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What is Ozone Therapy and How Does is Work?

Ozone Therapy is an alternative treatment for chronic illnesses. This natural gas, when mixed with oxygen, creates a treatment that has potentially powerful healing capabilities.

Medical ozone is used to disinfect medical supplies and treat numerous conditions for a century, including preventing infection in wounds. But what else is it good for and how does it exactly work? Read on to learn more.

What Is Ozone Therapy?

Medical ozone is produced from passing oxygen through an electrical coil and adding it with three atoms, changing oxygen (O2) to ozone (O3).

Ozone therapy refers to the process of administering ozone gas into your body to treat a medical conditions by stimulating the immune system. It can also be used for disinfection and to treat a range of diseases. The therapy can be delivered intramuscularly via the blood or under the skin. It may also be delivered through ozone steam sauna.

What are the Benefits of Ozone Therapy?

Here are the best benefits of medical ozone therapy:

1.   Antibacterial, Antiviral, and Antifungal Properties

The number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has led scientists to look for new means to deal with bacterial infections. Alongside this, they’ve also been looking for new treatments for viral and fungal infections. Ozone therapy is one of the latest findings.

2.   Boost Your Immune System

Ozone therapy can potentially modify the immune system to better cope with inflammation. People suffering from conditions that cause inflammation, such as inflammatory markers often found in the blood of asthmatics, may discover that the inflammation can result in oxidative stress associated with pain and discomfort.

3.   Stop Unhealthy Processes in Your Body

Ozone therapy can also stop unhealthy processes in your body. It can inactivate bacteria, fungi, viruses, yeast, and protozoa.

4.   Reverse Damage to the Brain Tissue

Stroke patients can also benefit from ozone therapy. During a stroke, the affected area of the brain begins to lose vital oxygen supply, causing hypoxia of the surrounding brain cells. The damaged area is called the penumbra.

The best solution to reduce the damage is to restore oxygen to the penumbra. Ozone therapy, which supplies a mix of oxygen and ozone gases to hypoxic brain tissue, can reverse the damage.

What Does It Help Treat?

Ozone therapy can be used to treat different conditions. While research on its effectiveness and safety is still ongoing, it’s been found to treat the following:

1.   Breathing Disorders

Those with breathing disorders are excellent candidates for ozone therapy. Increasing the oxygen levels in the blood can help reduce the stress on your lungs, as these organs are responsible for supplying oxygen to your blood.

A study about intravenous ozone therapy or injecting ozone mixed with blood to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) found that ozone therapy improved the quality of life and exercise in former smokers with this condition.

However, you should note that breathing in ozone can irritate or damage the lungs, especially those with respiratory problems, so it’s best to talk with your doctor or do your own research.

2.   Diabetes

Ozone therapy also shows positive benefits to treating diabetes. Since complications of this disease are often caused by oxidative stress in the body, research indicates that ozone can correct oxidative stress by activating the body’s immune and antioxidant systems. It also reduces inflammation.

Other studies also show that ozone therapy can help close wounds in people with diabetic foot ulcers and reduce the chances of infection. Moreover, it helps with wound healing in general, a common side effect of diabetes.


Ozone therapy can offer numerous benefits, even for those with immune disorders, as it helps stimulate the immune system. This treatment can benefit many people and potentially treat illnesses.

The Burick Center for Health and Wellness in Mechanicsburg, PA, specializes in dramatic cellular interventions to improve your life and well-being. Our next-level approach to health and wellness is a commitment to the latest proven therapies that provide the most cutting-edge, safe, and efficacious clinical outcomes.

Our synergistic and harmonious protocols help reinvigorate and rejuvenate to achieve the best opportunity for optimal renewal and greater self-realization. Improve your health and wellness by scheduling Ozone Therapy with us today! Get in touch with us!

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Burick Center Staff MemberTracy Koval

Office Manager

Tracy joined the Burick Center for Health & Wellness in June of 2016 to help patients by managing various aspects of the office. Tracy brings more than three decades of medical office experience as the former office manager of a multi-specialty group and also works on a part-time basis as a Patient Service Rep at a local urgent care center.

Tracy’s favorite part of working in a medical practice is the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life by helping them navigate through the maze of health care. She loves being part of the dynamic team at the Burick Center.

Tracy likes to spend time with her family. She has two sons, Mason, who is living and working in Philadelphia as a Sr. Analyst for a marketing firm, and Spencer, who works at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts.

