WHAT IS A WOUND?
A wound (ulcer) is a loss of epidermis with a dermal or deeper base, representing a disruption of skin integrity with tissue damage. Wounds can have vascular, traumatic, inflammatory, infectious, or malignant aetiologies. Acute wound healing occurs along a concerted biochemical cascade. A wound can become chronic if the inflammatory or proliferative phases of the cascade stall.The phases of wound healing include Haemostasis, Inflammation, Proliferation and Maturation.
Assessment of a wound includes the type, cause, treatment, additional factors such as wound bed preparation, infection and underlying pathologies such as diabetes and cancer.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The use of an Ozone Sauna including Infrared, is an important part of any chronic or acute wound care, treatment regime.
The sauna increases the eliminative, detoxifying and cleansing capacity of the skin, by stimulation of the sweat glands and, also promotes healthy skin tone and texture due to increased blood circulation.
Humid heat opens the pores, which allows the ozone through the skin into the bloodstream, where it can travel to the fat and lymph tissue and detoxify.
HOW DOES OZONE WORK WITH WOUND HEALING?
Ozone stimulates the production of white blood cells. These cells protect the body from viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer. If, deprived of oxygen, these cells malfunction. They fail to eliminate invaders and even turn against normal, healthy cells (allergic reactions). Ozone significantly raises the oxygen levels in the blood for long periods after ozone administration; as a result, allergies tend to become desensitised.
Ozone kills most bacteria at low concentrations. The metabolism of most bacteria is on average one-seventeenth as efficient as our own.
Ozone is effective against all types of fungi. This includes systemic Candida Albicans, athlete’s foot, moulds, mildews, yeasts, and even mushrooms. Ozone is antineoplastic. This means that ozone inhibits the growth of new tissue because rapidly dividing cells shift their priorities away from producing the enzymes needed to protect themselves from the ozone.
Ozone fights viruses in a variety of ways. As discussed above, ozone also goes after the viral particles directly.
Ozone increases the flexibility and elasticity of red blood cells.
The sauna increases the eliminative, detoxifying and cleansing capacity of the skin by stimulation of the sweat glands and promotes healthy skin tone and texture due to increased blood circulation.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF OZONE THERAPY IN WOUND CARE?
Increase circulation, oxygen and nutrient delivery within the body.
Revitalizes and enhances lymphatic drainage.
Stimulate the Immune System.
Improves tissue oxygenation.
Ozone is a germicide (bacteria, viruses and fungi).
Oxidizes toxins so they can be eliminated through the skin, lungs, kidneys and colon.
The use of an Ozone sauna should be an important part of any acute or chronic wound care.
BURN WOUNDS BEFORE OZONE THERAPY
BURN WOUNDS AFTER OZONE THERAPY
DIABETIC FOOT ULCER TREATED WITH OZONE - AFTER
DIABETIC FOOT ULCER TREATED WITH OZONE - BEFORE
How long are the sessions?
One session is 30 minutes which is administered by a healthcare professional or therapist.
How many sessions are needed?
10 sessions are recommended on average, but for chronic medical disorders up to 30 sessions or more.
Ozone is effective against all types of fungi. This includes systemic Candida Albicans, athlete’s foot, moulds, mildews, yeasts, and even mushrooms.
What is the Mechanism?
The sauna operates by supplying ozone, steam and heat into the cubicle via an electro-mechanical system and control panel.
What to expect: Ozone Therapy (O3 Sauna)?
The patient/client will be placed in a private ozone sauna machine, the client/patient will be seated in the machine, naked and on a towel or wearing underwear. Steam and ozone and oxygen is pumped into the machine.
Apart from the heat of the steam, there is no pain or side effects.
Benefits: Steam & Ozone promote detoxification; improve blood flow and oxygenation, immune system enhancement, germ killing effect and promotion of general wellbeing.
What are the side effects?
There are no or very few side effects. Patient may experience detox symptoms.