Reviewed by Dr. Scott Maymon, ND, NPH, and Dr. Sarah Stone, ND.

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Ozone therapy uses the powerful properties of ozone to boost the body’s natural healing processes and improve overall well-being. 

With a growing body of research supporting its many therapeutic effects, it has gained popularity for its potential to treat a wide array of conditions, ranging from chronic infections and autoimmune diseases to joint pain and skin disorders.

In this blog we will explore the science behind this therapy, its benefits, and the conditions treated with it.

What is Ozone Therapy?

Ozone therapy is a treatment that uses ozone gas, a form of oxygen, to improve the body’s healing processes. Ozone is composed of three atoms of oxygen (O3), differing from the oxygen we breathe, which consists of two oxygen atoms (O2). 

How Does It Work?

Ozone therapy involves the controlled administration of ozone gas into the body. This can be done through various routes of administration such as MAH (major autohemotherapy), injection, rectal insufflation, or topical application

The oxygen-ozone mixture introduced into the body provides an extra boost of oxygen, facilitating the increase of oxygen levels in blood cells and tissues.

The Benefits of Ozone Therapy

Medical ozone therapy has been shown to have various benefits for the body, including:

  • Anti-aging: Ozone has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce oxidative stress and cellular aging. By increasing oxygen levels in cells, it can help combat signs of aging and promote overall youthful vitality.
  • Boost oxygenation: As mentioned earlier, ozone therapy increases oxygenation in cells and tissues. This is especially beneficial for individuals with chronic diseases or conditions that thrive in low-oxygen environments.
  • Regulate immune system: Ozone is known to regulate the immune system, meaning it can boost a weakened immune system or regulate an overactive one. This makes it a valuable tool for treating autoimmune disorders.
  • Increase energy production: With increased oxygen levels and improved cellular function, it can also boost energy production in the body. This can improve overall energy levels and decrease fatigue.
  • Reduce oxidation levels: Ozone increases the activity of antioxidant enzymes in the body, reducing oxidation levels and protecting against free radical damage that contributes to disease.
  • Balances pH levels: Ozone has an alkalizing effect on the body, helping to reduce acidity levels and maintain a healthy pH balance.
  • Kills harmful organisms: The oxidizing properties of ozone make it highly effective in killing harmful bacteria, viruses, and even cancer cells. It can also break down toxins and impurities in the body.

Is It Safe?

When used properly and under the supervision of a trained medical professional, it is considered safe with minimal side effects. However, as with any medical treatment, there are certain precautions that should be taken into consideration.

It is important to only use medical-grade ozone generators and proper dosages to avoid potential adverse effects. Consultation with a qualified healthcare provider is recommended before beginning treatment.

Medical Conditions Treated With Ozone

  • Chronic pain and joint pain: Ozone therapy has shown promising results in alleviating various kinds of muscle pain and joint pain.
  • Autoimmune diseases: Treatment with ozone can help in managing conditions such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Infectious diseases: It has been used as a complementary treatment for chronic conditions like chronic hepatitis.
  • Cardiovascular disease: Ozone treatment can improve blood circulation and reduce symptoms associated with heart-related ailments.
  • Cancer: Ozone therapy is being studied as a potential complementary treatment for cancer, as it can target and kill cancer cells directly. It has also been shown to decrease chemotherapy side effects.
  • Respiratory conditions: Ozone therapy has shown benefits in conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, and COPD by improving lung function.

Clinical Studies and Scientific Evidence

Clinical studies and systemic reviews have shown that the effects of ozone therapy often include:

  • Improved immune system functionality
  • Enhanced circulation and oxygenation
  • Reduction in inflammation and oxidative stress
  • Better overall health outcomes with minimal side effects

Intrigued Yet?

Ozone therapy is more than just an alternative treatment; it’s a complementary practice that can join forces with conventional medical treatments to maximize overall health benefits. 

If you’re curious about how ozone therapy could improve your quality of life, book an appointment with Pure Body Health today and explore the transformative potential of oxygen-ozone therapy!

Read Introduction to Prolozone Therapy for more information about the use of ozone in regenerative injections. 

Call (480) 427-0442 or complete the online inquiry form to book an appointment with Dr. Scott Maymon, ND, MPH or Dr. Sarah Stone, ND.

FAQs About Ozone Therapy

What does ozone therapy do?

Ozone therapy is a treatment that uses ozone gas (O3) to improve the body’s natural healing processes and treat various medical conditions. It is administered through various methods depending on the illness being treated.

What are the risks of ozone therapy?

Ozone therapy is generally considered safe when performed by a trained medical professional using proper equipment and techniques. However, there are some potential side effects such as mild irritation at the injection site or headache after treatment.

Is ozone therapy FDA approved?

Ozone therapy is not currently FDA approved in the United States, but has been used for decades in other countries and continues to gain recognition for its potential health benefits

How many sessions are needed for ozone therapy to be effective?

The number of treatments required will depend on the condition being treated and individual response. Some people may see improvement after just one session, while others may require more sessions for optimal results.

What is the success rate of ozone therapy?

We define success based on the feedback we receive from patients. Based on that, the success rate is high, greater than 90% success.  Patients report a reduction in pain or the elimination of pain; improvements in function; reduction or elimination of symptoms by addressing core health issues; and improved energy. Patients also report being able to perform better, do more, and be more active in their lifestyle.

How much does ozone treatment cost?

The cost of ozone therapy can vary, but typically ranges from $75 to $285 per session. Rarely do we see insurance companies reimburse for these therapies.