Los Angeles Oxygen Therapies: Ozone & Prolozone
Oxygen is life. You can go days without food or water or sleep. You’ll last only minutes without air.
Oxygen can also be medicine. In fact, it’s key to two of the most popular treatments we offer here in our West Los Angeles holistic health clinic: ozone therapy and prolozone therapy.
Ozone: What It Is & What It Does
Hear “ozone,” and you probably think of pollution and greenhouse gases. But ozone is also a powerful disinfectant. This is because it’s “supercharged” oxygen, with three oxygen atoms bound in each molecule. The oxygen you breathe has just two.
Ozone’s third atom makes it unstable. The molecule really wants to lose that extra atom – and it does. The extra atom attaches to a parasite, bacterium, virus, fungus, or other pollutant, interfering with its function.
Research and clinical evidence have shown that, as part of a therapeutic program, ozone is often helpful in providing support for optimal health and longevity, and in addressing
- Lyme and tick-borne infections.
- Chronic viral and bacterial infections.
- Mold and mycotoxin illness.
- Muscle and joint pain.
- Chronic and acute back pain.
- Arthritic and osteoarthritic joints.
- Sports injuries and rotator cuff tears.
- Chronic vaginitis.
- Recurrent or chronic yeast infections.
- Herpes, including recurrent herpes infections.
- Interstitial cystitis.
- Chronic hepatitis.
- Chronic sinusitis.
- Angina and coronary artery disease.
- Autoimmune diseases.
- Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
- Heartburn, indigestion, and GERD.
All these have been shown to respond well to ozone therapy.
But ozone can be used for more than just treating disease. It can also be used to take your current health to a higher level, transforming good health into Radiant Health. For ozone
- Supports robust immune function.
- Stimulates increased oxygen uptake by the cells, leading to greater energy.
- Improves circulation.
- Increases antioxidant protection.
- Stimulates mitochondrial function.
Medically, ozone has been used safely and effectively for more than 100 years, but although quite common in Europe, it has yet to achieve widespread use here in the United States.
Ozone Therapy for Radiant Health
There are several ways we can deliver medical grade ozone to a body in need: intravenous (IV) drip, topical oils, water, and insufflation (filling a body cavity, such as the rectum).
The method of administration depends on the goal of treatment. If, for instance, the aim is to treat skin conditions or circulation problems, bathing in ozone water or using ozonated olive oil can be helpful. Drinking ozonated water can be helpful for digestive issues, ulcers, and gum disease. For chronic infections, IV or insufflation is usually called for.
In our West Los Angeles holistic medical clinic, we customize every treatment plan to the needs of each patient. You are an individual, after all. You have a unique health history – a unique sequence of events that brought you to your current state of health or illness. Your experience of chronic Lyme disease, say, is different from someone else’s.
Yes, there are common features to both, of course. But one-size-fits-all treatment is less than ideal.
We don’t do medicine-by-the-numbers. We treat the individual – body, mind, and spirit – in support of their quest for healing or optimal, Radiant Health.
The one consistent is the ozone we use: medical grade ozone made from pure, 100% oxygen to be administered directly or added to water or oil.
Prolozone Therapy for Chronic Pain
In a country where nearly one third of the population suffers from chronic pain, prolozone therapy is a godsend. Where conventional therapies focus on “managing” pain, the alternative of prolozone therapy offers long-term relief.
Prolozone therapy builds on regular ozone therapy by joining forces with neural therapy (procaine injections to stimulate healing) and Prolotherapy (injections that trigger the inflammation that creates healing). We simply inject a blend of ozone, procaine, homeopathics, and other medicaments into the appropriate acupuncture points, trigger points, or pain sites.
The specific blend and injection sites, of course, depend on the specific nature of the problem we are attempting to address. By delivering oxygen and other medicaments, we can spur regeneration of damaged joints, ligaments, tendons, and other tissues.
Oxygen helps the damaged cells repair themselves, stimulating growth factors to generate new, healthy tissue in place of the old, injured tissue. Inflammation is reduced.
Most importantly, the pain goes away – almost immediately. Repeat the treatment a few times, and the relief can be lasting.
If you’ve suffered an injury from sports or exercise, or simply from an accident or overuse, and have persistent pain, prolozone therapy may be exactly what you’re looking for – more powerful than drugs and a lasting solution to chronic pain.
High Dose Ozone
While “regular” ozone delivers very effective doses, High dose ozone therapy is also available which can deliver up to 70,000 micrograms of ozone in less than an hour in most cases. Both concentrations of ozone convey highly beneficial anti-inflammatory, anti-infection and metabolic enhancing effects. When coupled with UBI, the additive benefits are greatly magnified. This unique combination creates an environment in which immune system activation, pathogenic organisms are killed and metabolic pathways are enhanced.
As we age, our immune systems falter and weaken. Even for healthy individuals, there is additional benefit to periodic treatments with this system – as is equally true for the use of our IV Vitamin therapies and IV treatments!
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OZONE
frequently asked questions
Is ozone therapy safe?
Patients with longstanding infections or inflammation should start more slowly and at a lower dose to avoid symptom flare-ups.
If ozone is accidentally inhaled – something we are careful to safeguard against – it can cause coughing, burning eyes, a mild headache, or stomach upset.
Note that our generator produces only a small but very effective amount of ozone (2 to 3%). An ozone destructor unit is simultaneously activated to keep ozone from escaping into the room.
How does ozone therapy work?
The research, conducted at major medical research institutions around the globe, has been uniformly in agreement on these powerful effects.