An alternative medicine practice that consists of using ozone gas to treat various medical conditions is known as ozone therapy. Ozone is a type of oxygen. Our chiropractor uses this gas to treat a variety of conditions. If you are tackling some sort of medical issues, such as digestive issues, we can help you here at Hudson Chiropractic Wellness Center in Sarasota, FL.
While ozone gas can cause harm to a person if they inhale it, it also possesses therapeutic effects in the medical realm. Ozone therapy can be used for medical conditions, including:
- Treatment of cancer
- Treatment of arthritis
- Disinfecting wounds
- Treatment of macular degeneration
- Boosting the immune system
- Fighting viral diseases such as SARS and HIV
- Treatment of ischemic heart disease
Does It Really Work?
While research conducted shows that ozone therapy can fight cancer and boost the immune system, there have been other reports showing no trials tested in people with cancer. There have only been a few different ozone therapy trials completed on humans with any condition. With this being said, more research needs to be conducted and tests completed before a determination can be found regarding the actual effects of ozone therapy and if it indeed possesses any therapeutic benefits.
Ozone is applied to the skin like medicine since it is natural gas. It can also be blown into the body or used as an ozone sauna. However, since it poses a health hazard, people should be sure never to inhale ozone gas. After your first consultation, our chiropractor will find out if ozone therapy is right for you.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Depending on the actual treatment a person undergoes, side effects can vary. If ozone is inhaled or enters the eyes, it can cause burning and vomiting, headaches, coughing, or nausea. More seriously, it can cause respiratory complications. Flu-like symptoms, also known as the Herxheimer reaction, may happen in some people who undergo ozone therapy.
Contact Us for Ozone Therapy from Our Chiropractor in Sarasota
Ozone therapy is a treatment that can help improve your health significantly. Our team is committed to providing our patients the quality health care they need for optimal health and wellness. To schedule an appointment with us here at Hudson Chiropractic Wellness Center, give us a call today. We welcome all patients in and around the Sarasota area.