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Burick Center Staff MemberRena Geesaman

Patient Coordinator

Rena Geesaman is a Registered Medical Assistant who enjoys providing attentive and caring client service. She is very happy to be part of the Burick Center team where patient care is our number one focus.

Her goal is to do everything within her power to ensure every interaction leaves you feeling well cared for and perhaps even delighted.

Rena volunteers by serving as board treasurer for Carlisle Christian Academy. She also helps facilitate a program at River of God Church for single, pregnant girls which provides practical, emotional and spiritual support.

Outside of the office Rena enjoys hiking, traveling, tending to her flower beds, hosting meals on their back deck, enjoying time with dear friends, loving on her little dogs, and best of all spending time with family. Being fairly new grandparents, she and her husband Don are always happy to share pictures of their little grandson, Lucas. Feel free to ask! She considers herself amazingly blessed!

Burick Center Staff MemberDr. Peter Lu


Dr. Peter Lu trained and worked in New York City for 15 years and recently moved to central PA. He studied pre-med at Brooklyn College and attended medical school at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn. Thereafter he worked in the inner city hospitals of New York City, and lastly had the honor of caring for people with his sister in Stamford, Connecticut.

Dr. Lu greatly appreciates open lines of communication as it pertains to questions you may have about your ailment and how acupuncture could help in the healing process. His intention to address your needs to the best of his ability.

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Burick Center Staff MemberLee Morand

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Lee has had the sincere pleasure of working in the Greater Harrisburg area for over 20 years. She relocated to Harrisburg in 1990 after completing her undergraduate degree in Nutrition Pre-Med at Cornell University. Lee received her first Master’s Degree from Shippensburg University. Her second Master’s Degree, as well as Doctorate, were both from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

She uses a Cognitive-Behavioral approach to guide her work with clients across the lifespan. She strongly believes research has shown that changing your thoughts does change your life. Her primary focus with clients is to reduce symptoms by assisting clients to achieve skills they can utilize in their professional, academic, and personal lives.

Burick Center Staff MemberHeather Motter

LMT, Massage Therapist and Back Desk Coordinator

Heather Motter joined the Burick Center team in 2018. A graduate of YTI Career Institute, Heather prides herself on using her highly developed skills to maintain the balance between mind and body. As a licensed massage therapist, she specializes in Medical Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Trigger Point Therapy, and Oncology Massage.

Heather has a vast amount of experience working with a variety of patients. From a simple relaxation massage to a patient dealing with chronic pain, Heather is able to facilitate treatments uniquely designed for each patient’s individual needs.

Heather insists that massage is not just a relaxation luxury. Instead, her philosophy is that massage helps lead to a healthier, happier lifestyle. She encourages everyone to take the time to meet with her to develop a care plan to enhance their overall wellness.

Heather is a resident of Carlisle, where she resides with her fiancé, two sons, and four dogs. When she’s not at work, she can be found outside working on her back yard oasis, or volunteering at Speranza Animal Rescue.

Burick Center Staff MemberFelicia Miller


Felicia Miller is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist who provides nutritional counseling and education to patients of the Burick Center for Health & Wellness.

She takes the science of nutrition with her extensive knowledge of food and coaching skills to create an easy-to-follow actionable plan for her clients to follow.

Recognizing that there are multiple components to creating a successful wellness plan, she looks at the whole person – their concerns, lifestyle, personality, family, and career. Listening to her patients allows for Felicia to find the root cause of their issue and not simply the symptoms.

“Being healthy goes beyond diet, food is just one of the pillars of a happy, healthy person.” Felicia goes beyond the traditional diet education- she coaches and supports her patients as they learn how to make changes in their day-to-day life.

“I’m passionate about whole foods and healthy living I strive to inspire you to make positive food and lifestyle changes – at any age.”

Burick Center Staff MemberAshley Weibley

Registered Nurse

Ashley is a nurse at Burick Center for Health & Wellness. Her nursing philosophy is one of holistic care. She is a patient advocate committed to clear communication, education and applying critical thinking and decision-making skills to help patients achieve better outcomes. She enjoys providing the highest quality nursing care in a respectful, healing environment. She has a personal commitment to life-long learning through formal education and hands-on experience. She appreciates that compassion along with innovative care is what the Burick Center for Health & Wellness is all about.

Ashley has an Associate’s Degree from Harrisburg Area Community College and a Bachelors Degree from Penn State University.

She is married and has twin boys, She enjoys spending time with her friends, family and pets. She has owned and shown Quarter Horses all of her life and continues to compete in her spare time.