Betül Topaklı / Milliyet.com.tr – Ozone therapy is defined as a traditional and complementary form of treatment offered in modern medicine as well as adjuvant therapy. Ozone in therapy Ozone, a natural chemical compound used in the upper layers of the atmosphere. When ozone enters the body, it first turns into oxygen. Shortly afterwards, it is said to increase oxygen locally. Ozone (O3), which has a much higher energy-carrying structure than oxygen (O2), has attracted worldwide attention as an adjunct to the treatment of disease. Dean of SBU Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Health Sciences Getat and Director of Algology Center Prof. Dr. Dr. Ichcha IrbanHe points out that the only way to apply ozone therapy is to take the patient’s blood and return it to the ozone layer, but there are 150 different methods of treatment.
‘We can cure many diseases’
Ozone therapy is used to treat many diseases, said Professor. Dr. “We can treat hypothyroidism and diabetes through ozone therapy,” said Arzu Urban. In our patients with low thyroid hormone, insulin, estrogen or testosterone ozone therapy we can ensure that these values have reached normal levels. Ozone allows ships to expand. Thus, it both heals wounds and prevents vascular blockage. It also has pain relieving properties. We also use ozone therapy to treat pain caused by calcification, muscle-bone network or vascular occlusion.
Noting that the application of ozone therapy came to Turkey 20-25 years ago, but the Ministry of Health has supported it since 2014 as a traditional and complementary medicine, said Prof. Dr. Dr. “The Ministry of Health has made sure that ozone therapy and other traditional medicine treatments are applied in public hospitals as well as private units and units, so that it can be done much cheaper in public and public hospitals than in private hospitals and practice,” Irban said. Depending on the application, the price of ozone therapy varies from 40 to 160 TL per session. Our patients provide 40 TL for the ozone vaccine, 110 TL for the main ozone treatment, and 160 TL for the herniated disc.
‘They can make an appointment from MHRS’
The number of traditional and complementary medicine (GETAT) centers is increasing day by day, said Prof. Dr. Irban said GETAT units were opened in hospitals and practice, and GETAT training centers were opened in universities and training research hospitals. Professor Dr. Urban says that GETAT outpatient clinics can be opened by private doctors by specialists in this field. Irban said patients who wish to make a GETAT appointment from the hospital should call 182 or make an appointment online via MHRS. “I am also a minor in algebra. When patients’ pain cannot be relieved by applying to another clinic, our co-physicians refer us to our sub-branch polyclinic, which we call ‘Green Area’, and they come back to us through 182 and MHRS. We use ozone to treat those patients, but they come through outpatient clinics. Our common patients come through GETAT ” He said.
‘Stop treatment when you benefit’
Appropriate indications (areas of use) and appropriate doses of ozone, pointing to the importance of treatment, Professor. Dr. Irban, That he applied single session ozone therapy for patients with lumbar hernia, joint pain and knee calcification problems. He said that diseases like allergic asthma, rheumatoid arthritis can be treated in 3 to 5 sessions and COPD (chronic lung disease), MS (multiple sclerosis), ulcerative colitis, diabetic and ischemic disease. Wounds compared to the patient’s condition. Treatment should be stopped as soon as the patient begins to benefit. Underlining Irban, “Because if you do not stop the treatment when it starts to benefit, the patient’s expectations also change. He does not believe in treatment at this time, when he sees benefits and his standard of living remains at the same level. Of course, the effectiveness of treatment is also declining now. ” Says
‘It should not be done to the patient group it is ineffective’
Noting that ozone therapy is also applied to groups of patients where it is ineffective today, Professor Dr. Dr. Irban said: “One treatment is very effective, but it is effective in some problems. If you treat it for every disease, if you apply it to patient groups where it is ineffective, the confidence in this type of treatment will decrease. Unfortunately, although around the world. There is no standard treatment for ozone therapy, but he noted that the Madrid Declaration, published by the International Commission of Ozone Sciences, of which he is one of the 21 members, and that he contributed to the translation into Turkish, is an important guideline for ozone therapists.
“We listen to the patient’s complaints and then decide on the appropriate medical procedure. Sometimes patients say, ‘I want ozone therapy for the wrinkles around my eyes’. Ozone is also an effective treatment method in cosmetics, but we have so many patients that unfortunately we cannot give time to our patients who come for this purpose. Our priority is for patients who really need ozone for their illness. “
Dr. Sinan Akkurat
‘In the complementary treatment group’
Ozone is said to have a very strong oxidizing property, Traditional and Complementary Medicine (GETAT) Physician Dr. Sinan Akkurat “It is an effective disinfecting agent. Including this aspect, it is safely used in treatment plants around the world to kill germs in drinking water. As a rule, ozone therapy is applied in addition to other treatments to treat the disease and is included in the complementary therapy group. In this case it can be used as a safe adjuvant medicine method with the practice of trained and experienced physicians.
“Coronavirus complications can occur in people who have survived coronavirus. Problems such as free radicals can be caused by viruses in various organs, clotting problems or muscle problems. It can also cause metabolic problems. Therefore, post-covid ozone therapy can have a very rapid effect on the rehabilitation and post-covid treatment of these patients. ” Dr. Sinan Akkurat
‘To control the immune system and inflammation’
Ozone therapy supports healing by fighting pathogens such as fungi, viruses, bacteria, regulating the activity of the immune system and stimulating metabolism. “Increased use of oxygen in our cells has a wide range of systemic effects that can positively affect our general health,” said Sinan Eckert. Ozone and oxidative therapy improve the use of oxygen in the mitochondria, the cell’s energy factory. It regulates the immune system and inflammation by affecting cytokine production and the antioxidant enzyme system.