What is it? What is its history?
Ozone is the highly reactive result of combining three oxygen molecules.
The creator of the first ozone device was Nikola Tesla. It was utilized in World War II as a disinfectant. However, just because it was used in the past doesn’t make it applicable today! So read more to learn how this therapy can be applied in present day medicine.
How is it used as a therapy? Is it researched?
In the clinic, the therapy utilizes medical grade oxygen/ozone gas created by a medical device in a doctor’s office. It can be administered to the patient via IV treatment or can be injected into muscles and joints with Prolozone. In case you are wondering, ozone is never injected directly in veins.
Generalized benefits of ozone therapy include:
- Reduces inflammation
- Supports tissue repair
- Increasse cellular energy
- Reduces oxidized LDL cholesterol
- Improves oxygen delivery to cells and circulation
- Up-regulates the antioxidant system
- Modulates the immune system
It is exciting to paw through some of the research on different applications of ozone therapy! For example, in 2013, a study showed that using ozone therapy to stop dry macular degeneration was effective (PMCID: PMC3939750). For more on the research, click HERE. The forefront of ozone therapy research is taking place in other countries such as Spain, Italy, Russia, and Cuba.
Tell me more about Prolozone.
Prolozone therapy is the combination of prolotherapy and ozone therapy. A small volume of ozone gas is injected into tendons, ligaments, joint capsules or joint spaces following prolotherapy injections. Ozone therapy supports tissue repair by increasing oxygen delivery to damaged or injured tissues, improving circulation, stimulating a cascade of growth factors including platelet derived growth factor (PDGF), transforming growth factor-b1 (TGF-b1), and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) that your body relies on to heal.
Contact Standing Pine Health Clinic to learn more about this novel therapy!