Ozone and other oxygen therapies have been used for over 100 years around the world for human
and animal healing. These therapies continue to gain acceptance as the medical community learns about the health benefits of increased oxygen in the body.
Ozone contains 3 oxygen atoms, rather than the 2 that we normally breathe. When added to tissue in the body, ozone breaks down chemically into normal oxygen (O2), which is a vital nutrient that cells use to generate energy for all of their functions and a singlet oxygen atom. The addition of this singlet oxygen atom helps the body to undergo the process of oxidation, which eliminates toxins.
Whenever there is inflammation or infection in the body, there is a higher amount of CO2 in the tissue. When ozone is added to the body, it brings oxygen into the tissue to displace the CO2, which causes inflammation and infection to decrease.
Ozone is the second most powerful sterilizer in the world and is being proven effective for inactivating viruses, fungi, and bacteria, and can reduce inflammation and help repair damaged tissue. Ozone therapy has also been shown to activate the immune system and enhance circulation. At PAWS, we use ozone therapy to treat a wide variety of conditions, such as cancer, skin infections, ear infections, arthritis, and pain relief. We even offer ozone-based dental products to promote healthy oral hygiene and to prevent the build-up of plaque and tartar.
Ozone therapy is a very safe treatment for both animals and humans. When administered properly, there are no side effects.