Intravenously Ozone Therapy was developed and first used in Germany in the 1950’s. It is the most common medical ozone treatment today and is used by thousands of physicians worldwide. Ozone has powerful anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal properties, as well as the ability to neutralize toxins, boost the immune system and increase delivery of oxygen to all tissues.
Ozone is indicated to treat many conditions, such as chronic fatigue, circulatory disorders, macular degeneration, chronic bladder conditions, heart disease, wound healing, and immune/autoimmune disorders. Ozone therapy is extremely effective in fighting acute infections like colds, flu, and upper respiratory infections as well as chronic conditions such as Hepatitis, Epstein-Barr virus, Herpes viruses, and Lyme disease. Also, it is a great support for disease prevention and can aid in increasing athletic performance as well as decreasing post-athletic recovery time.
In addition to killing viruses, destroying bacteria and eliminating fungus, ozone therapy supports many of the body’s basic functions. One example of this would be activating red blood cell metabolism which leads to increased delivery of oxygen to the body and, because it helps to dilate constricted blood vessels, allows better blood flow. Ozone also increases the efficiency of the body’s own antioxidant system, helping to eliminate excess free radicals which are known to be the cause of many degenerative diseases.
Perhaps the most powerful effect of ozone, however, is its ability to boost the immune system. By stimulating the production of white blood cells and the release of the immune systems messengers, called cytokines, ozone helps the body to fight multiple infections and inhibit tumor growth.
During an ozone IV therapy infusion the patient sits in a comfortable recliner where an R.N. withdraws blood that is mixed with precisely measured amounts of ozone and then reinfused back into the body. When mixed together, the blood will turn bright red due to the increase in oxygen caused by the ozone. The total procedure takes about 30-40 minutes.
Ozone IV therapy is extremely beneficial when given in a therapeutic dose. This is why it is important to seek out a medical professional who is trained in using ozone therapy. Pure medical grade ozone, when it is used according to the established medical guidelines, has a safety record that is unparalleled.