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Extracorporeal Blood Oxygenation and Ozonation
We are very pleased to announce that we now have one of the first units for EBO2 therapy in the USA.
This represents another quantum leap for our practice and our patients. EBO2 allows for the reduction of chronic inflammation, and creates a watershed of positive impacts on the quality of life and performance of its patients, as inflammation is the mother of all disease. EBO2 can be used as an adjunct to treatment for cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases, fibromyalgia and general well-being.
What is EBO2?
EBO2 stands for Extracorporeal Blood Oxygenation and Ozonation. This seems like a complicated phrase, but if we break it down we get an idea of what it really means: Extracorporeal means outside of the body, oxygenation means putting oxygen into an area, and ozonation means adding ozone to an area.
EBO2 is a modern, high-volume blood filter device, which uses integrated diffusing membranes within the filter fibers to trap lipids and proteins which are in excess in the venous blood supply.
The EBO2 protocol is a minimally invasive intravenous therapy that is similar to hemodialysis and was developed as a treatment for many cardiovascular problems. In this protocol, the majority of a patient's blood is re-circulated over a period of 45 minutes for treatment with medical ozone with the added benefit of the removal of fats, cholesterols, heavy metals, toxins, and inflammatory proteins. Medical ozone therapy is already a well-established alternative and complementary therapy in most major European countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland.
What is EBO2 for?
While EBO2 protocol treatments can be a valuable part of any person’s wellness plan, we often see patients finding relief of symptoms from conditions such as:
- Autoimmune related diseases
- Bacterial and viral pathologies
- Brain fog
- Cardiovascular disease
- Inflammatory diseases
- Lyme disease
- Mold exposure
- Sleeping difficulties
- Idiosyncratic issues
Is EBO2 similar to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)?
In HBOT, patients are enclosed within a chamber that allows the body to absorb higher levels of oxygen than what is possible at our normal atmospheric pressure. This allows for the health benefits of increased oxygen availability to our body’s tissues. With our EBO2 protocol, oxygen is infused directly into the bloodstream along with the added benefits of filtration, ozonation and photomodulation.
While there can be similar anti-inflammatory effects with both treatments, we believe the EBO2 protocol to be a much more effective solution for the majority of our patients due to its’ combination of oxygenation, ozonation, filtration, and photomodulation. For specific patient cases, HBOT can be a wonderful addition to EBO2 as part of the patient’s care. We recommend having a consultation with one of our trusted physicians to learn more about what’s right for you along with a custom-tailored recommended protocol.
How is EBO2 different from ozone therapy or 10-pass ozone?
Traditional ozone therapy or ten pass ozone therapy treats only a small portion of a patient’s blood with ozone alone, while EBO2 treats the majority (5-7 liters) of a patient’s blood through filtration, ozonation, oxygenation, and photobiomodulation.
How does EBO2 work?
The EBO2 protocol involves placing two IV lines: one to remove blood and one to return treated blood. The blood begins to be removed to begin the treatment protocol. After the blood has been through three steps of filtration, it then receives ozonation, oxygenation, and photomodulation with ultraviolet light before being immediately infused back into the patient’s body through the other IV line. The difference in the color of blood being returned to the body after being subjected to the protocol is most noticeable. The “old” oxygen-poor blood is very dark red and frequently has visible particles in it, while the “new” oxygen and ozone-rich blood is a very bright red and visibly cleaner.