Ozone, a colourless and odorous gas, is one of the most interesting and versatile substances known. It is a potent oxidant and dense gas, providing therapeutic benefits when administered by a qualified practitioner. Numerous studies have illustrated its multiple applications in medicine, including tissue oxygenation (muscle, joint, etc.), improved circulation, immune support, and treatment of chronic pain.

The question is – what does ozone therapy help with, and how does it work in your body? This article tells you what you need to know!

What is Ozone Therapy

What is Ozone Therapy

What is ozone therapy used for?

Under established protocols, health practitioners in Calgary use ozone therapy primarily for:

  • Lower back pain
  • Bulging / herniated discs
  • Sciatica
  • Joint degeneration
  • Scars
  • Diabetes
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Infections
  • Lyme Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases

How does ozone therapy work?

Oxygen is vital for the numerous different chemical reactions in our bodies that are essential for our proper and healthy function. However, when oxygen transportation is inefficient or disrupted, it can impair the operation of reactions, resulting in impaired cellular activity.

Mitochondria, also known as the ‘energy factories’ of our cells, utilizes oxygen to generate the energy needed to power the cell’s biochemical reactions. Ozone contains three oxygen molecules. When ozone therapy is applied via IV or injection, the body’s supply of oxygen is naturally increased. 

The extra oxygen improves the recovery of many different tissues, boosts cell metabolism, and helps in the regeneration of damaged cells. Simply put, ozone therapy promotes healing at a cellular level.

How to get started with ozone therapy in Calgary!

Like any medical procedure, it must first be determined if ozone therapy is the right treatment for your health. During your first visit to our clinic, we will discuss your health history, goals, and how we may be able to help with any health concerns you may have.

If we believe that ozone therapy will benefit you, we’ll closely monitor your progress throughout the treatments and re-evaluate regularly. In line with the philosophy of Naturopathic medicine, our goal is to employ treatments that stimulate and encourage the natural healing mechanisms of your body, thus improving your health while helping to treat any pain or illnesses that may present. In addition, we aim to prevent illness wherever possible.  


Additional References:

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Niu, T., Lv, C., Yi, G., Tang, H., Gong, C., & Niu, S. (2018, April 3). Therapeutic Effect of Medical Ozone on Lumbar Disc Herniation. Retrieved December 14, 2020, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5896688/

Scientific Research Publishing. (n.d.). Ozone Therapy: A Critical Physiological and Diverse Clinical Evaluation with Regard to Immune Modulation, Anti-Infectious Properties, Anti-Cancer Potential, and Impact on Anti-Oxidant Enzymes. Retrieved December 14, 2020, from https://www.scirp.org/html/1-1360091_61563.htm

Suh, Y., Patel, S., Kaitlyn, R., Gandhi, J., Joshi, G., Smith, N., & Khan, S. (2019). Clinical utility of ozone therapy in dental and oral medicine. Retrieved December 14, 2020, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6779001/

Hao, K., Tang, S., Xie, H., Li, X., & He, X. (2019, June 27). Application of ozone therapy in interventional medicine. Retrieved December 15, 2020, from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2096360219300638