Medical ozone therapy is a safe, natural way to manage difficult to manage pain. Ozone therapy is a variation of the oxygen molecule we normally breathe but instead of O2, it is O3. Meaning that ozone is an highly reactive (read easy oxygen atom donor) formation of oxygen. The reactivity makes ozone an excellent kick starter to your immune. Ozone has antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal actions and the oxygen assists in circulation and strengthening cell’s normal function. Ozone is anti-inflammatory in the body and helps cells heal exponentially faster than without ozone application. As oxygen is used by every cell in the body, ozone is easily absorbed and utilized by the local cells thereby accelerating healing. Here are some of my favorite ways to utilize medical ozone to eliminate pain in the body:
Arthritis and Degenerated Joints
This is one of my favorite uses for ozone therapy because the healing generated by ozone injections can be felt in any joint in the body that has degenerated by arthritis. A bonus is that ozone injections also heal Lyme arthritis which is a big concern for those of you with Lyme disease out there. Because of ozone’s natural antibacterial and antiinfection actions, Lyme can be cleared out of a joint in a way that antibiotics cannot. Joint regeneration is also assisted by ozone injections so not only will you find your pain relieved but this can be a permanent fix for your arthritis, no matter the severity.
Tired? Achey? Muscle pain? Many of my patients come to me diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Other than pain medications, conventional medicine offers little for resolution of fibromyalgia. As a naturopathic doctor, I look deeper into understanding the cause of such chronic illnesses. Fibromyalgia is difficult to understand and even more difficult process to relieve. Ozone IV’s or ozone injections to the local area often relieves and can permanently relieve pain from fibromyalgia. Partially due to allowing the cells to detoxify better, partially due to immune system modulation, partially due to its antiviral and antiinflammatory actions medical ozone is a godsend for people in chronic pain and fatigue.
Tendinitis or Partial Tendon Tear Repair
Local application of ozone therapy with a mix of vitamins and homeopathic medicines will heal or strengthen a tendon or ligament that has been torn or inflammed due to over-use or traumatic injury. This can easily keep you out of the surgeon’s suite. Achilles tendinitis, ACL tears, rotator cuff tears all respond beautifully and quickly to ozone injections avoiding surgical repair for these and other common tears. Occasionally, I will also utilize PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) or Prolotherapy (High concentration dextrose) along with the ozone to accelerate healing in severe cases.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBD
Abscesses, infections in the gut, chronic irritation in the bowels can easily be healed with a series of local application of ozone. This includes fistulas and ulcerative colitis.
Since I’ve already mentioned the anti-infection benefits of ozone, this seems obvious. From gangrene to an abcessed toenail or infected cat scratch, ozone does it all. Keep this in mind before you decide to take the next dose of antibiotics for an infection.