Ozone Therapy

What is Ozone?:

The oxygen we normally breathe is formed by two oxygen atoms. (O2) It is colorless, odorless and very stable. Ozone is a supercharged form of oxygen with three oxygen atoms (O3) that readily occurs in nature, most commonly as a result of lightning strikes that occur during thunderstorms. Ozone is blue in color (this makes the sky blue) and has a slight odor.


Is Ozone safe?:

Ozone, like any other natural substance, can be toxic when used in doses beyond the body’s physiological capacity. However, in physicians trained and licensed to use ozone in a medical setting, its safety and efficacy is well documented.


How does Ozone work?:

Oxygen is very stable in its natural state because the two oxygen atoms are connected by a strong covalent bond. By adding a third oxygen atom the molecule becomes unstable and the molecule is very reactive as a result. The third unstable oxygen atom readily attaches itself to cell walls of bacteria, fungus or viruses and degrade the cells rapidly. It is 1,000 times more disinfectant than chlorine.

Ozone increases oxygen utilization of the body by increasing the enzyme diphosphoglycerate. (DPG) It allows hemoglobin to release oxygen more readily and increases the body’s ability to use oxygen effectively. It also stimulates mitochondrial activity and improves energy production via ATP.


How Ozone is delivered:



Conditions treated by Ozone therapy:

Dr. David Chang ND, LAc David Chang, ND, LAc, is a board-licensed naturopathic physician and acupuncturist with extensive training in Naturopathic primary care and classical Chinese medicine. With more than six years of professional experience and a strong interest in chronic pain management, he is proud to own and operate his practice in Portland, Oregon.

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