What is ozone therapy? What are its benefits?

Ozone therapy is the use of ozone (O3), a chemical compound with a much higher energy content than oxygen (O2), as an adjunctive method in the treatment of diseases. Ozone has a powerful oxidizing ability and serves as an effective disinfectant. It is widely used in water treatment facilities around the world to kill microorganisms in drinking water. Ozone therapy is typically applied in addition to other treatments and falls under the category of complementary medicine. It can be utilized as a safe adjunctive medical method by healthcare professionals who have received training and gained experience in this field.

Ozone therapy fights against pathogens such as fungi, viruses, and bacteria, regulates the activity of our immune system, and stimulates metabolism to support healing. Increasing oxygen utilization in our cells has widespread systemic effects that can positively impact overall health. Ozone and oxidative therapies improve oxygen utilization in the mitochondria, which are the energy factories of our cells. They also modulate cytokine production and antioxidant enzyme systems, thereby influencing the immune system and inflammation.

While strengthening the immune system is one of the main benefits of ozone therapy, it actually offers much more to your body. Other benefits of ozone therapy include:

Faster healing
Increased energy levels
Reduction in pain
Improved brain function
In summary, ozone therapy can provide various health benefits.

How is the decision made to administer ozone therapy to an individual? What types of treatment are used for which diseases?

Many signs of aging and chronic diseases have been associated with decreased oxygen utilization and weakened mitochondrial health. Ozone therapy, which can improve both of these factors, can lead to significant improvements in health. The immunomodulatory and anti-infective effects of these treatments contribute significantly to the healing process in both acute and chronic infections, as well as autoimmune conditions.

Ozone therapy can be a meaningful complementary component of your treatment plan, especially in the following conditions:

Need for immune system strengthening
Chronic viral, bacterial, and fungal infections
Lyme disease
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Pain and muscle degeneration
Cardiovascular diseases