Ozone therapy refers to the process of administering ozone gas into your body to help treat diseases or wounds. It can be used to treat medical conditions by facilitating a regenerative (self-healing process) because ozone improves the body's intake and use of oxygen, helping mitochondria (our body’s energy generators) make more energy, stimulating the immune system, decreasing inflammation and increasing blood flow to the compromised area.
Ozone is a colorless gas, discovered in the mid-nineteenth century, made up of three atoms of oxygen (O3). It is the molecule that we can smell in the air after a thunderstorm. It’s a form of oxygen that differs from the oxygen we breathe every day to live by one additional atom.
Ozone has been used as a medical therapy for over 150 years and is a naturally occurring energy-rich physico-chemical.
Ozone occurs at less than 20 μg/m3 from the Earth's surface at concentrations that are compatible with life.
The development of precise medical O3 generators has only recently allowed the mechanisms, action and possible toxicity of O3 to be evaluated by clinical trials.
Today, this therapy is a recognized modality in many European and Latin American countries for orthopedic problems, infections, ischemic diseases, skin problems, and many others.
Medication forms in a gaseous state are somewhat unusual, and it is for this reason that special application techniques have had to be developed for the safe use of ozone (O3).
In medical use, the gas produced from medical grade oxygen is administered in precise therapeutic doses, and never via inhalation.