What is OZONE THERAPY? What Does OZONE Therapy Do?
WHAT IS OZONE THERAPY?
Ozone therapy is a simple medical practice that increases the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood and the quality of the oxygen carried. Ozone, which is a highly reactive form of the 2-atom oxygen molecule, improves blood circulation by improving the use of oxygen by the tissues with this feature.
The main purpose of ozone therapy, which provides the cells with the oxygen they need, is to ensure that the damages that occur in the body with the effect of years are healed by activating the body’s own treatment mechanisms.
WHAT DOES OZONE THERAPY DO?
Although it offers the main anti-aging effect that the body needs in order to achieve a young and beautiful appearance; It is a popular method used in many major physiological system malfunctions from circulation to immunity.
It activates the detox mechanisms by activating the liver cells, which have a major role in the elimination of toxins in our body. Thus, it helps to eliminate harmful chemicals accumulated in our body.
It can be combined with other methods in hypertensive treatments by dissolving atheromas formed on the vessel walls, thus minimizing the risk of catching circulatory system diseases with the combined methods created.
In cancer treatment, it is used together with cancer drugs to increase the effect of drugs and reduce their side effects. As a complementary method, a coordinated treatment should be planned with the patient’s follow-up doctor.
In cellulite, the fatty acids accumulated in the skin are eliminated from the body; It ensures that the metabolic rate returns to normal by increasing the flow in the capillary blood vessels.
It provides visible improvements by increasing tissue nutrition in the healing of foot and limb wounds caused by diabetes, pressure sores (decubitis wounds) caused by prolonged lying down, non-healing wounds after surgery, in short, chronic wounds.
It is used in the treatment of autoimmune diseases that cause many immune system damage such as rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, Behçet’s disease, multiple sclerosis.
Inflammation and pain are reduced by injection into the joint in muscle, joint pathologies and rheumatic diseases. It provides relief by increasing the release of endorphins, which are natural pain relievers.
OZONE THERAPY APPLICATION METHODS
Major ozone therapy: 100-150 cc blood is taken from the patient. The ozone dose suitable for the person’s disease is determined. The blood is ozonated and given back to the body through the same vein.
Minor ozone therapy: 2-5 cc of blood taken from the patient is mixed with ozone and injected into the muscle.
Injection under the skin: A certain dose and rate of ozone is injected under the skin in the treatment of skin diseases and skin rejuvenation.
Vaginal application: It is done by direct application of ozone to the vagina, especially in the treatment of infections in the vagina and cervix.
Rectal ozone: It is made by direct injection of ozone gas from the anus to the intestines. Its effects are close to that of major ozone therapy.
Bagging method: Especially in the treatment of diabetic foot and non-healing wounds, a special bag is placed on the injured area and ozone is injected inside.
WHO IS NOT APPLIED TO OZONE THERAPY?
- Those who have a disease called Favism (glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase enzyme deficiency), which is accompanied by enzyme deficiency in red blood cells (red blood cells).
- Chronic alcoholism
- Pregnant women
- Uncontrolled hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland)
- Those with advanced anemia and blood related diseases (hemophilia, bleeding, coagulation disorder)
- Those who are allergic to ozone
- Recent heart attack
- Conditions where bleeding continues actively
- Those taking ACE inhibitor therapy for high blood pressure
HOW FREQUENTLY IS IT APPLIED?
Ozone therapy is applied in doses determined according to the disease, severity and stage of the disease, 2-3 sessions per week, for a total of 10-15 sessions. Treatment may vary depending on the situation.
Before starting treatment with ozone, previous treatments, drugs used, hereditary diseases, allergies should be specified in detail. The risk of ozone therapy is very low, it is a complementary and supportive scientific practice accompanied by standard treatments.