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How Does Ozone Therapy Work

Are you tired of going to the doctor again and again only to have them try to prescribe you with more and more pills to take every day? Luckily there are other options for living a healthier life and reducing pain and ailments you may be experiencing.

Ozone therapy is an alternative health treatment that has been gaining traction in many different fields of medicine as a safe and non-intrusive way to help a myriad of different health conditions and ailments. However, many people have never heard of ozone therapy or they don’t really know how it works. In this post, we want to explore what ozone therapy is and explain how it works to help our readers understand and feel safe when going in for their next ozone therapy treatment.

What is Ozone?

If you’ve ever taken chemistry, or physical science, you probably remember talking about the molecule O2, better known as Oxygen. While the term “Oxygen” refers to the element as a whole, it is also used to describe the molecule O2 ( made up of two oxygen atoms — hence the name, O2) because it is by far the most ubiquitous form of oxygen. What you may not know is that there is another oxygen molecule called Ozone that is composed of three oxygen atoms — also known as O3.

The Ozone molecule is the molecule that you can smell in the air after a thunderstorm. It is also the molecule that makes up the “Ozone Layer” of our atmosphere. Ozone is less common than O2 but it is a very important molecule that has very unique properties.

What Makes Ozone so Special?

Because of its chemical makeup, Ozone, or O3, is considered a “free radical.” This is a term that means O3 molecules have unpaired electrons. Possessing unpaired electrons means that these molecules can either give or take electrons from other molecules. You may have heard from various sources that free radicals are actually bad for your body. And while this can be true when administered in an uncontrolled manner such as from X-ray exposure or inhalation of cigarette smoke, air pollutants, and industrial chemicals, it is not the case with ozone therapy.

Free radicals are also produced naturally in your body during exercise, and nothing the body produces naturally is wholly bad for it. It simply needs to be administered in a controlled manner and in the correct amounts. And this is exactly what ozone therapy does.

What is Ozone Therapy Exactly?

There are a few different methods of ozone therapy, but they all have the same outcome. Ozone molecules are introduced to your body in a controlled and measured way. At Ozone Therapy USA, the form of ozone therapy we administer is ozone injections or IV therapy as a Major Auto-Hemotherapy or ozonized saline solution.

How this works is one of our professional phlebotomists will administer an IV needle into your vein. Once the IV is properly administered, we then ozonize the saline solution or blood directly from an ozone generator. This does exactly what it sounds like; it generates a mixture of oxygen and ozone called "medical ozone" which is then infused via the IV into your blood system.

Why Does Ozone Help Your Body?

Like we said before, ozone is a free radical, and while free radicals can be produced by unhealthy sources such as smoke and air pollutants, they can also be produced by healthy sources such as:

  • Exercise
  • Mitochondria
  • Xanthine Oxidase
  • Peroxisomes
  • Arachidonate Pathways

By replicating these healthy processes of releasing free radicals as stressors into your bloodstream in a controlled manner, ozone therapy is able to produce numerous health benefits, such as innate antioxidant system activation, immune system modulation, basal metabolism activation, all of which increase your health by bringing your body back to equilibrium.

How Do I Get Started?

If you’re ready to start seeing the many health benefits related to ozone therapy in your life, getting started is very simple. All you have to do is sign up for your free consultation! Just select which of our two Miami locations is closest to you, select a time, and enter your contact information. Then when we see you, we will have you fill out some simple paperwork and have you consult with our medical staff to find out which form of ozone therapy will work best for you. It’s that easy! So don’t wait, sign up for your free consultation today and start feeling the amazing benefits of ozone therapy in your life!