What is Ozone?
Ozone (O3) is oxygen, but it’s different than the oxygen molecules you breathe. Ozone used therapeutically is also different from atmospheric oxygen that contains damaging oxides and other airborne toxins. Ozone is clean, energized oxygen that contains three atoms of oxygen instead of two like the oxygen we breathe. Ozone is the second most powerful sterilizer in the world and can be used to destroy pathogens like bacteria, viruses, mold, fungi, yeast, parasites, and odors. The third molecule of oxygen easily attaches itself to contaminants like pathogens and makes a small hole in their cell wall. This hole then leads to the destruction of the pathogen through a process called oxidation. Additionally, ozone will stimulate the white blood cells. The ozone will then return back to O2, which is the oxygen we breathe.
What is UBI?
Ultraviolet blood irradiation (UBI) is a process of exposing blood to ultraviolet A or C rays to stimulate the immune system. UBI therapy is conducted using a small amount of a person’s blood which is run through a special tube underneath UVA and UVC rays. This light therapy then cleans and refreshes the blood which stimulates the immune system to destroy pathogens present in the blood.
Additional Benefits of Ozone & UBI
One of the added benefits of these therapies is the extra oxygen availability for the body which can last up to a month. This additional oxygen produced by Ozone and UBI therapies increase energy production, especially in the brain. One of the best ways to resolve chronic pain patterns, increase circulation and nutrient distribution, promote detoxification, and slow the aging process is to restore oxygen levels. Lack of oxygen affects functions such as protein repair, hormone regulation, hydration, and can make individual cells unhealthy which will lead to early cell destruction. Poor oxygenation can also cause mental decrease, prevent detoxification, increases mood disorders, and accelerates degenerative diseases. Oxygen is vital to our bodies, therefore, improved oxygenation allows us to feel better. In addition to the improvements of the primary health concern, some patients have also noticed hair and nails grow stronger and faster, skin looks and feels healthier, more physical energy, ability to fall asleep faster and more restful sleep, and needing less sleep.
Ozone Therapy Side Effects
Direct inhalation may lead to minor symptoms like eye irritation, coughing, nausea or vomiting, or mild headache in sensitive individuals prone to headaches or migraines.
Rectal administered ozone may very rarely give mild discomfort, a feeling of passing gas, gurgling, or mild cramps. This is all temporary, mild, and passes quickly.
Sometimes a patient may have a Herxheimer (healing) reaction (detoxification & healing symptoms) during which a patient may feel body aches or feel a bit worse temporarily; this improves on continuation of therapy. This is not an ozone side-effect, but a natural healing process seen in other modalities as well. We offer after-care instructions which will reduce the potential of these reactions.
Conditions Which May Benefit From These Therapies
- All acute and chronic infections
- Autoimmune conditions and low immune function
- Poor brain function
- Mold and toxin exposure
- Digestive system challenges
- Chronic fatigue and fatigue
- Asthma and COPD
- Allergies and chemical sensitivities
- Arthritis and inflammatory conditions
- Depression and mood disorders
- Non-healing wounds
- Cardiovascular, dental, and eye conditions
- Poor detoxification
Ozone & UBI Therapies Offered
- IV Therapy
- Ear and Nose Insufflation
- Rectal Insufflation
- Vaginal Insufflation
- Intramuscular Injections
- Joint Injections
- Limb Bagging
- Ozonated Water, Lotions, Toothpaste