Category: Medical Ozone, IV and Injection Therapies

Ways Ozone Can Benefit the Body

Ozone is created by exposing 100% pure oxygen to a spark of electricity in a special generator which adds an extra electron onto the oxygen molecule. 

Ozone therapies have been used since its discovery in 1840 and ozone is used all over the world safely.  Boise Natural Health Clinic is proud to contribute this important therapy to the Treasure Valley. Here are some of the amazing things that ozone does for us:  

1) Ozone kills infectious microbes like viruses, bacteria, fungi.

We use ozone in a variety of ways to kill infectious microbes. It can directly kill almost all ‘bugs’. Ozone gas has direct killing effect by using ozone infused olive oil or a process called insufflation. Insufflation is allowing ozone gas to come into direct contact with various tissues, including nasal passages, ear canals, vaginas, and rectums.

2) Ozone increases the delivery and use of oxygen in the cells.

Energy production runs most efficiently with oxygen. If we inject ozone into damaged joint spaces or tissues, we can focus that oxygenation into the injured area and promote healing.  By increasing oxygen in the cells, we can increase our energy production, healing capabilities, and support our immune system.

3) Ozone helps stimulate and improve our antioxidant and detoxification pathways.

Ozone therapies increase our antioxidant production by up to 300% in some studies. Antioxidants help with slowing down the aging process, decreasing some cancer risks, decreasing inflammation, and promoting movement of waste products. Rectally, ozone has been shown to improve our bodies’ own production of the most potent antioxidant, glutathione. Glutathione is often referred to as the master antioxidant and helps the liver to detoxify, is anti-aging, and is used in the immune system to combat infections.

4) Ozone can modulate the immune system.

Immune system modulation means increasing immunity in the presence of an infectious agent or decreasing immunity when the immune system is out of control, like in an autoimmune disease. Ozone mediates some of our cell signaling messengers, called cytokines, to help turn the immune system up or down depending on our needs. Ask your BNHC naturopathic physician if they think ozone therapy may be right for you!

Medical Ozone Therapies – Topical, IV Ozone, Prolozone and Insufflation

What is Ozone?

Ozone is simply an alternate version of oxygen. Oxygen (O2) in the air we breathe is two molecules of oxygen attached together.  Ozone (O3) has three atoms of oxygen attached together.  O3 behaves somewhat differently than O2. Ozone is “activated” and far more energetic and oxidative than oxygen, which is what makes it so valuable to us for air and water purification as well as medical ozone therapy treatments.  Medical ozone is created by an ozone generator which exposes pure oxygen to a spark. 

What Does Ozone Do?

In chemical terms ozone is an oxidizer. In simpler terms it destroys bacteria, viruses, parasites, amoeba, mold, fungus, aIn chemical terms ozone is an oxidizer. In simpler terms it destroys bacteria, viruses, parasites, amoeba, mold, fungus, and also breaks down harmful chemicals and impurities. It is 35 times more powerful than chlorine; leaves no harmful chemicals or byproducts behind; and if used properly and in the proper amounts, it is completely non-toxic.[i]

What is Medical Ozone Therapy?

Medical Ozone Therapy is the use of ozone in medicine. It can be used outside the body (on the skin) and also inside the body. Ozone is used openly in medicine around the world, mainly in Europe, Asia, and South America. It is also gaining a foothold in North America. It is amazing how many different uses ozone has in the field of medicine, from disinfecting and healing external wounds, burns, and rashes, boosting of the immune system, to the successful treatment or control of internal systemic diseases of all kinds, from the common cold and flu through to chronic degenerative diseases that can scare, and disable us all.[ii]

What Does Ozone Do When Used for Medical Ozone Therapy?

  1. Ozone modulates the immune system to make it function better.
  2. It increases oxygen delivery to the tissues and cells.
  3. Ozone kills bacteria and viruses on contact, and it inhibits the ability of viruses to attach to cells so that they can’t cause disease.
  4. It increases cellular energy production, making energy production more efficient.
  5. Ozone decreases the level of oxidation in your body by increasing the levels of antioxidant enzyme systems and their activity.

Ozone is used in our office for:

Ozone doesn’t just decrease pain, it uses the power of oxygen to cause damaged tissues, ligaments, joint and tendons to regenerate and heal.
• Chronic pain syndromes
• Musculoskeletal pain
• Tendonitis
• Joint pain
Anti-microbial properties
• Wound healing – Diabetic ulcers
• Chronic Infections
• Can be applied to skin, ears, sinuses, eyes, vaginas, rectums.
• Also used via IV into the blood (MAH).
1)    Bacterial (staph, MRSA, Lyme, etc)
2)    Viral (EBV, HPV, CMV, etc)
3)    Other infections
Ozone creates:
• a positive neuroendocrine response
• up regulation of antioxidants
• activation of the network of enzyme repair
• and ameliorates age-related biochemical changes
Ozone creates:
• ATP, which is the currency of energy inside the cell.
• SOD, which cleans up free radicals/damaging oxidation to the body.
• Kills viruses that are often linked to chronic fatigue, such as Epstein Barr virus.
• Support and activation of the hypothalamic endocrine pathways (brain/hormone connection ).

