Looking for a way to slow the signs of aging?
Supplying your body with ozone gas may improve circulation and combat inflammation to boost your immune system, addressing two major issues that tend to develop as you age.
Decreased circulation and a weakened immune system limit the body’s ability to repair itself, leading to reduced mobility and an increased risk of arthritis and other health problems. These issues also promote the effects of aging on the skin, including increased wrinkles and saggy skin.
Ozone therapy offers an alternative treatment for a wide range of health concerns.
What is Ozone Therapy?
Ozone therapy is a method of adding ozone gas to the bloodstream. Research suggests that the colorless gas can help supply more oxygen to the body, which helps to stimulate the immune system and provide many additional health benefits.
Ozone gas (O3) is comprised of three oxygen molecules instead of the two oxygen molecules found in the oxygen (O2) that we breathe.
Ozone gas was first discovered in 1786 and later synthesized in 1840. However, a breakthrough came in 1873. Scientists discovered that ozone can kill a variety of microorganisms including bacteria, diphtheria, and tuberculosis.
In 1911, the head of the Department of Physiology at Loyola Chicago University began using ozone gas to treat various ailments. He successfully utilized the gas to help treat bronchitis, diabetes, anemia, asthma, tuberculosis, gout, and syphilis.
Over the years, doctors have refined the process, making ozone therapy a suitable treatment for improving your overall health and addressing specific health issues.
How does Ozone Therapy work?
Ozone therapy is designed to supply your body with more oxygen, aiding several important systems including the production of ATP.
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is an organic chemical used by the body to provide energy to a wide range of bodily processes. Your body relies on ATP for everything from brain function to muscle contractions.
ATP is produced through electron transport in the mitochondria of your living cells. The oxygen content of your body directly impacts the electron transport process. Increasing the oxygen content allows your body to produce ATP more efficiently.
Decreased oxygen utilization is linked to aging and various diseases of aging, such as degenerative diseases including arthritis. Other potential dangers of limited oxygen content include:
- More free radicals
- Risk of cancer
- Oxidative stress
- Weakened immune system
The production of free radicals increases the risk of various cancers and diseases including liver disease, heart disease, vascular disease, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
What's the process for Ozone Therapy?
At our clinic, we use autohemotherapy to increase your oxygen content. This process involves the removal of a small amount of blood, which is then combined with saline and ozone before being reintroduced into the body.
Our staff draws 60cc’s of the patients blood and infuse it with 60cc’s of Ozone. The blood reaches a bright crimson red color. This process typically only takes about three minutes.
The contents of the bag are then infused back into the body at a rate of 20 to 40 drops per minute. The entire treatment lasts 40 to 60 minutes.
After ozone therapy, most patients report feeling energized. You may notice that your airways feel clearer and your body feels lighter as if completing a light workout.60cc’s of the patients blood and infuse it with 60cc’s of Ozone. It is combined with saline and Heparin into a 150cc empty mixing bag.
Is Ozone Therapy safe?
Ozone therapy is considered safe and consistently effective. However, as with almost any treatment, it comes with a few potential risks.
Some ozone therapy methods may increase the risk of respiratory problems and circulatory problems, including blood clots or swelling of blood vessels. However, these issues are rare, especially when using autohemotherapy techniques.
Benefits of Ozone Therapy
As mentioned, ozone therapy helps increase the oxygen content of your body, which leads to a variety of possible health advantages. Some of the most well-documented benefits of ozone therapy include:
- Slower effects of aging
- Reduced risk of cancer
- Improved brain function
- Strengthened immune system
- Hormone regulation
- Improved circulation
Along with these benefits, ozone gas helps kill many types of microorganisms. For those suffering from bacterial diseases, parasites, viruses, or yeast infections, ozone therapy may offer an effective solution.
Fight the Effects of Aging
Ozone therapy helps correct the NAD/NADH ratio by increasing oxygen utilization. When you eat food, your body uses enzymes to break down the nutrients. Your body uses nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) to activate the enzymes, which then reduces the NAD to NADH.
To oxidize the NADH back to NAD to continue the cycle, your body needs more oxygen. Correcting the balance of NAD and NADH decreases free radical production, protecting the body against some of the effects of aging.
Reduce the Risk of Cancer
Some of the benefits of ozone therapy may increase your body’s natural ability to fight cancer. Studies show that ozone increases cell oxidation and fights free radicals known to cause cancer.
Ozone also promotes increased antioxidant enzyme activity, potentially protecting healthy cells against the negative side effects of radiation and chemotherapy.
Protect Your Heart Health
Ozone therapy may also protect the heart and provide an alternative treatment for various breathing disorders.
Supplying more oxygen to your blood may reduce stress on the lungs. This promotes greater circulation, reducing the risk of heart disease and coronary artery disease. At the same time, reducing stress on the lungs may ease some of the symptoms related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.
Who should consider using Ozone Therapy?
Anyone wanting to improve his or her overall health or slow some of the effects of getting older should think about using ozone therapy.
For major illnesses, continue to work with your primary physician and discuss the advantages of adding ozone therapy to your treatment. Increasing your oxygen content may also help address dental, fungal, and skin infections.
Contact our staff here at Revive to learn more about ozone therapy. We have a compassionate, skilled team ready to assist with your wellness.