Ozone therapy utilizes a combination of pure, medical-grade ozone (O3) mixed with the patient’s blood to stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanism to treat a variety of health issues. Think of this as receiving hyper oxygenated blood.
Treatments are administered intravenously so that they can go to work immediately.
Ozone gas, (‘O3’) is made from oxygen gas (‘O2’) when the addition of energy allows for three oxygen atoms to bind together instead of the usual two.
Ozone is unstable so it breaks down quickly back to O2 and the third oxygen molecule bonds to various biological molecules, forming ozonides. Biological tissues exposed to ozonides utilize more oxygen, which means they make more ATP, the energy currency of the cell. Cells can make energy using oxygen and creating carbon dioxide in a process called oxidative phosphorylation. This process is complicated and slow but yields a lot of energy. They can also make it the quick and dirty way, called glycolysis, which yields lactic acid and only 6% as much energy. It seems that inflamed, diseased or dysfunctional tissues have a tendency to favor glycolysis. By causing them to use more oxidative phosphorylation, ozone therapy appears to make more energy available to sick cells