For more information or to schedule your appointment with Dr. Nicole Maxwell, call 208-338-0405.

What is Prolozone Therapy?

  • Prozolone Therapy is an injection technique that uses ozone.  “Prolo” is short for “proliferation” because the treatment causes the proliferation (growth, formation) of new tissue. 

What is IV Ozone/Major Autologous Hemotherapy (MAH)? 

IV Ozone, or MAH, is the process of removing a small portion of your blood into a sterile IV bag, adding ozone gas into that blood, and then infusing the mixture back into your veins via IV. This procedure takes about 45 minutes each visit and we recommend between 6-10 treatments.

The ozone gas binds to your red blood cells (much like oxygen does), and then is infused safely back into your veins, so no actual gas is injected directly into your veins. This helps the ozone travel body-wide to decrease inflammation and kill any viruses, bacteria, or other organisms that might be present.

We use MAH for chronic fatigue syndrome, lyme disease, colds/flus, adjunctive cancer care, pain, neuropathy, and many other applications.

Topical Ozone

Ozone is useful topically when infused into olive oil to help heal wounds, kill bacteria, and decrease pain/inflammation.

Sinus Insufflation

We also offer sinus treatments that help to kill fungus, mold, and bacteria that can cause or exacerbate sinus infections, allergies, and pain. Ozone can help dissolve biofilms as well, which is useful in the treatment of MARCoNS, a type of antibiotic resistant bacteria, as it not only kills the bacteria, but also destroys the bacteria’s protective housing.  



Vitamin B12 & B complex injections at Boise Natural Health!

Walk In Wednesdays for B-shots
9 am to 4 pm
No Appointment Necessary
See Fees Page

We are pleased to support our patients with this safe and effective treatment.

Whether you are an athlete looking to optimize energy and performance or are a busy parent or employee experiencing stress or low energy, you now have another option available at Boise Natural Health Clinic. 

Intramuscular injections are a safe and efficient way to get your vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants. In Washington State, Dr. Maxwell successfully treated many of her patients experiencing low energy, headaches, joint pain, forgetfulness, mild anxiety or depression, trouble concentrating and weight gain with B12 shots. Whether you are looking to boost your energy, maximize your weight loss, or reduce your pain- these 5-minute injections are a great addition to your healthy lifestyle.

Below are just a few of the benefits of B shots:
• Boost energy
• Aid in detoxification
• Strengthen the immune system
• Improve hair, nails, and skin
• Promote weight loss and healthy metabolism
• Decrease pain naturally
• Improve mood
• Decrease stress

Studies have shown that nutrient injections result in higher levels of vitamin and nutrient absorption. This is because an intramuscular injection allows you to bypass the digestive system so stomach absorption is not an issue.  The nutrients are rapidly delivered directly to where they need to be. Additionally, nutrient shots allow for higher and more therapeutic doses of nutrients to be delivered as compared to what can be digested and absorbed through the stomach. When ingested orally, high doses of nutrients can upset the stomach, an issue which is avoided with nutrient injections.

Nutrient injections can be customized for patients based on specific lab results but popular options available for general purposes include our:

  • B-12: Contains Methyl-B12, great for boosting energy & cognition
  • B-12 & B-complex combo: Methyl-B12 and additional B vitamins.

A potent combination to supports optimal health.  Perfect if you are looking to maintain or improve overall well-being.

More About B-12

Many individuals may be deficient in B12, including vegetarians, vegans and other individuals who might have trouble naturally absorbing B12, especially seniors. As such, B-12 is a staple in every IM injection.

B12 is a complex vitamin that not only improves energy, mood, and stress, it also supports many integral systems in the body. It is crucial in the proper functioning of the brain, nervous system, and the blood. B-12 is also important for memory, the immune system and plays a key role in the body’s metabolism, DNA synthesis and energy production.

Vitamin B12 shots may sting slightly when administered, but most patients claim that the discomfort is minimal. There is occasionally some slight tenderness at the site of the B12 injection for a short while. Overall, individuals have reported minimal negative side effects to receiving B12 shots. 

The amount of B12 an individual needs depends on the current levels of B12 in their body and their specific symptoms. A consultation with a doctor at Boise Natural Health will ensure that you are getting the optimum combination of nutrients for your needs.

Injections can be administered in the clinic or prescribed for home use.