Ozone therapy plays an important role in treating Lyme disease. A large number of antibiotics are used in the therapy for Lyme disease that range from protein synthesis inhibitors (macrolide and tetracycline class, eg high dose doxycycline) to high dose cell-wall agents (cefuroxime, cefixime, amoxicillin, with or without probenecid). These agents can kill enough pathogens in chronic Lyme disease treatment so that the immune system can catch up.
Inducing the Immune System to Heal Lyme Disease
Ozone therapy speeds up the ability of the immune system to catch up, improves symptoms and circulation, and protects the liver. Vaccines are widely applied to prevent the occurrence of certain diseases by inducing an immune response, and thus if a patient is exposed to the same infectious agent, then an antibody response is created and infection tends to be milder or not to occur at all. It was previously thought that vaccines were only useful for prevention. After all, if a patient had the actual infection, that patient’s immune system would theoretically be saturated with all the “antigen” or foreign material from the infectious agent, and thus a maximal immune response would already be stimulated.
It turns out however, that vaccines given during an illness can be curative also. The most likely explanation is that vaccines present infectious “antigens” in a form which is slightly different from the natural infection. A slightly different stimulation could mount a different, possibly more effective immune response. Another possibility is that different routes of administration (eg injection into the muscle) in other groups of immune tissue become active and thus immune cells can bypass blockades that might be present in the natural infection.
Ozone therapy introduces foreign Lyme antigens from the blood (especially when combined with antibiotics that increases kill rate) into foreign sites such as the muscle and the fat, activating different immune sites. The immune stimulation is aided by inflammation from the blood now outside of the blood vessel, fats in the blood, and of course by the medical ozone.
Further, medical ozone is a potent oxidizing agent that changes the structure of the lyme antigens by adding an oxygen molecule to them. This modifies the foreign lyme antigen again, allowing for a slightly different and possibly more effective immune system response.
To follow the immune system, the CD57 subset of natural killer cells of the immune system can be quantified. In Lyme it is often low, with very sick patients being below 20, and average 40-60. When patients feel well, we can stop antibiotic treatment if the count is around 120.
Ozone Therapy Improves Symptoms of Chronic Lyme Disease and Circulation
The brain fog, fatigue, and joint pain of chronic Lyme disease often has a rapid response to ozone therapy and ishealed in a very short period of time. It can even be used when patients are having Herxheimer. Inflammation in the blood is increased in chronic infections typically, that increases the thickness and viscosity of the blood. Furthermore, Lyme can form biofilm which makes circulation even worse.
Ozone therapy creates peroxides inside body when re-infused intravenously; it helps to break down biofilm. The mild stress on red blood cells helps them to increase their glutathione, also helps them to provide oxygen to the tissues.
With a course of 4-6 treatments over 2-3 weeks, most patients feel an improvement in the fatigue, brain fog, and joint pain.
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