Ever heard that joke, “Why is the sky blue?” And then the jokester comes up with a silly answer that makes everyone laugh?
Well, there is a correct answer to that question, ozone. Ozone is what makes the sky blue. It’s found high in the atmosphere. It’s like oxygen with a superpower. Three superpowers since it’s made up of three oxygen atoms instead of two, like the air we breathe. Meaning, it goes from O2 to O3, just like that.
The third oxygen atom turns ozone from “this helps us live” to “this helps us live and can alleviate medical problems.” Again, it’s an invisible superpower that has been discovered to treat medical conditions successfully for decades.
Ozone, or O3, enters your body and begins to disrupt infections, harmful bacteria, and anything else that is unhealthy. This is called ozone therapy, and it has shown success in many patients fighting Lyme and other diseases.
You may be wondering how doctors get ozone since it would be difficult to grab some ozone from the sky. They clone ozone gas in a science lab. This gas can be transported anywhere and delivered to a patient in several different formats.
How is Ozone Administered?
Your doctor will determine administration processes based on what type of problem you have, and where your problem is located. If you have an external skin or wound issue, ozone can be applied directly to that area.
If you have bacteria in your blood, like with Lyme disease, your doctor may choose intravenous methods. Or if you have a muscular problem, then your doctor will likely decide to apply ozone intramuscularly.
The process for you, as a patient, is non-invasive. For between a half-hour to two hours, you can relax and let the ozone do its thing.
What Can Ozone Do Exactly?
Ozone treatments are used to increase the amount of oxygen in your body, to a therapeutic level. Ozone treatments can treat breathing disorders, Diabetes, depression, hepatitis, auto-immune problems, and even Lyme disease.
Increased oxygen helps to detox the liver, kill viruses and bacteria, cleans blood cells, and enhances circulation and cellular metabolism. It even gives your immune system a boost.
All of these benefits can help fight the effects of Lyme disease, among many other disorders. For example, ozone can help fight fatigue, joint aches and pains, and flu-like symptoms that are common among those suffering from Lyme.
So, why aren’t we all walking around with ozone bags attached to our bodies? Just like anything, too much of a good thing can be bad. That’s why treatment sessions are based on your circumstances. Treatments are typically short but administered over an extended period.
You and your doctor will discuss a variety of treatments using Ozone therapy, which is one type of treatment that falls under the category of Oxidative Therapies.
Specific oxidative therapies using ozone have been created to treat specific diseases. Lyme disease has treatments that Diabetes may not have, and vice versa. Below is a description of some of the ozone treatments that have been successful in treating Lyme disease.
When you are treated with ozone, it enters your body and your bloodstream. When the ozone connects with bacteria or parasites, it breaks down their chemical structure, destroying them. With repeated doses of Oxygen-3 or ozone, the more they are destroyed.
Most therapies are intravenous. However, there are alternatives.
With this method, your body is put into a bag filled with ozone. Your head remains outside of the bag. You can soak in the bag for as little as ten minutes to two hours. The time limit will be decided by your doctor and based on your disease.
Brace yourself. Insufflation involves your personal areas, like your vagina or rectum. But don’t let that deter you. Catheters are used, and this method fights inflammation, as well as bacteria, viruses, and yeast. It can even promote positive gut health.
Since we now know neurotransmitters, or “happy chemicals” reside in the gut, you can expect improved mood also.
Senses and Ozone Therapy
All your senses can be used to administer ozone therapy.
Orally, you can drink ozone charged drinking water. And if you don’t want to drink it, you can inject it. Ear insufflation involves about five minutes of putting droplets of O3 into each ear. Through your nose, your doctor can penetrate the sinuses and inject ozone into your nasal passages.
If you are having pain in your joints, your doctor can inject ozone into your vertebrae or joints to combat inflammation, allowing you to feel relief.
Are You A Good Candidate for Ozone Therapy?
Ozone therapy is not for every patient. That’s true for all treatments. However, there are specific things your doctor will evaluate to determine if ozone therapy is a good option.
First, your doctor will want to confirm your Lyme disease diagnosis. This is done using multiple testing methods, in addition to the standard ELISA or Western Blot, which are not precisely accurate.
Second, your doctor will evaluate you for co-infections that may need to be treated at the same time as your Lyme disease. This can also help them determine how many treatments you may need. Another factor considered will be the number of treatments you have already tried, from rounds of antibiotics to pain medication to dietary changes to holistic forms of healing.
Where to Start
If it were as easy as just showing up to your family doctor and asking for ozone therapy, everyone would be doing it. But not all doctors are familiar with this treatment method. It’s not their specialty. Your first step is to find a doctor who specializes in oxidative treatments.
They will have the equipment, education, and the experienced background to prove they are specialists. The right doctor will offer support and insight throughout the entire process. Their goal is the same as your goal – to help you feel better.