Ozone therapy is a unique treatment method that begins with the simple yet essential element of oxygen. At its core, ozone consists of three molecules of oxygen. While oxygen molecules typically bond in pairs, an ozone molecule forms when a third oxygen atom briefly joins this duo. This transient trio then splits, allowing the single oxygen atom to travel through the bloodstream, initiating a multitude of beneficial physiological effects.

Amongst the pioneers in ozone therapy research, Dr. Bocci of the University of Sienna has been particularly influential. With over two decades dedicated to this field, his contributions have significantly advanced our understanding of ozone's biological applications. His extensive research has led to several notable conclusions about the benefits of ozone therapy:

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Improves circulation within the patient’s body

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Improves immune system

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Ozone therapy stimulates metabolism

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Upregulates cell antioxidant enzymes

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Activates the immune system

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Kills bacteria, viruses, and fungi

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Increases cellular utilization of oxygen, so it is helpful in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease

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Oxidizes toxins as an immune response to foreign invaders

The production of medical ozone requires a specialized generator. It's crucial to note that while numerous generators are marketed for this purpose, not all are of medical-grade quality, despite their claims. The most efficient approach to generate ozone involves connecting an oxygen tank to a medical-grade generator, which then triggers a spark, transforming the O2 into O3.

This ozone is typically administered through a method known as Major Autohemotherapy, an intravenous treatment technique. Various scientific studies have affirmed the beneficial impact of IV ozone therapy on a wide range of health conditions, including chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme disease, chronic infections, breathing disorders, and immune disorders.

Dr. Frank Shallenberger, often referred to as the modern "Father of Ozone," has brought considerable recognition to ozone therapy in the United States. Reflecting on the safety of ozone therapy, he cites an enlightening study by Jacobs:

Examining the records of 384,775 patients who underwent various ozone modalities for diverse medical conditions, Jacobs found that Major Autohemotherapy was the primary treatment among the 5,579,238 ozone treatments administered. Remarkably, the rate of complications was a mere 0.0007%. This safety record is unmatchable, even by commonplace treatments like aspirin, let alone the conventional interventions used for conditions where ozone has proven to be effective.

Ozone is used as a basic foundational treatment at Horizons of Health along with a host of other services to restore you to optimal health and well-being! If you are in the Albany, NY, or nearby regions and are interested in Ozone Therapy contact us to start a transformative journey towards improved health and vitality. At Horizons of Health, we are committed to helping you unlock your body's incredible self-healing potential so feel free to set up a call to learn about our programs and other therapies to help you meet your health goals.

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