Ozone Therapy for chronic pain, injuries, & reverse aging
If you have chronic pain, then you know how hard it can be to deal with. You might find that it’s hard to perform daily activities, participate in the hobbies that you enjoy or even sleep at night. Chronic pain can even affect your professional life. Many people turn to over the counter medications to reduce their pain, but these come with unwanted side effects such as gastrointestinal upset and ulcers. With the recent opioid epidemic, many doctors agree that it’s best to avoid taking painkillers altogether. Ozone therapy is a natural way to treat and heal your pain using a special molecule of pure oxygen so that you can get back to living your best life. Here’s how.
What is Ozone Therapy?
Ozone therapy is a type of medical therapy that uses a molecule of oxygen to help naturally treat pain, reverse the effects of aging, and reduce the acidity in the body to ward off disease. Ozone is a gas that was discovered in the middle of the nineteenth century. It’s a colorless molecule that is made up of three atoms of oxygen. The primary function of ozone in the body is to protect against UV radiation (1), but it has also proven to be effective at decreasing blood cholesterol, stimulating antioxidant responses, and support dental caries (1). One study stated that ozone therapy can be used to disinfect and treat diseases with minimal and preventable side effects (1). It works by inactivating viruses, fungi, bacteria, and yeast by activating the immune system. Diseases that can be treated with ozone therapy include circulatory disorders, infected wounds, macular degeneration, viral diseases, geriatric conditions, rheumatism, arthritis, cancer, AIDS and SARS (1).
What Do Ozone Treatments Do?
Research shows that ozone therapy has multiple benefits. It works as an antiaging agent by increasing the oxygenation of your cells to reduce the likelihood of cancer and other diseases. Research shows that ozone kills cancer cells, bacteria, and viruses on contact. It can also be used to modify your immune system. For people with autoimmune disorders, ozone therapy can help calm the immune system so that it stops attacking itself. If you have a weakened immune system, ozone can help boost the immune system to fight off diseases and infections naturally.
You can also use ozone therapy to reduce the acidity in your body by boosting antioxidant enzyme systems. Toxins are responsible for many health conditions, including weight gain, chronic fatigue, pain, and more. Additionally, ozone enhances energy production in the cells to help them age in a healthy manner. Your cells need energy to function at their best. When they don’t get the energy they need, you are more likely to suffer from an accelerated aging process.
How Is Ozone Therapy Administered?
Ozone therapy can be administered in two ways, by injection to the specific area of pain or by treating the patients’ blood with IV Ozone therapy (Autohemotherapy). IV Ozone therapy is administered by the withdrawal of a small amount of patients’ blood, then blood is treated with Ozone oxygen molecules which power-boost and absorb into cells, and then reinjection into the body with an IV drip.
Ozone’s powerful effects on pain
Ozone therapy is becoming increasingly popular among doctors who treat chronic pain. According to interventional radiologist Kieran Murphy, MD, of the University of Toronto, ozone therapy can even help prevent some people from having back surgery (2). Research shows that between 50 and 60 percent of people who suffer from herniated disc pain could be good candidates for ozone therapy. Additionally, as many as 80 percents of people in the United States suffer from back pain, and 10 percent of these people will need back surgery.
According to Doctor Murphy, ozone therapy is just as effective as surgery for relieving pain that is induced by a herniated disc with a lower risk of side effects and faster recovery times (2). These findings were confirmed by 2015 that found that ozone therapy can be used to treat chronic back pain due to its ability to reactivate the innate immune system and correct the oxidative stress accompanied by typical chronic inflammatory pain disorders (3). Perhaps the best news yet is that ozone therapy is much safer than painkillers and surgery when it comes to correcting and healing chronic pain disorders.
Research shows that ozone therapy can also be used to treat knee pain. One study found that patients with osteoarthritis knee pain who were treated with ozone therapy for eight weeks significantly reduced their pain when compared to a control ground (4). Patients reported having improvements in their joint stiffness and engagements in physical activities. They also reported having better mental and general health due to the improvement in their knee pain. Additionally, no side effects were reported.
History of Ozone Therapy
Ozone therapy has been studied for several decades. It has proven and consistent effects with few side effects. Research shows that ozone therapy has been used for more than 150 years to treat and disinfect diseases. Before the turn of the last century, ozone therapy was used to disinfect drinking water. It has been shown to treat as many as 114 different diseases (1). Around the year 1896, Nikola Tesla patented the first ozone generator in the United States. He later founded the “Tesla Ozone Company.” During World War I, ozone therapy was used to treat soldiers with infected wounds. At that time, researchers found that not only did ozone remedy the infection, but it also has anti-inflammatory and hemodynamic properties. By the late 1980’s German doctors were using ozone therapy to treat patients with HIV.
Ozone Therapy Vs. Other Pain Treatment Methods
Experts agree that ozone injections are safer and more effective than the use of painkillers and corticosteroids when it comes to treating chronic pain due to its proven anti-inflammatory and antioxidant boosting mechanism. They also have a better range of action that other types of treatment to help you naturally treat your pain without side effects. For more information or to inquire about whether ozone therapy is right for you, contact Hawaii Natural Medicine to schedule a consultation.