For the past year, the world has been gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has trained the spotlight on our collective health — namely the importance of immunity.
At Alternative Disc Therapy, Dr. Warren Bleiweiss has long understood that a healthy immune system is paramount for great health and wellness. In fact, he devoted much of his practice to boosting this all-important defense mechanism using an effective treatment called oxygen ozone therapy.
Here’s a look at how ozone infusions boost your immune health and whether they may be right for you.
Your immune system explained
Every day, your body is assaulted by potentially harmful agents that we call pathogens. From bacteria and viruses to fungi and parasites, these pathogens can lead to minor problems like rashes and far more serious concerns like we’re witnessing with COVID-19.
The only reason we don’t succumb to these assaults is because of the incredible design of the human body, which comes complete with its own defense mechanism — the immune system.
Your immune system is a complex and far-reaching network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to identify and fight off pathogens. On the front lines are your white blood cells, which circulate throughout your body, on the hunt for any potential danger.
When they encounter a pathogen, your white blood cells spring into action to attack and destroy the invading pathogens and create antibodies so that your body is better prepared the next time it encounters the same pathogen.
Other tissues also play roles, such as your lymphatic system, which functions as part of your immune system to help remove wastes and toxins from your body.
Given that your immune system is your only true defense against pathogens, such as viruses or harmful bacteria, it’s important that it has the strength and resources necessary to do battle, which is where oxygen ozone therapy comes in.
Oxygen ozone therapy and your immune system
Oxygen ozone infusions boost your immune system in several ways.
First, oxygen ozone can inactivate bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast, and protozoa. Second, oxygen ozone infusions increase oxygen delivery to tissues, giving your body the strength to fight back. Third, oxygen ozone injections stimulate your immune cells.
Oxygen ozone therapy also regulates specific cytokines (proteins released by your cells), which control inflammation. With oxygen ozone treatments, we can control your immune system’s inflammatory processes by changing cytokine levels.
To put this discussion into more practical terms, let’s come back to COVID-19. While data is constantly changing and being added as we learn more, emerging research is showing the usefulness of oxygen ozone treatments in helping patients who are infected with this virus.
As an example, Dr. Paolo Tordiglione, who was on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis in Italy, found that oxygen ozone therapy helped scores of patients to recover more quickly and avoid serious complications and hospitalization. If you’d like to see his full account of how he successfully used oxygen ozone therapy to combat COVID-19, click here.
While we’re using COVID-19 as an example, since it poses a clear and present danger, there are countless applications for oxygen ozone therapy, from battling invading viruses to treating chronic conditions like arthritis or back pain.
If you’d like to learn more about oxygen ozone injections and how they can benefit your health, please contact our office in Caldwell, New Jersey, to learn more.