Ozone and Oxidative Therapy in Vancouver
Increasing oxygen capacity in the body to promote healing
Increasing oxygen utilization within our cells has widespread systemic effects that can positively influence our overall health.
OverviewOzone and Oxidative therapies aim to increase oxygen capacity in the body through the introduction of ozone gas or hydrogen peroxide.
BenefitsThese therapies promote healing by destroying pathogens, such as fungi, viruses, and bacteria, modulating the activity of the immune system, and improving metabolism.
About Ozone and Oxidative Therapy
As we age, our body's ability to utilize oxygen decreases
Less efficient transport and usage of oxygen impairs thousands of vital chemical reactions necessary to remain healthy.
Ozone and Oxidative therapies improve our cells ability to utilize oxygen
Ozone and Oxidative therapies work to promote oxygenation, improve energy production and metabolism, modulate our immune system, and acts as a direct anti-microbial agent.
An Integrative Approach to Ozone and Oxidative Therapy
At Integrative, Ozone and Oxidative therapies are not provided alone. We build a safe and effective individualized treatment protocol using a variety of our treatment modalities alongside ozone and oxidative therapies, in order to enhance the health and functioning of each cell in your body.
Prior to developing a plan for you, we will guide you through one or more testing methods to determine if Ozone and Oxidative therapies may be a helpful addition to your plan. These tests may include:
Applications of Ozone and Oxidative Therapy
Ozone and Oxidative therapies may be a helpful component of your treatment plan, especially if you are experiencing:
- Autoimmune Conditions
- Chronic Viral Infections
- Chronic Fungal Infections
- Chronic Bacterial Infections
- Lyme Disease
- Premature aging or infirmities of aging, such as fatigue, muscle aches and pains, and decreased exercise intolerance
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Muscular Degeneration
How it works
How does Ozone and Oxidative Therapy work?
Overview of Ozone and Oxidative Therapy
Ozone and Oxidative therapies improve oxygen utilization within mitochondria, the energy factories of the cells. These treatments also modulate the immune system and inflammation by affecting cytokine production and antioxidant enzyme systems.
Targeted Area of the Body
Ozone and Oxidative therapies can be delivered intravenously, enabling a systemic treatment. When ozone is delivered intravenously, it is known as major autohemotherapy (MAH). This treatment can be combined with UV blood irradiation to enhance antimicrobial effects.
Ozone therapy can also be delivered via rectal insufflation, vaginal insufflation, Prolozone™ injection, injection into the sinus cavities, or topically using a limb bagging method or ozonated oil.
Your doctor will choose the method most suited to the symptoms you are experiencing.
Health Benefits of Ozone and Oxidative Therapy
Many signs of aging and chronic diseases have been linked to decreased oxygen utilization and poor mitochondrial health. By improving both of these factors, Ozone and Oxidative therapies can lead to widespread improvements in health.
The immune-modulating and anti-infectious effects of these treatments can lead to improvements in acute and chronic infections, as well as autoimmune conditions.
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What does your first visit look like?
Your first visit is the opportunity for you to share your health goals, and for your doctor to gather vital health information that will help them to determine the root cause of your health concerns, and the best treatment plan for you.
Complete Medical and Lifestyle History
Your doctor will take a complete history, gathering details regarding your current and past health concerns, lifestyle, as well as current supplements and medications.
If your doctor believes Ozone and Oxidative therapies could be a helpful addition to your treatment plan, they will recommend a G6PD test, a simple blood test completed at our Integrative Lab. This test determines if your body has sufficient levels of an enzyme known as G6PD; healthy levels of this enzyme are required to proceed safely with Ozone and Oxidative therapies.
If needed, your doctor will recommend additional tests, either at Integrative or with your medical doctor, such as further bloodwork, or Biomeridian testing. They may requisition results from tests you’ve completed in the past.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What does ozone and oxidative therapy treat?
Due to the effects of ozone and oxidative therapy on the immune system and cellular function, it can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including infections, autoimmune conditions, and infirmities of aging.
How much does ozone and oxidative therapy cost?
The cost of ozone and oxidative therapy will vary depending on which substance is utilized (ozone, hydrogen peroxide, ozone with ultraviolet radiation), the method of administration (intravenous, rectal, or vaginal), as well as the number of treatment sessions completed. Our reception can provide a quote prior to booking your treatment session.
Am I candidate for ozone and oxidative therapy?
Only a practitioner trained and certified in ozone and oxidative therapy, can determine whether or not you are a good candidate. Within your visit, your Doctor will determine if you are a good candidate and will recommend a treatment plan.
What are the side effects of ozone and oxidative therapy?
Side effects will depend on your current health concerns, the method of administration (intravenous, rectal, or vaginal), as well as type of therapy (ozone, hydrogen peroxide, or ozone with ultraviolet radiation). Your Doctor will review all potential side effects prior to your treatment session.
How many ozone and oxidative therapy treatments are typically required?
The response to treatment varies, depending on the overall health of the patient, severity and chronicity of health concerns, as well as the method of ozone or oxidative therapy utilized. Your Doctor can estimate how many treatments will be required based on your health concerns, as well as your response to an initial treatment.
Is ozone and oxidative therapy covered by MSP or Extended Health Plans?
No, ozone and oxidative therapy is not typically covered by insurance providers. Your visit will be billed through our Lab, and cannot be billed as a visit with a Naturopathic Doctor. However, we recommend contacting your insurance provider directly prior to your visit to determine your coverage.
Do I need to see a Naturopathic Doctor in order to receive ozone and oxidative therapy?
Yes, you need to be a patient of one of our Naturopathic Doctors in order to receive ozone and oxidative therapy.