Medical ozone therapy is has recently used as a complement to treat many musculoskeletal disorders (osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, muscle contractures, disc herniation…). Suggested mechanism of action implicates ozone in the stimulation of oxygen metabolism and the activation of the immune system.
When applied locally to a damaged muscles or joints, ozone induces a variety of a natural anti-oxidants and inflammatory blockers that contribute to reduce pain and inflammation. Although high levels of inhaled ozone are known to be toxic, locally ozone therapy has been utilized for more than a century with consistent safety and minimal side effects. It can also be used systemically to treat a variety of other medical conditions such as infections, Raynaud’s disease, Crohn’s disease and many others.