What Does Ozone Therapy Do?

Reviewed on 8/4/2022

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Ozone therapy can be used to treat viral diseases, circulatory disorders, geriatric conditions, macular degeneration, rheumatism/arthritis, backache and orthopedic diseases, diabetes mellitus, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), diabetic foot, and others.

Ozone (O3) is a natural gas used medically to disinfect and treat disease. Medical ozone is a mixture of oxygen and ozone obtained from medical oxygen by using a medical device. The gas produced from medical grade oxygen is administered in specific therapeutic doses, and never via inhalation.

Ozone can be used to inactivate:  

  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Fungi
  • Yeast
  • Protozoa

Ozone therapy can be used to treat: 

Ozone has also been shown to stimulate oxygen metabolism and activate the immune system. 

How Is Ozone Therapy Administered?

  • In ozone therapy oxygen is administered through site-specific injections and intravenously (IV) in specific therapeutic doses, and never via inhalation. 
  • Ozone is diluted in water and administered using your blood.
  • A sample of the patient’s blood is drawn, mixed with ozone and infused back to the body via an IV drip.
  • Dosage and protocol vary depending on the individual and the condition being treated. 

What Are Risks of Ozone Therapy?

Ozone therapy is generally considered safe, due to modern medical ozone generators with great precision.

Reported adverse effects of ozone therapy include: 

People who have certain underlying medical conditions should not receive ozone therapy, including: 

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Reviewed on 8/4/2022
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