September 29, 2022 2 min read
Dr. McKee’s clinics use ozone daily. The most common ozone administrative method that Dr. McKee and his team use is sub-q ozone. This is used on patients post-surgery due to its anti-inflammatory effects, antibacterial effects, and stimulation of healing. Any of Dr. McKee’s patients who are sick with respiratory disease, gastrointestinal disease, or urinary tract infections also receive sub-q ozone.
Dr. McKee uses ozone flushes for traumatic wounds, and all his patients seen for dental care receive a flush/rinse of ozone in the oral cavity.
Dr. McKee’s team also uses ozone in conjunction with acupuncture to help stimulate the oxygenation process and support longer lasting acupuncture effects.
Dr. McKee’s cancer patients receive UV therapy to help slow the neoplastic process.
Dr. McKee treated a four-year-old intact female Golden Retriever who presented with acute loss of rear limb function after a day of excessive ball playing. An MRI revealed a fibrocartilaginous embolism at L4-5. Deep pain was intact in both rear limbs with decreased to absent proprioception. The patient was also urinary and fecal incontinent.
Physical therapy and rehabilitation were recommended. The long-term prognosis was guarded for return to complete function. The pup’s parents sought additional treatment modalities.
A sling was placed around the caudal abdomen to support the rear limbs and assist with mobility. Dr. McKee performed five weekly sessions of electrical acupuncture and an additional session once a month for five months after. Sub-q ozone was injected at both right and left side BL 23 acupuncture points to stimulate healing. The needle and ozone were applied in the direction of the bladder channel. This process was repeated after each electrical acupuncture session.
After the first treatment, the pet parents found the patient standing in their living room. The patient walked into the clinic unassisted at the next appointment. Mobility progressed to normal. Fecal incontinence resolved, and urinary incontinence rarely occurred thereafter.