Ozone & UV (UBI) Therapies
Dealing with bacterial or viral infections? Achey joints? Want to boost your performance? Beyond being a protective layer in our stratosphere that protects life on earth from harmful UV radiation, Ozone is a reactive form of oxygen (O3) that has been used in medicine for decades, across both Europe and the US to induce the body’s natural healing response. Combine ozone with therapeutic UV light to cleanse your blood offering additional benefits to your cardiovascular system and supercharging your immune response!
Ozone Therapy can be applied in several ways:
- INFECTIOUS DISEASE: Ozone stimulates the immune system and has strong antimicrobial properties thereby fighting viruses, bacteria and fungus. Powerful in chronic infections such as Lyme, EBV, Mycoplasma, Eetc.
- CIRCULATION and METABOLISM: Ozone stimulates local circulation and growth factor production while reducing damage from free radicals that contributes to aging, ongoing chronic pain cycles and chronic disease. The oxygenation of tissues decreases the ischemia seen in cardiovascular disease and aides in athletic performance.
- PAIN MANAGEMENT: Ozone initiates the release of growth factors that stimulate the natural healing processes of the body that help to regenerate damaged joints, ligaments and tendons. Through its action on pain receptors, Ozone can dramatically reduce or even eliminate many cases of chronic pain.
- Prolozone – injection of ozone into and around joints that experience acute and chronic pain have been shown to oxygenate and stimulate repair of joints, ligaments and tendons. This may be done in conjunction with other Regenerative Injection Therapies to maximize pain relief.
- Autohemotherapy – an IV infusion consisting of a small portion of your own blood that has been mixed with ozone. It is then returned back directly to the bloodstream. Ozone has incredible blood cleansing properties against infection from bacteria, virus, and fungus/yeast. Since ozone is an oxygen product, the effects on the cardiovascular system are profound.
- Colonic Insufflation – ozone delivered directly to the colon with its highly vascularized surface is a potent treatment for microbial overgrowth, inflammation, irritation and chronic disease.
Ozone treatments are most powerful when done in a series, as it takes multiple treatments for the body to heal. Your treatment plan will be customized for you by our Naturopathic Doctors, based off of your current symptoms, health goals and laboratory findings.
Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation Therapy (UBI)
UBI Therapy is a biological healing modality utilizing ultraviolet irradiation of the blood (with UV-C light) to produce the following beneficial reactions:
- Improved micro circulation and oxygenation of tissues.
- Anti-inflammatory effects
- Stimulation of the immune system
- Increased tolerance of the body towards radiation or chemotherapy
- Cardiovascular protection through increased metabolism of cholesterol, uric acid, and glucose
- Resolution of vascular spasms
- Powerful anti-infection properties
Biological effects include:
- Increase in blood oxygenation, blood pH, electrical charge on the red blood cell, hemoglobin, white blood cells, lymphocytes, getting rid of old/ damaged cells.
- Reduction of cholesterol, creatinine levels, blood lactate, clotting tendencies, uric acid and fibrin levels.
Indications for UBI Therapy include:
- Infections of all types (bacterial, viral, fungal, protozoa), injuries, wound healing, venous stasis ulcers, Raynaud’s disease, migraines, flare ups of arthritic joints, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis pain, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, asthma, acne, herpes zoster, psoriasis, chronic intestinal inflammation, various blood disorders and general detoxification.
Medical research from American and German sources provides dozens of references on photo-oxidation therapies but it is not yet approved by the FDA.