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?
- 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|
|• 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
|• a positive neuroendocrine response|
|• up regulation of antioxidants|
|• activation of the network of enzyme repair|
|• and ameliorates age-related biochemical changes|
|• 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.
- 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.
Ozone is useful topically when infused into olive oil to help heal wounds, kill bacteria, and decrease pain/inflammation.
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.