Ozone Therapy in Calgary

Chiropractic Calgary AB Ozone Therapy

WHAT IS OZONE THERAPY IN CALGARY?

Ozone is a gas, mostly found in the atmosphere, but has many medical applications. When applied properly medical grade ozone has many health benefits. It is commonly used to help heal joint degeneration and ligament or tendon tears, as well as treat a number of chronic or neurodegenerative conditions.

Medical grade ozone in Calgary AB can be applied in a number of ways depending on what is being treated. Most common modes of treatment are:

  • Ozone joint injections (prolozone)
  • IV infusion of ozonated blood, called major autohemotherapy (MAH);
  • and Ozone insufflation

ISN’T OZONE TOXIC?

Ozone is only toxic when the gas is inhaled. In some respiratory illnesses ozone can be filtered through oil which converts it to its non-toxic ozonides. The ozonides can safely be inhaled and provide the therapeutic benefits of ozone. In its other applications, ozone injection, ozonated blood infusion (MAH), and ozone insufflation are all very safe and beneficial treatments. However, some populations should not receive MAH or ozone insufflation, as mentioned below.


WHAT IS PROLOZONE?

Prolozone is the when ozone is injected right after the dextrose prolotherapy solution. Prolozone promotes the healing process by a number of different mechanisms, highlighted below. Essentially it helps your body create the best environment for healing, while at the same time stimulating the healing process itself.

HOW DOES PROLOZONE WORK?

Ozone increases blood supply and delivery of healing factors to the damaged tissue, as well as decreases whole body inflammation to promote healing. This increases collagen production and proper arrangement of collagen fibres to improve the quality and strength of tissue where tendons and ligaments are damaged. I cases of osteoarthritis when ozone is injected into the joint space, it increases cartilage production. Overall prolozone leads to a decrease in pain and increase in function.

DOES PROLOZONE COST MORE THAN PROLOTHERAPY ALONE?

Ozone injections do not add to the cost of an injection treatment. It is also covered by health insurance as a naturopath appointment.

WHAT CONDITIONS CAN BENEFIT FROM PROLOZONE?

Any condition that benefits from prolotherapy can benefit from prolozone. I see the best results with internal joint issues such as:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Labral tears
  • Disc herniations
  • Facet joint syndrome
  • TMJ

WHAT IS MAJOR AUTOHEMOTHERAPY?

Major autohemotherapy, or MAH, is a form of intravenous delivery of ozone, done by allowing blood to fill an empty IV bag, then infusing the blood with concentrated medical grade ozone, and allowing the ozonated blood to infuse back into the patient.

WHAT CAN BENEFIT FROM MAH?

  • MS and other neurodegenerative conditions
  • Fatigue - usually long standing fatigue
  • Insomnia (increases BDNF and GABA)
  • Tissue healing (improves blood supply to tissues and increases WBC production)
  • Lyme disease

HOW DOES MAH WORK?

Intravenous ozonated blood increases cellular energy production, which is stunted in many chronic conditions. It stimulates the body to have a strong antioxidant response, and by this mechanism it reduces overall oxidation and inflammation, increases immune function, improves oxygen delivery to tissues, and is neuroprotective.

WHO SHOULD NOT GET MAH TREATMENTS?

  • Women who are pregnant
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Alcohol intoxication

WHAT IS OZONE INSUFFLATION?

There are 2 types of ozone insufflation: rectal and vaginal insufflation.

Rectal ozone insufflation has systemic effects and can be used to treat the same conditions that MAH is used for. This mode of administration is a good option for individuals who have difficult veins to place an IV, but still want the benefits of MAH. It is also more time efficient and cost effective compared to MAH treatments.

Vaginal insufflation I known to be beneficial for treating bacterial vaginosis, and may be effective against UTIs.

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM OZONE INSUFFLATION?

Ozone insufflation benefits most of the same conditions as MAH treatments, and is a great option for those with difficult to find veins, but want the benefits of MAH treatments.

HOW IS OZONE INSUFFLATION ADMINISTERED?

The administration of ozone insufflation (rectal and vaginal) is not done by the doctor. Your naturopathic doctor will teach you how to administer it, but will leave the room to afford you the privacy to administer it yourself or by a trusted loved one.

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
9:00am - 7:00pm


Tuesday
9:00am - 7:00pm


Wednesday
9:00am - 7:00pm


Thursday
9:00am - 7:00pm


Friday
9:00am - 6:00pm


Saturday
9:00am - 4:00pm


Sunday
10:00am - 4:00pm

Chiropractic Center for Health

768-500 Country Hills Boulevard NE
Calgary, AB T3K 4Y7

403-226-4433