Ozone therapy can have a number of benefits even for healthy individuals. It improves blood flow and circulation, clearing impurities from the blood, arteries, and veins. It neutralizes toxins, which helps detoxify your liver and kidneys. Energy and brain function is increased by improved cellular respiration. The production of hormones and enzymes is normalized, optimizing the protection your body received from antioxidants. The anti-inflammatory properties help reduce pain and treat the inflammation that can be the root cause of many diseases. It also reduces the risk of complications from diabetes and strokes.
What is Ozone Therapy?
Ozone as a highly reactive form of oxygen has been in medical use across the world for decades. In one of the most common methods of ozone therapy, some of the patient’s blood is withdrawn and mixed with a carefully measured dose of ozone gas and returned to the patient. This method is called major autohemotherapy (MAH), where a measured amount of blood is withdrawn into an IV bag where it interacts with a specific amount of ozone gas, for a specific amount of time. In so doing, it produces a biological effect that leads to a reduction in inflammation, immunomodulation, enhanced blood flow, and nutrient exchange. Think of the interaction of ozone with the withdrawn blood as the first of a series of fractiles that eventually produces these effects on a much larger scale in the body. It’s important to note that no ozone is ever introduced into the patients’ bloodstream directly. Rather, it’s the series of events that occur in the body after the ozonated blood is returned to the patient that produces the desired therapeutic effect.
Ozone + UBI
Ultraviolet blood irradiation (UBI) can be combined with ozone to achieve greater clinical improvements. During UBI, blood is withdrawn as part of a sterile, closed circuit from the patient and uniformly exposed to a carefully calibrated amount of ultraviolet light for a set period of time. Depending on the wavelength and exposure time applied, different therapeutic effects can be obtained. One of the most common use cases for UBI therapy is to address lingering, hidden, or drug-resistant bacterial or viral infection and subsequently induce a secondary immune response. Based on your initial intake it will be determined if ozone therapy alone or ozone/UBI alone, would be the best route of treatment. In most cases, however, ozone therapy and UBI will be prescribed as a pair. These two therapies supplement each other to elicit an improved clinical outcome rather than if either was used by itself.
Benefits of ozone & ubi
Ozone is effective in stimulating an immunomodulatory effect but has not been shown to kill bacteria or viruses in the blood when delivered alone. On the other hand, UBI is able to kill bacteria and viruses in the treated blood, exposing them to the immune system. Once exposed in this way, the body is able to initiate a secondary immune response. However, UBI does not modulate the immune system in the way that ozone does. In this instance and many others, ozone therapy and UBI demonstrate a synergistic effect, a very useful tool in treating a variety of conditions including:
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Low Immune Function
Ozone Therapy for Athletes
Athletes, in particular, can benefit from ozone therapy for both performance and recovery. According to Nathaniel Altman’s The Oxygen Prescription: The Miracle of Oxidative Therapies, ozone therapy can increase an athlete’s performance by boosting the oxygenation of tissues while escalating the body’s production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which will lead to a rapid recovery from sports injuries and will yield more energy to be expended. In addition, sore muscles can be prevented by ozone therapy after exercise. Ozone slows down the cells’ anaerobic fermentation and helps scale down the buildup of lactic acid. Ozone Therapy works by increasing blood flow to the muscles. In addition, blood flow to the heart is also increased, which reduces strain during the same workload. In one study, male runners who engaged in an average of 12- to 30-minute sessions twice a week immediately after an intense run, resulted in a 32 percent increase in the distance they could run before reaching the point of exhaustion.
Ozone + UBI
90 minute comprehensive consultation including intake, physical exam, and lab review required for all patients before starting treatment. Investment: $350/non-members and complimentary/DPC members
For chronically ill, late stage, or sensitive patients: 6 treatments ranging from 3,000 to 25,200 mcg Ozone Dose/treatment titrated over 3 weeks. Investment: Ozone only $1500 or Ozone plus UBI $1800
For high-functioning ill patients: 3 treatments ranging from 4,200 to 25,200 mcg Ozone Dose/treatment titrated over 3 weeks. Investment: Ozone only $750 or Ozone plus UBI $900
For healthy, optimized patients: 1 treatment at 8,400 mcg Ozone dose. Investment: Ozone only $250 or Ozone plus UBI $300
Comprised of 6 treatments over 6 months. Ozone dosing customized to patient. Investment: Ozone only $1200 or Ozone plus UBI $1500