In most traditional medicine settings, ozone is used to sanitize medical supplies to prevent infections in patients. But what is ozone therapy when it’s used as an alternative health treatment? How does it work? In our post, you’ll find the answers to all these questions and more.
What is Ozone?
First, let’s talk about what exactly ozone is. Ozone is a type of oxygen and colorless gas. Unlike the oxygen we breathe in, ozone has three oxygen atoms, which is precisely what gives the gas its powerful properties. The medical field has used ozone for over 100 years. In dentistry specifically, ozone has been used to disinfect and heal wounds in dental surgeries.
Intravenous (IV) Ozone Therapy
The practice of IV ozone therapy occurs when your practitioner uses ozone in liquid or gas form. They mix this gas or liquid into a sample of your blood, then administer this mixture into your body through an IV.
Prolozone® Therapy Injections
While a Prolozone® treatment also uses ozone, there is usually much more involved. You will receive injections of homeopathic anti-inflammatory medicines, vitamins and minerals, and ozone. Where they inject this mixture depends on where your pain is located.
IV Ozone Therapy: 3 Benefits
1. Immune System Regulation
There are two issues that your immune system can undergo: overactivity or underactivity. Whether your immune system attacks itself or fails to defend itself, ozone helps regulate each type of activity to create an appropriate response.
2. Increased Oxygen in Your Body
Diphosphoglycerate (DPG) is the enzyme responsible for increasing your oxygen intake. Without this critical enzyme, our bodily cells wouldn’t be able to receive enough oxygen. Ozone helps stimulate this enzyme to release more oxygen and promote healing.
3. Improve Your Circulation
Circulation is the culprit behind poor healing. An increase in oxygen throughout the body is part of what allows your blood to circulate properly. Ozone increases the amount of oxygen reaching your capillaries.
Prolozone® Therapy Injections: The Ultimate #1 Benefit
1. Rebuild Damaged Tissues
The main goal behind Prolozone® therapy is to completely rid you of pain. To do this, ozone helps rebuild your damaged tissues, joints, ligaments, and tendons to completely heal new and old injuries, regardless of where they are located.
Ozone is so critical to proper healing because poor circulation doesn’t allow your body to cure itself. Without the right levels of oxygen in your blood, you are more likely to experience issues with circulation. We see this symptom in conditions that cause lots of inflammation, such as diabetes.
What Does Ozone Therapy Treat?
IV ozone therapy can help treat a variety of different conditions, such as heart disease, macular degeneration (a type of eye disease), diabetes, and more.
On the other hand, Prolozone® therapy helps treat painful conditions, like arthritis, tennis elbow, sciatica, sports injuries, and much more.
Wondering, What is ozone therapy effective for? Call our South Florida Acupuncture Clinic to find out if this treatment can help improve your condition.
Is This Treatment Safe?
Ozone gas is harmful when you breathe it in—but during the course of both IV ozone and Prolozone® treatments, the ozone will either:
- Enter your bloodstream through an IV,
- Enter your tissues through an injection.
When traditional medicine options don’t have the answer to your illness, it could be time to find a different route. Call our South Florida Acupuncture Clinic at (305) 257-8573 for more in-depth information about Prolozone® injections!
Interested in IV ozone therapy? Our Coral Gables location offers this treatment. For more information about IV ozone therapy, call our Coral Gables office at (305) 456-1014.