4 Questions to Ask about Ozone Therapy
The sought-after ozone therapy is offered at Naturopathic Gastroenterology. This effective treatment offers treatment options for many issues including arthritis, heart disease, viral diseases and many more! Call us to book your appointment today at our Portland, OR location at West Side and East Side 503-701-8766.
Ozone (O3) is a highly reactive gas composed of three oxygen atoms. It is both made up of a natural and man-made product that occurs in the Earth’s upper atmosphere (the stratosphere) and lower atmosphere (the troposphere). Depending where it is in the atmosphere, the ozone can affect life on Earth.
In alternative medicine, ozone therapy is used in gas or liquid form to treat medical conditions. This colourless gas offers therapeutic effects in medical contexts.
What is ozone therapy used for?
Ozone therapy was first invented and developed in Germany in the early 1950’s, it has then since been used to treat cardiovascular illnesses, digestive disorders, infectious diseases, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and cancer.
Ozone therapy can also be used for the following therapies:
- Treating arthritis
- Fighting viral diseases
- Disinfecting wounds
- Activating the immune system
- Treating ischemic heart disease
- Treating macular degeneration
Dr. Gurevich utilizes ozone therapy for treatment of various digestive disorders such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Dr. Gurevich uses rectal ozone therapy more than any other ozone treatment. An ozone filled bag is attached to a thin catheter that is quickly and easily administered. The patient self-administers the therapy that can be completed in a quick 15-minute process. Having the ability to directly administer the ozone to the site of inflammation and illness is an effective, targeted therapy to directly treat the site of disease and produce quick relief.
Is Ozone Therapy good for digestive disorders?
Ozone therapy has been proven to be a safe therapy for your digestive health, in medical settings it is becoming increasingly popular due to its clear benefits and its rectal application not only to promote better health for your intestine, but it is also considered safe and offers almost no adverse effects.
The flow of ozone gas applied to the gut is transformed into oxygen, helps to eliminate free radicals and is widely effective against pathogenic microbes to promote a healthy microbiota that thrives in an oxygen-rich environment.
Ozone therapy also helps to decrease toxins and boosts your immune system. Some other health benefits of ozone therapy include:
- Decreasing toxins that may exist in the intestine
- Strengthen the immune system and the response to external aggressions
- Eliminated any bacteria, parasites, viruses and yeasts within the body
- Restores intestinal functions, and restoring them to an optimal state
- Reduces chronic inflammation throughout the body
Ozone therapy only takes about 15 minutes and is very well tolerated by our patients. After the therapy, our patients are able to return to normal activity post-procedure.
How often should I do ozone therapy?
For many patients, ozone therapy follows a routine course of six to ten treatments. You will start to see an improvement in your condition within the first three to four treatments with Naturopathic Gastro.
Once you course treatment has completed, you will want to talk to Dr. Gurevich about continuing treatments on a regular basis to remain healthy and pain free.
Are there any side effects of ozone therapy?
The part of ozone therapy that makes it so appealing, is there are few to almost no side effects. The side effects from ozone therapy are minimal (if a patient even has any at all) some side effects patients can notice from this therapy include:
- Occasional skin irritation
- Mild bruising
These side effects are easily managed with over-the-counter medications or ointments. Talk to your doctor if you have any side effects from ozone therapy, so they are able to help you get the treatment necessary.
If you are interested in how Ozone Therapy can help you or if you have any questions in regards to Ozone Therapy, call us. We are available to answer any questions you may have about the therapy as well as how it would benefit you. Call us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Portland OR, Beaverton OR, Tigard OR, Oak Grove OR, Battin OR, and West Haven-Sylvan.