Ozone Therapy in Minnesota
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What Is Ozone Therapy?
At Newbridge, our science-based approach to healing includes many tools. And ozone therapy is one such tool that we can utilize to assist you along your health and wellness journey. But what exactly is ozone therapy? You may think of ozone as the protective layer of our atmosphere. While this is true, ozone itself offers many healing properties.
When administered, ozone penetrates your cell membranes and oxidates intracellular structures which creates water and energy. This creates increased oxygen utilization within your body. Oxygen utilization is required for life – and to prevent and treat chronic diseases or conditions. Conditions that create a decrease in oxygen utilization within your body are:
- Lack of trophic/nerve support
Ozone can be a powerful tool in functional medicine to help you heal more quickly and improve faster, but keep in mind it’s not a standalone therapy. As such, it’s important for us to address any underlying cause of your chronic conditions, in addition to using ozone therapy.
What Conditions Can Ozone Help Treat?
- Infections (bacterial, viral, and fungal)
- Wound healing
- Neurological problems
- Gastrointestinal problems
There are multiple safe ways of administering ozone. At Newbridge, we do not inject ozone straight into an intravenous line, known as direct IV ozone. This is not safe, and many of the concerns about ozone come from this administration. The length and number of treatments you may need will vary depending on your condition, method, and your personal health goals.
What are the Methods for Administering Ozone Therapy?
Through an intravenous (IV) administration, we “ozonize” your blood and infuse the blood back into your body. This is known as Major AutoHemotherapy (MAH). This approach uses heparin to keep the blood from clotting. Side effects are rare but are typically related to heparin use.
Ozone saunas do not allow for much ozone to escape into the air, as large amounts of ozone should not be inhaled. Inhaling a small amount of ozone does not typically cause side effects. Most patients tolerate this therapy very well, including children.
This is a process where we insert ozone rectally in a process similar to an enema. This is very well tolerated with no reported side effects and is a great way to get full-body treatment with ozone because it is effective, cheap, and fast.
When ozone is inhaled directly into the lungs, it can cause some problems. With this procedure, ozone is run through olive oil so you can breathe it in safely via tubes placed in your nose. This treatment is great for nasal, sinus, and ear problems, including mold exposure.
Administered through a tube that resembles a stethoscope, this treatment is great for ear infections or other issues.
This is very helpful for pain, inflammation, and infections. Ozone can be injected safely into muscles, joints, scars, and other tissues. In fact, you may experience instant relief that may become permanent after multiple treatments.