Ozone therapy, sometimes called Ozone therapy, is the use of medical grade ozone (a mixture of pure oxygen and ozone) for healing. This natural treatment poses almost no risk of side effects. It boosts the body’s immune system to eliminate infections, viruses, and other harmful pathogens that cause disease.
Used as early as the late nineteenth century to treat bacterial infections, ozone therapy has since proven effective as a treatment for multiple conditions, among them intractable interstitial cystitis (IC). Other medical disorders with published success from ozone therapy include:
- Parkinson’s disease
- macular degeneration
- degenerative arthritis pain
With the increase of resistant “superbugs” due to overuse of antibiotics, ozone therapy shows great promise as an alternative approach to healing. Many other medical conditions may respond to improved cellular oxygenation and medical ozone’s other beneficial actions.
How does Ozone Therapy Work for Interstitial Cystitis?
Use of medical ozone to treat interstitial cystitis has been the subject of research studies with positive conclusions and used with verifiable success for decades. Many sufferers of interstitial cystitis have undergone numerous conventional medical treatments—some over a period of many years—to no avail.
After having various substances instilled into their bladders, taking pain and anti-inflammatory medications, and adhering to dietary restrictions, they continue to experience chronic flare-ups, sometimes daily. These individuals endure ongoing pain and discomfort of the bladder, urethra, and pelvic area, experience urinary urgency, and are prone to urinary tract infections. Unresponsive interstitial cystitis can devastate a person’s quality of life.
Ozone therapy for interstitial cystitis is remarkably effective even in obstinate cases that haven’t responded to mainstream medical treatments.
The majority of IC patients treated with ozone therapy obtain long-term relief of pain and urinary symptoms, an improved bladder lining, and no need for pain and anti-inflammatory drugs. Others experience significant improvement. After a history of treatment failures and the specter of eventual surgery, they often feel they’ve regained their lives.
Why Choose Integrative Medicine?
Integrative medicine is a balanced approach to care that considers all aspects of a patient’s health: physical, emotional, mental, lifestyle, mind-body connection—in other words, the “whole” person. A major focus is the relationship between patient and doctor.
Evidentiary therapies that contribute to optimal healing and overall health are appropriately used by the integrative medicine practitioner. He or she explores benefits of incorporating complementary approaches into mainstream medical care. This healthcare philosophy and practice uses the best of both methodologies for exceptional results.