What is Oxygen therapy and Ozone therapy?
Oxygen therapy is an umbrella term for a number of closely related leading edge therapies that seek to promote healing by flooding the body with oxygen.
We use it mostly for chronic fatigue problems, and sometimes for pain relief.
Ozone is an activated, trivalent (three atoms) form of oxygen. Oxygen is O2 whereas ozone is O3. Over a period of 20-30 minutes, ozone breaks down into two atoms of regular oxygen - by giving up one atom of singlet oxygen leaving a single, reactive oxygen atom. Therapeutic ozone is made when oxygen is electrically activated (using an ozone generator) to form ozone. Ozone was discovered by Fridereich Schonbein and was described in a letter written in 1826. It has been used in medical and naturopathic medicine since the 1870's.
Ozone in Nauropathic Medicine:
Ozone has a long history of use in naturopathic medicine as a treatment designed to de-toxify the body and support health rather than to treat diseases as such, and this is how we use it.