Veterinary medicine now offers ozone therapy. Here’s information on this new realm of therapy that many animals seem to respond well to.
What does ozone do in the body?
Ozone is a potent regulator of the immune system. It stimulates increased uptake of oxygen and improves circulation. It is a powerful mitochondrial stimulant, and ozone increases antioxidant protection. Additionally, ozone stimulates the production of white blood cells to protect the body from viruses, bacteria, fungi, and cancer. And it helps treat allergies by significantly raising the oxygen level in the blood for extended periods of time after ozone administration and desensitizing the body to the allergens.
When healthy, the body is able to rid itself of toxins that would otherwise accumulate to harmful levels through the process of oxidation. Oxidation is the process wherein a substance is changed due to the effects of oxygen upon it. Oxidation breaks the toxins down into carbon dioxide and water and eliminates them from the body. However, if the necessary oxygen is not available within the body (whether because of lack of exercise, environmental pollution, poor diet, or improper breathing), bodies cannot eliminate these toxins adequately, and a toxic reaction can occur. In minor cases, a toxic buildup can lead to fatigue, while a wide range of diseases can result when poor oxygenation is chronic.
If ozone therapy is that effective, why is it not more popular?
Some therapies take time to catch on, and ozone therapy is in direct conflict with pharmaceutical companies. It is not taught in conventional medical or veterinary colleges. Ozone therapy is very accepted and used in Germany where more than 11,000 physicians perform more than 1 million treatments per year. Worldwide, more than 30,000 physicians use ozone as an effective and safe therapy.
What are the different ways that ozone can be administered to animals?
Ozone can be administered in the following ways:
• MAHT – Blood is withdrawn and infused with ozone and then re-infused into the animal.
• math – Blood (1-5ml) is withdrawn, infused with ozone and injected intra-muscularly.
• O3UV – Mixed with blood and UV light and administered intravenously.
• Insufflation – Gas is infused through a body orifice.
• Limb Bagging – Gas is bubbled through a liquid and into a bag that is sealed around an area of the body.
• Topically – With the use of oils (i.e., olive, hemp or jojoba).
• Water or saline – Ozonated water can be drunk and saline can be administered subcutaneously.
What is Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation, or UBI?
UBI is known by a number of names including, Bio-Photonic therapy, Photo-oxidative therapy, and others. It has been around since the 1920s during which time there have been over 200 clinical studies that have been published. In a nutshell, a small amount of blood is withdrawn from the patient, diluted with saline, and then exposed to the ultraviolet light as it is re-infused back to the patient.
Why do you use those particular bands of light?
UVA has immune-modulating capabilities. If the immune system is suppressed or weakened, the photonic energy from this band of light can help to kick start the compromised system. On the flip side, if the immune system is overreacting as in the case of allergies, UVA’s natural properties help to calm it down.
UVC is germicidal, meaning that it inactivates pathogens. Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid, or DNA, is often referred to as “the building blocks of life.” Each and every cell of a living organism contains DNA, which acts as the blueprint by which the cell is able to function and reproduce. UVC light is able to penetrate the cells of microorganisms and disrupt the structure of their DNA molecules. In doing so, the microorganism is prohibited from surviving and/or reproducing, thereby rendering it inactive and no longer pathogenic.
How does treating such a small amount of blood have such a wonderful effect?
A UBI treatment can be understood, at least when referring to the effects of UVC, as an auto-vaccine. Very simply, the small amount of blood containing the inactivated bacteria or virus is returned to the patient enabling its immuno-defense system to recognize and attack pathogens all throughout the body. This kicks off a “cascade of healing” as the patients intricately designed immune system rises to the occasion and self-healing begins.
Is UBI safe?
There has historically been a complete absence of harmful effects, either immediate or delayed, when UBI is used properly. This has allowed clinical investigators to use this procedure over a period of 20 years and more on a single patient.
What is O3UV?
O3UV is the combination of ozone (O3) and UBI (UV). More specifically, it is the combination of MAHT and UBI. Basically, blood is withdrawn, diluted with saline, infused with ozone, and then fed past the UV light and back into the patient.
Why combine ozone and UBI?
World-renown ozone trainer, clinician, and author Frank Shallenberger pioneered this combination treatment at his clinic in Nevada. Shallenberger saw that ozone had some positive effects that UBI didn’t and vice-versa. He was a firm believer in both therapies, and because they both are oxidative, germicidal, and have almost no side effects, he began to run the ozone treated blood through the UBI machine before returning it to the patient. The effects were better than ever, and the ozone/UBI treatment was born. Since that time, there have been thousands of treatments performed with stunning results. Even more recently, we have come up with the term O3UV to refer to what we believe to be one of the better therapies available.
How many treatments will my animal need?
The number of therapy sessions required to heal a specific illness will vary depending on the animal, overall health, whether it is chronic or acute, and other factors as well. Acute illnesses usually can be remedied within one to three treatments while chronic illnesses may take up to 10 to 12. You should see a response from most illnesses within four to five treatments. If no response is seen by that point, the clinician should evaluate whether O3UV will be effective method of treatment for the given animal/illness.
Jennifer Luna-Repose, D.V.M., received her veterinary degree from Cornell University. She returned to California and completed an internship in alternative and complementary veterinary medicine and received acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine training from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapy. She works at Creature Comfort Holistic Veterinary in Oakland where she is passionate about individualized vaccine protocols, preventative medicine, treatment of cancer and gastrointestinal disorders, herbal medicine, therapeutic nutrition, laser therapy, ozone therapy, and microbiome restorative therapy. If you are interested in receiving ozone therapy for your animal family, give Creature Comfort a call, 510-530-1373, or visit CreatureComfort.com.
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