Ozone therapy may sound like one of today’s newest medical treatments, but it has been used and studied for decades, and it has a longstanding reputation as being safe and effective. Jonathan W. Singer, DO, and the team at HealthFirst have offered ozone therapy for more than a decade. They’re one of the only medical practices in Colorado and the surrounding states to offer ozone therapy. To learn if ozone therapy may help you heal, call one of the offices in Greenwood Village, Colorado, and Cheyenne, Wyoming, or book an appointment online.
Ozone is a gas that’s made from three atoms of oxygen. Ozone therapy, also called major ozonated autohemotherapy, is a treatment in which ozone gas is administered to your body to treat a health condition or wound.
This type of therapy was originally used to fight infections by killing bacteria, viruses, fungi, and yeast. Today, ozone therapy effectively treats a wide variety of health conditions.
The extra oxygen in ozone therapy can enhance your metabolism and trigger the production of antioxidants. It also boosts circulation and promotes healing.
These are a few examples of health problems that can be treated with ozone therapy:
When ozone interacts with fluids in your body, it triggers a cascade of events that leads to the release of healing substances. Ozone therapy raises oxygen levels in your blood, which is essential for producing energy and relieving pain.
Studies show that oxygen therapy improves healing in musculoskeletal conditions and helps restore motor function following a stroke.
Dr. Singer determines the best way to administer ozone therapy based on the problem being treated and your personal health. Ozone therapy may be delivered in several ways, such as:
An ozone injection is usually the best choice for targeting a joint problem or treating a lower back condition such as a herniated disc. The gas is mixed with a small amount of your blood, then injected into your body.
If you have a diabetic foot ulcer or a nonhealing wound on your extremities, ozone can be applied directly to the wound using a protective covering to contain the gas.
Ozone might be administered intravenously when the goal is to treat bodywide diseases such as Lyme disease and fibromyalgia.
With today’s advanced technology, several forms of ozone therapy exist. For example, ozonated olive oil may be applied to your body, you can drink ozonated water, and it can be administered in its gas form through a sauna.
If you’d like to learn more about ozone therapy and find out if it can help you, call HealthFirst or schedule an appointment online.