When you hear the term ‘ozone’, you most likely think of the layer of the atmosphere. But ozone is also a gas that has been studied for its therapeutic potential for decades. Today, we take a look at what ozone therapy is and how it works.
What is ozone therapy?
Ozone IV therapy is a minimally invasive medical procedure that aims to stimulate your body’s ability to heal itself. Treatments combine medical-grade ozone (O3) with sterile saline solution and the patient’s blood to create an infusion. This infusion is then administered into the patient’s bloodstream, where it can help treat many health conditions.
- Stimulate the immune system to help combat viruses and disease
- Deactivate bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens
- Increase the body’s oxygen metabolism
- Improve antioxidant capacity
- Boost mitochondrial energy production to combat degenerative diseases
- Release growth factors that can help regenerate damaged joints
What can it treat?
Ozone IV therapy has been studied for its therapeutic potential since the 1960’s. Ozone treatment can improve antioxidant capacity and oxygen utilization, both of which can support immune function.
Its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties have been used as a treatment for a wide range of conditions. Since it is medication-free, it is ideal as a complement to other, more traditional treatment options.
Ozone IV therapy can help treat:
- Infected wounds
- Viral diseases
- Macular degeneration
- Geriatric conditions
- Circulatory disorders
- Immune function
- Promote healing throughout the body
- Reduce inflammation
Are there any side effects?
Like all IV treatments, there are some side effects associated with the IV procedure itself. When administered by a trained medical professional, the risk of these side effects is minimal.
Side effects of IV treatments in general include:
- Swelling, bruising, redness, or tenderness at the injection site
- Infection at the injection site
Ozone therapy is safe and well-tolerated by most people, but it does have some potential side effects.
These side effects include:
- Mild headache
- Low blood sugar
- Changes in energy levels
- Shortness of breath
- Swelling of blood vessels
- Heart problems
How does ozone therapy work?
Ozone IV therapy, also known as Major Autohemotherapy, may sound like a complicated process. In fact, the treatment is quite straightforward.
- First, the patient’s vitals are assessed to ensure that they can safely receive treatment.
- Once the patient is cleared for the procedure, a trained medical professional inserts an IV catheter into the patient’s arm. They will also administer an anticoagulant at this time.
- They will draw approximately 100 – 200 mL of blood and add it to a bag of sterile saline solution.
- Ozone gas is then added to the blood and saline solution and carefully mixed together.
- The ozone infusion is then administered back into the patient’s body via a catheter.
Treatments generally take an hour from start to finish. After the infusion, ozone therapy typically takes about 2 weeks to reach maximum effect.
Patients are advised to drink plenty of water on the day of the treatment, as well as the 72 hours following the appointment. It’s also important to monitor the injection site for any signs of infection.
How often do you need treatment?
The frequency of ozone IV treatment depends on the patient’s health and wellness goals. Most people can expect 1 – 2 IV infusions per month to maintain their optimal health and immune function. Patients may receive several infusions per week if they are being treated for a specific medical condition.
In-Home Ozone IV Therapy With Drip Hydration
If you want to experience the benefits of ozone IV therapy but don’t want to visit a clinic on the regular, whether due to schedule conflicts or Covid concerns, Drip Hydration can bring your appointment directly to you. Our ozone IV treatments are administered by registered nurses to ensure a safe and comfortable experience.
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