Ozone Therapy

What is Ozone Therapy?

Ozone (O3) is a 3-atom molecule and is the chemical cousin of O2. We usually recognize ozone, which exists in our natural environment, for its feature that protects us from harmful UV rays in the atmosphere. However, ozone does not only protect us from UV rays; It can improve our quality of life in many other areas. Ozone therapy is the treatment of some diseases using medical ozone gas.

How Does Ozone Affect?

After the medical ozone gas is applied to the body, it dissolves very quickly and separates into chemical molecules that have an effect on the body. These chemical molecules show acute (reduction in pain, muscle relaxation, feeling of relaxation) and chronic effects (regulation of circulation, increase in tissue nutrition, increase in blood supply and oxygenation, regeneration in tissues and cells, wound healing) on ​​tissues. After ozone gas is given to the body, it is no longer gaseous, that is, there is no ozone gas in the body.

What are Ozone Application Methods?

In medical ozone application, ozone gas can be applied to the body in the form of infusion from the blood (systemic administration) and in the form of local injections in the form of painful or direct injection into the muscle-joint area where the lesion is located. In applications made from blood, the patient’s vascular access is opened and 100 cc of patient blood is taken into the blood bag. After applying ozone in certain doses up to 100 cc to the blood bag, the ozonated patient blood is given back to the patient in the form of intravenous infusion therapy within 20-30 minutes. In local applications; Certain doses of ozone can be injected into the joint in calcifications, around the muscle and nerve tissue in waist and neck hernias, on painful muscle points, and around the tendon in tendon and ligament injuries.

How Often Is Ozone Therapy Applied?

In both systemic and local ozone applications, ozone sessions are applied 1-2 sessions per week, with an average of 10-15 sessions depending on the disease and its duration.

What are the Side Effects of Ozone Therapy?

Approximately 5 million ozone applications were retrospectively examined by the German Ozone Association and the rate of side effects was found to be 7 out of 1 million. The causes of side effects were generally determined as incorrect application technique and too high ozone dose. Ozone gas is toxic to the lungs when inhaled directly. In ozone applications made by direct injection into the vein, there is a risk of embolism in the use of high-dose ozone or rapid application of ozone. Ozone is not carcinogenic and can be used as an adjuvant therapy in cancer treatment.

In Whom Ozone Therapy Is Not Applied?

  • • In acute bleeding diseases,

  • • In favism disease (Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency),

  • • Pregnancy (especially the first trimester),

  • • In the case of hyperthyroidism,

  • • In patients with severe blood coagulation disorders,

  • • In those who have undergone organ transplantation,

  • • In terminal chronic diseases and cancer patients.

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