Ozone Therapy - What is it and How Does it Work?


Ozone is a colorless gas made up of 3 oxygen atoms.  Found in the Earth’s stratosphere, ozone’s primary purpose is to protect the Earth from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation by absorption.  However, many researchers believe it has many therapeutic effects.  

In medicine, ozone is used as an alternative therapy that improves the body’s intake and use of oxygen while activating the immune system.  Ozone therapy is used to treat diseases and conditions by disinfecting the area around them. Not only does this limit the effects of bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeast, but ozone therapy also improves the body’s intake and use of oxygen and activates the immune system.

Ozone has been used and studied in medicine for decades.  After being used on wounds in World War I, its application showed not only the ability to disinfect, but also the ability to aid in blood flow and have anti-inflammatory effects.  The effects of ozone therapy have proven and consistent with minimal side effects. However, special techniques must be used and done so by a professional as ozone can be harmful to health if not handled and utilized properly.

In history, ozone therapy has been used to treat AIDS, allergies, wounds, burns, bedsores, stomatitis, herpes, and more.  Today it is used to treat the following:

  • Infected wounds

  • Viral diseases

  • Circulatory disorders

  • Cancer

  • Macular degeneration

  • Rheumatism

  • Arthritis and more…

Promising studies over the years have shown the following benefits of ozone therapy:

  • Reduces the effects of bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, yeast and protozoa

  • Activates the immune system to speed up the healing process

  • Improves blood circulation by cleaning the arteries and veins

  • Purifies blood and lymph

  • Anti-inflammatory properties

  • Reduces pain

  • Improves brain function and memory

  • Reduces the risk of complications from diabetes

  • Limits stroke damage

  • Prevents shock

  • Normalizes hormone and enzyme production

  • Reduces cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm)

If you’re curious about ozone therapy and WOuld like more information, contact Denver Holistic Medicine to learn more.  

Dr. Simone Sturm will begin offering ozone therapy treatments in Denver IN June 2019.