March 23, 2023

For what pathologies is treatment with ozone therapy indicated?

The application of ozone therapy is determined by its anti-inflammatory. Antiseptic (bactericidal, virucidal, fungicidal) properties, modulation of oxidative stress and improvement of peripheral circulation and tissue oxygenation. All this determines the wide spectrum of pathologies in which it is useful, alone or as a complementary treatment.

Multiple works have been published in indexed medical journals on the mechanisms of action of ozone. Studies and clinical trials on ozone therapy in different pathologies, many of them related to pain, but also in other types of disorders.

The use of ozone therapy has shown

 With Ozone Treatment Tampa you can address the pain of inflammatory and degenerative joint, tendon and fascia diseases. In this sense, pain from  osteoarthritis  of the knee. And shoulder, hip, foot, hand, tendinopathies, plantar fasciitis and trochanteritis, among other ailments, can be treated. Likewise, lumbar and radicular pain due to back pathologies, such as herniated discs. Vertebral fractures due to osteoporosis or canal stenosis, can also be treated. It is also effective in  muscle pain  and in other entities such as fibromyalgia. As well as in neuropathic pain such as  trigeminal  neuralgia or postherpetic neuralgia.

Ozone therapy can also be  used as an adjuvant treatment  in:

Cardiovascular disease, diabetes , lung disease, multiple sclerosis, dry form of age-related macular degeneration.

Bacterial, viral, fungal infections.

Delays in wound healing (traumatic, post-surgical, post-radiation)

Immune disorders (autoimmune disorders, immunodeficiencies).

Weakening by cancer and toxicity of cancer treatments.

Circulatory diseases: venous insufficiency, venous, arterial or decubitus ulcers, diabetic foot, peripheral vascular disease.

Skin problems (herpes zoster, acne, eczema, psoriasis , cellulite…) and hair treatments.

Digestive diseases (hepatitis, Crohn’s disease, gastritis…).

Degenerative diseases, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, senile dementia.

What are the effects of ozone on health? Is there any risk?

Ozone in adequate amounts produces a controlled oxidation that activates the endogenous antioxidant mechanisms and produces a metabolization of free radicals. Slowing down the oxidative process responsible for cell destruction. It is an activator of the immune system (through monocytes and T lymphocytes). Relieves inflammation and pain,  improves quality of life by improving fitness In general, it improves the body’s response to aging processes, improves oxygen metabolism and increases the elasticity of red blood cells as they pass through the capillaries, increasing oxygen transport to the tissues. It regulates the metabolism and is an effective therapeutic agent in the fight against fungi. Bacteria, viruses and parasites, being of great help to improve the healing of wounds and ulcers.

Its administration should be avoided in situations of uncontrolled hyperthyroidism, recent acute myocardial infarction. Significant thrombocytopenia with severe coagulation disorders, significant malnutrition, Glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase deficiency. As a precaution, it is also not advisable to apply systemic ozone therapy to pregnant patients.

The use from a medical point of view of the oxygen/ozone mixture has shown a  very low rate of adverse reactions , since it does not leave chemical residues, hence its great innocuousness, and does not cause  allergic reactions .

Complications or adverse effects related to ozone therapy appear very rarely and are usually mild and transitory. They are usually due to the medical procedure in their administration and not due to the ozone itself. In some cases, slight pain and pressure on injection, headache or temporary dizziness may occur.

Regarding the toxicity of medical oxygen/ozone, many studies have been carried out that prove its  safety at therapeutic doses , except by inhalation.

In addition to its safety, ozone therapy offers many advantages, including being a  natural therapy. Which is performed on an  outpatient basis  and offers the possibility of repeating treatment cycles according to the needs of each patient. In addition, it does not interfere with other types of treatments. Being compatible with other therapies, which it can complement until improvement or cure is achieved.

Ozone therapy is a medical act that must be performed exclusively by duly trained professionals. Implemented with scientific rigor, using action protocols previously approved by scientific associations. There is a chair of Ozone Therapy and Chronic Pain at the Catholic University of Murcia. As well as professional medical associations that guarantee good practice: AEPROMO (Spanish Association of Medical Professionals in Ozone Therapy) and SEOT (Spanish Society of Ozone Therapy). In Spain, 15 autonomous communities use protocols for the practice of ozone therapy. And more than 25 Spanish public hospitals and many other private ones have included it in their portfolio of services.

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