Ozone (O3) is a colorless, unstable gas with a strong oxidizing effect, consisting of three oxygen atoms. Ozone was first discovered by the German chemist Schönbein in 1840, and Edward Fisch claimed that ozone was first used in medicine in 1932. made its use. Ozone therapy is a treatment method using ozone gas. Today, ozone therapy can be used in different branches with different indications.
In nature, ozone can be used in two forms occurs:
Lightning, lightning and other electrical nature events are one of the natural formation ways of ozone. After the oxygen molecule interacts with the high voltage, the bonds break and split into two oxygen atoms, separated O3 is formed when atoms bond to other molecules. Ultraviolet rays emitted from the sun create an electric current in oxygen molecules in the stratosphere. This reaction also reduces the release of ultraviolet radiation from the sun. It also forms the ozone layer, which is the most absorbed region. Medical ozone is different from natural ozone; It is formed by mixing pure ozone and pure oxygen at a certain rate. Depending on the application, the ozone concentration is 1 and It varies between 100 µg/mL (0.05 – 5% O3). The obtained medical ozone is given to the patient in certain doses. Just like in drugs, there are different dose applications for each disease in ozone applications. Dose settings Your doctor determines the appropriate concentration.
Effects of ozone therapy on the body and working method in the body: Ozone creates a low amount of oxidative stress in biological environments. Thus, ozone in the body is an oxidative threat. Is perceived as. This oxidative stress causes the stimulation of the antioxidant defense system in the body. Ozone is a powerful anti-microbial agent. There are no ozone-resistant bacteria, viruses, fungi. Regulates the immune system. Thanks to this effect called immune modulator effect, it ensures balanced and healthy functioning of the immune system and metabolism.
Ozone therapy is antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, which have two powerful potentials in the human body. It uses its potential to cause an alarm reaction in the whole body and has a working method that strengthens the body against diseases. It is the administration of ozone gas with the help of imaging devices in the herniated disc, especially in lumbar hernia and neck hernia. It is a very effective method.
50 to 100 mL of blood is taken from the patient, mixed with the appropriate dose of ozone and returned to the patient (the use of sterile and ozone-resistant consumables is essential. Otherwise, besides its unintentional benefit, it is given back to the patient. You can also harm the body).
Using the same principle, 3-5 mL of ozonated blood is returned to the patient intramuscularly in the method called minor autohemotherapy. This method of immunity system is activated: It is used in allergic diseases and to strengthen the immune system in general.
External therapy: ozone gas in a closed system in a special plastic boot (for feet and legs). circulating or with bags and foils suitable for different parts of the body. These consumables are made of ozone resistant material. The part of the body to be treated is pre-moistened with water, because ozone Does not affect dry areas. This method is very effective in treating open wounds, diabetic ulcers, post-operative lesions and infected areas. Other methods are ozonated purified water (in dental treatments) and ozonated water. pure medical olive oil (skin eruptions such as eczema, fungus, lichen).
Rectal (rectal) ozone application:
O3 gas is absorbed directly by the sensitive intestinal wall (membrane) when applied rectally; In addition, since the tubes and bags are disposable, they are completely hygienic and the patient can apply it by himself. This method is generally indicated for inflammatory diseases of the bowel, but has recently become less invasive. It is used for general health and revitalization due to its being.
Intra-articular injection of ozone (intra-articular ozone administration); ozone gas (by trained people), as the name suggests, is slowly injected into. Main diseases for which ozone therapy is used:
Neurovegetative diseases: Alzheimer, parkinson, dementia
Pulmonary diseases: Emphysema, COPD, acute respiratory stress
Ophthalmological diseases: Retinitis pigmentosa, cataract, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration
Vascular diseases: Hypertension, venous insufficiency, peripheral arterial disease, venous stasis
Viral diseases: Herpes simplex, herpes zoster, AIDS, hepatitis A, B, C, human papilloma virus
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Inflammatory bowel disease
Avascular necrosis (AVN)
Non-healing chronic wounds
Diabetic foot wounds
As a complementary treatment in cancer treatment
In addition, ozone therapy can be used to strengthen the immune system of individuals with no complaints and to prevent aging. It is also widely used in delaying (anti-aging).