At IntelliHealth Plus Medical Center, Bangkok Thailand
In medicine, ozone therapy is used to disinfect and treat diseases by limiting the effects of bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast, and protozoa.
What is ozone therapy?
What is ozone therapy?
- infected wounds
- circulatory disorders
- geriatric disorders
- macular degeneration
- viral diseases
- rheumatism and arthritis
Although ozone is a gas, developments in technology mean it can be used in several forms and different ways, including:
- ozonated olive oil applied directly to the body
- insufflation, a risky therapy where ozone is blown into the rectum
- ozonated water, which is drunk
- injections, which are often used in dentistry
- autohemotherapy, where blood is withdrawn, mixed with ozone, and put back into the bloodstream
- gas bath or sauna
Benefits of Ozone Therapy
There have been some promising studies examining how ozone may be beneficial to health by:
- inactivating bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, yeast, and protozoa
- stimulating the immune system to speed up healing
- improving circulation by cleaning the arteries and veins
- purifying blood and the lymph
- normalizing hormone and enzyme production
- having anti-inflammatory properties
- reducing pain
- stopping bleeding
- preventing shock
- limiting stroke damage
- reducing cardiac arrhythmia or abnormal heart rhythm
- reducing the risk of complications from diabetes
- improving brain function and memory
Is Ozone Therapy safe?
One review reports that the effects of ozone therapy are consistent and safe. However, ozone itself does have dangerous effects.
Exposure to ozone is associated with a significant increase in the risk of death from a respiratory disease, and it has well-known toxic effects on people’s lungs when present with nitrogen dioxide in smog.
Even small amounts of ozone can irritate the lungs and throat, resulting in coughing, shortness of breath, and damage to lung tissue that is more susceptible to infections.
There have been cases where ozone therapy has had adverse effects, some of which were severe. These reported side effects include:
- shortness of breath and other respiratory problems
- enzyme inactivation
- swelling of blood vessels
- poor circulation
- heart problems
- increased risk of stroke
- damage to the eardrum via insufflation of the ear
- bowel rupture because of insufflation of the rectum
- causing pulmonary embolism and death when given intravenously
These adverse effects are rare and, under normal circumstances, ozone therapy is considered to be safe.
However, other treatment methods can have side effects, One of the main side effects people having treatment or therapy can have is known as the Herxheimer reaction. This can make the individual have flu-like symptoms and make them feel worse in the short-term.
If ozone therapy is given, using insufflation via the rectum, the person may experience mild discomfort, cramping, and feeling as if they need to pass gas. These side effects are temporary.
Positive side effects include:
- nails and hair grow longer and stronger
- the skin has a more healthy glow
- a person has more energy
- falling asleep is easier
There is new research being done on a regular basis into ozone therapy and new developments into its use in medicine.
Price of Treatment
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