Ozone Therapy

The administration of Ozone Gas into the body for therapeutic benefit.
Ozone therapy has been used and studied since the 1800s for a number of medical applications. Its effectiveness is well-documented, and there are minimal side effects. It can be integrated with conventional and holistic treatments and medications to treat many different illnesses and diseases.

Superficial wounds can be treated with topical application in the form of a “gas bath,” and dental medicine has long used ozonized water as a spray or compress.

The most practical method of administration of O3 gas for veterinary patients is rectal infusion via a rubber catheter. The ozone is absorbed through the walls of the intestines and moves into the circulating blood supply. Ozone can also be added to sterile saline for injection when appropriate.

In human medicine, ozone is sometimes injected directly into a joint space or even given IV in specialized preparations. However, these methods are not as commonly used in pets since the rectal administration is quick, easy, and well-tolerated. Injections are repeated on a weekly basis.

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Ozone Therapy at Dancing Paws

Since O3 dissipates quickly once made, each dose is prepared directly before administration. Medical grade oxygen is combined with an electrical current in a specialized unit to produce ozone!

Some Therapeutic Effects of Ozone:

  • Improved circulation and delivery of oxygen to tissue throughout the body
  • Stimulation of the immune system
  • Infection control (antifungal, antibacterial, and antivirus)
  • Tissue regeneration, notably skin and blood vessels
  • Reduction of pain and inflammation
  • Suppression of cancerous tumor metabolism and progression

A few studies on the effects and applications of O3 therapy:

  • Elvis AM, Ekta JS, Ozone therapy: A clinical review. J Nat Sci Biol Med. Jan-June 2011;2(1): 66-70
  • Clavo B, Perez JL, Lopez L, Suarez G, et al. Effect of ozone therapy on muscle oxygenation. J Altern Complement Med. 2003;9:251-6
  • Andreula CF, Simonetti L, De Santis F, et al. Minimally invasive oxygen-ozone therapy for lumbar disc herniation. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2003;24: 996-1000
  • Bocci V. Does ozone therapy normalize the cellular redox balance? Implications for the therapy of human immunodeficiency virus infection and several other diseases. Med Hypothesis. 1996;46: 150-4
  • Carpendale MT, Freeberg JK. Ozone inactivates HIV at noncytotoxic concentrations. Antiviral Res. 1991;16: 281-92
  • Johansson E, Claesson R, van Dijken JW. Antibacterial effect of ozone on cariogenic bacterial species. J Dent. 2009;37: 449-52
  • Smith JA, Oertle J, Warren D, Prato D. Ozone therapy: A critical physiological and diverse clinical evaluation with regard to immune modulation, anti-infectious properties, anti-cancer potential, and impact on antioxidant enzymes. Open Journal of Molecular and Integrative Physiology. 2015;5: 37-48

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