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.
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 Does Ozone Do?
In 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?
- Ozone modulates the immune system to make it function better.
- It increases oxygen delivery to the tissues and cells.
- 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.
- It increases cellular energy production, making energy production more efficient.
- 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
- Joint pain
- Post-surgical wounds and scars
- Wound healing
- Diabetic ulcers
- Staph and MRSA cellulitis
- a positive neuroendocrine response
- up regulation of antioxidants
- activation of the network of enzyme repair
- and ameliorates age-related biochemical changes
For more information or to schedule your appointment with Dr. Nicole Maxwell, call 208-338-0405.