Ozone gas is a highly unstable gas consisting of three oxygen atoms that was discovered in the mid-19th century. The therapeutic effects of ozone gas have been investigated and used for over a century. The clinical use of ozone began in the late 1960s by Hans Wolff.
The effects of ozone have been proven and its effectiveness is consistent and safe. It can have minimal preventable side effects.
Ozone is used in disinfection and disease treatment.
Ozone therapy has been shown to be effective in many acute and chronic diseases. It is used in dentistry for the treatment of jaw diseases.
It has also been proven to be effective in the disinfection of water and the sterilization of medical devices.
What Is Ozone Therapy?
Ozone therapy is the use of medical ozone to create a therapeutic response in the body. Our body has the potential for self-renewal and repair.
The blockage in this potential causes diseases.
With the activating property of ozone gas, the body is stimulated and it is aimed to eliminate the causes that prevent healing and to heal the body itself.
What Is Medical Ozone?
Ozone used in medical treatment is called “Medical Ozone”. “Medical Ozone Generator” devices are used to obtain medical ozone. In these devices, 100% pure oxygen is exposed to high electrical voltage and ozone / oxygen gas mixture is obtained.
How Is Medical Ozone Used?
It is applied by doctors who have received training on how to apply medical ozone to the blood, joints, spine and body cavities such as intestines and bladder.
In Which Problems Is Ozone Therapy Useful?
Oxygen is indispensable in our lives. Ozone therapy has also been found to be beneficial in many cases.
Some of these are heart diseases, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia (muscle rheumatism), muscle and joint pain, herpes (herpes), hepatitis (jaundice), diabetes, lung diseases, macular degeneration (eye diseases), bowel diseases, autoimmune diseases, rheumatic diseases.
Is Ozone Therapy A Safe Treatment Method?
The complication rate of ozone therapy is very low (0.006%) when it is performed in the right hands and with the right application methods. However, serious complications can occur when it is applied by untrained individuals.
Therefore, both education and the standardization of application conditions are very important in ozone therapy.
Ozone therapy is a method of application that has been used extensively in the medical, dental, and veterinary fields for over 50 years.
There are thousands of published articles on this topic. These articles have provided data on the effectiveness and safety of ozone.
How Does Ozone Work?
Ozone therapy activates the immune system in infectious diseases.
It increases the intracellular use of oxygen, reduces ischaemia in cardiovascular diseases and many diseases associated with ageing.
Stimulates the regeneration of damaged joints and degenerative discs by releasing growth hormone. It significantly reduces chronic pain with its effect on pain receptors.
In published articles, its curative effects have been shown in chronic hepatitis, interstitial cystic disease, herpes infections, dental infections, diabetes and macular degeneration.
What Are Medical Ozone Application Methods?
- Major Autohemotherapy (intravenous administration)
- Minor autohemotherapy (intramuscular application)
- Rectal Ozone application
- Topical ozone application
- Intra-articular applications (intra-articular)
- Periarticular applications (around the joint)
- Intramuscular applications
- Intradiscal application
- Paravertebral application
- Peridural application
- Subcutaneous administration
- Vaginal ozone application
- Intraauricular application
- Intranasal administration
- Intratonsillar application
- Application to trigger points and acupuncture points
- Vesicoureteral insufflation
- Ozone sauna
Who Is Not Treated With Ozone Therapy?
- Absolutely not applicable:
- Glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase enzyme deficiency
- In patients with overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism), if the picture is not yet under control
- Blood cancer (leukaemia)
Conditions That May Be Inconvenient To Apply:
- Conditions with acute bleeding (heart attack, stroke, etc.)
- Uncontrolled heart disease
- In people with very weakened total antioxidant capacity
- In people who have undergone organ transplantation
Ozone therapy can change the natural course of many diseases and conditions. In laboratory studies, evidence of ozone’s effect on vascular, haematological, immune system and antioxidant capacity has been found.
Clinical studies are still ongoing to show that ozone therapy is beneficial in cardiovascular diseases, subcutaneous tissue, peripheral vascular diseases, neurological diseases, head and neck problems, orthopedic, gastrointestinal diseases and genital and urinary system problems.
Ozone therapy has been proven to be especially beneficial in diabetic foot, ischaemic wounds and peripheral vascular disease.
However, double-blind randomised controlled studies are still required in this field.