Like joy and pleasure, sadness and melancholy are emotions that are a natural part of life. We’ve all experienced both feelings, sometimes multiple times a day. But for some, the balance becomes unnatural, and feelings of hopelessness and despair become overwhelming. When an individual suffers severe and prolonged feelings of sadness or hopelessness that affect their ability to relate well with others, work, or even face the day, this is clinical depression.
Depression can make it increasingly difficult to function and participate in our normal day-to-day activities. It can be a serious impediment to fulfilling our work or school requirements, and can even take the enjoyment out of spending time with our friends and loved ones. For some, clinical depression can be a singular occurrence, for others it can return over and over again throughout their lives. To make things worse, the pandemic has caused a 28% increase in cases of depression, particularly amongst women, who produce up to 50% less serotonin than men.
And it’s not just the emotional distress that makes clinical depression so debilitating, it often comes with a long list of physical symptoms, including insomnia, dizziness, memory loss, brain fog, nausea, headaches, fibromyalgia-like muscle aches, fatigue, and many others. When given a medical diagnosis for clinical depression, these symptoms are often indicators of the underlying condition. To further complicate things, depression can often be a symptom itself, resulting from chronic medical conditions like diabetes, menopause, fibromyalgia, cancer, major surgery, and autoimmune diseases.
On a chemical level, depression is caused by an imbalance in the regulation and production of the hormones serotonin and norepinephrine in the nervous system. Serotonin is a crucial hormone that affects our entire body, acting as a mood stabilizer and impacting feelings of happiness and well-being, as well as helping with sleep and a healthy appetite. Norepinephrine, on the other hand, is a naturally occurring chemical that sends signals between nerve cells when the brain perceives a stressful event.
The most common treatment for depression, besides psychotherapy, is pharmacology, usually seeking to artificially restore the balance of serotonin and dull the symptoms of depression. In fact, antidepressants are among the most commonly prescribed medications. But there is a long list of side effects from antidepressants, as well as a potential for addiction and abuse.
On the contrary, ozone therapy is a holistic bioregulatory medicine tool that seeks to establish a proper chemical balance in a safe and natural way, without significant side effects, or potential for addiction, or even interaction with other medications. By respecting the natural laws of healing and tissue regeneration, ozone therapy helps create a natural balance of the hormones that affect depression.
Using a combination of medical ozone and IV therapies containing vitamins and trace elements, ozone therapy is a safe and natural alternative to restoring the quality of life and functionality for people of all ages suffering from depression. It takes a long term, holistic approach to achieving this relief, rather than the instant, but dulling, effects of pharmacology. Ozone therapy seeks to complement the body’s natural processes with the tools it needs to create the correct chemical balance for healthy mood regulation. This is done primarily through modulating the immune system, but additional benefits include:
Elimination of excess free radicals
Increased cell oxygenation
Activation of metabolism
Powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory
If you or a loved one is suffering from depression, our OzoneMedical protocol is a powerful adjuvant therapy to restore quality of life, physical performance, and overall wellness in a safe and natural way.
OzoneTherapyUSA is a leading specialist, with over 15 years of international experience in the application of ozone therapies, impacting the lives of over 3,000 patients. Ozone therapy is a safe + natural bioregulatory medicine tool that has been used worldwide for over half a century. Our protocols range from $1,000 - $1,650 and you can schedule your free consultation over Zoom chat!