Ozone is a colourless gas molecule containing three oxygen atoms, which is one more than the O2 oxygen we breathe in every day. Ozone is known for being a potent disinfectant and has been used to clean medical instruments and supplies for more than a century.

There is scientific research to suggest that Ozone can be used to treat a range of medical conditions, thanks to its ability to stimulate the immune system, increase the production of antioxidants, and support oxygen delivery. When Ozone and bodily fluids come into contact, a reaction can cause the formation of additional red blood cells and proteins, which boost the supply of oxygen in the body.

What is Ozone therapy?

During Ozone therapy, Ozone gas is administered into the body where it works to help treat a wound, illness or disease. Patients are exposed to small quantities of Ozone during the treatment, which is enough to activate the immune system and target free radicals.

Although Ozone therapy isn’t something that is used widely at this time, there is a lot of scientific evidence to highlight its potential to treat breathing disorders, including COPD, together with diabetes and disorders affecting the immune system.

What are the benefits of Ozone therapy?

Research [1] investigating the therapeutic benefits of Ozone has found that it can be used to treat a range of pathologies which affect the central nervous system, cardiovascular system, subcutaneous tissue, and the gastrointestinal tract.

There are a number of benefits to Ozone therapy, including improved blood circulation and ensuring that every part of the body is receiving sufficient oxygen to function optimally.

This type of therapy can also prevent the advancement of unhealthy bodily processes by activating the body’s natural biological antioxidants, which can work to inactivate agents of disease, including fungus, viruses, and bacteria. As such, Ozone therapy can also disinfect injuries and wounds, leaving them cleansed and in the best possible position to heal optimally.

What happens during Ozone therapy?

There are several different ways in which Ozone therapy can be administered, each of which is suited to different forms of treatment.

Ozone can be administered directly into skin tissue and this form of the therapy is typically used to treat wounds and other issues affecting the extremities. Ozone can also be administered intramuscularly and intravenously, which are more commonly used to treat internal injuries or disorders, including breathing disorders, osteoarthritis and herniated discs.

As Ozone has an odd number of atoms, it is an unstable gas and must always be used safely and with due caution. Ozone therapy should only be administered by an experienced, fully trained professional in order to minimise the potential side effects of this highly effective treatment.


[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5674660/