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Ozone Therapy For Lyme Disease
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
The brain fog, fatigue, and joint pain of chronic Lyme disease often has
a rapid response to ozone therapy and
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
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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