Ozone therapy helps restore metabolism, strengthens the immune system, improves circulation, helps fight infections, and assists with detoxification.
About Ozone Therapy
The goal of treatment with ozone is to get your body to work normally again. It helps restore metabolism, strengthens the immune system, improves circulation, helps fight infections, and assists with detoxification. Ozone can be used with other therapies and treatments to enhance restoration of the body’s ability to function.
What is Ozone?
Ozone is formed in the atmosphere naturally. Ozone is created with an ozone generator in the office. The spark in the ozone generator splits O2 into O1, which reassembles quickly to make O2 and O3.
How does Ozone work?
What makes ozone an important medical application is its ability to donate electrons.
These electrons that are quickly picked up by scavenger molecules, which are known as free radicals. Free radicals have an unpaired electron. The electron that is donated by ozone fills up the outer shell and makes a molecule that is more stable and less likely to cause injury. These free radicals are what cause oxidative stress, which is a term that means that there is a loss of energy production by the mitochondria of each cell. This loss of energy production will lead to different symptoms or diseases, if the cell can’t repair itself. Normally free radicals, the byproducts of energy production are picked up and neutralized by anti-oxidants, which we get in our food. The process with which these anti-oxidant helps to neutralize free radicals occurs through enzymes. Ozone also helps to stimulate these enzymes to work.
More specifically this involves the conversion of NAD to NADH and then back to NAD. There needs to be more NAD than NADH. Disease occurs when the ratio is reversed because the cells are not functioning normally. Ozone helps to reverse the damage caused by an accumulation of NADH, through an enzymatic process, by increasing the conversation of it to NAD with water and oxygen as the byproducts.
How is Ozone given?
Ozone can be given in different way depending on the symptoms. For example, it can be used infused intravenously (MAH, see below), or in to the bladder, vagina, the bowel, the ear, and through the skin, in the form of limb bagging, a sauna or ozonated olive oil.
What is Major Autohemotherapy (MAH)?
Ozone infusion through a process called Major Autohemotherapy (MAH) can be used to decrease inflammation, improve the production of ATP by the mitochondria, improve circulation, reduce pain, improve tissue oxygenation, increase metabolism, improve cellular repair and stimulate the immune system. Ozone is an anti-oxidant, anti- bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal. By improving normal cellular oxygen utilization, it can function as an anti-aging treatment.
How is MAH done?
MAH involves taking blood, diluting it sterility with saline, adding ozone gas to it and then re-infusing it into the body. The process requires an IV, IV tubing to a sterile bag, which collects the blood. The treatment usually takes between 30 min to 1 hour depending on the size of the IV. Treatment can be done 1 or 2 x a week for 5 to 10 treatments. Some people respond immediately, others have more severe disease and take longer. Some people are looking to maintain their health and have this done monthly. After treatment, the response varies. Some people feel energized, others fatigued or tired. Some people experience nothing, while others note a heighten ability to concentrate. Each treatment may vary somewhat.
What symptoms does Ozone help treat?
Examples of symptoms that suggest that the mitochondria are not using oxygen well and are accumulating free radicals are fatigue, shortness of breath with activity, sensitivity to cold, weakness, brain fog, poor sleep, memory issues and generalized pain.
Some of the conditions that MAH treats include chronic disease (DM), autoimmune conditions, infections (Lyme’s), heart or circulatory issues, poor healing, and cancers. Ozone is used in conjunction with other standard therapies, alternative therapies, food, great nutrition, adequate sleep and lifestyle changes.
Is Ozone safe?
Ozone should not be inhaled. If so, it can cause the airway to get irritated leading to coughing and trouble breathing. Ozone should not be injected directly into the blood stream. This can lead to air emboli, which can be life changing. The safety of ozone is based on its dose. Ozone works better at lower doses than higher doses. At times, the body may detox after a treatment, which feels like the flu. This suggests that the dose should be kept low when the treatment is repeated.
Has there been research done on Ozone?
There has been years of research done on ozone, much of it in Europe. A simple PUB MED search will bring up many articles on ozone. It is not regulated by the FDA or any other agency. Ozone is used by physicians world wide, but the acceptance by modern medicine is low, despite the availability of research. It took me a long time to consider using it, but have found that I feel better, think clearer and have more energy after using it regularly.
Meet Our Ozone Therapy Specialist
Megan began her career as a nurse’s aide in Long Term Care in 2005 before becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse and then a Registered Nurse. She earned her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Megan’s primary experience has been in adult intensive care units, and since 2014 has maintained CCRN Adult Acute/Critical Care certification from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
Megan also worked as a nurse in El Salvador, Greece and Malawi in orphanages, refugee camps and rural villages. It was startling to witness joy and peace in places that were known to be despairing. It seemed that the expectations of individuals had long been dismantled, and priorities had been simplified in a way that allowed many to experience real happiness. After returning to western medicine and working in both inner-city and suburban hospitals, Megan began to hope to see people receive needed care without also being ensnared non-curative but highly profitable (and recurring) treatment protocols.
Megan is pursuing licensure as a Family Nurse Practitioner and will graduate in 2024. She has spent the last 2.5 years attending conferences and earning certifications from organizations such as International IV Nutritional Therapy, Drs Ozone, and the Society of Progressive Medical Training. Megan is constantly learning from Dr. Stebbing and excited to collaborate to serve the community.
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