A variety of medical conditions can be treated with ozone therapy, a water-soluble gas ozone made of three oxygen molecules. Close to standard oxygen, the three molecules add an extra push to the oxygen that assists in providing healing properties. With this therapy type, the amount of oxygen in the body is increased. Such benefits of this therapy type include liver detoxification, improved circulation, better oxygen supply, bacteria, and viruses are killed on contact as well as the improved white blood cell activity. The ozone is provided in therapeutic doses and is considered a safe alternative to traditional medical treatments.
Administering Ozone Therapy
When you undergo ozone therapy, there are several treatment options. One way to introduce ozone into the body is with sauna treatments. An ozone sauna treatment is administered with a special sauna where your head is placed outside the treatment zone. You will not be breathing in the steam mixture. The steam will enter the body via the pores and help to cleanse the skin, pores and lymphatic system.
A second therapy type is known as auricular insufflations. This treatment type will irrigate the ear canal and will be used to treat the blood and lymphatic system of the body. A small amount of water is added to the ear canal, in the beginning, to assist the ozone in being absorbed. An output tube from an ozone generator is then held up to the ear, never placed inside the ear or sealed at the entrance of the ear. The ozone should flow into the ear and out, with treatment lasting two to five minutes on each ear.
Additional options for ozone therapy include vaginal and rectal insufflation. Ozone is applied via the vagina or rectum and will be used to treat various conditions. With vaginal insufflation, the ozone can treat yeast infections and sexually transmitted diseases. With rectal insufflation, a volume of ozone is flowed into the rectum, with the patient holding the gas for thirty minutes minimum. Studies have shown that this helps the ozone to remain in the body as it is slow to absorb.
Yet another method of using ozone therapy is known as autohemotherapy. This type of ozone therapy should only be completed by a trained professional, in a clinical setting. 200cc of blood will be withdrawn from the patient. The blood is placed in an evacuated bottle. The bottle is then placed upside down and 200cc of ozone gas is then infused into the blood. The blood is then placed back in the body with a transfusion style method.
The type of side effects you may experience will vary based on the type of therapy you complete. Ozone should never be inhaled so if you do get some in your mouth, nose or eyes, you may experience side effects. The eyes can burn, you may cough, feel nauseous or vomit as well as have a headache from exposure.
With rectal ozone treatments, you may experience mild discomfort, feeling as if you need to pass gas or have mild cramping. You may also experience a gurgling sensation. These feelings are temporary and will pass soon.
With ozone therapy, there is also a reaction known as Herxheimer Reaction. With this type of reaction, a patient can feel flu-like symptoms or feel worse for a short period of time. However, this feeling will lessen as therapy continues. This is considered part of the healing process.
While there are side effects that do not feel so great, there are also positive side effects. You may find that your nails and your hair grow much stronger as well as longer. Your skin can take on a healthy glow and you feel more energy after treatments. You will be able to fall asleep faster and feel more rested.