Ozone therapy brings Oxygen into the tissue and relieves inflammation, infection, and bruising. When there is inflammation, swelling, bruising, infection, cancer, and trauma to the tissue, there are higher amounts of carbon dioxide within the tissue. Increasing the amount of oxygen delivered to the tissue in the form of reactive ozone decreases inflammation, pain, and swelling, and helps increase healing.
Ozone therapy has also been shown to activate the immune system by stimulating cytokine production and is also proven to enhance cellular immunity. Additionally, it deactivates bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast and protozoa.
Healthy cells are surrounded by an enzyme coating, which ozone does not penetrate, but bacteria and viruses have no such coatings which make them susceptible to ozone treatment. Ozone therapy disrupts the integrity of the bacterial cell. In viruses, it disrupts the reproductive cycle and damages the virus. In fungi, ozone inhibits cell growth.
This is why ozone therapy is great for chronic ear infections. Antibiotics are also more effective with ozone therapy.