A leading doctor from an Al Ain-based hospital talks here about Ozone Therapy, a non-surgical way to cure some life-threatening chronic diseases. Here is what Prof. Dr Massimo Piracci feels about ozone therapy.
Medeor 24x7 International Hospital has launched an Ozone therapy treatment licensed by the Ministry of Health.Prof. Dr Massimo Piracci, (PHD, MD, MBBS, MS (Ortho-Trauma), PhD (MIA, USA), GMC-UK, Consultant and Head of Department of Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at Medeor 24x7 International Hospital Al Ain strongly believes in the use of advanced technologies, minimally invasive surgery techniques. He speaks about the relevance and advantages of ozone therapy.
Ozone therapy, a form of alternative medicine treatment, is made up of a colourless gas of three atoms of oxygen (O3) that increase the amount of oxygen in the body. This method of treatment is useful in the treatment of cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, dementia, lyme disease etc.
Prof. Dr Massimo said, “Ozone therapy stimulates the RBCs and oxygen metabolism to activate the immune system. This technique is to support oxygen intake in a daily life and is invasive where it is injected into the muscle as an alternative or intravenously into veins, tendons and joints. Other routes via autohemotherapy, is blood drawn from the patient, exposed to ozone and re-injected into the patient.”He endorses ozone to cure of bacterial, viral, fungal and yeast infections. It is also known to be pain relieving and helps with conditions such as herpes, acne, diabetes, dentistry and oncology.
“We are confident in this treatment as an alternative therapy for surgery. Every day, we see patients with sports-related knee and shoulder injuries as well as patients with cervical and back pain. Our ultimate vision is to treat orthopaedic diseases in a less invasive way, without surgery as much as possible. We usually exhaust all conservative options before we surgically intervene.” Dr Massimo said.“In order to have a strong immune system and a long lasting healthy bone life, it is important to have a balanced diet and daily exercise. Increase intake of magnesium, calcium and phosphorus for bone metabolism and sun exposure for Vitamin D production is vital.”
Prof. Dr Massimo is known for his opulent experience in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgeries and treated many well-renowned star sports players in the region.
“Ozone therapy is gaining popularity and we are receiving a very encouraging response from our patients. At Medeor 24x7 International Hospital Al Ain we are committed to providing a world-class medical facility that provides quality medical care and preventive measures where our patients will be able to enjoy the physical and mental wellbeing of a regular active lifestyle,” said Dr. Arun Menon, Director – Operations at Medeor 24x7 International Hospital Al Ain.
Medeor 24x7 International Hospital Al Ain offers next-generation diagnostic, therapeutic and intensive care facilities. The highly skilled team of providers and support staff, including nurses, are well versed with scientific advancements in their respective fields.Medeor 24x7 International Hospital Al Ain offers a broad spectrum of specialties where the holistic approach is ensured at each step of care. The specialties include Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Pediatrics, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Orthopedics, Gastroenterology, Urology, Ophthalmology, ENT, Dermatology/Cosmetology, Dentistry, General Surgery, Anesthesia and critical care units “24x7 emergency department, pharmacy and ICU” service.Xpats.News Editors Note: While this method of treatment is gaining popularity worldwide, there are some possible side effects too. According to medical experts, some of the possible side effects are: ozone is toxic and accidental inhalation may lead to minor symptoms like the burning of eyes, coughing, nausea or vomiting, or a mild headache in a very sensitive individual.Rectally administered ozone may very rarely give mild discomfort, a feeling of passing gas, gurgling, or mild cramps. This is all temporary, mild and passes quickly.Sometimes a patient may have a Herxheimer (Healing) Reaction (detoxification & healing symptoms) during which a patient may feel flu-like symptoms or feel a bit worse temporarily; this improves on the continuation of therapy. This is not an Ozone side effect but a natural healing process seen in other modalities as well So make proper consultation before undergoing ozone therapy.