Ozone therapy is a kind of alternative treatment that works by introducing ozone into the body. The introduction of oxygen in the kind of ozone is said to cure cancer, multiple sclerosis, AIDS, and many other diseases. The ozone is introduced into the body in various forms. It can be mixed with other gasses and liquids and then it is injected into the body either subcutaneously or intravenously. Ozone can also be introduced through autohemotherapy, a process that involves drawing of blood from a patient, exposing it to ozone, and then re-injecting it back to the patient’s body.
Ozone Therapy Mechanism
Ozone therapy works by a mechanism of supplying the body with oxygen. The theory is that cancer and other diseases do not thrive in the presence of oxygen. Therefore, when ozone is introduced into the body, it leads to the death of the cancerous cells. Nowadays, low dose chemo is also being used in the treatment of cancer. Diabetic complications have been attributed to the presence of oxidative stress in the body. The introduction of ozone prevents the oxidative stress by bringing to normal the levels of organic peroxide through the activation of superoxide dismutase. Ozone also has been found to be effective in boosting of a person’s immunity through the increasing the production of cytokines in the body. Various other bacteria have been found to avoid in multiplying in an environment that has ozone. Hostile environment for the growth of bacteria makes people healthy since they are not infected by diseases that are caused by bacteria.
Ozone has been used effectively in the treatment of various diseases:
• Dental diseases
• Herniated discs,
• Improving performance
Other procedures like the lymphatic drainage massage benefits are effective in the treatment of lymphedema, which is the accumulation of fluids after surgery.
When inhaled by mammals, ozone has been known to react with some compounds in tissues to trigger a variety of pathological effects. When ozone is infused into the human blood, it produces reactive oxygen species, which are also known as free radicals. Too much free radical in the body is what causes oxidative stress and damage to the cells. A single dose of inhaled ozone is not known to be lethal, but high levels of the gas are toxic. An iv chelation procedure is also used to get rid of free radicals in the body. A complication that was reported after the utilization of this therapy is the development of hepatitis in a patient.