O3 generator in the US, later forming the “Tesla Ozone Company” for use in a medical setting.
How does O3 work in the human body? Ozone represents the continued adoption of agitating therapies to improve cellular function. Injury leads to healing. The newer concept of sparking intracellular responses by stimulating a pseudo injury to cells is the mechanism of action O3. Rather than damaging cells, ozone when applied correctly elicits restorative responses on a molecular level within the body. This directly leads to regenerating anti-oxidant species to balance oxidative metabolism, alters inflammatory mediator cascades, and revitalizes mitochondrial function which in turn improves cellular function that is the basis for better tissue and organ performance. O3 also retrains cells to utilize oxygen more successfully and has a role as a potential anti-infective.
The summary from a clinical perspective is that Ozone Therapy gives the opportunity to correct or regenerate metabolic processes which have become imbalanced physiologically. This therapeutic option can be used to potentially address difficult-to-resolve medical conditions.
Ozone Therapy Benefits Can Include: reducing fatigue and inflammation and improving circulation and cellular efficiency.
Properties of using medical ozone
Medical ozone has the ability to destroy bacteria, viruses, fungi, and pathogens by oxidizing the membrane thereby destroying the pathogen’s DNA
Boosting oxygen and energy – Medical ozone activates RBC metabolism. It binds to RBCs and improves the release from the RBC to the tissue where it is actively needed. At the same time increases the production of ATP, the energy required by the RBC to perform its function. Medical ozone increases the capacity to become more flexible improving their ability to get into the peripheral and microvascular spaces. Therefore, more oxygen circulates the body, more oxygen gets to the tissues in our body thereby optimizing all our metabolic functions.
Boosting and Balancing our Immunity – medical ozone activates the immune system by stimulating special messenger cells that communicate with the immune system and thus boosting or modulating our response. When our immune system is low it will provide added support to our immunity. In the case of autoimmune responses, it will help bring our immune system back into balance.
Protects us from Oxidative Stress – medical ozone helps prevent oxidative stress by regulating our anti-oxidant enzymes already involved in neutralizing the effects of oxidative stress. Medical ozone helps to regulate the antioxidant enzymes and reduces the impact of oxidative stress on our bodies.
Medical Ozone can:
Increase our resilience to stress
Increase stamina throughout the day
Enhances sleep patterns
Increases our rate of recovery from chronic symptoms
Once in recovery, it aids the body to heal itself – thus preventative
Good health depends on the oxidation of sugars and carbs. Oxidation is central to:
Learn more about Ozone Joint Therapy here, and find out about EBOO Therapy here. Furthermore, we have provided a variety of helpful reading material for your review. If you have questions about Insufflation Therapy, read this handout. Information on Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation can be found here.