Ozone is a natural gas discovered in the 1840s. Many scientists felt it was just another gas in the Earth’s makeup. The thing is ozone has been found to have all sorts of medical implications and helps in various diseases and health problems.
Ozone is a naturally occurring gas. Its chemical structure consists of three atoms of oxygen, is colorless, and is believed to have many therapeutic effects when administered intravenously. But what kind of illnesses and problems does IV ozone help? Let us look at the variety of them to see if IV ozone therapy is right for you.
What Conditions Can IV Ozone Therapy Treat?
Practitioners use ozone therapy worldwide and have for over 100 years and still do in Europe and Asia. Ozone can be administered through site-specific injections and IV. While site-specific injections can help joint pain and wound healing, IV ozone treats diseases such as immune disorders, breathing disorders, and diabetes, and kills bacteria and viruses, which may help in irradicating some diseases.
A 2018 study found that “ozone mixed with blood and injected into people significantly reduced their viral load over a 2-year period. A lower viral load means less of the virus is present, which can improve long-term health.”
IV ozone therapy provides many benefits. It can take a sluggish immune system and give it the boost it needs to function on a whole different level. It also restores your energy level and increases your feeling of wellness. Ozone is even being tested to see if it can be a treatment for the COVID-19 virus and is having good results.
IV ozone therapy helps in the production of antioxidants which inactivates free radicals reducing the oxidative stress caused by them. Reducing this oxidative stress helps keep you young and vibrant. This is another key benefit IV ozone therapy delivers. It slows down aging at the cellular level. After all, aging starts at the cellular level. As a result, IV ozone therapy slows down aging, one of the best anti-aging treatments possible.
Ozone therapy works on the cells and causes a disruption of the natural replication process of harmful invaders to your body. Research has shown that ozone therapy can inactivate:
In fact, IV ozone treatment benefits most immune diseases. Scientists discovered IV ozone works on more than 100 other diseases and illnesses. It also acts as a disinfectant and sterilization device when used on surfaces and medical equipment.
In an article published by the National Institute of Health (NIH), ozone therapy was used as a wound treatment as early as World War I. The reason that ozone has not been researched further is because it isn’t patentable making it hard to interest anyone to complete the research with ozone.
Further in this same article, a discussion of using IV ozone for Lyme’s disease ensued with research from the author. In this research, a patient with a previous exposure and treated for Lyme’s disease 3 years earlier, returned to the clinic with a new Lyme’s disease cellulitis. The patient was offered IV antibiotics but refused due to his previous experience with IV ozone. IV ozone was administered and within 48 hours, the cellulitis was almost gone. IV ozone is essential to the treatment of immune disorders like Lyme’s disease, because it stimulates the immune system, making it realize something is wrong and increases the immune response.
In an age where bacteria are becoming immune to the known researched antibiotics, IV ozone therapy may be the next treatment to be used on bacteria and viruses, as the production of new antibiotics have become rare.
Another immune disorder treated with IV ozone.
Fibromyalgia is a disease that features a variety of symptoms. The symptoms are vague at times, but those diagnosed with it endure significant chronic pain, lack of the ability to focus, and many other symptoms.
In a study published by the NIH, 65 patients with Fibromyalgia were treated with IV ozone. 70% of the patients experienced a greater than 50% decrease in symptoms. And none of the patients reported any side effects.
This demonstrates the validity of IV ozone as a treatment for a multitude of illnesses by harnessing the immune system to diminish or eliminate these diseases.
But what about arthritis?
Arthritis is also a debilitating disease. There are two types of arthritis that ozone therapy may help. These are rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA). IV ozone is used for rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease which causes destruction of the joints which is permanent.
IV ozone has been given to consumers with RA with significant results. In a study published in the International Journal of Physiatry, RA patients were given IV ozone 3 times a week for a total of 10 treatments. Clinicians started seeing clinical results within four treatments. This study also had a group of RA patients that weren’t treated with the IV ozone. The group with IV ozone treatment had not only clinical improvement, but histological improvement too. This study demonstrated the benefits of IV ozone for consumers who have the chronic inflammatory disease of RA.
IV ozone is not effective for OA, but injections directly into a joint are successful in the treatment of OA.
How Does the Procedure Work?
Because ozone is water-soluble (dilutes in water), it can be administered using your blood. A sample of your blood will be drawn, mixed with ozone and infused back to your body via an IV drip. Each person is different, so the dosage and protocol are not the same for everyone. At the clinic, Alternative Disc Therapy, Dr. Warren Bleiweiss determines the best dose and therapy for you.
According to the National Institute of Health, (NIH), “copious volumes of research have provided evidence that ozone’s dynamic resonance structures facilitate physiological interactions useful in treating a myriad of pathologies.”
The NIH article also stated ozone therapy even increases your own production of antioxidants, increases local circulation, and enhances your immune response.
In another article from the NIH, ozone decreased age-related energy failure by correcting the chronic oxidative stress. This reduction happens through the process of increasing the production of antioxidants. And immature red blood cells can be preconditioned to oxidative stress to make them more resilient toward the effects of aging.
While there are risks for every treatment, IV ozone therapy is administered like any other infusion, such as vitamin and minerals. The risks related to IV ozone therapy are very low.
Recovering from IV Ozone Therapy
There is usually no downtime associated with IV ozone therapy. The effects of IV ozone therapy can be felt immediately by some, and within a few days to a week for others. You can walk out of the clinic and go straight to work because the side effects of ozone therapy are minimal.
IV Ozone Therapy in Caldwell, New Jersey
Dr. Bleiweiss prides himself on helping his clients and administers the IV ozone therapy himself. You do not receive the treatment from a technician, like other facilities. Dr. Bleiweiss wants to see how your therapy works for you, so he can know what changes, if any, need to be made in your treatment plan.
Dr. Bleiweiss wants to make each one of his patients better. He chooses treatments that achieve results without repeated treatments over a period of time. He takes regenerative medicine to the next level and wants not only to treat you when there is a problem, but to use regenerative medicine to keep you healthy and prevent illnesses before they even start.
If you would like to find out more about IV ozone therapy and whether you are a candidate for this treatment, book a consultation with Dr. Bleiweiss at Alternative Disc Therapy in Caldwell, NJ.
To explore the advantages of ozone injection treatment, call our practice today at (973) 403-3334. Alternatively, you can schedule a consultation using our interactive request an appointment form. We also offer telemedicine appointments for your convenience.