Ozone therapy is an exciting technology which has become popular in Europe and around the world. It has also attracted considerable interest of the academic world outside the United States which resulted in plenty of scientific research that proved its safety and effectiveness.
A molecule of ozone chemically is consist of three atoms of oxygen (O3) instead of two atoms (O2) which would be just a molecule of oxygen. Ozone occurs naturally in the atmosphere when oxygen is subjected to electric discharges. In low concentrations, ozone gives the air pleasant and fresh smell, which we can experience going outside after a lightning storm.
Ozone generators are available on the market for air refreshment producing low concentrations of ozone and they are beneficial especially when combined with air filters. Also, ozone can be used to disinfect pools, surgical instruments or as treatment for mold.
When inhaled, ozone is harmless at low concentrations but higher concentrations are toxic to lungs tissue. Generally, when ozone smell is not unpleasant to our nostrils, it is safe to breath.
Ozone is a very powerful oxidant and disinfectant for which there is no bacterial resistance. Leukocytes (cells of our immune system) use ozone to kill pathogens and eliminate infections.
Ozone as a therapeutic agent can be used in many different ways.
At Medical Frontiers ozone is commonly used for prolo-therapy which means it is injected in low concentrations into the affected tissues like joints, muscles, fascias or subcutaneously in the affected area.
Ozone in the body triggers a cascade of antioxidant responses. This responses start the healing processes, control inflammation, pain and promote tissue regeneration.
Ozone can also be administered systemically. Suspended in olive oil can be used topically for local infections, wound healing joint pain and variety of dermatologic conditions. Please review our page on ozone sauna.
Ozone prolo-therapy can be used for:
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