Oxidated (ozone) therapy is a form of alternative medicine treatment Riverbend Integrative Medicine offers to increase the amount of oxygen in the body through the introduction of ozone, a gas consisting of three atoms of oxygen. Ozone therapy has been utilized and heavily studied for more than a century and it's effects are proven, safe, and with minimal and preventable side effects. Medical ozone has benefits ranging from antimicrobial, antiviral, immune modulating, decreasing inflammation and plaque formation (cardiovascular improvements), improvements in diabetes, gut dysbiosis, macular degeneration, joint disease, anti-aging, decreasing and improving hair loss, and cosmetic enhancement. Please click to learn more about Oxidated Therapy, or click to read Ozone Therapy Protocols by Jeffrey Taylor.
Ozone (O3) is a naturally occurring gas existing primarily in the earths upper atmosphere and producible in small amounts with medical-grade generators. It's molecular instability makes it a reactive oxidant and potent medicine. The oxidative nature of ozone lends not only to its antimicrobial effects by forming peroxides, but also improves circulation, immune modulation, enhancing antioxidant responses, and in high doses can have inhibitory effects that are useful for certain conditions. Research shows it can be used as a topical disinfectant, increase efficiency of glucose metabolism, and improve delivery of oxygen to our tissue.
• Often find yourself catching colds and flus?
• Struggle with chronic joint pain or inflammation?
• Battle acne outbreaks or other rashes?
• Find yourself fatigued most days?
• Feel your body is aging faster than those around you?
• Battle with an auto-immune disease?
Yes? Well, then ozone may be the right treatment for you!
We offer ozone through a variety of modalities. UBI (Also known as: Ultraviolet Light Blood Irradiation + Major Autohemotherapy) Ozone, Prolozone and Nasal Ozone. All modalities have a specific target and are all great options to optimizing or healing certain aspects of health.
UBI OZONE: A safe and effective medical treatment, Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation, simply referred to as UBI, is a cure that time has indeed forgotten. It is believed that exposure to ultraviolet light boosts immune function and continues to provide benefits even after the treatments are completed. Ultraviolet blood irradiation has a cumulative effect; initial treatments are usually followed by maintenance treatments. A treatment that was extensively used in the 1940's and 1950's (ref) to treat medical conditions including pneumonia, tuberculosis, and even cancer. So why did the use of UBI decline? Well, the answer would be the advent of antibiotics. However, now with the increasing incidence of antibiotic resistant infections and a desire for more natural therapies, UBI is enjoying a type of comeback. We pair UBI with ozone treatment to get the best of both treatments.
Major Autohemotherapy (AHT) IV's provide whole body ozone treatment for individuals with multiple health complains, as well as those seeking general wellness support and energy support. IT is one of the most researched and successful ozone treatment worldwide. With just one needlestick, blood is removed, gently mixed with ozone and easily returned via several methods. Unlike many IV therapies, MAH is non-irritating to the vein and will not interfere with your normal daily activities. Patients often notice increased energy and symptom improvement the same day. Ozone reacts instantaneously with proteins and cell membranes, creating organic compounds known as ozonides which then carry out oxidative processes as they circulate in the body. Though our cells have protection against oxidative damage, bacteria and viruses do not. Immune system function is stimulated by changes in levels of the body's own messengers, helping your system to tackle infections and inflammation. Additionally, biochemical pathways are enhanced which support basic cellular functions such as burning energy, cellular repairs and detoxification. MAH IV's are most popular for addressing generalized pain, arthritis, chronic infections such as Lyme and Epstein Barr, and autoimmune disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis. It is also thought to stimulate the body's own stem cells for exceptional healing.
WHAT DOES THE UBI THERAPY PROCURE INVOLVE?
The UBI Ozone procedure involves inserting a small catheter, similar to giving blood, into a vein in the forearm. A small amount of blood is removed with sterile technique; approximately 6 ounces. The blood passes through a flat quartz cuvette, is irradiated with ultraviolet light in a closed, airtight, sterile circuit and returned to the blood stream. The entire procedure takes less than an hour (ref).
PLEASE CLICK TO VIEW A LIST OF CONDITIONS AND DISEASES UBI OZONE HAS HELPED BENEFIT.
PROLOZONE: Prolozone is derived from the Latin word "proli" which means to regenerate or rebuild, and the word ozone. Ozone is the most highly active form of oxygen in the universe. Prolozone uses the power of oxygen to cause damaged tissues, joints, ligaments, and tendons to regenerate. Prolozone injections are used to treat pain and inflammation directly. The ozone oxygen gas is injected following mixture of anesthetics, vitamins, and homeopathic remedies. By increasing oxygen circulation and oxygen utilization of the affected tissues, prolozone has been very successful in treating both chronic and acute pain. Injections can be done into joints, subcutaneous and deep tissues, backs, and scars.
The reason that some injuries completely heal and others don't has to do with circulation. In order for a damaged area of the body to regenerate and heal, it must have the critical elements that only the blood can provide: vitamins, minerals, and oxygen. Of these, by far the most important is oxygen. Low levels of oxygen cause an accumulation of lactic acid, which is what causes pain. Prolozone works in three ways.
- Homeopathic anti-inflammatory medications are injected into the injured area to reduce inflammation and swelling. This leads to increased circulation.
- The area is treated with vitamins and minerals that are critical for healing.
- The area is infiltrated with oxygen in the form of ozone.
The result is that the tissues get what they need to heal. And as they heal, the circulation to the area is re-established, and the treatment is complete. The response to treatment varies from person to person, but most people only need from 3-5 treatments (ref).
PLEASE CLICK TO VIEW A LIST OF CONDITIONS PROLOZONE HAS HELPED.
OZONE OILS: Ozonaated oils have antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial effects - we sell topical applications as well as suppositories.