Ozone is a colorless gas made up of three oxygen atoms. It is used as an alternative therapy to improve the body’s intake and use of oxygen and to activate the immune system.
Ozone therapy is used to disinfect and treat diseases by limiting the effects of bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast, and protozoa.
Although ozone is a gas, developments in technology mean it can be used in several forms and different ways, including:
Ozonated olive oil applied directly to the body
Insufflation, a risky therapy where ozone is blown into the rectum
Ozonated water, which is drunk
Injections, which are often used in dentistry
Autohemotherapy, where blood is withdrawn, mixed with ozone, and put back into the bloodstream