O3, or ozone, is a form of oxygen that has the ability to permeate deep into the tissues at the cellular level. Ozone gas has been in use since the 1800s when Tesla invented the first ozone generator. Though originally used as a disinfectant, the medical community soon began using ozone as an anti-microbial treatment for infections. Though not commonly used in the United States, Medical Ozone is used in many countries throughout Europe and Latin America, reducing the need for antibiotics in these countries.
How does Medical Ozone work?
Medical-grade oxygen is fed into an ozone generator, which converts oxygen to ozone. Once ozone penetrates the tissues and is taken up into the cell, it returns to oxygen once again. Within the cell, the oxygen is able to stimulate the mitochondria to produce energy at the cellular level. Increasing this production results in healthier tissues, more efficient metabolism and increased resilience to infection. Ozone also has a direct anti-microbial effect and can treat bacterial infections, viral infections, Lyme disease and parasites. Regular use of ozone slows the effects of aging by increasing oxygen utilization to the brain, muscles, skin and internal organs. For data on Medical Ozone’s health applications, please visit www.aaot.us for the American Academy of Ozone Therapists website.
Conditions that show positive results from ozone in research include:
- Coronary Artery and Cardiovascular Disease
- Gangrene/vessel claudication/Diabetic ulcers andneuropathy
- Macular Degeneration
- Cognitive Decline
- Chronic infections
What treatments with ozone are offered at NENH?
Ear and nasal insufflation: ozone is introduced to the nose and ears in order to access the sinuses, brain, lungs, mouth, thyroid and other tissues. Ear and nasal insufflation is used to treat sinus infections, respiratory allergies, asthma, cognitive decline, head trauma/concussions, migraines and common headaches.
$30/25 minutes or bundle 4 treatments for $100.
Ozone Sauna: this is a full-body ozone treatment that is administered in a Russian steam cabinet to induce a cleansing sweat. As the body heats up in the sauna, ozone is fed into the sauna itself. Ozone sauna is used for detoxification, skin conditions, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, Epstein Barr Virus, Mycotoxin Illness, Lyme Disease and cancer. The ozone sauna room contains a flat-screen television and a shower.
$45/30 minutes or bundle 4 treatments for $160.
Limb Bagging/ozone cupping: these are ways of delivering ozone to particular areas of the body. Ozone cupping can be used over single wounds to stimulate healing. Limb bagging of the hands can be used for arthritis and local infections of the fingers, while limb bagging of the feet can be used for diabetic ulcers, athlete’s foot and toenail fungus and neuropathies.
$30/20 minutes or bundle 4 treatment for $100.
Rectal or vaginal insufflation: ozone is delivered to the GI tract or urinary tract using a small catheter attached to a pre-filled bag of ozone gas. The patient inserts the catheter themselves and has the option of undergoing the treatment in the office or picking up the bag and bringing it home for use. These methods are used to treat infections with candida, parasites, bacterial overgrowth, menstrual cramps, endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, prostatitis and auto-immune diseases of the colon.
$30/bag or bundle 4 bags for $100.
Ozone treatments are available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with Lila Gilley, MA.