Understanding Ozone Therapy and Its Benefits
Water is one of the essentials that is required by every living being on Earth. It forms an integral part of many life processes including keeping an individual physically and mentally healthy. But water in its natural state is not entirely fit for consumption. Different treatments and purification processes have been developed to treat water and filter out the harmful chemicals and bacteria. One of the popular processes implemented is Ozone Therapy.
What is Ozone Therapy
Ozone Therapy (or ozono therapy) is an alternative treatment when you introduce the ozone (O₃), a reactive form of oxygen and a powerful oxidizing agent, in water. When ozone is dissolved in water, it produces a broad-spectrum biocide that can kill the bacteria, viruses and (tiny) cysts. Ozone water treatment (Ozone Therapy) has been used commercially since 1904 for the treatment of potable water. Ozone is a strong oxidizing agent like chlorine and is used to kill disease-causing bacteria and viruses. Ozone is also an effective agent in eliminating or controlling color, taste, and odor problems. It oxidizes iron and manganese hence, converting them into solid particles that can be filtered out. Ozone Therapy is not a new concept. In fact, it was developed over 100 years ago in Germany but has gained popularity recently.
Ozone Therapy’s effectiveness greatly depends on the contact time. In general, ozone being a strong oxidizing agent, requires a much shorter contact time than chlorine. The contact time required also varies with the water treatment and the solubility of ozone in the untreated water also affects treatment. Also, lower the water temperature, the more ozone gets dissolved in the water. Ozone is effective over a wide range of pH, but it has been noticed that a pH slightly above 7 increases treatment efficiency. When substances in the untreated water react with ozone, part of the ozone gets utilized, leaving less ozone available to treat the targeted contaminants.
Today, Ozone Therapy is considered as one of the most powerful and versatile therapies. Ozone Therapy has been practiced in India since 2003 and given its increasing demand for quality of practice, the Ozone Forum of India was founded. On this platform, doctors share their knowledge and experience with each other with the common goal of making this therapy cost effective and available to masses. Ozone Forum of India is supported by Bisleri Charitable Trust works towards promoting Ozone Therapy as an economical integrated complementary branch of medicine. It aims at reaching out to the masses who can greatly benefit from Ozone Therapy at low costs and improve the general health and immunity. It is a normalizer, detoxifier, regenerator, and energizer.
Ozone Therapy Benefits
- Ozone is effective over a wide pH range. It reacts almost instantly and rapidly with bacteria, viruses, and protozoans.
- It has stronger germicidal properties than chlorination so can purify water better. Ozone also has a very strong oxidizing power, so it takes only a short time to react and make water potable.
- Ozone has the power to eliminate a wide variety of inorganic, organic and microbiological problems as well as treat taste and odor problems in the water.
- In terms of environmental benefits, no chemical manufacturers are required in Ozone Therapy and therefore eliminating the need for chemical drums.
- Ozone Therapy is also used to remove traces of dissolved metals such as iron, manganese and copper by oxidizing them. These will then be precipitated and filtered out from the water.
Ozone Therapy as a Form of Treatment
Now that we know what the Ozone Treatment is used for treating water, it is essential to understand that it must not be confused with Ozone Therapy registered as a form of treatment in humans to cure different ailments. Ozone Therapy is an alternate form of treatment that is safe, simple and painless. It has proven to be quite beneficial in different ways such as it improves metabolism, stimulates the immune system by increasing the white blood cells count, purifies the blood and the lymph, oxidizes toxins that have accumulated in the body, etc.
Ozone Therapy has a promising future. Ozone Therapy impact is far and wide, and the goal of Ozone Forum of India is to make it more accessible for the people. To make water more potable, Ozone Therapy is one of the most effective treatments.