How is this gas therapeutic and so versatile? Ozone is a molecule composed of three oxygen atoms as compared to an oxygen molecule which is composed of two oxygen atoms. The three-atom ozone molecule is highly reactive allowing the oxygen to enter the tissues easily. It has been used for many inflammatory and immune conditions for over 100 years.
Ozone therapy can be traced back to the late 19th century when it gained popularity primarily in Europe and later in other parts of the world. In the late 1800's ozone became present in the US and was used to treat wounds during World War I. Ozone, in its natural state, acts as a powerful oxidant, playing a protective role in the Earth's stratosphere by filtering harmful ultraviolet radiation.
Ozone therapy is a therapeutic approach that involves the controlled administration of ozone gas (03) into the body to promote healing and wellness. Ozone, a molecule composed of three oxygen atoms, has unique properties that can be harnessed for medical purposes. Historically, ozone therapy has been utilized for its antimicrobial properties, but its application has expanded to include various health conditions due to its potential to stimulate oxygen metabolism and modulate the immune system.
Ozone therapy may be beneficial in the following conditions:
Chronic infections or acute infections
Its antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties can be leveraged to manage many infections in various bodily systems. It has even been shown to be effective in Ebola.
Patients with conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, or chronic gastritis might benefit from improved oxygenation and immune modulation. Ozone, in fact, can be utilized for any inflammatory condition of the digestive tract.
Inflammatory and autoimmune conditions
The potential anti-inflammatory effects of ozone can assist in managing conditions like arthritis or other auto-inflammatory disorders or autoimmune disorders.
Ozone therapy can be utilized to promote detoxification.
Varicose Veins and Spider Veins
Ozone can be injected into varicose or spider veins with an immediate obliteration of the vein and improved appearance.
At Whole Gut Health we use ozone in the following modalities:
Ozone gas is introduced into the body through the rectum which can be particularly beneficial for gastrointestinal issues. Ozone can also be administered vaginally to help inflammatory vaginal disorders such as HPV, vaginitis, yeast infections and more.
For localized issues, ozone can be directly injected into the affected area.
Direct IV injection
Injection of ozone directly into a vein for ozone's most potent systemic effect. The ozonated blood then circulates through the body through all bodily systems. This has many broad utilizations in systemic disease.
Drinking ozonated water may assist in detoxification and improve gut health.
Topical ozone applications
Ozonated oils can be applied to the skin to address wounds, infections, or skin conditions. At Whole Gut Health we carry organic ozonated oils.