Ozone therapy should be in your healthcare arsenal!
It has been used in medicine for over 100 years but has gotten more popular as of late thanks to machines becoming smaller, cheaper, and more accessible to all. In 1896, Nikola Tesla was issued a patent for a corona discharge ozone generator using charged metal plates to act on ambient air. He formed the Tesla Ozone Company and went into production of these units. Edgar Cayce (1877-1945), known as a ‘sleeping prophet’ and the father of holistic medicine, regularly promoted ozone machines.
Ozone is a colorless gas made up of three atoms of oxygen. Taking O2 to O3 creates a potent form of the molecule, that our bodies react amazingly well to. Ozone is the strongest naturally occurring oxidant. It’s produced in nature by lightning and ultraviolet irradiation.
One molecule of ozone is the equivalent of 5,000 molecules of chlorine (bleach) and it works 3,500 times faster!
Oxygen is life!
How does it work?
It works by disrupting bacterial or abnormal cell growth and virus-to-cell contact through oxidation. When bacteria are exposed to ozone, the phospholipids and lipoproteins that are inside the bacterial cell are oxidized, reduced, and subsequently die off.
Similar to an alarm clock waking you up in the morning, ozone therapy stimulates biological systems to get up and get moving on their own.
It’s imperative to keep your immune system strong, and ozone has been proven to stimulate immunity!
Ozone immunity-enhancing therapy consists of drawing a small amount of blood and then combining it with ozone gas. We then inject this mixture back into the body via intramuscular injection on the arm which has the effect of an autogenous (self-generated) vaccine.
Very few side effects have been noted from a tingling or warming sensation, and possible dizziness, which all subside in a short amount of time.
Research has shown that ozone therapy can kill:
Schedule your appointment for your ozone immunity enhancement today!
The science of it all:
The two negatively charged oxygen atoms and one positively charged oxygen atom make all the difference. The positive oxygen atom likes to bond with hydrogen and nitrogen oxides, called oxidation; this chemical process destroys and neutralizes pathogens that are made up of those oxides. In other words, ozone changes the chemical structure of pathogens (and other cells.) Ozone, as the ONLY gas to carry an electrical charge, gets attracted toward the very infection it is trying to fight. The pathogens attract the ozone, essentially committing suicide.
A person who is highly oxygen efficient will have more energy, live longer, and diminish the likelihood of disease.
Ozone is a:
Pain reliever (antiinflammatory)
Detoxifier (removal of toxins)
Vasodilator (Increase blood flow)
Destroyer (of all things bacterial)
Bioenergetic & Biosynthetic
Ozone modulates and stimulates our body’s cytokines.
These small proteins (cytokines) enable communication between cells. There are several families of cytokines that are produced differently, behave differently, and have different activities in the body. They play a major role in both health and disease, especially when it comes to inflammatory conditions, immune-related concerns like infections, trauma to the body, reproduction, and even cancer. They can stimulate the movement of cells toward sites of infection, trauma, and inflammation.
Its atraumatic, painless, noninvasive nature and few reported side effects make it an ideal treatment choice, especially for children.
How we use ozone in our office:
We bubble fresh ozone every day. In the morning, and after lunch. This insures the highest potency.
The following are examples of some amazing studies incorporating ozone therapies:
While ozone is harmful to the lungs, it can be safely administered to other parts of the body such as blood, GI system, sinus, ears, skin, or the colon. Breathing ozone is not safe because it will irritate the lungs. There is no antioxidant system in the lungs which makes them vulnerable to oxidants like ozone. But, ozone can be safely applied in other parts of the body because they HAVE an antioxidant system.
According to data by the International Scientific Committee of Ozone Therapy, only 6 out of 100,000 ozone therapy sessions have a negative side effect, a higher safety record than aspirin. This organization attributes most of the negative side effects to misuse by the practitioner and improper protocols.
In what ways can ozone improve your life? We’re happy to help!
To your health,
Jennifer Corrigan RDA
Dr. Kayleigh A. Short DMD, formerly of Integrative Dentistry in Seattle, is your top choice for a holistic dentist, and cutting-edge care available to the greater Seattle area, Mukilteo, Mill Creek, Monroe, Snohomish, Duvall, Whidbey Island, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Everett, and surrounding areas. Washington State, nationwide, and worldwide we are available for telemedicine holistic dentistry consults. For the best care in Seattle for holistic dental and natural holistic facial aesthetic needs. We diagnose complex dental health cases, that other dentists turn away. Contact us today or schedule an appointment to discover how we can help optimize your oral health and support your wellness journey. -Dr. Kayleigh Short and the WDC Team