An Introduction to Ozone Therapy
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, you know better than anyone that there is a very wide variety of approaches and treatments available to you, and some of those treatments will work better than others for your specific case. That’s why, going into this journey, it’s important to understand all your options. One option we make available to you is ozone therapy, a treatment that works against cancer by increasing the amount of oxygen present in your body.
More specifically, ozone therapy works by putting ozone—which is O3, three oxygen atoms attached together, as opposed to O2, the oxygen humans breathe—into the body typically either rectally or via the bloodstream. Cancer is anaerobic, which means that it thrives in the absence of oxygen and suffers when exposed to too much oxygen. As such, ozone therapy works against it by providing more oxygen to its environment, thus “smothering” the cancer. Healthy cells in the body have an opposite reaction to excess oxygen, reacting positively to it, so this works in two directions by supplementing the body’s natural processes with more oxygen at the same time as working against cancer cells. In addition, studies have shown it can also be used to alleviate fatigue and other side effects of treatment in cancer patients.
Ozone therapy is widely used today against many different illnesses, not just cancer. It is more commonly used in Europe than the US, but is used in the US as well. In addition to cancer, it can be used to treat viral and bacterial infections, arthritis, breathing disorders, and heart disease. We also expect there are other benefits against other illnesses that may not yet be fully understood, as ozone therapy is still a treatment under research. Increasing blood oxygen helps the body in a variety of dimensions. As such, it is probable over time that we will begin to see even more applications of ozone therapy treatment against various illnesses and disorders.
There is, admittedly, some controversy about the effectiveness of Ozone Therapy in treatments against various illnesses. Although it has been used for many years, its full effects are still under research as we attempt to understand all dimensions of this treatment. Multiple clinical trials are still ongoing to back up ozone therapy with hard data and analysis. In the coming years, we should hopefully have even more research that supports its use in patients for a variety of diseases, as well as better understanding of whatever adverse effects it may have.
We believe that ozone therapy can be an effective defense against cancer and its side effects, particularly when used in tandem with other treatments. No one treatment is a silver bullet against cancer in every patient, and so, to best treat it, it’s best to holistically look at the disease from multiple directions. Ozone therapy can be a key component in some treatment regimens, and we look forward to having more research over the coming years that will help us better deploy it to help our patients.