Ozone therapy is a holistic treatment that can help with numerous ailments and diseases. When administered appropriately, ozone can support improved immune health, muscle repair and recovery, and cognitive functioning.
Although ozone treatment isn’t a new concept, more and more practitioners are using ozone therapy to support their clients’ overall well-being. Let’s get into what you should now.
What Is The History of Ozone Therapy?
The Dutch physicist, Dr. Martinus van Marum, first discovered ozone in 1785. It was later synthesized by the German chemist, Christian Friedrich Shonbein in 1840. The first uses were for antimicrobial properties and water disinfection. Nikola Tesla patented his first ozone generator in 1896, and he was the first person to ozonate olive oil.
The history of ozone therapy dates back to the beginning of the 1900s. In 1911, Dr. Eberhart
discussed the use of ozone for treating issues like tuberculosis, tinnitus, whooping cough, hay fever, syphilis, and anemia. He founded the first university teaching center centered o ozone therapy. Later, in World War I, German soldiers used ozone to treat life-threatening wound infections.
Today, ozone therapy is practiced in more than fifty countries around the world. There are over 25,000 ozone practitioners who use this holistic treatment.
What Are the Benefits of Ozone Therapy?
Ozone therapy has numerous benefits. In fact, spending just half an hour engaging in ozone therapy can significantly reduce your stress levels, increase your energy, and promote a deeper sense of mental restoration.
Ozone therapy can be extremely effective in stimulating the immune system. Ozone increases antioxidants in the body. This process reduces oxidative stress, one of the leading causes of inflammation, premature aging, and disease.
Ozone therapy also increases adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is an integral molecule that acts as the “energy source” for cells. Increased ATP can help with muscle restoration and recovery.
How Does Ozone Therapy Work?
Practitioners apply ozone therapy in various ways. Your healthcare provider can discuss the best route of administration. The main forms of treatment include:
- Intravenous injection: The practitioner injects dissolved ozone gas dissolved into the bloodstream.
- Intramuscular injection: The practitioner typically mixes oxygen with ozone gas for injection.
- Directly to the tissue: The practitioner applies ozone gas directly onto the skin while taking the necessary precautions. They apply the gas in a protective covering.
- Repiratory/inhalation: Saunas, generators, and other equipment allow patients to benefit from ozone therapy without needing injectable treatment.
Some people engage in a long-term ozone therapy treatment spanning several months. Others need just a a few sessions to reap sustainable benefits. It depends on your circumstances, goals, and other co-occurring treatment.
Ozone therapy shows promising results in treating various physical and emotional conditions. If you’re seeking a more holistic approach to your treatment, the ozone sauna might be worth considering.
At Cornerstone of Tulsa, we use the HOCATT Ozone Sauna to support our clients’ treatment process. It can be a standalone treatment or part of a comprehensive recovery plan. To get started, book your first session with us today!