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Ozone Therapy

Ozone therapy, which is one of the popular treatment options of recent times, is highly preferred due to its detox feature, purifying the body from chemicals and toxins. In addition, it is a matter of curiosity for whom ozone therapy, which strengthens immunity and makes the person resistant to infections, is beneficial and whether it has side effects. We have prepared a detailed article about ozone therapy for you. Let's answer your questions such as what is ozone therapy, who is it used for, what are its benefits.

What is Ozone Therapy?

Ozone is a triatomic oxygen molecule. It basically increases the white blood cell count and functional properties. By stimulating the body's natural antioxidant system, it detoxifies and delays aging. It fights and destroys viruses, bacteria and fungi. It has the feature of being the strongest and natural disinfectant that does not leave waste.

How is Ozone Therapy Applied?

Although the application methods are very diverse, ozone therapy is mostly applied in the form of major and minor autohemotherapy. Major autohemotherapy, also known as systemic ozone therapy, is the process of taking approximately 100-250 cc of blood from the patients, combining it with a mixture of ozone and oxygen for 5-10 minutes, and re-administering this new mixture to the patient. Generally, 12-15 sessions are applied 2-3 times a week. Systemic application can also be applied as serum ozonation. Minor autohemotherapy is the process of mixing 2-5 cc of blood taken from the patient with ozone and injecting it into the muscle after waiting for 5 minutes. It can be done with each systemic application or once in 3 sessions.
Local ozone therapy, which is another method, is the injection of oxygen and ozone mixtures prepared in appropriate doses according to the condition of the disease, directly into the muscle, joint and subcutaneous tissue. A total of 6-10 sessions are applied, usually once a week.

Who is Ozone Therapy Applied to?

The spectrum of diseases in which ozone therapy will be applied is very wide. Waist-neck hernia, joint damage and calcification, cancer, asthma, diabetes, anti-aging, chronic fatigue, impotence, fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain, non-healing wounds, periodontitis and dental diseases, ischemic diseases, fungal and bacterial infections, migraine, rheumatism, It is applied in diseases such as eye diseases, Alzheimer's and dementia, hepatitis C, AIDS, COVID-19.

What are the Benefits of Ozone Therapy?

  • As it strengthens immunity, it increases body resistance against infectious diseases.
  • Thanks to its detox feature, it allows us to be purified from chemicals in the body.
  • Anti-aging
  • It facilitates oxygen exchange in asthma and COPD diseases.
  • It improves kidney functions.
  • By stimulating the antioxidant system in the liver, it removes toxins and reduces the negative electrical charge of the body.
  • As it increases the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood to the tissues, it increases the oxygen level of the organs.
  • By activating our body's natural pain relief mechanisms, it shows natural pain relief properties.
  • It increases blood flow.
  • It is good for muscle ailments and joint pains.
  • It accelerates brain functions and strengthens memory. It is used in the treatment of psychological diseases such as depression and anxiety disorder.

Are There Any Side Effects of Ozone Therapy?

There are no side effects of ozone therapy according to research so far. However, ozone is irritating to eyes and lungs. Therefore, it should not come into direct contact with the eyes and should not be inhaled. Hygiene rules must be strictly followed during systemic administration or local injection.
It should not be forgotten that for ozone therapy, a specialist doctor should be preferred and it should be applied after physical examination and necessary examinations.

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