Ten-Pass Ozone for Lyme Disease
Ozone therapy has been used to treat a wide range of conditions, and in the past few years has gained recognition for its success in treating Lyme disease. Late-stage Lyme disease is a multi-system, multi-symptom illness and successful treatment goes beyond treating it only as an infectious disease. Immune dysregulation and mitochondrial dysfunction are part of the pathophysiology that occurs in late-stage Lyme and other tickborne infections.
Ozone Therapy Inactivates Bacteria
Ten-pass ozone therapy provides an effective solution for chronic Lyme disease due to its antimicrobial activity, and ability to improve immune and mitochondrial function. Ozone therapy has proven to be a safe and effective method in inactivating bacteria. Multiple studies have demonstrated antibiotic therapy is marginal at best in treating late-stage Lyme disease. In addition, there has been a rise in bacterial antibiotic resistance. Ten-pass ozone therapy is an effective option, with or without antibiotics, for killing off Lyme bacteria and other tickborne co-infections.
Ozone Therapy Improves Immune Function
In late-stage Lyme disease, inflammatory cytokines are elevated and contribute to many of the symptoms people experience. One of the challenges in treating chronic Lyme disease is knowing when the infection is no longer active since antibodies can persist for months, or even years. Symptoms can continue - despite the absence of an active infection – from a persistent immune response. The inflammatory cytokines IL-6, and TNF-alpha are elevated in Lyme disease. Hyperbaric ozone therapy reduces these pro-inflammatory cytokines and increases anti-inflammatory cytokines.
Ozone Therapy Improves Energy
Mitochondria are the main energy-producing components in every cell in the human body. Cells that have higher energy demands such as muscles and the heart have the highest concentrations of mitochondria in each cell. When mitochondria become damaged by oxidative stress due to infections, and other insults, their ability to produce ATP declines. This is the main reasons people experience fatigue when they have chronic infections. Ten-pass ozone therapy improves mitochondrial function, and thus ATP, which leads to increased energy. In a clinical study with his patients, ten-pass ozone pioneer Johann Lahodny, MD reported ATP levels increased 500% one week after a treatment with ten-pass ozone.