Ozone therapy is an alternative medicine treatment that can help remove bacteria and viruses from the body. Using ozone (O3), an energized form of oxygen that contains three oxygen atoms instead of two (O2 is the air we normally breathe), can help patients boost their immune systems. At Health & Wellness Carmel, Dr. Clifford Fetters uses ozone therapy to treat patients with a variety of conditions in Carmel, Indianapolis, and Noblesville, IN.
Keep reading to find out more about getting ozone therapy.
How does ozone therapy work?
When the third oxygen atom in ozone enters the body, it seeks out invaders like parasites, yeast, fungus, mold, bacteria, and viruses. These are the biological root causes of many diseases. By targeting these infectious organisms, ozone may help destroy them through a process called oxidation. Once the extra oxygen atom in ozone (O3) is used, the molecule reverts back to O2.
Dr. Fetters administers ozone treatments via a process called Major Auto Hemo Therapy. During the process, 60cc of blood is removed from the patient’s body and injected into an IV saline solution bag. The blood is then ozonated in the bag by adding a 5:95 ratio of ozone gas-to-medical-grade oxygen. Finally, the blood mixture is reinfused into the patient via an IV.
It is not painful and feels like any normal injection or IV. While you may read about other ways to administer ozone, use outside of a trained doctor’s office is hazardous.
What does ozone therapy treat?
While ozone therapy is not a cure for any disease, alternative medicine practitioners postulate that it can help regulate the immune system, stimulate oxygen uptake, improve circulation, and help your fight infections more efficiently.
Ozone therapy may be part of a treatment plan for a wide array of issues, not just infections. Some conditions that have been treated using ozone include:
- Allergies and sinus issues
- Chronic infections
- Auto-immune diseases
- Intestinal diseases
- Peripheral Vascular Disease/Neuropathy
- Wound healing
- Skin disease
- Dental infections
- Chronic pain, including back pain
Dr. Fetters has seen patient improvement after 3 or 4 treatments, though some people may need as many as ten. It’s important to know that like many treatments that target infectious organisms, you may feel worse for a short time before you feel better as the infection fights your immune system.
When should patients get ozone therapy?
Ozone has been used most commonly on wounds in the past, and research is still investigating its effects on everything from viral infections to neurodegenerative diseases. Ozone therapy is still considered an alternative therapy, so it’s crucial to find a practitioner who is experienced, honest, and upfront about what it may be able to offer you in terms of your own health and well-being.
If you are being treated by another medical doctor, it’s important to inform them of any alternative treatments you are also using.
Get ozone therapy in Carmel, IN
If you suffer from chronic infections, allergies, pain, or wounds that are slow to heal, and you’d like to consider an alternative treatment like ozone therapy, Dr. Clifford Fetters can answer your questions. If you’re a patient in Carmel, Indianapolis, or Noblesville, IN and are ready to get started, simply schedule an appointment at Health & Wellness Carmel today.