Ozone therapy - What is ozone?
Ozone therapy has been utilized and heavily studied for more than a century. Its effects are proven, consistent, safe and with minimal and preventable side effects. Ozone (O3) gas is a molecule consisting of three atoms of oxygen in a dynamically unstable structure due to the presence of mesomeric states. Medical O3 is used to disinfect and treat disease. Mechanism of actions is by inactivation of bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast and protozoa, stimulation of oxygen metabolism, activation of the immune system thus killing the cancer cells.
Effects and medical uses
A whole number of pathological conditions exist which can be influenced positively or even healed by ozone. This is a fact which has been confirmed by a wide series of scientific investigations and medical publications. As a rule, ozone therapy is applied in addition to other therapeutic methods ie it belongs to the field of complementary medicine.
- arterial circulatory disorders (peripheral and cerebral in particular);
- complementary therapy in various kinds of cancer;
- general immune weakness;
- inflammatory processes, eg arthritis, reactivated;
- arthrosis, vascular conditions;
- age-related processes
What should I know as a Patient?
Before undergoing any form of ozone therapy, you should inform your doctor about any medication or special dietary measures you are taking or have been taking recently. You should only discontinue a regimen of this kind if your doctor advises you to do so. He or she should also know about allergies, inherited diseases or other complaints, and how they have been treated.Ozone therapy is low risk and usually applied as a complementary, additive or restorative method, ie in accompaniment of standard medical treatments.