Ozone Therapy for Long-COVID
Long-COVID can be devastating for people who are suffering from the disease. People with post-COVID conditions can experience a wide range of symptoms that can last months after the infection.
Some individuals are even experiencing long-COVID for over a year. Ozone is one of the most effective treatments for COVID and is also one of the safest.
Ozone breaks down the virus’ protein coat, which allows COVID to enter its host. Ozone doesn’t harm human cells but hurts the COVID virus.
Intravenous Ozone Therapy
A recent 2021 study which aimed to analyse the effectiveness of intravenous ozone therapy in long-COVID patients demonstrated significant effectiveness:
- Forty-two long-COVID patients aged 41-82 years old.
- Twice as many patients in the treatment group achieved the study’s endpoints, i.e. absence of dyspnea, normalisation of blood biochemical markers and oxygen saturation levels, and restoration of exercise tolerance.
- The study concluded that ozone therapy is a practical and cost-effective addition to the complex health recovery tools surrounding long-COVID.
Ozone is suggested to have antiviral, oxygenation, anti-inflammatory, oxidation balancing, and immunomodulation effects on long-COVID.
In an ongoing study in Italy involving 46 patients, 84% saw an improvement when using ozone therapy for long-COVID. Studies suggest that ozone may act as a master tuner of the immune response, and therefore it can be helpful also in treating post-COVID syndrome patients. Wu et al. also reported the positive effects of using ozone autohemotherapy to aid the recovery of four COVID-19 patients:
- Ozone autohemotherapy has improved blood flow and tissue oxygenation to vital organs.
- Stimulates the innate immune system by inducing the activation of nuclear factor-activated T-cells (NFAT) and Activated Protein-1 (AP-1) signalling pathways.
- Potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant molecule.
- Ozone was used to treat four patients, including one critically ill patient.
- All four patients were discharged from the hospital.
- All four patients revisited the hospital after one month, and their CT scans showed that most of the lung lesions had resolved.
Other reports show that ozone:
- Reduces tissue hypoxia seen in long-COVID.
- Decreases hypercoagulability.
- Offers renal and heart protection.
- Modulates the immune function.
- Improves phagocytic function.
- Impairs viral replication.
A 2020 study concluded that:
- After 1-4 ozone therapy sessions, hypoxia was rapidly improved and associated with decreased inflammatory markers and D-dimer.
- Although the patients presented with respiratory failure, invasive mechanical ventilation was not required after ozone therapy.
- All patients were discharged home on days 3-4 after ozone therapy.
- Ozone therapy appears to be effective for COVID-19 patients with severe respiratory failure.
Now, let’s talk about one of the most draining aspects of long-COVID; fatigue and brain fog! Anyone suffering from long-covid fatigue knows how debilitating this situation is, and no matter what physical or mental effort you try to overcome it, it just does not seem to shift.
Ozone therapy can recover standard functionality and relieve pain and discomfort from long-COVID fatigue. Well, a review of 100 patients suffering from long-COVID fatigue treated with ozone showed differently:
- Symptoms were reduced by 67%.
An increasing body of evidence in the literature is reporting the feasibility of using medical ozone as a possible alternative and adjuvant treatment for COVID-19.
A 2022 review looks at the mechanism of ozone on COVID-19 in detail:
- Ozone significantly reduces hospitalisation time.
- Proved effective in reducing chronic inflammation and the occurrence of immune thrombosis. Reduces pro-inflammatory indicators.
- Reduced coagulation markers.
- Improves blood oxygenation parameters.
- Counteracts oxidative stress through the upregulation of the main antioxidant and scavenging enzymes.
With the passing of COVID, we have all been left wondering how to treat our loved ones best. Of course, research into treatments for the virus has been ramped up.
Countless papers, reports and anecdotal evidence suggest that ozone therapy is a viable solution for long-COVID. It is important to remember that ozone therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses ozone gas to kill pathogens in the body. The theory behind this treatment is that when ozone gas comes in contact with living cells, it causes cell death but does not harm healthy cells. By using ozone gas, we can reduce symptoms associated with long-COVID without damaging healthy tissue or organs.
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Live Your Life as You Please
If you live with long-COVID, what do you have to lose by trying ozone? At Nūūtro, we’re dedicated to helping you live your life how you want to. We know that with the right tools and a supportive community, you can fight back against long-COVID and continue to live your life as you please. That’s why we developed our revolutionary system that uses ozone to fight the continuation of your long COVID.
Whether you’re just starting your healing journey or have been living with long-COVID for months, we have a program that will help you get back on track and out there! We also have a whole host of other long-COVID-kicking therapies here at Nūūtro!
We also offer regenerative aesthetics, such as plasma-rich platelets. The science speaks for itself.
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