A gentle technique that takes advantage of the potential of ozone, combined with oxygen, to stimulate and enhance protection against the production of free radicals (which are reduced) and of other substances that are toxic to cells. Now also in Castiglione thanks to Dr. Antonio Carlo Galoforo.
At the Oxygen/Ozone Therapy Center of Medical Services SMAO S.r.l. in Castiglione delle Stiviere, Dr. Galoforo uses oxygen and ozone in a great many applications, ranging from orthopedics and dermatology to ophthalmology, geriatrics, and immunology. For the first time anywhere in the world, studies have recently begun looking into the use of ozone for neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s. For his work on these studies, Dr. Antonio Carlo Galoforo worked in collaboration with the talented medical staff at Brescia’s Fatebenefratelli research hospital, which recently received significant financial support for research in this specific field.
For vascular disorders, Major Autohemotherapy (MAH) with oxygen and ozone is being used to exceptional effect. “Oxygen/Ozone Therapy can be administered in a variety of ways based on the type and severity of the pathology,” says Dr. Galoforo, an expert in the field. “Major Autohemoterapy (MAH) involves drawing 150-200 cc of blood from the arm, adding oxygen and ozone, and then returning this blood to the body by intravenous infusion. The benefits are immediate, and the patient’s condition improves considerably within about a dozen session.”
As a natural, non-invasive therapy, given that it is non-toxic and non-allergenic and has no side effects or contraindications, ozone can be administered on an ongoing basis for long periods of time. “There are no side effects to autohemotherapy,” he continues, “given that the blood used is that of the patient, who is not touched or manipulated, so there are no problems of any sort. It can also be given to patients with multiple pathologies, such as those who suffer from diabetes and degenerative disorders.”
Oxygen/ozone is also a powerful antibacterial and antiviral. Its property of increasing our bodies’ antioxidant capabilities and provide a sense of wellness and improved endurance give ozone therapy broad use in reducing stress and fatigue. It also allows for a general cleaning of the arteries and for a restoration of overall wellness. Before the treatment, it is important to have detailed blood tests and a proper clinical history of the patient in order for the therapy to be effective.
Properties of Ozone (O3)
optimizes the bond between oxygen and red blood cells, releases oxygen to surrounding tissue
prevents aging by increasing the body’s natural antioxidant systems
kills bacteria and fungus and deactivates viruses
increases anti-inflammatory cytokines and reduces inflammatory ones
normalizes and restores balance to any deficiencies or excesses in the body’s immune response
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