Medical Ozone - Ozonotherapy
Ozonotherapy is the use of medical grade ozone, a highly reactive form of pure oxygen, to stimulate the body to remove infections impediments thus allowing the body to do what it does best – heal itself.
Ozonotherapy has been and continues to be used in European clinics and hospitals for over fifty years. Although it was used in the United States in a limited capacity in the early part of the 20th century, Ozonotherapy was introduced into the United States in the early 80's, and has been increasingly used in because it has been found useful in:
- Activating the immune system in infectious diseases.
- Improving the cellular utilization of oxygen that reduces ischemia in cardiovascular diseases, and in many of the infirmities of aging.
- Releasing growth factors that stimulate damaged joints and degenerative discs to regenerate.
- Dramatically reducing or eliminating many cases of chronic pain through its action on pain receptors.
Published papers have demonstrated ozonotherapy healing effects on interstitial cystitis, chronic hepatitis, herpes infections, dental infections, diabetes, and macular degeneration.
Oxygen as a single atom is deficient in electrons. This makes the atom very unstable, and as a result single oxygen atoms cannot exist in nature all by themselves – at least not for more than nanoseconds. However, two oxygen atoms can join together to share electrons, and this combination forms a very stable molecule referred to as O2. This is the stable form of oxygen that is found in the atmosphere.
When an energetic force, such as electricity or ultra-violet light, is imposed upon a molecule of O2, the two oxygen atoms are temporarily split apart into single oxygen atoms. Then, in a matter of nanoseconds these highly unstable oxygen atoms will pair up again and reform back into O2 molecules. But a small percentage of them will unite in a ménage-a-trio known as ozone. Thus, ozone, referred to as O3, is a molecule which consists of three oxygen atoms all sharing the same electrons. Because there just are not enough electrons to go around to keep three oxygen atoms completely happy, ozone is a relatively unstable molecule. This instability is why it is such a powerful biological stimulant.
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