- Allergies (minor)
- Alzheimers / Dementia
- Athletic Performance
- Autoimmune Disease - Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Cancer (as a complement)
- Cardiovascular inc Post-MI, Post-Stroke, CAD
- Circulatory disorders ie Peripheral Artery Disease
- Chronic Fatigue and CF
- Chemical Sensitivities
- LYME Disease
Ozone Therapy (Autohemotherapy) in ABQ
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
Popular Uses of Ozone Therapy
- Cancer (Complementary concept in oncology)
- Asthma and COPD
- Macular degeneration
- Acute and Chronic Infections (viral, bacterial, fungal)
- Hepatitis B and C
- Herpes and Shingles
- Immune function
- Promotes healing - Post Surgical
- Reduce inflammation
How Ozone Therapy Works
- Activates the immune system to fight off viruses and disease
- Deactivates bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens
- Increases oxygen metabolism
- Increases the body’s antioxidant capacity
- Stimulates mitochondrial energy production to combat degenerative diseases
- Releases growth factors that can help regenerate damaged joints
- Major Single Pass - $199
- Major Second Pass - $149
- Minor - $55
- Minor Second Pass - $44
Frequently Asked Questions About Ozone Therapy (Autohemotherapy)
Major autohemotherapy is an option in which your blood is drawn, combined with saline and medical-grade ozone. The hyperoxygenated and healing ozonides are then re-infused back into your body.
Major autohemotherapy is administered by our specially trained, licensed healthcare provider. Your blood is drawn directly into a saline bag through a heparinized (clot preventer) line. The ozone and additional 100% oxygen is added to the bag. The hyper-oxygenated blood is then re-infused through the same IV site. Our closed system process minimizes pain and risk of contamination.
Major autohemotherapy is often used to boost the immune system and help the body fight off infections and diseases. It is also sometimes used to improve circulation, reduce inflammation, and promote healing. It is also a good therapeutic option for minor allergies, asthma and COPD, fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis, among other conditions.
Major autohemotherapy is safe when administered by a trained healthcare professional in ABQ. However, as with any medical approach, there are potential risks and side effects, such as infection, allergic reactions, and bleeding.
The frequency of major autohemotherapy sessions depends on the condition being addressed and the individual patient. It is typically administered once or twice a week but may be given more or less frequently as needed.
The length of a major autohemotherapy appointment depends on the amount of blood being drawn and oxygenated. The process usually takes about 30-60 minutes.
The amount of recommended sessions you have could go up to 20 but usually, you will have 1 to 3 per week. The number of sessions you need will depend on severity of the condition, your age, and any other associated health problems.
The infusion is not painful. Starting the IV causes some local and temporary pain.
Possible side effects of major autohemotherapy include infection, allergic reactions, and bleeding. It’s also possible for some patients to experience a temporary slight fever or signs of fatigue. More serious side effects, such as organ damage or blood clotting, are rare.
Major autohemotherapy is useful with many medical conditions, but is not appropriate for all medical conditions. It is most commonly used to boost the immune system and as an adjunct therapy for infections and diseases. It is a good therapeutic option for minor allergies, asthma and COPD, fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis, among other conditions.
Major autohemotherapy is not covered by insurance.
There are no specific preparations needed for major autohemotherapy, but hydration is important for venous access. It is important to notify us if you recently experienced convulsions, have poorly controlled diabetes, or anemia.
After the appointment, you can resume normal activity. All you will need to do post-appointment is monitor the IV site for any sign of infection. Keep in mind that some redness and tenderness is normal. If redness and tenderness is worsening, you notice thick discharge, or you’re running a fever >101, text the clinic. (Text Line: 505.207.4134). For a fever >102, proceed to the ER.
During a major autohemotherapy session, you will be placed in a supine or sitting position. Our specially trained and certified, licensed RNs will start an IV. Your blood will be drawn directly from the IV into a saline bag, through a heparinized line. The blood-saline mix will then be mixed with a combination of medical-grade ozone and oxygen which is then re-infused through the same IV line. Our closed system process reduces risk of contamination.
Major autohemotherapy can sometimes be combined with other approaches to a condition, depending on the medical condition being addressed. Receiving a nutrient infusion after can provide further substrate for the body to heal further. It is important to discuss all care options with your healthcare provider in ABQ.
Major autohemotherapy may be suitable for children, depending on the medical condition and the child's age and overall health. Typically our clinic in Albuquerque only provides this therapy to people 16 years or older.
Autohemotherapy has been used for many years as a solution for a variety of conditions, but it is not considered a mainstream option for the management of different conditions and is not widely accepted by mainstream medical organizations.