Autohemotherapy is a term that many might not be familiar with, yet it’s a therapeutic technique that’s been utilized for over a century. If we break down the term, ‘auto’ means self, ‘hemo’ refers to blood, and ‘therapy’ means treatment. So, autohemotherapy is essentially a treatment that involves the reintroduction of a patient’s own blood back into their body, after it has undergone some form of modification outside of the body.
The two main types of autohemotherapy are Major Autohemotherapy (MAT) and Minor Autohemotherapy (mAT). Both have been utilized for a myriad of health conditions, from chronic infections to allergies, and even some forms of cancer. However, they vary in their methods of application and the conditions they are most commonly used to treat.
Major Autohemotherapy (MAT)
Major autohemotherapy is a method where a portion of a patient’s blood is withdrawn, usually from a vein. The blood is then exposed to ozone gas before it is reinfused back into the patient. This exposure to ozone activates certain elements in the blood, leading to various health benefits.
This therapy is often used for a wide range of conditions including chronic bacterial and viral infections, arthritis, circulatory disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, and fibromyalgia. It has even been used as an adjunctive treatment in cancer care.
Minor Autohemotherapy (mAT)
In minor autohemotherapy, a smaller amount of blood is drawn, typically about 2 to 10 ml, which is then mixed with an equal amount of ozone and re-injected intramuscularly into the patient. This smaller volume and different reintroduction method leads to a subtler systemic effect.
Minor autohemotherapy has been found useful in treating a range of conditions such as allergies, eczema, herpes, acne, and other skin conditions, as well as boosting the immune system.
The Differences Between Major and Minor Autohemotherapy
When it comes to Major Autohemotherapy and Minor Autohemotherapy, the primary differences lie in the volume of blood used, the method of reintroduction, and the range of conditions they are used to treat.
In Major Autohemotherapy, a larger volume of blood is extracted, typically around 100-200 ml, and then mixed with ozone. This ozonated blood is then reintroduced into the body intravenously. The larger volume of blood and direct intravenous introduction mean that the effects are more potent and systemic, making Major Autohemotherapy more suitable for treating serious, systemic conditions.
On the other hand, Minor Autohemotherapy utilizes a much smaller amount of blood, which is mixed with ozone and then reintroduced intramuscularly. This leads to a more localized effect, which is why Minor Autohemotherapy is often used for localized conditions, such as skin issues and allergies.
Benefits of Major and Minor Autohemotherapy
Benefits of Major Autohemotherapy
- Boosts Immune System: The process of ozonating the blood in Major Autohemotherapy stimulates the immune system, helping it to better fight off infections.
- Increases Oxygen Utilization: Major Autohemotherapy improves the body’s ability to use oxygen, which can have a profound effect on energy levels and overall wellbeing.
- Detoxification: By improving circulation and oxygen utilization, Major Autohemotherapy also enhances the body’s natural detoxification processes.
- Anti-inflammatory Effects: Major Autohemotherapy has strong anti-inflammatory effects, which can be beneficial for conditions like arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.
Benefits of Minor Autohemotherapy
- Localized Healing: The intramuscular reintroduction of ozonated blood can stimulate localized healing, making it beneficial for skin conditions and localized infections.
- Allergy Management: Minor Autohemotherapy is often used to manage allergies, as it is believed to modulate the immune response and reduce hypersensitivity.
- Boosts Immune System: Similar to Major Autohemotherapy, Minor Autohemotherapy can also stimulate the immune system, helping the body to better fend off pathogens.
- Anti-inflammatory Effects: Minor Autohemotherapy also has anti-inflammatory effects, which can help in managing inflammatory skin conditions like eczema or acne.
- Detoxification: By improving local circulation and oxygen utilization, Minor Autohemotherapy can help in the body’s natural detoxification processes in a more localized manner.
Major and minor autohemotherapy, while different in their methods of application and the conditions they are most commonly used to treat, both share a similar goal: to improve the health of the individual by utilizing their own blood in a unique and innovative way.
Whether it’s Major Autohemotherapy’s systemic approach, best suited for more serious and chronic conditions, or Minor Autohemotherapy’s localized method, perfect for treating skin conditions and allergies, both forms of autohemotherapy offer a range of potential benefits that have attracted the attention of both patients and practitioners alike.