What is Ozone Therapy

What is Ozone Therapy - Wassertec Ozone - Specialists in ozone systems and ozone technology - Cape Town

What is Ozone Therapy – Wassertec Ozone – Specialists in ozone systems and ozone technology – Cape Town

Ozone therapy refers to the process of administering ozone gas into your body to treat a disease or a wound.

There is some controversy as to whether ozone is good for use in medical applications, however, some research from Trusted Source has found that ozone may be used to treat medical conditions by stimulating the immune system.

Ozone may also be used for disinfection as well as to treat a range of different diseases.

In hospitals, ozone therapy gas is made from medical-grade oxygen sources.

How does it work?

Medical ozone has been used to disinfect medical supplies and treat different conditions for over a century. It is possible that it also helps prevent infection in wounds.

According to research from Trusted Source, when ozone comes into contact with bodily fluids, the resulting reactions form more proteins and red blood cells – increasing the oxygen supply in the body.

Ozone therapy could possibly also disrupt unhealthy processes in the body. Research has shown that ozone therapy can inactivate various bacteria, various viruses, fungi, yeast, and protozoa.

What does ozone therapy help treat?

Ongoing research is happening regarding the effectiveness and safety of ozone but it may be used for a variety of conditions.

Breathing disorders – it is possible that these can be assisted by ozone therapy. More research is needed.

A 2014 study looked at intravenous ozone therapy or injecting ozone mixed with blood, for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It found that the therapy improved quality of life and ability to exercise in former smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Be aware that breathing in ozone can irritate or damage the lungs, especially in people with respiratory diseases.

Although ozone may have beneficial uses, it’s also an air pollutant and shouldn’t be inhaled.

Diabetes – O3 therapy also shows some promise in reducing the risk of complications from diabetes.

“Complications are often caused by oxidative stress in the body. Research from 2018 Trusted Source indicated that ozone may correct oxidative stress by activating the body’s immune and antioxidant systems and reducing inflammation.”

A 2015 study by Trusted Source found that ozone therapies could be quite helpful for wound healing which is a common side effect of diabetes.

Immune disorders – Ozone may have benefits for people with immune disorders because it appears that it helps stimulate the body’s immune system.

“A 2018 study found that ozone mixed with blood and injected into people with HIV significantly reduced their viral load over a 2-year period.”

What happens during ozone therapy treatment

There are many different ways to receive this type of therapy – consult with your doctor before undertaking treatment.

Three main forms of treatment are:

Directly to the tissue – Used to treat wounds, the ozone gas will most likely be applied directly to the tissue of the affected body part.
Intravenously – To treat internal disorders the ozone gas is usually dissolved into blood that was taken from you and then injected back into you through an IV.
Intramuscularly – Ozone therapies can also be given as an intramuscular injection.


“Research for ozone therapy shows mixed outcomes, though many results are promising. Several ozone therapy clinical trials are in progress for conditions from heart disease to arthritis.”

Ozone therapy should be conducted by a trained healthcare provider, doctor, or naturopathic practitioner.

At the moment, there isn’t enough evidence for the FDA to support the use of ozone therapy.


Information found at https://www.healthline.com/health/ozone-therapy#efficacy

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