At the London Clinic of Nutrition, we offer ozone therapy through administering medical-grade ozone directly into your bloodstream. The procedure, which is conducted by nurses, is minimally invasive and takes only a few minutes.
In 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned against using ozone therapy . This is because there is not enough evidence to conclude that it is effective or safe for medical use. This article provides an overview of ozone therapy , including its uses, proposed benefits, and possible risks and side effects.
Ozone generators are not approved as medical devices for cancer treatment in Canada .
By increasing the oxygen levels in your blood, ozone therapy may help reduce the stress on your lungs. Your lungs are responsible for supplying oxygen to your blood.
The benefits of ozone on the body include strengthening the immune system , stimulating white blood cells, preventing infections and immune system deficiencies by destroying fungi, bacteria and viruses. It also helps to counteract cell mutations, thereby preventing some types of cancer .
Ozone is very unstable and at 20 °C, with a half-life of about 40 min, it decomposes according to the exothermic reaction: Such an aspect has generated the idea that ozone will donate its energy to the organism by reacting with specific body compartments .
Although O3 has dangerous effects, yet researchers believe it has many therapeutic effects. Ozone therapy has been utilized and heavily studied for more than a century. Its effects are proven, consistent, safe and with minimal and preventable side effects. Medical O3 is used to disinfect and treat disease.
In April 2016, the FDA prohibited the medical use of ozone , “In any medical condition for which there is no proof of safety and effectiveness”, stating ” Ozone is a toxic gas with no known useful medical application in specific, adjunctive, or preventive therapy .
Doctors in New York and many other states now practice some form of ozone therapy under the health freedom laws . As of 1998, the following states have such protection: Alaska, Colorado, Georgia, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Washington and Minnesota.
Depending on the severity of the wound, treatments are usually done 3 times per week to promote quick healing. The treatments can be done once a week, but more treatments promote increased healing time. This treatment is augmented by use of Ozone Oil topically to the wound.
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.
Common Ozone Therapy Side Effects : These include burning eyes, coughing, nausea, lightheadedness, or a mild headache. These symptoms are temporary and usually resolve shortly after the treatment . A Herxheimer (Healing) Reaction is possible.
In fact, Ozone breaks down pollutants and should be welcomed when found in the air. An ozone level of 0.4 ppm for 4 minutes has been shown to kill any bacteria, virus, mold and fungus . 1 parts per million is equivalent to: 8.345 pounds per million gallons (US).
Results: Ozone was highly effective in killing C. albicans in yeast form and inhibition of germ tube formation during 210 and 180 s, respectively. Although with increasing exposure time biofilm production was considerably decreased, resistance to ozone was much higher among vaginal and nail isolates even after 60 min.
When inhaled, ozone can damage the lungs. Relatively low amounts can cause chest pain, coughing, shortness of breath and throat irritation. Ozone may also worsen chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma and compromise the ability of the body to fight respiratory infections.