Ozone therapy has many beneficial effects for the treatment of Lyme disease and any associated co-infections.
Treatment of Lyme disease is very difficult for many reasons including: failure to adequately remove all the pathogens (including bacteria, parasites, mold, fungi, viruses), failure to remove toxins, failure to reduce or remove inflammation, failure to improve immune system function, and failure to correct the underlying cellular oxygen deficiencies.
Without addressing all of these important health issues that are underlying factors in all chronic illness, any Lyme disease treatment will not be successful.
There is a therapy however that has been used for a very long time with an excellent record of efficiency and safety, that does addresses the above issues that relate to Lyme disease infections. That therapy is Ozone therapy.
Ozone is a form of oxygen therapy in which there is an extra oxygen atom placed alongside the 2 oxygen atoms that normally make up the oxygen molecule. It is effectively an activated or “supercharged” version of oxygen as it is O3 instead of O2. By activating oxygen in this manner the healing benefits of this already critical life-giving substance are magnified even further.
History of Ozone Therapy
You may be surprised to learn that Ozone therapy has been around for a very long time, in fact, it was being used in the US well before antibiotic drugs were invented. In 1929, a book called “Ozone and Its Therapeutic Action” was published in the US listing 114 diseases and how to treat them with ozone. Its 40 authors were the heads of all the leading American hospitals. Back then it was a well-known and established healing treatment. Medical ozone treatment has powerful disease reversing and anti-ageing benefits when used correctly and has been used for many years to heal the body of many illnesses and diseases. The naturopaths at The Nardella Clinic in Calgary have been using ozone for nearly a decade for Lyme disease and other chronic disease.
An ozone generator is used to generate the ozone gas from pure medical grade oxygen. This ozone machine or medical ozone generator generates a precise concentration of ozone gas (usually no more than 5%), which is then used as part of the oxygen and ozone treatment session. The concentration of ozone used is individualized and determined by your naturopath as part of your treatment protocol.
Administering Ozone Therapy
Ozone can be administered in a number of different ways, in addition to intravenous therapy, to improve your health and well-being and to help regenerate your body and cells. The most common are;
Freshly ozonated water can be taken orally which will be absorbed through your stomach and small intestine. This is a great and simple way to infuse more ozone into your body. This will also act to kill any bad bacteria, fungi, viruses, or parasites etc that may be in your stomach or intestinal system.
Rectal Ozone Insufflation
Ozone gas is inserted into the rectum. This technique is simple and has been used effectively for cardiovascular disorders, viral illness, and immune-activation. Usually anywhere from 50 – 800 ml of ozone is insufflated into the rectum over a period of several minutes.
Vaginal Ozone Insufflation
In this method ozone gas is introduced into the vagina where it acts locally on the vagina, cervix and uterus. It can also from here find its way into the abdominal cavity. This method is useful for gynecological problems including yeast infections (candida), uterine infections and fibroids.
Ear Ozone Insufflation
An ozone and oxygen mixture is used in this medical ozone treatment and is applied to the ear canal for a few minutes at a time. This method is particularly useful for middle ear infections, sinusitis, upper respiratory infections with congested sinuses, candida infections, bronchitis, and influenza. As Lyme Borrelia bacteria very often infiltrate the brain and nervous system, by using this form of ozone therapy we can access this part of the body immediately causing bacterial destruction.
Minor Auto-hemotherapy involves the use of a small amount of a person’s blood (10-20 ml), which is then mixed with the same amount of ozone and oxygen gas. The resulting mixture is then injected into the buttock muscle. This injected blood acts like an auto-vaccine as it is derived from the person’s own cells. This acts as an immune system activator and can help your own body to detect and destroy the Lyme bacteria along with any other bacteria that is also present.
Ozone Therapy is an internationally recognized treatment option
In Germany there are more than 10,000 doctors using ozone to successfully treat a wide variety of health conditions such as cardiovascular disease (blocked coronary arteries, heart failure, angina, high blood pressure), diabetes, stroke, arthritis, cancer, viral infections (incl. Herpes, CMV), bacterial and fungal infections.
It is often the case with Lyme disease that most of the symptoms of the illness are directly related to the neurotoxins and other toxins released by the bacteria, rather than directly related to the bacteria themselves. Successful treatment requires both killing the Lyme bacteria and co-infections, and safely removing the toxins associated with “herxing”.
Ozone Therapy works by correcting homeostatic imbalances in the body and works even better when combined with other naturopathic therapies that also help to establish a healthy state of balance within the body.
The more severe or chronic your Lyme Disease is, the more intense and longer the naturopathic treatment program you will require.
This is a basic principle in healing: the longer the time you have suffered from and the more intense the severity of your disease, the longer the treatment time and the more intense the treatment program required in order for you to recover your health.
Because Lyme disease can cause so many problems with very important organs and systems in your body, this therapy is vital because it will help to also heal and regenerate the body holistically.
In particular, Lyme bacteria can and does target the brain and nervous system (Lyme neuroborreliosis) and the heart (Lyme carditis), often leading to severe symptoms which may become chronic. Ozone therapy is particularly effective for helping to protect and repair the brain/nervous system and also the heart.
It can therefore be of significant benefit to any Lyme sufferer having these complications from this infection. Please contact the clinic for a consultation with one of our Lyme-literate naturopaths regarding more information on the use of ozone for Lyme disease.