Ozone Sinus Therapy
Ozone (O3) is a gas consisting of three oxygen atoms discovered in the mid-nineteenth century. Ozone therapy has been utilized and heavily studied for more than a century. Its effects are proven, consistent, safe, and with minimal and preventable side effects. Medical O3 is used to disinfect and treat diseases. Ozone displays bactericidal, viricidal, and fungicidal action; it modulates the immune system and increases the effectiveness of the antioxidant enzyme system.
Vis Clinic offers ear ozone insufflation as part of our Naturopathic approach to medicine. During ear insufflation, an ozone/oxygen gas mix is slowly introduced into the ears via a modified stethoscope. This ozone readily absorbs into the lymphatic system of the eardrum and saturates the sinus area. It has the ability to penetrate the head, neck, and eyes.
Many patients have reported a wide variety of positive results including relief of allergies, relief of colds, clearing of sore throats, and swollen glands. Ear ozone insufflation works great for treating acute and chronic sinus infections. Treatment frequency varies but is generally recommended 1-2 times per week depending on condition. The entire treatment is only 5-10 minutes in duration.